LUC is an independent planning, impact assessment, landscape design and ecology consultancy, working across the UK and internationally.
With a track record spanning 50 years and a team of over 100 skilled professionals, we bring great depth of knowledge and experience to our work across the private and public sectors.
Whether we are advising a commercial developer, utility company, Government agency or local authority, ours is a collaborative approach, which puts the client at the heart of the process.
We listen. We take the time to understand what drives our clients. Then we create bespoke and appropriate solutions that meet their needs and deliver the greatest value for their projects.
We pride ourselves on being at the forefront of innovative thinking, which has led to a strong reputation for successfully resolving even the most complex of issues. No matter what the project, we aim to find the most sustainable solution.
We are also passionate about the legacy we leave and hope to make a real difference through the work we do.
About the role:
We are looking for a competent Landscape Manager to join our team working on a broad range of projects, including the development of strategies for landscapes of national and international importance.
The position would be within our Landscape Planning and Management team and based preferably in our London office, although applicants for the Bristol office will also be considered.
Our work encompasses the analysis and enhancement of open spaces located within densely populated inner cities as well as those set within the rural environment. Studies aim to conserve and enhance the cultural and natural heritage values of landscapes, whilst seeking to improve the health and wellbeing of the communities they serve and to mitigate the anticipated impacts of a changing climate.
Variety of work will be the norm, with the expectation that the successful candidate will run projects with minimal supervision, and oversee the work of junior colleagues in the team. Projects could include:
- Landscape management studies, including Conservation Management Plans, Management and Maintenance Plans and Parkland Management Plans for sites ranging from Buckingham Palace to small inner city pocket parks
- Green infrastructure and open space strategies
- Natural capital assessments
- Landscape monitoring and contract administration
- Planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change.
Familiarity with Landscape character assessment and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) will also be an advantage.
You will take responsibility for the production of the final documents and you will work with others in producing those. You will have the ability and experience to work with the team to expand our work in areas such as rural and agricultural landscape management, monitoring, research and ecosystem services.
You will be part of a friendly, award winning team of Landscape Architects and Landscape Managers, Urban Designers, Planners and Ecologists committed to high quality professional work with a strong emphasis on delivering sustainable solutions.
The salary for this role is expected to be in the range £30-35k (full time).
We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role, including part time working (minimum 30 hours per week) core hours and a degree of location flexibility.
You will be educated to degree level (2:1 and above) in landscape management, or a related subject; post-graduate qualification is desirable but not essential.
It will be essential for you to have sufficient post-qualification professional work experience to have acquired the necessary skills and knowledge to undertake this role at the level described. This is likely to be as much as five to eight years, depending on the depth and variety of the work you have carried out.
You will have excellent communication skills, and the ability to understand the interactions of LUC’s key areas of business.
Your experience to date should include site-based survey, assessment and evaluation.
You will be confident in report writing for a range of audiences. Tender writing and management is also desirable.
Your skills will include project and team management. You will be able to work as part of multi-disciplinary internal and external teams.
Also desirable but not essential, you may have experience in historic environment research, appraisal and assessment. A sound understanding of environmental legislation, policy and practice across the UK, and the interface with the planning system, would be beneficial.
Good working knowledge of heritage management and conservation principles, and agri-environment schemes would be an advantage. GIS capabilities (preferably ArcGIS) would also be helpful.
Closing date for applications: 10 January 2018
For further details about LUC please visit our website www.landuse.co.uk
To apply please email your CV and a covering letter, quoting reference: 2017-12 to Lorena Estevez Vazquez, HR Assistant at: HR@landuse.co.uk
If you would like to make a confidential enquiry regarding the flexible working arrangements that would be considered for this role, please contact Lorena on HR@landuse.co.uk or call 020 7383 8440.
LUC is an equal opportunities employer.
To apply for this job email your details to HR@landuse.co.uk