Post Title: Landscape Architect
Post Ref: PE354 (NCC6949)
Grade: 9, SCP 31 – 35, £34,728 – £38,890 per annum
Closing Date: 16th August 2021
Newport is a vibrant, forward-thinking city steeped in a rich industrial heritage that recently has proved it can re-establish and adapt itself as a centre of modern industry and commerce.
In City Services, the countryside and conservation team are engaged in the direct maintenance and management of the authorities’ environmental assets and green infrastructure including parks, open spaces, public rights of way and countryside sites. This is an exciting time to join the Countryside and Conservation team.
About the job
The exciting challenges of this role include undertaking the duties of a Landscape Architect within the Countryside and Conservation Section of City Services in respect of statutory and non-statutory requirements relating to countryside, green space infrastructure design, projects, and nature conservation matters within the City of Newport. This includes making a major contribution to the implementation and provision of landscape architecture and landscape design for the Authority including development, design and implementation of landscape schemes contributing to the improvement and enhancement of the Green Infrastructure within the rural and urban areas of the city.
The post holder will offer specialist advice to the teams within the City Services area and act as client contact where required. The post holder will develop and input into relevant strategies and policies in relation to all aspects of the Council’s green infrastructure, countryside, conservation, landscape and recreational access responsibilities. In the role you will contribute to client growth and income generation for the service, through grant income and planning contributions; provide expertise and policy advice for Newport City Council Planning Services Division and provide advice on landscape architecture in relation to corporate matters.
You will report to the Countryside & Conservation Manager and will work closely with colleagues across Streetscene and City Services team, the Council and a range of contractors and other stakeholders to deliver and develop an excellent range of services for residents and businesses across the City.
About the person
Enthusiastic and confident, you should have a minimum of a degree in Landscape Architecture or directly comparable qualification subject and be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of green spaces design issues confronting a Welsh Local Authority in terms of national and international legislation and policy.
You should have extensive knowledge of the role specific legislation, statutory duties, codes and practices, health and safety, knowledge of Local Government services and Streetscene service delivery as well as knowledge of computer software packages.
You should be self-motivated, with an organised and analytical approach to your work – and should be used to maintaining attention to detail while working to tight deadlines. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and appreciate the importance of customer care. You must have good financial management / project management skills and a creative approach to problem solving with good IT and data analysis/management skills.
We look forward to receiving your application if you meet the criteria and requirements of this role.
We offer a wide range of Company benefits, including:
*Local Government Pension Scheme
*37-hour week for all full-time staff with option to access flexitime arrangements
*Generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 29 days after five years’ service and 32 after ten.
*Access to a wide range of training and courses
*Benefits: Vectis card, cycle purchase and car benefit schemes
*Access to a Credit Union
*On-site staff restaurant at Civic Centre
*Discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools
To find out more about the benefits of working for Newport City Council and to apply, visit our website.