How you’ll make a difference
Working as part of a small landscape design team, you will be responsible for the delivery of a wide range of landscape and environmental projects including public open spaces, design of new play areas, design of highway landscape schemes, access improvements and hard and soft landscape design. You will ensure the efficient and sustainable management of open spaces either through direct or partnership delivery.

What you will be doing? 

  • Provide landscape design services for the Community Spaces Team, other Council departments and external clients including the preparation of contract documentation for landscape and construction contracts, briefs for consultancy services, project management, tendering and contract administration.
  • You will plan and organise projects and cases to achieve defined policy/technical outcomes in accordance with agreed standards and timescales. Develop practical approaches to resolve issues plan their implementation and manage their delivery.
  • Determine the data/information required to assess and resolve given problems; undertake analysis and derive conclusions to inform solutions as a basis for setting out options and making recommendations.
  • Provide specialist advice to customers on interpreting and applying policies and technical principles ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained, advice is clear, accurate and quickly given, the Council is aware of any implications, risks and benefits and solutions are negotiated successfully.

What we need from you

  • Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in Landscape Architecture and membership of the Landscape Institute.
  • Considerable post-qualification experience of designing, developing and delivering complex landscape and environmental projects, including budgetary and contract management.
  • Project management skills and proven track record in the delivery of projects within set timescales and to budget.
  • Able to communicate effectively and build working relationships with differing stakeholders including architects, design consultants, contractors covering a variety of design/construction disciplines, volunteers, a wide range of community groups, staff and external companies and organisations.
  • Experience of financial reporting, maintaining records and budgets and providing reports.
  • Literacy with IT applications relevant to the post and a proficient user of AutoCAD.

How a career at South Gloucestershire Council is different

  • We know our team work best when they have balance in their lives and we offer genuine flexibility to help them achieve that work/life balance.
  • We value our staff as individuals, investing in their careers and we are recognised for the quality, breadth and depth of our training and development offer, which helps make the greatest long-term difference in work.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.

  • We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of.
  • We’re planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.
  • We’re providing essential services across our communities to ensure they are safe and well maintained

We’ve achieved a great deal, but we need talented and dedicated people to ensure we continue to make a difference.

We’re making a difference, be part of it!   

This post is 3 days a week.

For more information, please contact Richard Aston, Community Spaces Improvements Manager on 01454 863725 or email richard.aston@southglos.gov.uk.

To apply for this role please visit our careers website.