Overview

The Technical Committee (TC) provides expertise and advice on professional technical issues relevant to LI members’ work. Technical issues are those requiring specialist skills, experience, or knowledge of an applied, practical, scientific, or professional area or topic of relevance to the LI’s objects and the interests or concerns of our members. The Committee promotes high-quality, professional advice fit for purpose and relevant to members translating landscape research into technical guidance.

TC works closely with the LI’s two other standing committees – policy and education – and discharges its duties and roles by setting up working groups to deliver guidance and information on different technical areas. Working groups may include external members, and submit any output to the full Committee for approval.

TC also liaises with external bodies to:

  • coordinate and approve the LI’s response to relevant consultation or other documents or statements on technical matters.
  • deal with technical issues within its remit and in accordance with the objects of the Charter.
  • assist the LI as appropriate in developing conference and seminar programmes.

About the role

As a TC member, you will typically be involved in:

  • developing a vision and agreeing priorities for the committee.
  • proposing items for debate.
  • contributing to projects in accordance with the committee’s plan of work.
  • considering recommendations and proposals from, and providing guidance to, TC’s subcommittees in respect of matters relevant to the terms of reference of the Committee.
  • providing advice on issues referred to TC by other committees and LI staff.

From time to time, you may be called upon to:

  • respond to consultative documents and questionnaires issued by external bodies.
  • represent the LI on external bodies, committees, and working groups.

Time commitment and other information

Much of the Committee’s business takes place virtually, with one annual in-person meeting. Depending on the volume of business, TC meets four times a year. You may, from time to time, receive invitations to attend other LI events and seminars, or to contribute to project groups.

Experience, qualifications and attributes

Essential

  • CMLI or FLI grade of membership
  • Commitment to the overall aims and objectives of the LI and willingness to act as an ambassador for the work of the Committee
  • Time to commit to the role, including attending and preparing for meetings
  • Commitment to the Nolan principles
  • Ability to listen, assimilate and accommodate ideas from others and respect boundaries between executive (staff or day-to-day) and governance functions

Desirable

  • An appreciation of the variety of roles and disciplines within the landscape profession
  • Current or previous involvement in the LI’s technical activities
  • Specific knowledge and expertise in one or more of these areas: third sector, academic, design, practical landscape, sustainability/climate, soils, biosecurity, plants/trees knowledge and procurement, contract management, or master planning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of sitting on a committee
  • A flexible attitude and ability to work as part of a team

How to apply

Please email a CV and covering letter, explaining your interest in the role and why you feel you would be a good fit, to technical@landscapeinstitute.org. The closing date for applications is 2 June 2022.


The Landscape Institute values and celebrates diversity and inclusion in all its forms. We can only change the world for the better if we reflect, represent, and inspire the communities we serve.

We support applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of sex, sexuality, race, ethnicity, belief, disability, or socioeconomic background. We particularly encourage and value applications from candidates whose lived experiences can help inform greater equity and inclusion in our education and membership processes.

To apply for this job email your details to technical@landscapeinstitute.org.