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INTERNAL ONLY - Landscape Architect SGC1356/847/NSH

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Job Summary

Employment Term:
Full time, Permanent
Working Pattern:
Full time
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 14/12/2018 23:59
£28,221 - £30,756
Hours per week:
Job Category:
Planning & Transportation
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Badminton Road, Yate
Post Number:

Job details 

Closing date:
14 Dec

Please note

This job is closed for applications.

Further information

Landscape Architect
Community Spaces Improvements Team (Streetcare, Transport & Waste)

Summary of Post

The role will be responsible for the delivery of a wide range of landscape and environmental projects to help achieve the Council’s policies in relation to open space management and contribute to the efficient and sustainable management of open spaces either through direct or partnership delivery.

A large part of the role will be to provide landscape design services for the Community Spaces Team other Council departments and external clients. The role will provide a landscape architectural service and advice including the preparation of contract documentation for landscape and construction contracts and briefs for consultancy services, project management, tendering and contract administration on behalf of the Council, including preparing valuations and certifications and negotiating settlements.

The role will play a key part in helping to deliver Section 106 funded schemes on public open space, assisting with sourcing external funding including the preparation of funding applications, and consulting with local elected members, communities and residents in delivering landscape and environmental schemes. Landscape consultancy services are also offered to other Council departments and external clients depending on service priorities. The post holder will also be required to assist officers in the inspection of landscaping schemes new developments where public open space assets are to be transferred to private management companies.

The successful candidate will have a degree or equivalent qualification in landscape architecture, be a member of the Landscape Institute, and have considerable post-qualification experience of designing, developing and delivering complex landscape and environmental projects, budgetary and contract management.

The candidate will need excellent communication skills combined with energy, initiative and enthusiasm, and demonstrable experience of working with community groups to implement landscape and environmental projects.

This is an Expression of Interest – please apply by completing the EOI form attached.
Should you wish to express an interest in this role please complete the expression of interest form detailing how you meet the criteria for this position. This should be returned to Richard Aston by midnight on 14/12/2018.

South Gloucestershire Council is committed to treating everyone fairly, to challenging inequalities and to promoting equality of opportunity for all. We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Main Duties
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.

Prepare and present reports on cases/a range of issues ensuring that they are completed on time and meet Council guidelines.

Represent the Council’s interests ensuring that the Council’s position is advocated and that a clear summary of issues, progress and implications is given.

Ensure compliance with department and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice.

As appropriate give technical advice and guidance to team members.

Be the Council’s expert witness as and when required

Selection Criteria

To enable us to shortlist in a fair and unbiased way it is absolutely vital that you provide us with sufficient information to demonstrate how you meet or exceed the criteria outlined in the vacancy description. Please include this information in the knowledge, skills and experience section of the application form.


• Relevant degree or equivalent qualification in Landscape Architecture
• 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
• Proven track record in the delivery of projects within set timescales and to budget
• Demonstrable experience of working with community groups to implement landscape and environmental projects
• 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
• The ability to manage satisfactory outcomes in respect of the competing demands of voluntary groups, local residents, elected members and other service users
• To have a clear understanding and experience of procurement and contract management procedures
• Able to effectively present technical information at open meetings and consultations to potentially non-technical audiences. Experience of delivering public consultations on proposed changes and working with these results
• Able to work to deadlines as well as being able to work as part of a team
• Able to attend meetings out of normal office hours
• 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.
• Exemplify the Council’s values and behaviours



Additional Information

To discuss the post in confidence please contact either Chris Giles or Richard Aston on 01454 863725.

Salary: H7

Hours: Full Time

Closing Date: 14/12/2018

Interview Date: Interviews will be held on 19/12/2018 at the Council’s Badminton Road Offices in Yate

Safer Recruitment

South Gloucestershire is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

This post is subject to a Criminal Records Check (CRB) and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act. All offences will be considered.

If you use your vehicle on authorised Council business, you will receive a mileage payment based on the Inland Revenue Authorised Mileage Allowance Payment Scheme (AMAPS). The allowance is provided on the condition that your own insurance covers you for business use and indemnifies the Council against claim (including those concerning passengers) arising out of the use of the vehicle on official business. You will also be eligible for a car loan if you meet the criteria within the Council’s Car Loan Scheme.

Our Values
As an employee of South Gloucestershire Council you will be expected to have a ‘can-do’ attitude and adapt to the fast pace of change. You will strive to work well with others to reach a common goal and embrace a partnership and inclusive approach to delivering efficient and effective services. You will use your initiative to deliver and take responsibility for your performance to help the team, department and council to achieve its goals and make the best use of available knowledge, expertise and capacity in order to continuously improve the quality of services.

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