London / Bristol

About the Role

As our workload continues to grow, we are seeking an enthusiastic Landscape Planner to join our friendly, talented and expanding Landscape Planning team based in our London or Bristol office.

This is an ideal opportunity for a graduate in the early stage of their career, or for an individual who has obtained more experience and is potentially seeking the opportunity to move in to a Senior position.

LUC will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop and enhance your skills in a consultancy environment. Working in a highly collaborative environment, you will also benefit from knowledge sharing among other talented peers within our Planning, Design, EIA, Historic Environment, Ecology, Arboriculture, GIS, Visualisation, and Transport teams.

We are looking for candidates with an interest and experience in landscape planning, who are keen to deliver better futures for nature, people and places. Our projects involve working with both public and private bodies, including government advisers for the natural and built environment, local authorities, policy makers, and work in the energy and renewables sectors.

The successful candidate will be responsible for providing support for a range of exciting projects. An interest or experience in Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA), Landscape Character Assessment (LCA), Landscape Sensitivity Assessments, assessment and management of protected landscapes, planning for future landscapes and responding to climate change would be desirable.

Key elements of the role:

  • Delivery of project work for a diverse portfolio of schemes, alongside talented and experienced colleagues.
  • Undertake desk-based studies, site surveys (including photography) and data collection.
  • Assist in the preparation of assessment report chapters and associated technical appendices.
  • Liaise with colleagues, clients and other specialists to ensure delivery of projects to time and budgetary constraints.

As an employee, you will have the opportunity to share and participate actively in the management and ownership of the business through the Employee Ownership Trust, which places full ownership of the company with the employees.

A full-time role is based on 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday). However, LUC has a strong track record in flexible working and we have been recognised for our flexible working culture. We are happy to discuss a range of flexible working options for this role including part time hours (minimum 30 hours per week) if desired.

This role would be based in our London or Bristol office and our hybrid model has an expectation of two days per week in the office for full time employees (more if you prefer). Travel will sometimes be required for site work and visits to other offices.

Consultant salary range - £23,500 - £32,000 FTE, depending on experience (plus London allowance of £4,000 if applicable)

Senior salary range: £32,500 - £38,500 FTE, depending on experience (plus London allowance of £4,000 if applicable)

About You:

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in landscape planning with good all round skills including high quality reporting, presentation, verbal and written communication. An organised and efficient approach to completing work within tight deadlines is important, as is the ability to build effective relationships with colleagues and clients.

Experience and Qualifications

Essential

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Pro-active approach and strong organisational skills. Applicants for the Senior role would also be expected to project manage small to medium sized projects and/or support the Project Manager on larger projects.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Educated with a relevant landscape-related qualification at degree or post-graduate level, or an equivalent level of skills and knowledge gained professionally.
  • Applicants for the Senior role would be expected to have a suitable amount of experience in the field of landscaping planning or a related discipline.
  • Proficiency in the use of computer software to prepare high quality reports and tenders including Word and Excel, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Appetite for continuous learning and professional development.

Desirable

  • Have experience or an enthusiasm to undertake field work including site photography. Competent photography skills would be beneficial.
  • Have a driving licence (or willing to learn – LUC offer contributions to driving lessons/test).
  • Proven experience of landscape assessment work, such as LVIA.
  • Ideally have some experience within the renewable and/or electricity grid sectors, or working with local authorities and government agencies.
  • Good graphic communication skills.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Please apply by uploading your CV and covering letter via the link above.

LUC is committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups. We value the differences, needs and contributions a diverse workforce represents, and we strive to embed equality, diversity and inclusion in all our people related activities.

Start date
Location London / Bristol
Salary £23,500 - £38,500 FTE, depending on experience (plus London allowance of £4,000 if applicable)
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Contact nameArron BarkerContact emailtalent@landuse.co.ukReference2024-10