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Strategic Landscape Adviser

Employer
East Suffolk County Council.
Location
Lowestoft, Suffolk IP12 1RT
Salary
£36,922 - £40,876 per annum
Closing date
4 Oct 2021
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  • 2 year fixed term contract (with potential for longer term opportunities)
  • 37 hours per week
  • Based in Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
  • Ref: ESC00604

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. It is a district covered by a broad range of unique and historic landscapes including the Suffolk Coasts and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and close relationship with The Broads National Park.

In this new opportunity, as part of a service expansion to address growing demands, you will influence the delivery of high quality design and place making, through the provision of landscape advice on planning applications, the preparation of Masterplans for strategic/allocated sites, Supplementary Planning Documents, nationally significant and major planning applications, and advising the Council on the landscape input for delivering its own development programme.

You will also act as a lead professional/expert witness at Planning Committee, Public Inquiries, Examination Hearings, Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project Examinations, to promote landscape best practice to help deliver the best possible outcomes for development across the district. You will also undertake on-site landscape planning condition compliance checks as appropriate and follow up visits once completed.

You should have a degree in Landscape Architecture (or relevant equivalent), as well as proven post graduate experience of landscape practice. Strong analytical, and problem solving skills, with the ability to analyse and advise on planting designs and specifications and have the skills to present this advice effectively are essential. We would also welcome interest from ambitious individuals who may not currently fulfil all the requirements for this post.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSWedQksWt0&feature=emb_logo.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development.
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years' service, plus bank holidays).
  • Local government pension scheme.
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office).
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job. We welcome interest from ambitious individuals who may not currently fulfil all the requirements for this post.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Ben Woolnough on 07833 406681.

Closing date: 23 September 2021

Interview date: w/c 4 October 2021

For further details and to apply, please visit: www.eastsuffolk.gov.uk

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