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Principal Landscape Consultant


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Salary £45000 - £50000

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Role: Principal Landscape Consultant
Work Type: Permanent, Full Time
Salary: Up to £50,289 per annum
Location: Countywide. Flexible within London/East of England (Essex preferred) with weekly visits to Chelmsford
Working Style: Anywhere worker
Closing Date: 10th March 2024

Knowledge, skills and experience:

  • Educated to RQF level 6 (Bachelor’s degree) with evidence of substantial post qualification experience.
  • Strong evidence of continuing professional development and Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute.
  • Authoritative technical and subject matter expert, with comprehensive knowledge and experience of: development management and planning policy, legislation, and enforcement standards and guidance; development briefs; landscape strategies/schemes; visual assessment/LVIA; design guides/codes/reviews; and related office and site-based practices and procedures, including graphic presentation
  • Effective team management and people skills with experience of employee performance and development.
  • Strong understanding of wellbeing and H&S, with ability to identify and implement safe working practices for self and others.
  • Good understanding of commercial practices, with accomplished negotiation and communication skills and a track record of business development, including bid winning and the ability to inform, influence, and persuade, building client relationships and managing high value accounts.


  • Responsible for effective commercial and operational delivery of landscape services: managing a demanding caseload of the most complex and controversial development management consultations at all stages of the planning /consent process; evaluating and carrying out landscape visual assessments and LVIAs and evaluating and developing landscape strategies and schemes, design guides and codes, and design reviews, for schemes of all sizes, challenge and complexity; and complex specialists tasks as part of multi-disciplinary projects.


  • Family Friendly flexible Working
  • Generous holiday and special leave allowances (including the option to purchase extra holiday)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme. View Key Facts and FAQ’s about the LGPS.
  • Life Assurance of three times annual salary
  • Volunteering leave (up to 4 days per year)
  • Employee wellbeing and counselling
  • Travel discounts & season ticket loans
  • Learning and Development opportunities/coaching & mentoring
  • Payment of professional fees for approved professions
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Lease car scheme (dependent on business needs).
  • Piggy bank icon Up to £8,000 relocation package (subject to terms and conditions).

You’ll also have access to the a unique platform for employees to take advantage of including:

  • Healthcare and Dental Plans at corporate rates
  • Cycle to Work through salary sacrifice
  • Tax-free savings on childcare via salary sacrifice
  • Discounts and benefits at many local and national outlets including supermarkets, shopping, restaurants, technology purchases and holidays
  • Cashback on purchases.

Landscaping | RQF | Chartered Membership of the Landscape Institute | LVIA

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