Landscape and Estates Manager

The Environment Partnership (TEP) Ltd

Market Harborough, Leicestershire
£25,000 - £30,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

www.tep.uk.com recruitment@tep.uk.com 01925 844 004 Kate Goodban

Reference: Recruitment/LEM/2020

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 14th February 2020  


The Opportunity

TEP is recruiting a Landscape and Estates Manager for our Market Harborough office. As the role involves both office and site based work in the Midlands and South East, we are happy to consider flexible home based working arrangements. This is an exciting consultancy opportunity which offers a chance to develop TEP’s landscape and estate management services, working on extremely stimulating and challenging projects and sites and furthering your own career and expertise in a supportive multidisciplinary practice. The role would suit those with industry experience in landscape and estates management; health and safety management; contract and grounds maintenance experience; and property and facilities management, particularly in the context of brownfield land and development. The position is full time and permanent.

The Role

The successful applicant will be largely, but not solely, working on projects for Homes England.

Our Land Management Team play a critical role in TEP’s overall delivery of the Homes England Estates Management Services Framework. Homes England are responsible for an extensive and diverse portfolio of land across England. Sites range from green-field land; woodlands; brown-field land; and derelict building complexes such as former hospitals. The role will entail regular site visits to assess, identify and mitigate hazards, managing maintenance contracts, and procuring and monitoring works identified through the site inspections. There may also be opportunities to work on management plans to support development and ensure long term management of green spaces and their benefits to people and wildlife. The site portfolio is continually changing with new sites being acquired that require prompt assessment with subsequent de-risking strategies put in place and managed.

In addition the Land Management Team are responsible for the production of Landscape and Habitat Management Plans, Open Space Assessments, Green Infrastructure Strategies, and Endowment Calculations as part of land transfer agreements. Once established, the Landscape and Estates Manager may support these roles and work on cross-disciplinary projects across the Design, Ecology, Planning and Historic Environment Teams.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Landscape, estates and/or property management or other appropriate qualification;
  • Understanding of health and safety legislation and risk assessment;
  • Awareness of local and national environmental and planning policy;
  • Ability to undertake site visits, occasionally requiring overnight stays away from home;
  • A high level of verbal and written communication skills;
  • Ability to independently manage workloads to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget;
  • Computer literacy in MS Office, Excel (especially), Word and Outlook;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Able to work well alone and also as part of a team; and
  • Full driving licence. Desirable:
  • Experience in a consultancy or similar commercial environment;
  • Site and contract management experience involving liaison with contractors, inspecting works, and financial administration;
  • Skills in GIS and GIS Databases;
  • Membership of a relevant professional institute (such as LI, IEMA, IOSH), and/or working towards a professional qualification. TEP Benefits

Below is a list of some of the benefits available working at TEP:

  • TEP is IIP Gold accredited providing in house workshop training sessions and external training days in new technologies;
  • Competitive salary, annual salary review and opportunities for progression;
  • 20 days holiday (increasing to 25 after 2 years), plus bank holidays, and 5 day bonus each 5 years of TEP employment;
  • Access to study days and a volunteer day;
  • Flexible working hours policy in reference to start and finish times;
  • Attractive company pension with employer contributions;
  • Professional membership subscription;
  • Season travel ticket loan;
  • Free eye tests and vouchers;
  • Tax Free Childcare scheme;
  • Employee assistance;
  • Income protection insurance; and
  • Death in service benefits.

Remuneration

Salary will be negotiable based on experience and qualifications.

To Apply

Please visit www.tep.uk.com/jobs for further information and download an application pack.

Interviews

Following review of the applications, a shortlist of candidates will be contacted for review.  We are hoping to hold interviews for the position; week commencing 24th February 2020.

Closing Date

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 14th February 2020.


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