Environment Specialist (Landscape)

Staffordshire County Council

£32,798 - £37,568 pa pro rata

Paid • Part Time • Permanent

Sectors: environmental management

Closing date: Tuesday, 7th June 2022  

Environment Specialist (Landscape)

Salary: £32,798 - £37,568 per annum (pro rata)

Hours per week –18.5, Permanent Part Time

About the role

Do you have a good level of landscape planning knowledge? Are you able to combine your technical know-how with a natural flair to clearly articulate your thoughts and advice? Then you could soon be developing your skills, qualifications and career within Staffordshire County Council’s Environment and Countryside Service.

Staffordshire County Council are looking for a talented, self-motivated and enthusiastic landscape planner to join our specialist team.

As Landscape Specialist you will work on a wide range of projects with colleagues in the service, which will contribute towards planning decisions that shape the future environment of the County.

Your main role will be to work with the County Environment Specialist (Ecology) to provide landscape advice on the impacts of development proposals, and to help manage this impact. Your challenge will be to assess plans and applications for compliance with standards and legislation, support officers with landscape opportunities and issues, and provide advice and support to internal and external projects.

What you’ll bring

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to begin or continue a career in landscape planning. The ideal candidate will have a landscape degree, preferably with experience of working in a development management context, have knowledge and experience of using GIS, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills which will assist them in their dealings with planning officers, consultants, contractors, developers and their agents.

To succeed as Landscape Specialist, you will need proven relevant qualifications and understanding, excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate well at all levels with the public, members, and colleagues alike. You’ll also need initiative, and good organisational and time management skills.

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying.

This Authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Staffordshire County Council is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer. We encourage applications from all background and communities

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.

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Closing Date: 7th June 2022
Interview Date: 14th June 2022

For more information about the role please contact: Sarah Bentley [email protected]

Please be aware, only application forms completed online will be accepted. We will not accept CV’s or Word application forms.

Benefits for working for us….

We recognise that it is our employees that are central to everything we do. We aim to create a supportive working environment where employees can achieve their full potential and achieve a healthy work-life balance.

In addition to your salary, as a member of staff, you will have access to a range of benefits including:

  • An excellent local government pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement from 24 up to 33 days (plus 2 extra statutory days and bank holidays) (pro rata) depending on job role and length of service
  • The option to buy up to an additional 2 weeks annual leave
  • A range of flexible working options, depending on your job role, which includes agile working, flexible retirement
  • Family Friendly Policies - maternity, adoption, paternity and parental leave
  • Volunteering Scheme
  • Training and development opportunities, including coaching and mentoring
  • Access to health and wellbeing support (including Occupational Health, Physiotherapy and Counselling Services)
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Car lease scheme / cycle & car loan scheme / employee car share scheme
  • Bus and rail travel discounts

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