Landscape Architect Volunteer

Groundwork Leeds


Volunteer • Part Time 0113 4680972 Stuart Alexander

Sectors: sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 31st August 2018  

About the opportunity

If you'd like some hands on experience working on live landscape architect projects, getting involved with elements such as visualisations, consultation, AuotCAD drawings then get in touch.

Key roles and responsibilities:

1. To assist our Design Team in the preparation of sketch schemes, construction details and planting plans, under the supervision of the Chartered Landscape Architects, for a variety of projects including but not exclusively - school grounds design, urban realm, sustainable landscapes, play spaces, housing and business premises.

2. To gain experience of working on a range of projects from housing regeneration to developing play facilities and access proposals.

3. To support community consultation events, corporate volunteering events and other activities which bring together different sectors of the community.

4. To assist in preparation of site surveys and site photography.

5. To support staff to ensure that accurate records, statistics, files and portfolios are of a required standard.

6. To prepare presentation information for use by the team in the development of projects and new programmes with clients, including design visuals, image boards and presentation slides.

7. To assist in marketing Design Team services by preparing case studies and working closely with the Development Team to publicise projects.

8. To assist with administration of the team’s technical library, filing systems and select list of contractors and suppliers.

9. To assist the Design Team Leader and Senior Landscape Architects in securing information from statutory undertakers and permissions from landowners and Local Planning Authorities.

10. To support staff with applying health and safety policies.

What are we looking for?

This role would ideally suit someone who is currently studying, recently finished their degree or considering becoming a landscape architect. We are looking for a regular volunteer to attend 2 to 3 times per week Monday to Friday on days of your choice, but we are flexible so if you cannot commit to this much time, the role can be shared between several volunteers.

Practical Considerations

Groundwork Leeds is based in a restored mill in Morley. We have offices over 3 floors but unfortunately the building is not accessible for wheelchair users or for anyone with mobility issues. Due to the age and unique structure of the building it has been deemed that the adjustments required would be unreasonable for our organisation to undertake. If you have any queries regarding access please don’t hesitate to contact us. The role would require you to attend our office so that one to one support and reviews can be made on live projects.

For an application pack please click here. Alternatively, please call 0113 4680972 or email for an application pack to be sent in the post

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