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London’s eight Royal Parks are some of the best-loved and most beautiful spaces in the world. They are enjoyed by millions of Londoners and visitors to the city each year and provide 5,000 acres of urban parkland and unparalleled landscape significance with an extraordinary wealth of landscapes, buildings and habitats.
The Royal Parks is a registered charity, number 1172042, created in March 2017 to manage 5,000 acres of historic Royal parkland across London. For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk.
About the role
A unique opportunity to be part of a multi skilled team working in the field of excellence in some of the best loved iconic landscapes in the world.
We are seeking a talented Chartered Landscape Architect who can quickly grasp the complexities of working in these multi-layered landscapes. You will need to respond to the complex design challenges of working in Grade 1 listed landscapes, where intensive visitor use and major events, conservation and heritage, climate change and sustainable management are all important. You will be keen to grasp the opportunities created by exemplar management aspirations and horticultural excellence.
You will deliver a wide range of landscape projects including new visitor facilities and cafes, cutting edge playgrounds, wetland and habitat creation, and the renovation and conservation of these iconic landscapes. You will work closely with experts and key stakeholders across all the parks. As well as being involved at all stages of design development, delivery and landscape management, you will take the client role working with consultants and contractors to achieve exceptional results.
To succeed in this role you will have proven ability to design and deliver high quality landscape projects. You will have strong technical skills in AutoCAD, Adobe InDesign, SketchUp or similar, as well as good hand drawing alongside excellent communication skills. You will have some experience of contract administration and working closely with consultants and contractors. You will have a good understanding of landscape management and maintenance issues.
Please use the apply button below to apply for this role. You will be asked to submit your CV and Personal statement (no more than a single side of A4), describing how your skills and experience meet the essential competencies in the Person Specification.
In addition you should also email A3 samples (no more than 5 pages) of landscape design work from your portfolio, including an example of hand drawing and a written report to [email protected] clearly marked with your name and job reference.
If you have any queries, please contact [email protected]
Interviews will be held week commencing 10th December 2018.