Landscape Planning and Development Officer
Rate of Pay: £16.06
Location: Cecil Ward Building
Hours: 37 hours per week
Duration: Temporary ongoing
JOB SUMMARY / MAIN PURPOSE:
- To be responsible to the Senior Landscape Planning and Development Officers for assisting with the development and delivery of landscaping activities which further the aims of the service and to deliver the associated portfolio of responsibilities to agreed quality, time and budget targets, focusing on landscape architecture.
- To successfully engage and work in liaison with a range of key internal and external stakeholders.
- To be responsible for ensuring that projects are implemented to a professional standard, within the acquired budget and to the target deadline.
KEY DUTIES / RESPONSIBILITIES
- To contribute to in liaison with the Senior Landscape Planning and Development Officers and the Landscape Planning and Development Manager an annual programme of project work as agreed and prioritised by Department's Land and Capital Programme involving landscape planning input, formulating planning proposals and to prioritise, timetable and cost the work for approval.
- To assist in the delivery of a range of landscape projects associated with client maintained open spaces e.g. parks, playgrounds, cemeteries, sports pitches, civic spaces and community gardens.
- To assist in the preparation of all relevant technical information required to deliver landscape projects e.g. design briefs, project programmes, cost estimates, production information, written specifications and presentation drawings.
- To inspect and report on siteworks associated with the delivery of landscape projects.
- To assist as directed in the provision of landscape architectural advice to other councils, community groups and other statutory and non-statutory agencies.
- To assist in the preparation of appropriate landscape planning information for the development of Management Plans for selected parks and open spaces.
- To assist in the production of planning and design work, cost estimation and construction supervision required for playground sites selected for improvement under the Client's Playground Refurbishment Programme.
- To assist with technical consultations from DoE Planning Service on external applications impacting upon council maintained open space through their electronic planning application system.
- To work, as directed with other officers in the Department, councillors, other departments, public bodies, local communities, statutory and non statutory agencies to ensure the joint up delivery of improved council maintained open space.
- To assist in the production of information required to secure external funding that improves maintained open space from appropriate funding bodies.
- To liaise with external agencies as directed to assist in the production of information required for planning applications and other statutory consents for the client landscape projects
- To work in partnership, athe client.
- To assist in the statutory role of "Designer" under the terms of Contract Administration Management Regulations (CDM), for relevant landscape projects.
- To take responsibility for the day-to-day management, motivation and development of all allocated staff and non-council project staff as required.
- To keep under review new developments in all fields relevant to the post's responsibilities and to make recommendations as appropriate.
- have a third level qualification in Landscape Architecture;
- be an Associate Member of the Landscape Institute, or an equivalent, relevant professional body;
- have a full, current driving licence which enables them to drive in Northern Ireland and a car available for official business, or, have access to a form of transport which will enable them to meet the requirements of the post in full; and
- be able to demonstrate on the application form, by providing personal and specific examples, at least one year's relevant post qualification experience, gained in the workplace, in each of the following areas:
- landscape planning, design and development including the management of landscape design contracts on site, and using AutoCAD and other relevant landscape design software, such as Adobe Creative Suite and NBS Landscape; and
- working with various bodies, local communities, statutory and non-statutory agencies in relation to landscape design; and
- preparation and submission of planning applications and a good working knowledge of the local planning process.
Please note that candidates may be required to submit an electronic copy portfolio of CAD designs. This CAD portfolio will be limited to a maximum of three CAD drawings.
If you are interested and available for this position please upload your CV to the link or contact Robyn Barry. Robyn.Barry@staffline.co.uk
To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. Please note that these roles may be filled quickly but your CV will be kept on file for future similar roles. As there are so many applications, unsuccessful candidates may not be contacted.
Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Staffline regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £18 - £33 depending on clearance level.