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Ref no:
PKC09584
Published:
9/11/2022
Closes:
7/12/2022
Location:
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD
Salary:
£40,243 - £42,946 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

Landscape Architect - PKC09584
£40,243 - £42,946
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5GD

Perth and Kinross Council is seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and practical Landscape Architect to join a small, busy team in the Community Greenspace (CG) Section of the Communities Service.

We are currently involved in delivering public-realm improvements, park and play area upgrades, park master planning and management plan development along with core path work and rural access projects such as route implementation and bridge installations.

The team is dedicated to delivering quality fit for purpose projects which meet community needs, are appropriate in character to their setting and of good value to the public purse.

This full-time, post is based in Perth, a vibrant small city and a main gateway to the Scottish Highlands.

Responsibilities

You will contribute to the effective and efficient running of the team, encouraging good morale and maintaining a positive working attitude amongst colleagues. Participation in reviews of practices and procedures and assisting in the preparation and completion of Team Plans, Business Management and Improvement Plans and other appropriate policy documents will be essential. You will take part in team briefings, project review meetings and presentations and will provide oral and written reports as necessary. On occasion, you will be required to deputise for the Senior Greenspace Officer (Policy & Projects) in his/her absence. Co-operation with CG Communities staff for community consultations and with CG Infrastructure staff to ensure projects are sustainably-designed and properly handed over for maintenance purposes is essential.

You will represent CG at meetings with other services, outside bodies and community representatives and will be able to draft Committee Reports, Best Value Reviews, Business Cases and other necessary documents within agreed timescales. You will have to respond in a timely manner to MSP, MP and Councillor queries and public service requests and complaints and provide specialist landscape advice on planning applications. You will help ensure that the Councils Scheme of Administration, Financial Guidelines, the Services Safe Working Practices, Quality Manual and Procedures are implemented at all times

 

The Individual

The suitable applicant will be an experienced Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute who will be able to design, procure, implement and deliver a variety of projects which meet customer satisfaction levels within budget, fees and timescale. You will be skilled in AutoCAD, and have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office software. You will be able to identify and initiate projects and prepare briefs detailing scope of works and fee recharges and be able to prepare cost estimates and quotations and monitor and report on budgets to ensure allocated resources are used effectively, in line with Council procedures and accounting periods. Having extensive site experience and a full understanding of relevant project documentation, you will be fully acquainted with CDM Regulations and be able to ensure all relevant Health and Safety standards and procedures are complied with. Experience of multi-disciplinary and external partnership work with other agencies and communities would be invaluable and a good working knowledge of the relevant legislation and best practice from other statutory bodies such as SEPA and NatureScot would be very advantageous. You should be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Andy Clegg, Community Greenspace Manager on 01738 475276.

When completing your application for this post, please ensure you provide current contact details (including e-mail addresses) for two referees, one should be your present or most recent employer. However, if you are an existing employee of Perth & Kinross Council, you are only required to provide reference details for your current employer.

Please APPLY ONLINE. Facilities are available at all public libraries in Perth and Kinross. If you have a disability and require reasonable adjustments, please call 01738 475555 to discuss.

As part of our safer recruitment measures, Perth & Kinross Council carries out rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK, qualifications, employment history, including references, and fitness to undertake the post.

Some jobs may have been traditionally carried out predominately by one gender, but we would encourage you to apply if you meet the requirements, irrespective of your gender.

A healthy work life balance is important to Perth & Kinross Council and we provide supportive management and flexible working arrangements to help you achieve a healthy work life balance. You will have access to training and support for continued professional development.

Perth & Kinross Council welcomes applications from former armed forces personnel/reservists. Many of the skills picked up during your military career could be transferred directly into a role with local government.

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