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Senior Landscape Advisor

  • Closing date: 18 January 2023
  • Salary: £37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6)
  • Location: Flexible across Wales
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Work pattern: 37 hours, Monday - Friday
  • Post number: 200035, 200036

Job description:

The post holder will provide lead professional and technical expertise and guidance to internal and external customers on Landscape and visual amenity matters. Your responsibilities will be to:

  • Provide specialist landscape and visual amenity advice in relation to Local Development Plans, landscape management plans, Area Statements and other Plan and Strategies.
  • Prepare information in relation to challenges against NRW advice, including attendance at Appeals and Inquiries. 
  • Act as ‘intelligent client’ in the management of NRW’s external landscape consultancy framework contract and the advice provided by it.
  • Contribute to the planning and delivery of training events related to landscape aspects of development casework.
  • Develop and maintain strong links with key partners in public, private and voluntary sectors and take forward projects and initiatives with them.

Qualifications, experience and knowledge:

  1. An appropriate qualification, preferably as a Chartered Landscape Architect, with relevant post qualification (Part IV) experience.
  2. A sound knowledge of the potential impacts of energy (particularly wind energy) and other developments on landscapes, seascapes and visual amenity, and on siting, design and mitigation issues.
  3. A good knowledge of the landscapes of Wales, including the historic landscape and LANDMAP.
  4. A working knowledge of the development planning process.
  5. Expert knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment and landscape character assessment methods, the town & country planning system as it applies to NRW, and an understanding of relevant National Planning Policy.

This role will offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Agile and flexible working (role dependent) 
  • Civil Service Pension Scheme offering employer contributions of 26.6% to 30.3%
  • 28 days annual leave, rising to 33 days
  • Generous leave entitlements for all your life needs
  • Health and wellbeing benefits and support
  • Weekly well-being hour to use as you choose

Senior Landscape Advisor

Flexible across Wales
£37,308 - £40,806 (Grade 6)

Published on 3 Jan 2023

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