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Landscape design manager
at Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities is hiring a landscape design manager (maternity cover) to join its team in London.

About Trees for Cities

Trees for Cities is an ambitious, far-reaching organisation. Trees for Cities is the only charity that focuses on planting, protecting and promoting thriving urban trees across the UK and overseas.

We are a rapidly growing and developing organisation that suits ambitious, dedicated staff who are passionate about trees and greening our urban environment. We are seeking a talented and creative landscape design manager to join our London-based design team. Ideally, applicants will have qualifications to master’s level or equivalent; with at least five years’ relevant experience; chartered or actively seeking chartership. They will be solutions-focused with creative and practical design skills, contractual administration and project delivery experience (from concept to completion), possess strong communication, technical and graphic skills and have a proven ability to run a range of community-focused projects.

This contract is perfect for candidates who are seeking the opportunity to work on projects that will have a direct and positive impact on urban communities, schools and places that need green interventions the most. Delivered through our Schools and Urban Forest programmes, Trees for Cities’ teams are focused on ensuring equitable, high-quality green and blue interventions in London and throughout the UK, where we seek to achieve tangible impact in the face of the present climate emergency.

About the role

  • scope out, survey and review delivery and quality control during and after installation for our Urban Forest and Schools projects
  • produce engaging, accurate and innovative plans, details and specifications for hard and soft landscape works and tree planting, using our in-house style to support and steer other designers in the team
  • specify and design schemes for tree and woodland planting projects in estates, public parks and open spaces, and school playground spaces for food growing, education, green infrastructure and SuDS/rain gardens
  • work closely with both our in-house build team and as a contract administrator to ensure high-quality project delivery, to specification and standards required, clear handover of design materials, specifications, tender documentation, sign-offs and recorded meetings
  • support our engagement and marketing and communications team with clear and effective plans and illustrations within clear handover processes and time frames
  • work closely with our monitoring and evaluation team to collect and record pre-agreed data accurately to support internal and external funder and partner reporting
  • attend and chair regular internal team meetings and represent TfC at events from time to time
  • co-operate with Trees for Cities’ health and safety and safeguarding policies, to receive essential training to understand and follow correct procedures
  • have the flexibility for travel and occasional overnight stays to support project scoping, surveying and delivery; the landscape design manager will be able to operate independently whilst working closely with the design team

How to apply

Click here to view full job description on our website. To apply, please send your CV and supporting statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining why you are interested in the role and your fit with the person specification to [email protected] with the subject heading ‘Landscape Design Manager’.

Deadline to apply: Thursday, 2 May 2024
Interview dates: W/C 7 May 2024

If you are shortlisted for an interview, you will normally be contacted within two weeks after applying. If you do not hear from us within this period then you should assume that on this occasion you have not been selected for an interview.

Trees for Cities is committed to the principles of equal opportunity. We value diversity and are committed to promoting diversity within the workplace. We aim to ensure that our employees achieve their full potential and that all employment decisions, including recruitment, are taken without reference to irrelevant or discriminatory criteria. A full copy of our equal opportunities policy can be provided on request.

Registered Charity No: 1032154

No agencies, please.

Salary: £35,000 - £40,000
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