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East Sussex, UK
Landscape architect
at Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design

Jo Thompson Landscape & Garden Design is seeking a landscape architect to join its team in East Sussex, UK.


We are looking for a talented Landscape Architect with over four years’ experience  and a passion for architecture, design and plants, to be a key member of the design team. Creativity and enthusiasm are vital.

Our focus is on delivering highly detailed, beautiful and creative designs for a range of landscapes large and small: the successful candidate will be driven, enthusiastic, well-organised and have an ability to respond to tight deadlines, working on multiple projects from concept design through to completion.

The successful candidate will have the ambition to make a positive contribution to our flourishing practice, supporting the director and the team.

The position is full-time, with flexible working arrangements. The practice is based in East Sussex.

A competitive salary and benefits will be offered to the right candidate, commensurate with experience.

Qualities and skills:

  • qualified landscape architect with over four years’ experience within a landscape/design studio
  • passionate about garden design, passionate about plants
  • confident and an ability to nurture excellent client relationships
  • exceptional design skills
  • a high standard of analytical, design and technical abilities
  • excellent IT literacy including Adobe suite, Vectorworks, SketchUp and Microsoft Office packages
  • good hand-drawing skills
  • an ability to produce technical drawings, details and specifications
  • the ability to lead complex projects and work seamlessly within larger teams
  • dynamic, self-motivated, creative and well-organised
  • comfortable working independently and capable of carrying projects from concept to implementation.
  • able to work to deadlines and to manage time
  • an understanding of the UK planning system and how this applies to landscape architecture, and an ability to produce detailed planning applications
  • experience in heritage and/or conservation work
  • comfortable managing junior staff, delegating tasks and reviewing progress
  • a rigorous attention to detail and quality of work
  • flexible attitude
  • flexibility of travel both in the UK and abroad
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal)

The successful candidate will:

  • be able to provide two references
  • be highly proficient in spoken and written English
  • have the right to live and work in the UK
  • hold a full driving licence

To apply

Please send your CV, together with a covering letter and portfolio by clicking the ‘apply’ link below.

  • Applications have closed.