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Associate director in landscape architecture
at Uncommon Land

Uncommon Land is looking for an associate director in landscape architecture to join its team in London.

Are you a dynamic associate director with an innovative portfolio to match? Are you looking to gain experience across a range of UK and global projects?

The associate director leads and inspires their team to ensure that innovative and thought-provoking international and UK projects achieve high-quality design standards and are delivered on time and on budget. They operate autonomously, requiring only minimal supervision from the senior associate/director and are responsible for supporting junior colleagues to achieve their full potential. Not only do they support the delivery of corporate-level business development strategies, but they actively support the development of leads and generation of new business across existing and future sectors and markets.

What we’re looking for

  • degree in related design field or equivalent certification or skill level
  • possesses proficiency with computer applications commonly used within the individual’s discipline
  • professional registration or equivalent preferred
  • able to demonstrate strong design skills and creative vision coupled with high level of technical expertise; examples of past built work strongly preferred
  • people management experience essential to manage teams of two to five people

What we can offer you:

  • competitive salary, dependent on experience
  • agile working with the option of three days in the studio and two working from home
  • opportunities to learn and grow within a fast-paced, global company
  • a fun, inclusive and collaborative studio environment with an active calendar of social activities
  • 23 days annual leave with the option to buy more
  • a range of benefits, including private medical/life insurance and pension

If this role interests you, read on for details about the role’s responsibilities.

Key responsibilities

Project delivery:

  • manages teams to consistently deliver design and technical excellence that meet high quality standards
  • demonstrates expertise in design and/or areas, establishing themselves as a specialist in a particular field
  • plans, coordinates and manages the project process, maintaining involvement throughout
  • liaises with project and design directors to ensure that innovative and thought provoking projects are delivered consistently
  • leads project meetings and client presentations, acting as the primary contact for client interaction and maintaining good relationships with clients to maximise opportunities for repeat business


  • role models Uncommon Land’s values and fosters a collaborative environment in which innovation is encouraged and best practice shared
  • leads, guides and provides training to junior talent, providing timely feedback that contributes to their continuing creative, technical and professional development
  • initiates or participates in organisation of studio or group activities, leads brainstorming sessions and manages conflict effectively and calmly

Client relationships:

  • engages with colleagues to support the development of new business, enhancing internal and external communication via functions, events, forums and publications
  • assists in the preparation of fee bids and undertakes fee proposals and fee negotiations for projects in coordination with the directors

Budget control:

  • demonstrates a sound understanding of cost control, fee charging and project finance, and ensures project targets are achieved through sensible management of time and allocated resources

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Please attach a portfolio showcasing work that best demonstrates your talents to your application.

Salary: Undisclosed
  • Applications have closed.