Landscape Manager

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 12 months ago

The Royal Parks

Landscape Manager

Hyde Park, London (with travel to all the Royal Parks)

The Organisation

The Royal Parks (TRP) is a charity created in March 2017. We manage over 5,000 acres of diverse
parkland, rare habitats and historic buildings and monuments in eight Royal Parks across
London. These are Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Green Park, St James’s Park, The Regent’s
Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park.

We also manage other important public spaces including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower
Gardens. Our eight Royal Parks and other iconic green spaces are among the most visited
attractions in the UK with 77 million visits every year.

Our Landscape Management Plans are a key tool in identifying the challenges and opportunities
each of our parks face and setting landscape investment and management priorities and a clear
vision for the next 100 years.

We are now looking for a Landscape Manager to join our team on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £38,000 – £43,000 per annum DOE
  • 26 days’ annual leave plus public holidays, increasing to 29 days after 3 years’ service
  • Pension scheme (3% employee contribution; up to 10% employer contribution)
  • Hybrid/agile working options
  • Private medical insurance and healthcare cash plan
  • Employee assistance programme and access to mental health first aiders
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Offices in a beautiful location

This is the perfect opportunity for a Park, Conservation or Landscape professional with an in
depth understanding of the extraordinary challenges we face to create resilient parks for the
future, with experience in report writing and strong graphic design skills to join our growing
Landscape team.

Alongside receiving an incredible benefits package and extensive development prospects, you
will be working in and shaping some of London’s most iconic, historic and biodiverse green
spaces.

So, if you’re ready to apply your expertise to create resilient, sustainable and biodiverse
green spaces for the future, we would love to hear from you.

The Role

As a Landscape Manager, you will lead the delivery of our award-winning 10 year Park Landscape
Management Plans for each Royal Park. You will write, research and create plans working closely
with our incredible inhouse experts, contributing to the development of strategic thinking.

Working with park teams, you will assist in updating their Operational Plans in line with the
vision setting out priorities for the coming year. This will include writing and proofreading
text and developing maps, plans, and illustrative and technical material.

You will also prepare, manage and submit the annual Green Flag and Green Heritage Award
applications for each park and monitor results.

Additionally, you will:

  • Support the Landscape Team with master planning, presentation materials, reports and research
  • Assist in the research and writing of a range of strategic documents
  • Report monthly on project progress
  • Manage contributions, comments and feedback from stakeholders and consultees

About You

To be considered as the Landscape Manager, you will need:

  • Experience of writing Park Management Plans, Conservation Management Plans, Landscape
    Character Assessments, or similar
  • Experience of report writing, graphic design, and producing complex documents
  • Experience of working with colleagues, consultees and/or stakeholders
  • Excellent skills in MS Office applications, Adobe Suite and CAD
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Good listening and recording skills
  • A postgraduate-level qualification in Landscape Architecture, Landscape Management, Landscape
    Heritage or equivalent experience

Other organisations may call this role Landscape Management Co-ordinator, Landscape Management
Plans Officer, Park Plans Officer, Project Officer, or Programme Officer.

The Royal Parks is strongly committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace and is an
equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from candidates
from all backgrounds. We believe that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be.

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