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Landscape Architect

  • Job reference: JAMC516
  • Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels), Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: A local authority based in Cambridgeshire is looking for a Landscape Architect to join their team. This is a full time, temporary ongoing agency contract and the successful candidate must have a full professional qualification, ideally be a member of the Landscape Institute and have experience working within a local authority setting.

The main purpose of the role is to follow the clients objectives in order to deliver an effective, high quality and comprehensive Landscape Service to maintain and enhance the quality of the area.

The main responsibilities associated with this role are as follows;

To act as an advisor on landscape issues with regard to Development Control and the Growth Agenda including the analysis and responses to masterplans, landscape details and other planning application information.
To negotiate with developers and their consultants in issues related to landscape
To have input into and comment on strategic planning documents such as the Local Plan, design codes etc. which give guidance to the future development of the City.
To assist in providing landscape advice and input into relevant landscape planning policies.
To ensure that all input and guidance given related to development control is in accordance with national and Council planning policy as well as best practice.
To promote good practice in landscape issues and ensure they are appropriately represented and addressed in particular within the Growth Agenda and Development Control.
To design a variety of hard and soft landscape schemes with due regard to best practice as well as the design brief, public consultation, timetable, procedures, maintenance implications and costs specified by clients.
To prepare high quality drawings, schedules and contract documentation and to place orders for works in compliance with standing orders.
To audit and monitor the implementation of ground works, planting works and minor fencing and paving works on site on behalf of the client and to monitor, with appropriate Project Officers, construction works

The client is looking to move quickly with appointing to this role and as such are offering up to £18 p/hr Umbrella for the duration of this position. If this role sounds of interest please email your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967.