Project Assistant (Landscape Team)

posted 04 Sep 2019
£25,801 - £28,785
Grade: 5
Closing date: 02 October 2019
Interview date: 10 October 2019
  • Fixed-term, full-time
  • 3 year fixed term contract
  • 37 hours per week
  • Monday to Friday, flexi-time. Occasional evening meetings.
Help shape the landscape of Basingstoke and Deane.
We are looking for a talented person to join our landscape team to assist in the delivery of an exciting programme of landscape, play and open space improvements that will have a positive impact on people’s quality of life here in Basingstoke and Deane.

Basingstoke is a vibrant, growing town, located amongst the historic villages of North Hampshire, close to the picturesque South Downs National Park and the North Wessex Downs AONB. The borough is one of the most financially resilient local authorities and is also within easy reach of London by road and rail.

The post is for a fixed term of 3 years and will be an excellent opportunity for you to develop your career. The post includes the following benefits:-

  • Salary between £25,801 - £28,785
  • 37 hour week
  • Flexi-time
  • Generous leave entitlement
  • Town centre office located on the edge of the award winning Victoria Park
  • Free parking (subject to a waiting list)
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for lease cars
  • Health cash plan
  • Pension scheme and more.
You will be joining a bold and innovative organisation that has big ambitions – for the borough and for our staff. We do thing differently here. We go beyond expectations to nurture and develop our communities and our colleagues as we shape an exciting future for the borough.

The Natural Environment Team is responsible for the development and delivery of exciting projects from large strategic sites in sensitive locations to compact urban realm sites, with budgets of up to £250,000. These include park improvement schemes, public realm enhancements, skate parks and park areas. The team also contributes to planning policy development and providing expert advice on planning applications.

Ideally, we are looking for someone qualified to an A Level (or equivalent) standard, with a strong desire to develop their career within the natural environment. You will have a keen interest in the natural environment and an understanding of landscape design and horticulture. Good communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work on a number of different projects at the same time. While experience in the development of public open spaces , play areas and community consultations would be useful, what really matters is that you are genuinely enthusiastic about shaping exceptional landscapes and spaces that people will love using.

You will be assisting with all aspects of projects from concept to completion; you’ll get involved with:-

  • Concept scheme design

  • Drafting detailed hard and soft landscape proposals

  • Assisting with community consultations

  • The management of databases

  • Implementation of work on sites

As part of a multi-disciplinary team, there will be the opportunity to work with colleagues involved in the projects, giving you the chance to share ideas and develop your knowledge. If necessary, we can also offer you mentoring to help you develop your career.

Now’s your opportunity to take a key role in the delivery of a range of innovative projects across the borough. So bring your talents to the diverse role and be part of our dynamic growth story.

Closing date for applications: 2 October 2019

Interviews will be held on: 10 October 2019

The council signs up to the Disability Confident scheme (formerly known as the ‘Two Ticks’ scheme). If you have declared a disability on the application form we can guarantee you an interview if you meet the essential criteria for the job.

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