Senior Greenspace Officer, Perth – PKC09942

Type: Permanent

Date Posted: 44988

Closing Date: 45018

Location: Perth, PH1 5GD

Salary: £43,556.00 to £46,944.00 per year

Senior Greenspace Officer, Perth – PKC09942

Job Description
Senior Greenspace Officer, Perth PKC09942
£43,566 – £46,944
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street, Perth PH1 5GD

Perth and Kinross Council has a dynamic award winning Community Greenspace Service in an area renowned for its landscape and environmental quality. An opportunity has arisen for talented landscape professional to lead the Policy and Projects section, delivering a wide range of public realm, park and play area refurbishment projects and greenspace policy. The section is dedicated to delivering quality projects and robust policies to meet the needs of communities and greenspace users throughout the exceptional Perthshire area. The post is based in Perth, a vibrant small city and gateway to the Scottish Highlands.
We are looking for an experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated Chartered Landscape Architect to lead the Policy & Projects section. You will manage the portfolio of Community Greenspace projects and policy work to meet quality standards, spend targets and committee or other deadlines. You will be able to effectively manage staff and budgets and provide professional advice in relation to the areas of work undertaken. You will be able to demonstrate ability in and experience of partnership and multi-disciplinary working, project design and management and working with contractors. You will be flexible and able to prioritise and manage the workload of the section as well as your own project and policy work. You will have good practical construction and contract knowledge and experience. A good understanding of delivering robust design appropriate for use and location within the context of providing good value in both the short and long term will be important. You will be managing external consultants on some projects so experience of developing project briefs and appointing and managing consultants would be advantageous. Knowledge of the relevant statutory legislation and best practice in some of the areas covered by the post would be expected. You will be able to write clear, concise and accurate reports based on thorough analysis of relevant issues. The reports and any associated presentations will be appropriate for the audiences they are aimed at.
The Individual
You must be a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute and have a valid UK driving licence as this post requires you to travel to a variety of locations across Perth and Kinross.

If you would like any more information regarding this vacancy, please contact Andy Clegg, Community Greenspace Manager on 01738 475276 or at

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