Current Vacancies

Senior/ Principal Landscape Architect

Johns Associates Ltd is an award-winning multidisciplinary planning and environmental consultancy. We provide high quality designs, advice, and sustainable and creative solutions for our clients in the fields of landscape architecture, ecology, planning, water, GIS, Environmental Impact Assessment, arboriculture and countryside management.  We are now looking to recruit an experienced and Chartered Senior/ Principal Landscape Architect to join our Landscape Institute registered practice.

The post:

  • Full or part time permanent position, based at our offices in Bradford-on-Avon, near Bath.
  • The post will involve:
  • Carrying out site-based landscape and visual surveys and producing LVIAs
  • Writing landscape chapters as part of Environmental Statements.
  • Developing appropriate hard and soft landscape designs for a range of developments at all design stages, from concept masterplanning through to detailed design, including specifications.
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team and integrating ecological and hydrological features into designs.
  • Producing technical drawings using AutoCAD as well as by hand.
  • Producing illustrations and photomontages using relevant software.
  • Managing projects within a robust quality assurance system.
  • Acting as day to day client interface.
  • Leading the landscape team within the multi-disciplinary office.
  • Developing new client opportunities and winning new business.

The candidate:

You will have:

  • Chartered status and full membership of the Landscape Institute is essential.
  • Postgraduate qualification in Landscape Architecture.
  • At least 6 years relevant consultancy experience, showing good commercial awareness and successful project outcomes.
  • Proven skills and experience of managing challenging projects and in building successful relationships with clients, regulators and stakeholders.
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills
  • Good knowledge of planting and technical skills to develop detailed soft and hard landscape designs and specification work.
  • Technical experience in the production of LVIAs, landscape chapters for Environmental Statements and Landscape Management Plans.
  • A strong level of expertise in a range of software including AutoCAD, Keyscape, Adobe Creative Suite, SketchUp and NBS. Some knowledge of GIS would be beneficial.
  • Good working knowledge of the UK planning system.
  • Production of written reports, drawings and specifications to a high professional standard.
  • Proven track record of winning new landscape consultancy projects.
  • Eligibility to work in the UK, a full clean driving license and access to a car.

In return, we offer a competitive starting salary and contributory pension scheme and employee benefits scheme after three months.

Please apply with a brief covering letter outlining why your particular skills are right for us, together with a CV outlining your qualifications and professional work experience, as well as examples of your graphic and written work (max. 10 A4 sheets) to apatel@johnsassociates.co.uk

 

 

 

Countryside Team Member

Full time, permanent position available, working on exciting, innovative environmental and ecological mitigation/ management projects as part of our award-winning team. Based at our offices in Bradford on Avon, these roles will be largely site-based. Please note that whilst we have substantial local and regional work, our skills can be needed in different locations across the UK on a short-term basis.

The post

Day-to-day tasks will include:

  • Carrying out a range of site-based activities, focusing on environmental/ecological land management and mitigation e.g.:
    • vegetation management, felling and chipping
    • management of invasive non-native species
    • installation of reptile and amphibian fencing, bat /bird boxes, artificial badger setts
    • tree and shrub planting
    • creation and management of new habitats
  • Providing support on environmental surveys
  • Providing support on office-based project activities (e.g. with the appropriate support, maintaining field equipment, PPE and preparing site risk assessments/ method statements etc.)

The candidate

  • Minimum Level 3 Diploma in Land Management, Arboriculture, Horticulture (or equivalent)
  • Highly motivated
  • Experienced in practical land management along with demonstration of safe use of relevant equipment
  • Experience of ecological contracting is an advantage
  • Ability to use IT packages (e.g. word, excel, email)
  • Qualifications and experience in the safe use of chainsaws, brush-cutters and chippers is essential, with proven practical experience of ecological mitigation/ contracting being an advantage. A CSCS card is desirable
  • Good communication and team-working skills essential
  • Hardworking, punctual, willing to learn, flexible and intuitive
  • Good level of physical fitness is essential
  • Full, clean driving licence and use of a vehicle

In return, we offer a competitive salary, contributory pension and package of benefits (after three months), with the opportunity to be involved in a diverse range of interesting and relevant work. Johns Associates offers support to extend your skills and experience through internal and external training and development.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Liz Johns at ljohns@johnsassociates.

 

 

 

Seasonal Ecological Survey Assistants wanted

April – September inclusive

Looking to gain work experience in ecology for your CV? Or are you an experienced or licensed bat surveyor with availability?

Are you available to undertake surveys during evenings/ early mornings during the summer? If so, we would like to hear from you!

Each year, Johns Associates relies on a pool of skilled survey assistants to help deliver our busy survey schedule. Ideally, you will be able to commit to joining us on a regular basis on weeknights/ early mornings during April to September to undertake dusk and dawn survey work.

Full training from experienced ecologists will be provided. We look for a high standard of work and competence in producing clear and thorough results. Applications from licensed bat workers or experienced bat surveyors are particularly welcomed.

You should be able to commute to our offices in Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire where we will travel to survey sites across adjoining counties.  Although we generally carry out survey works across the South, you may be required to travel further afield and stay in accommodation overnight. Therefore, having your own transport, being a confident driver and holding a full driving licence is essential.

This role is ideal if you have a keen interest in ecology and are looking to increase your knowledge and gain valuable work experience in this field. No previous experience of assisting with ecological surveys is required, however, this would be an advantage. Applications from graduates with a relevant degree in ecology (or a related subject), CIEEM membership and previous voluntary or work experience would be looked upon favourably.

Rates of pay are hourly and subject to experience. Mileage (excluding commuting) and expenses are paid.

This is an opportunity to gain practical work experience in field survey for a consultancy across a range of species.

Health and safety training and PPE will be provided.

We will hold a selection day in late February/ early March which will include an element of training in bat and GCN survey techniques, as well as group discussions and informal interviews with some members of the ecology team.

To apply, please send a CV and covering letter to Liz Johns at ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk

 

 

 

Countryside Team – variable hours workers

We are looking to expand our team of variable hours workers to support our in-house countryside service.

The role

Tasks will include:

  • Carrying out a range of site-based activities, focusing on environmental/ecological land management and mitigation e.g.:
    • vegetation management, felling and chipping
    • management of invasive non-native species
    • installation of reptile and amphibian fencing, bat /bird boxes, artificial badger setts
    • tree and shrub planting
    • creation and management of new habitats

The candidate

  • Highly motivated
  • Experienced in practical land management along with demonstration of safe use of relevant equipment
  • Qualifications and experience in the safe use of chainsaws, brush-cutters and chippers is desirable
  • Previous experience of this type of work would also be an advantage
  • Good communication and team-working skills essential
  • Hardworking, punctual, willing to learn, flexible and intuitive
  • Good level of physical fitness is essential
  • Full, clean driving licence and use of a vehicle
  • CSCS card is an advantage

Rates of pay are hourly and subject to experience. Mileage (excluding commuting) and expenses are paid.

This is an opportunity to gain practical work experience across a range of projects. Please note that work is offered on a casual basis.

Health and safety training and PPE will be provided.

To be considered, please send a CV and covering letter to Liz Johns at ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk

 

 

Johns Associates Ltd

Suites 1 & 2 The Old Brewery

Newtown

Bradford on Avon

Wiltshire

BA15 2NJ

 

Johns Associates is an Equal Opportunities Employer