Current Vacancies

Johns Associates always welcomes CVs from talented individuals looking for a new challenge. If you are interested in working with us, please send a CV and covering letter/ email to ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk

We currently have the following vacancies:

  • Landscape Architect/ Chartered (Senior) Landscape Architect
  • Seasonal Ecological Survey Assistants
  • Consultant Ecologist

Further details are provided below.

 

LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT/ CHARTERED (SENIOR) LANDSCAPE ARCHITECT

Due to our rapidly increasing workload, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and suitably experienced Landscape Architect and Chartered Landscape Architect to join our friendly and growing team. These are permanent positions, based at our offices in Bradford on Avon but with the flexibility of home-working available as part of our new Hybrid Working Policy. We are happy to consider full or part-time hours.

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The requirements of the posts are varied and typically would involve the following:

  • Hard and soft landscape design proposals for a range of developments at all design stages from feasibility / concept through to detailed design and implementation.
  • Undertaking desk and site-based landscape and visual survey and assessment work and producing Landscape & Visual Appraisal (LVA) / Landscape Visual Impact Assessment (LVIA) reports including to EIA level.
  • Input into Landscape Management Plans (e.g. LEMPs).
  • Working within a multidisciplinary team integrating ecological and hydrological features/ strategies into designs that integrate landscape design, ecology, and hydrology to deliver nature-based solutions and biodiversity net gain.
  • Production of technical drawings using AutoCAD / Keyscape etc.
  • Production of illustrative material and photomontages using relevant software or hand drawn.
  • Acting as a day-to-day client interface.
  • Working with the Principal Landscape Architect and Directors to help develop new client/ business development opportunities.

Desirable skills and experience will include:

  • Chartered status and full membership of the Landscape Institute is desirable for the Senior/ Chartered Landscape Architect post.
  • We encourage and support engagement with the Pathway to Chartership.
  • A degree in Landscape Architecture.
  • At least 5 years relevant consultancy experience for the Chartered role, showing good commercial awareness and successful project outcomes.
  • At least 18 months consultancy experience is preferred for the Landscape Architect post.
  • Experience of managing projects and in building good relationships with clients.
  • Excellent verbal, written and communication skills and able to convey your passion for Landscape Architecture to clients, other professions, and the broader team.
  • Good horticultural knowledge and technical skills to develop detailed soft and hard landscape designs and specification work with a keen interest in creating high quality and sustainable places.
  • Recent experience in the production of LVA / LVIAs and input into Landscape Management Plans.
  • A good level of expertise in a range of software including AutoCAD, Keyscape, Adobe Creative Suite and NBS. Some knowledge of Sketchup 3D software or similar would be beneficial.
  • You will be results driven, enjoy challenging opportunities, be resourceful and have a positive attitude.
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a car.

What We Offer

In addition to the opportunity to work on a wide range of interesting projects across several sectors as well as to develop your skills and experience in a supportive environment, Johns Associates offers the following benefits and rewards to all staff:

  • Competitive salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Hybrid Working Policy
  • Contributory pension scheme*
  • Employee Health Cash Plan*
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (pro-rata), plus Bank Holidays
  • Up to 5 days external training allowance per year, plus internal training
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Flexible working and a balanced approach to working hours
  • Payment of annual Landscape Institute Membership and support to achieve Chartered Status
  • Company laptop, screen, and iPhone
  • Discretionary bonus

* On successful completion of a three-month probationary period.

To apply, please submit a CV, covering letter/ email and a portfolio of your design work to ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk

 

SEASONAL ECOLOGICAL SURVEY ASSISTANTS 

May – September 2022 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 bat survey work and great crested newt surveys, although we may require support to undertake daytime surveys such as checks of artificial refugia for reptiles or survey tubes for dormouse.

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 experienced bat surveyors are particularly welcomed. Health and safety training and PPE will also be provided.

Survey work is likely to be within Wiltshire, Bath, North Somerset and Bristol, although we do have current projects in Hampshire and Dorset and we work across the UK. Ideally, you will be able to travel to our head office to meet up with other surveyors for onward travel to site, otherwise you must be able to travel to site independently, where our ecological survey lead will meet you.

Although we generally carry out ecological surveys across the South, you may be required to travel further afield and stay in accommodation overnight. Where this is required, accommodation costs will be covered by Johns Associates, with an allowance for subsistence to be claimed through our expenses procedure.

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 or undergraduates studying for a relevant degree in ecology (or a related subject), holding Student or Qualifying CIEEM membership and previous voluntary or work experience would be looked upon favourably.

Rates of pay are hourly and will be at the appropriate minimum wage level. Mileage (excluding commuting) and agreed expenses are paid.

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

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

 

CONSULTANT ECOLOGIST

As a CIEEM Registered Practice, shortlisted for the CIEEM Small Consultancy of the Year Award 2022, we pride ourselves in our strong reputation for dealing with complex and challenging projects, providing the best outcomes for our clients, the environment and local communities.

Due to our increasing workload, we are looking to recruit an enthusiastic consultant ecologist to join our friendly and experienced team. This is a full time, permanent position, based at our Grade II listed offices in Bradford on Avon but with home-working available as part of our new Hybrid Working Policy.

The role will involve:

  • Efficient management and delivery of small – medium sized ecology projects across a range of sectors and the ecology requirements of multi-disciplinary projects.
  • Coordination of field surveys and deliverables for a range of client projects.
  • Undertaking field surveys across a range of sites (including UK Habitat Classification survey, Phase 1 and Extended Phase 1 Habitat surveys and Phase 2 protected species surveys).
  • Production of high quality, robust written documents, including survey reports, PEAs and Biodiversity Net Gain assessments for a range of development proposals.
  • Acting as day-to-day client interface.
  • Co-ordination of specialist sub-consultants as required.
  • Writing quotes (with support) and assisting with tender proposals for relevant projects across a range of sectors.

Candidates will have:

  • A relevant degree(s) and an appropriate level of membership of CIEEM (QCIEEM or ACIEEM).
  • An understanding of the UK planning system and supporting relevant UK and European legislation and policy (in line with your level of experience).
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • 2-3 years consultancy experience
  • Proven experience in the following key areas:
    • Managing projects to time and budget
    • Producing PEA reports (experience of producing EcIAs an advantage)
    • Protected species surveys and devising site-specific mitigation strategies
    • Biodiversity Net Gain assessment (using the Defra Metric 3.0/ 3.1)
    • Botanical skills desirable
    • GCN and/or dormouse licence a distinct advantage
    • Experience of producing/ assisting with EPS licence applications

What We Offer

Johns Associates offers the following benefits and rewards to all staff:

  • Competitive salary (in the range £23,000 – £29,000 dependent on skills and experience)
  • Hybrid Working Policy
  • Contributory pension scheme*
  • Employee Health Cash Plan*
  • Annual leave entitlement of 28 days (pro-rata), plus Bank Holidays
  • Five days external training allowance per year, plus internal training
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Flexible working and a balanced approach to working hours
  • Payment of annual CIEEM membership and support to achieve Chartered Status/ CIEEM membership upgrade as/ when appropriate
  • Access to company and/or hire vehicles, plus payment of business mileage
  • Company laptop and iPhone
  • Discretionary bonus

* On successful completion of a three-month probationary period.

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter/ email to ljohns@johnsassociates.co.uk