Job Opportunity – Historic Landscape Project Officer

Posted on January 12th, 2010 by Sian Jones

3 Year (fixed Term) Contract
£24,000 – £29,000 (including bonus on completion of project)
Based in central London, working across the South East Region

A new three year (fixed term) full time post has been created for a Historic Landscape Project Officer for the South East Region and working for the Association of Gardens Trusts and based at their central London office.

English Heritage and Natural England have identified untapped potential to deliver substantial extra benefit to historic designed landscape conservation and appreciation in the South East region through the Environmental Stewardship scheme. This scheme provides funding to land owners for environmental land management, and has proved a valuable tool in conserving historic parks and designed landscapes.

The successful applicant for this multi-faceted role will be flexible, an excellent communicator, computer literate and have a thorough knowledge of garden history. The post holder will provide support for case workers in Natural England in assessing projects as part of the agri-environment scheme. For further information on aspects of the scheme, please contact Jo Barnes, Historic Landscape Specialist, Natural England. For further information on the county gardens trusts, please view the Association’s website.

In tandem the post holder will work with the nine county gardens trusts in the South East Region, set up to protect and sustain their county’s gardens, landscapes, parks and designed green spaces, to extend their skills in research, on site assessment and conservation management.

A degree in landscape architecture or equivalent is required together with experience in historic designed landscape conservation.

If the project is successful the three year contract may be extended.

For a job description and application form, please download these from AGT website:

Closing date for applications Monday 15 February 2010
Interviews will be held in London on Thursday 25 February

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