Landscape Architect – North region

November 13, 2023

Job Description

Job title: Landscape Architect – North region

Company: Historic England

Job description: Summary

We are the public body that looks after England’s historic environment. We champion historic places, helping people understand, value and care for them.

We are offering you the chance to make a difference to the lives of people as our Landscape Architect for the North of England.

Your work will champion historic places and the positive role that heritage can play in people’s lives, as well as helping communities to understand, value and care it.

It requires a person with energy, enthusiasm, interpersonal skills and initiative.

You will be responsible for:

Providing advice on behalf of Historic England, particularly on planning casework involving designed landscapes

Providing advice on issues of design, and sense of place more generally, including on public realm works

Developing relationships and projects with partners and stakeholders, helping them to develop their skills and capacity, and improve the use and condition of landscapes that matter to them

The role is based in Newcastle, York or Manchester- we offer hybrid working where you will be based from the office and at home.

This is a Full-time 36 hours a week post.

What you will be doing:

Your role will be pivotal for the role of historic environment in the north.

Providing advice on pre-application and formal consultations for planning permission

Giving advice to owners and funding partners about how to keep designed landscapes in good shape, make changes to them, and run them (including but not exclusively Registered Parks and Gardens)

Working closely with our Partnerships Team, developing programmes and action to protect landscapes that are in danger.

Using your skills in planning and landscape management and your in-depth knowledge of designed landscapes, you will work on your own initiative to put our “Constructive Conservation” philosophy into action to manage change and keep the most important parts of the region’s most important heritage assets.

Working with other people and the Senior Landscape Architect, you will help come up with national policies, guidelines, and advice.

Build and maintain relationships with key partners, such as private owners, charitable trusts, consultants, garden societies, and other statutory consultees.

Please note that:

The role requires regular travel to sites not serviced by public transport.

The role is likely to involve access at height and negotiating confining spaces.

The role may require occasional attendance at community meetings, which are usually held in the evenings or on weekends.

Who are we looking for:

Educated to degree level or equivalent in Landscape Architecture or a closely related subject.

Chartered Member of Landscape Institute or eligible for chartered status

Thorough working knowledge and understanding of the history of designed landscapes and their structures of all types.

Excellent knowledge of current historic landscape conservation practice, and of a wide range of methods for the repair, alteration and adaption of historic landscapes, including design in an historic context.

Good communication skills at all levels

Dealing with pressure and challenge

Engendering enthusiasm for the historic environment

Excellent team working


Please submit a copy of your CV and include a CV cover letter with no more than 300 words, outlining why you are suitable for the role via our online Applied application process.

You can contact us by email at if you have any recruitment queries.

We are an equal opportunity employer which values diversity and inclusion. If you have a disability or neurodiversity, we would be happy to discuss reasonable adjustments to the job with you. Having just won the Gold Award from MIND, we also recognise the importance of a healthy work-life balance.

We are an inclusive employer and believe that flexible working options are for everyone. We want to make sure our working arrangements don’t prevent anyone from joining us because of their personal circumstances. We also want to provide you with the best balance in your home and work life that we can.

We are open to considering options including job sharing, part-time working, compressed hours working and different working locations, including hybrid working. Please visit our jobs pages or contact us to find out more.

Why work for Historic England

We offer a wide benefits package including a competitive pension scheme starting at 26% contributions, a generous 28 days holiday, corporate discounts, free entry into English Heritage sites across the country and development opportunities to ensure you achieve your goals.

We are committed to promoting equality of opportunity for everyone. Diversity helps us to perform better and attract more people to support our work. We welcome and encourage job applications from people of all backgrounds.

We particularly encourage applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic candidates and candidates with disabilities as they are underrepresented within Historic England at this level.

Historic England want all of our candidates to shine in the recruitment process. Please tell us what we can do to make sure you can show us your very best self. You can contact us by email at or telephone 07763387811 if you have any recruitment queries.

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Provisional interview date: 30th November 2023 in Manchester

Expected salary: £36603 – 41000 per year

Location: England

Job date: Thu, 02 Nov 2023 05:42:17 GMT

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