An exciting career opportunity has arisen for a suitably experienced, competent, motivated and enthusiastic individual to play a key role within the Highways & Transportation Soft Landscape Team. This role is fundamental in supporting the Landscape Manager and team in maintaining an excellent level of customer satisfaction and contract management to maintain and improve the highway landscape.
The Landscape Officer will help deliver all aspects of highway related landscape management. This includes overseeing Landscape Technicians, management of landscape assets, contractor performance monitoring, re-active site visits, specifying and commissioning small and programmed works contracts, customer service and identifying opportunities for improving the highway natural environment.
You will have a strong background and knowledge of landscape disciplines, environment or horticulture with experience of applying this in practical situations. You will have contract management expertise and been involved in landscape management within a Local Authority environment.
You will need to demonstrate excellent customer service, supervision and computer literacy skills, including experience of GIS. You may have, or be working towards, chartered membership of the Landscape Institute, other relevant professional organisation or qualification.
You will be self-motivated, organised, accurate and be able to work both independently and as part of a team. Supervisory, technical and excellent people communication skills will be required to enable the post holder to deal with a wide-ranging customer, stakeholder and contractor base.
The position may be based at our Aylesford or Ashford depot. However, the ability to work at other depots and travel independently and be flexible to work across the entire County will be a pre-requisite.
This post is considered by KCC to be a customer-facing position. The Council therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English/Welsh sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The standards are set out in the Job Description/Person Specification.
The post comes with the advantages of generous holiday, flexible working hours, access to the Local Authority Pension Scheme and support with professional development
For further information on this role please contact Paul Woodhatch on 03000 413 872.
Interview date(s): Week commencing 20th April 2020