Job opportunity: Landscape Assistant

Vacancy reference 



Grade 8 - £30,151 to £32,909 per annum 


37 hours per week. 



About the job 

This is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is committed to the provision of landscape and the management of tree preservation orders. The role involves providing advice to elected members, residents and community groups alike, along side delivery of projects with the Parks and Open Spaces.

The role cuts across all areas within the borough and works closely with partners and stakeholders to deliver projects and to support the delivery of projects within the communities. You will work proactively to implement new and innovative approaches to problem solving for your areas of specialism. You will provide advice and support across a variety of complex issues through cross team and partnership working, ensuring that issues are addressed promptly and in accordance with policy.


  • Qualification and or experence in Landscape Design/Horticulture or similar. 
  • Experience working in an outdoor parks/green spaces environment and experience in working with community groups. 
  • Experience with dealing with internal and external customers, including partners, contractors, elected members and members of the public. 
  • You should be willing to undertake occasional out of hours work and undertake training as required and to continue personal development. 

Why work for us? 

Newcastle-under-Lyme is a borough with big ambitions.  We’ve already started our transformation, however, we still need to find better ways of doing things because we are determined to do the very best we can for our communities.   

If our vision is to be the best, then we need the best people working for us. Our people are at the heart of what we do and have the freedom to innovate, grow and develop.  We recruit people who share our vision and values; people who have the drive to deliver our ambitious Council plan.

Our historic borough is a place of marked contrasts. We are the home of a world class University at Keele, a leading light known internationally for its research and sustainability record, which stands side by side with former mining communities including some which register amongst the most deprived areas in the country. Our borough is also a mixture of urban centres, affected by some of the same social issues facing our neighbouring city, Stoke-on-Trent, but also outstanding rural landscapes in our less populated villages. Our plans and priorities aim to address the needs of all our communities.   

Our People Offer 

We reward our people with a competitive range of benefits including; access to the local government pension scheme, minimum 24 days annual leave plus 5 extra days after 5 years' service, flexible working options and family friendly policies, local and national high street discounts, free car parking, green travel scheme including cycle to work and electric car salary sacrifice, free employee 24 hour employee assistance and counselling services, flu vaccination service and health checks plus development and training opportunities.

View our full people offer and 'working for us' video here


For an informal discussion please contact Rebecca Allen, Town Centres and Community Manager on 01782 717717. 

Closing date

5pm on Thursday 9 November 2023. 

Should we receive a large number of applications, then this post could close sooner than the date stated. 

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within two weeks of the closing date. 

Supporting documents and information 

Download the job description and person specification

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