Landscape Officer

East Sussex and Kent border

£28,802 – £31,112

22.2 to 37 hours per week

Part-time or full-time. Term-time contracts will be considered.

Ref: orbis/TP/2849/6662

The High Weald AONB Partnership leads on the protection of the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a wooded, medieval landscape at the heart of South East England. It has an exciting and rare opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to join its small, dynamic team at a time of significant change.

This permanent position is well suited to an individual that is looking to develop and broaden their landscape specialism and gain experience in a supportive workplace.

Sourcing and managing a range of landscape data and evidence you will undertake integrated landscape assessment and analysis, produce briefings and reports, and prepare guidance. You will take a lead on AONB research and consultation and, working in partnership, will have the opportunity to develop projects that deliver the objectives of the High Weald AONB Management Plan.

You will be educated to degree level and have an interest in landscape ecology and history, land use planning, landscape design, spatial analysis and land management, with a proven ability in at least one of these areas.  Good written and IT skills are essential, and project management and GIS experience is desirable. Critically you will pay attention to detail and be thorough in all areas.

You will be working for the High Weald AONB Partnership which works nationally, regionally and locally to enable an integrated approach to managing change that respects the High Weald’s natural beauty.

The post is based in the Partnership’s innovative office at Flimwell on the Kent/Sussex border.

The working weeks and hours are flexible for this post. For further information or to discuss this post please contact Gerry Sherwin, AONB Business Manager on 01424 723014 or

For more on the High Weald AONB: visit

Closing date: Sunday 23 February 2020.

Interview date: 18 March 2020.

East Sussex County Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitable candidates, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. All applications are treated on merit.