Job Opportunity at XQLA

Landscape Architect Position Overview

Xanthe Quayle Landscape Architects (XQLA), formerly Camlin Lonsdale, is an award-winning independent design practice with a distinctive and holistic approach. Work of an exclusively high quality and demanding nature is undertaken across the UK. We are looking for creative individuals to join our friendly team in the Pennines, West Yorkshire and would love to hear from you! We can offer a great life work balance working in a thriving Pennine village with good links to Manchester and Leeds, as well as a competitive salary package.

At XQLA we understand the potential of our work to contribute to the well being of people, their communities and the host environment; the virtuous circles we can nurture within them, and the natural world more broadly. The delivery of sustainable and unique places are prerequisites to this wider aspiration.  This demands us to push at the boundaries of our discipline and to explore creative solutions, alongside our built environment counterparts, to what can often appear to be intractable or overwhelming challenges. To achieve these wider social and environmental aspirations we seek to appoint people who are passionate about landscape architecture with good technical skills, but who are also good communicators and independent thinkers.

The successful candidate will work on a broad range of projects ‘end to end’ across all project scales within the UK. Examples of projects include public realm design in Calderdale, a new monastery in Birmingham, and the refurbishment of a church in Liverpool.

Please visit to understand more about our work and approach.

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

We are looking at all levels, so if you are interested in the first instance please send your CV and some examples of work to:

Landscape Architect Position Requirements

  • A strong understanding and level of experience across the discipline, from masterplanning through to detailed design and implementation;
  • Strong graphic, written and verbal communication skills essential, the successful candidate will be expected to liaise with our clients and collaborators on a daily basis;
  • An adaptable, friendly person who is capable of taking responsibility for their own work and projects;
  • Experience in networking and business development (preferable but not necessary);
  • Experience in using Adobe Suite and CAD/Vectorworks Software;
  • Someone who is flexible and open to working on a variety of projects and wanting to gain experience across the discipline;
  • Eligible to work in the UK, possess any relevant visas and be fluent in spoken and written English.


  • Salary negotiable dependent on experience;
  • Core Working Hours Mon-Fri 9am to 5.30pm (flexible if necessary);
  • Holiday Entitlement;
  • Other benefits to be discussed at interview;
  • Support towards CMLI if required.