Job Opportunities for a Senior Landscape Architect & Postgraduate Role

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 excellent technical skills, but who are also good communicators and independent thinkers.

This is an unusual opportunity for two new members to join the team at senior and postgraduate levels to influence the future of the Practice for the long term.

Senior Role

The successful Senior candidate will be an experienced and creative Landscape Architect with the ability to lead and co-ordinate a broad range of projects ‘end to end’ with a good eye for detail and a collaborative spirit. You will be joining a talented team working on high profile, challenging projects including a major public realm design and delivery scheme in Calderdale, the conversion of a former church into to a children/family centre in Liverpool and public realm and art interventions in Barrow-in-Furness.

Position Requirements:

·       Degree or Diploma in Landscape Architecture;

·       Masters or equivalent in Landscape Architecture;

·       CMLI plus 3-5 years experience;

·       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 are essential, the successful candidate will be expected to liaise with our clients and collaborators on a daily basis (face to face and online);

·       Adaptable, friendly person who is capable of leading projects as well as inputting on others;

·       Experience in networking and business development (preferable but not necessary);

·       Proficient in Adobe Suite, CAD/Vectorworks & Sketchup;

·       Eligible to work in the UK, possess any relevant visas and be fluent in spoken and written English.

Postgraduate Role

The successful Postgraduate candidate will be a creative Landscape Architectural Assistant with the ability to contribute efficiently on a broad range of projects, ideally with knowledge and experience of the adobe suite and Vectorworks; experience in AutoCAD/Revit very transferrable.

Position Requirements:

·       Degree/ Diploma in Landscape Architecture or related subject;

·       Masters or equivalent in Landscape Architecture;

·       Ideally year out practice experience;

·       Strong graphic, written and verbal communication skills.

·       Adaptable, friendly person who is capable of contributing to projects as well as inputting on others;

·       Proficient in Adobe Suite, CAD/Vectorworks & Sketchup;

·       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);

Location: Slaithwaite / Flexible Homeworking

Other benefits to be discussed at the interview.

We will not discriminate on grounds of age, caring responsibilities, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnerships, part-time working, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation or any other factor irrelevant to a person’s work.

If you are interested in the first instance, please send your CV and some examples of work to:

studio@xanthequayle.com