Job Opportunity – Landscape Architect

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership invites applications from suitably qualified individuals interested in leading our strategic development of the villages and towns in our area. The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the implementation of the Rural Development Business Plan of Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd in North East Cork. S/he will promote the development of LEADER actions under the Village and Countryside Renewal And Development, Basic Services for the Economy and Rural Population, amongst other measures under the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013.

The successful candidate will focus on the enhancement of villages, small towns and the surrounding countryside in the Avondhu Blackwater area of operation. Actions will be aimed at enhancing the environmental, amenity and surface structural aspects of these communities, and as such, will compliment other measures, particularly tourism and conservation of the local heritage. S/he will address this brief on a full-time basis working with the LEADER project team and will be provided with the necessary facilities in our offices in Fermoy, Co. Cork.

The post holder will have:

  • The successful candidate must be fully tax compliant as a self-employed specialist in this sector.
  • A relevant third level qualification or equivalent qualification
  • A clear understanding of the principles of rural/community development
  • Experience of project planning, development and appraisal
  • Motivated to work within a small team and to undertake a variety of tasks as required by the organisation
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and facilitation skills
  • Good report writing skills and strong IT skills
  • Strong administration, analytical and organisational skills
  • Ability to manage a diverse workload, work on own initiative with good time management skills
  • A proven track record in landscape development would be an advantage
  • Available to work flexible hours in accordance with the community/voluntary sector
  • Have an understanding of the Rural Development Programme within a national and EU context
  • Outline of proposed methodology, including outputs
  • Evidence of previous related work

Tenders should include the following information:

  • Name & contact details of individual submitting the proposal
  • Qualifications & experience of person tendering
  • Outline of proposed methodology, including outputs
  • Evidence of previous related work
  • Timeframe and availability
  • Names & contact details of two referees
  • Copy of up-to-date Tax Clearance Certificate

This is a fixed purpose contract for 1-year full time subject to the satisfactory completion of a 6 months probation period. The salary for this post is €33,000. This is a one-year contract valued at €33,000, including VAT and all costs.

To apply for this post, please forward a letter of application, detailed CV and the tender documents by Friday 19th November at 4 p.m.
Applications must be submitted by post to Marie O’Brien, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd, the Showgrounds, Fermoy, Co. Cork.

All applications are treated in confidence.  Canvassing will disqualify.
Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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