North Norfolk is an attractive rural District with beautiful coastline, fantastic landscapes and big skies within easy reach of the fine City of Norwich.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking Landscape Officer to join our multi-disciplinary Conservation, Design and Landscape team, which is dedicated to protecting North Norfolk’s distinctive natural and built environments. The District is proud to include the internationally celebrated North Norfolk Coast, stretching from Holkham in the west to Horsey in the east, much of which is recognised for its nature conservation importance.  A large proportion of the District lies within the nationally designated landscape of the Norfolk Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the North Norfolk Heritage Coast, while the eastern part of the District forms part of the Broads National Park. The District also hosts a variety of internationally and nationally designated sites and nature reserves, home to many rare and protected species and habitats.

You should have an understanding of the planning system, wildlife legislation and ecological assessments, and be competent in the assessment of the broad range of landscape and ecological issues pertaining to planning. You will be responsible for providing timely expert ecological, arboriculture and landscape advice to the Council and its stakeholders. A talented communicator, you will be able to assess surveys, reports and issues relating to individual planning applications and effectively present complex information to different audiences using a range of mediums, including the preparation and presentation of detailed reports.

If you possess the skills, knowledge and experience required to fulfil this role and wish to be part of a dedicated, ambitious and award winning team, with a varied and challenging workload – we would like to hear from you.

North Norfolk District Council is committed to equality and diversity in employment and encourages applications from all sections of the community. We offer employees a friendly working environment, flexible working hours, a career average pension scheme and take pride in achieving Investors in People Silver standard. North Norfolk District Council put environmental considerations at the heart of its service delivery. View our Environmental Charter: Home | Climate Emergency (

North Norfolk District Council offers a hybrid way of working with an opportunity for the successful applicant to split their week between home working and working in our Cromer Office. The successful applicant will require a stable broadband connection.

Please note that we do not accept CVs unless accompanied by a fully completed application form. Please send all completed application forms to

For an informal discussion please contact: Geoff Lyon on 01263 516226 or Chris Young on 01263 516138

Closing date: 9.00am, Monday 1st November 2021

Interviews: Friday 19th November 2021

Last updated: 12th October 2021