Working in Landscape Management; this is similar to countryside management (see more about this here) but is focusing specifically on the whole landscape and ecosystems rather than a solitary site. This could be providing expert opinion on the landscape type (e.g. moorland, agriculture) to interested parties, running a project to enhance and promote a landscape type covering everything from initial project set up to writing and presenting a final report on the success (or otherwise) of the project. Expect to include elements of ecology and biodiversity, countryside management, arboriculture and agriculture.
Practical roles are also available.
Landscape Management includes coastal, riparian and marine management.
Jobs and employment
Typical jobs include Living Landscape Project Officer, Landscape Officer, Countryside Officer, River Restoration Officer the National Careers Service has role profiles of all of these and many more (click the links)
See current vacancies advertised with CJS here.
To gain the experience required volunteering is frequently a good start.
See current volunteering opportunities advertised with CJS here.
Skills, training and CPD.
There are many different skills and qualifications required to work in landscape management and vary according to whether you're in an overview / project management or practical role and the type of landscape.
If you're thinking of a career in landscape management there are details of longer courses in land and countryside management, arboriculture and agriculture on the Training Directory.
Information and in depth articles
Conservation Grazing – the right animal in the right place at the right density,
Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Fit for the Future, Rewilding Britain
Designated Sites - A Site Managers Perspective, Cornwall Wildlife
The resurgence of traditional countryside management methods, reasons and benefits, SRUC
Managing ancient woodland and how that differs to managing other woodland, Woodland Trust
Road verges are a refuge for some of our rarest plants - Plantlife (Featured Charity 2017)
Dry Stone Walling: A Living Craft for the Present Day, Dry Stone Walling Association
Embrace the Dark Side; How to Plan & Resource an Environmental Project, Wildlife Trusts Staffordshire and South & West Wales
Coppicing - realising the potential of our woodlands, National Coppice Federation
A Career in Conservation Grazing?, Rare Breeds Survival Trust
Hedgelaying, National Hedge Laying Society
Studland's underwater meadows, Dorset Wildlife Trust
Steart Marshes, Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
It's all a Question of Balance in Malham, Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Our challenging coast, Durham Heritage Coast
Forest restoration in the Highlands of Scotland, Trees for Life
River Restoration and Habitat Enhancement, River Restoration Centre
Managing a coastline - for the benefit of man and wildlife, RSPB
The Land Trust