The High Streets Task Force is accepting applications until 24 April to its register of experts, mentors and facilitators, providing a great leadership opportunity for LI Chartered members and Fellows
The High Streets Task Force – a consortium of organisations helping revitalise England’s high streets and town centres by providing training, guidance and data to the people who make them – is now open for applications from Chartered Members and Fellows of the Landscape Institute.
The Task Force is building a register of experts, mentors and facilitators to provide direct support to local authorities and local communities. The LI is one of four professional bodies responsible for recruiting experts for the programme.
What is a high streets expert?
High Streets Task Force Experts will have a proven track record of applying substantial experience, knowledge and skill to high street and town centre transformation. As leaders and champions from the landscape and placemaking sectors, Experts will receive the highest remuneration – a day rate of £800.
They will be natural leaders and gifted communicators, with an analytic eye for assessing and unlocking the potential of a place. They will lead diagnostic and visioning workshops and stakeholder meetings, offer specialist expertise and recommendations to decision makers, and inspire them to rethink proposals.
Above all, they will balance passion with impartiality and leadership with diplomacy. They will develop a shared vision, broker workable solutions to complex problems, and elicit the best possible outcomes for people, place and nature.
Requirements for applying
- Work for a Landscape Institute Registered Practice
- Be a Fellow or a Chartered Member of the Landscape Institute
- Have at least 5 years’ experience in a relevant landscape specialism
The 12 specialist areas in which the LI will be recruiting High Street Experts are:
- Public realm design
- Masterplanning (including visioning)
- Visualisation and photography
- Landscape assessment
- Sustainability, climate change and resilience
- Community engagement (including co-design)
- Inclusive design
- Landscape construction and implementation
- Landscape engineering
- Landscape, park, or visitor management
- Procurement and tendering
- Water Management (including water-sensitive urban design and SuDS)
Landscape Institute Experts’ roles within the High Streets Task Force will be landscape-focused.
The LI is also recruiting mentors and facilitators for the Task Force. Mentors and facilitators do not need to work for an LI registered practice, but they must still hold Chartered status or Fellowship with the Institute.
For more information, see the High Streets Task Force guide to Experts, Mentors and Facilitators.