We are looking to recruit a garden designer to join our team.


Andy Stedman Design LTD is an established, yet growing garden and landscape design business, based in Chichester, West Sussex. We hold a very good reputation and receive a continuous flow of high end projects.


Key objectives of the role: 

  • Create beautiful, feasible and compelling designs that can satisfy a range of clients.

  • Oversee and manage designs from start to finish, communicating with the client and our team throughout the process. 

  • To accelerate the turnaround time of designs so the sales cycle is prompt and efficient.

  • Help develop processes and techniques along side the team. 


Role and responsibilities

Job title: Garden Designer

Tenure: Full time 

Salary: DOE

Start date: Feb/March 2020

Report to: Andy Stedman



  • Meeting clients independently, to take briefs and to present designs.

  • Surveying sites independently.

  • Writing clear design briefs and fee proposals.

  •  Excellent standards of design and presentation.

  • Ability to make quick decisions and turnaround designs efficiently.

  • Good planting knowledge and ability to create imaginative planting plans.

  • Designing well annotated 2D Vectorworks plans.

  • Well presented 3D models using SketchUp.

  • Good knowledge of construction materials.

  • Work effectively with different teams and attending site visits.

  • Keep pace with new products, materials, design ideas and current trends.

  • Develop and support the team with new technology, software, hardware and techniques.

  • General office administration.

  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and attention to detail in all aspects of the role. 


Essential attributes

  • Fully qualified garden designer/landscape designer/landscape architect. 

  • Have at least three years post graduate work experience within similar roles.

  • A proactive and a self-starter.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to build excellent working relationships.

  • Good horticultural knowledge.

  • Solid organisational and planning skills.

  • Flexibility to meet clients. 

  • Must have a full UK driving license and vehicle.

  • Must be within driving distance (preferably maximum 30 mins) of our studio and willing to travel. 


Required qualifications

  • Qualified in landscape architecture or garden design, ideally to degree level (diplomas or recognised certification from accredited institutions considered).

  • Strong knowledge and experience of Vectorworks, Photoshop, InDesign and SketchUp.


Recruitment processes:

Email your CV, references, portfolio and cover letter to:


Short-listed candidates will be invited for an interview and a trial work period.