Planner

What we need:

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team. You are a town planner with 3-5 years experience working within a development control environment in private practice or at the local authority. A good knowledge and understanding of planning policy and development control is essential.

You will work on a range of research assignments and general enquiries, prepare feasibility studies, manage your own planning applications and prepare written representation appeal cases.  The nature and complexity of the work varies and will broaden your skills and knowledge.

You will have a competitive salary and will be party to the profit share scheme.

Candidates should be able:

  • Manage their own workload to meet the statutory and client target deadlines
  • Prioritise workload and delivery targets
  • Work well as a team and independently using your own initiative
  • Be professional in the work environment
  • Be flexible
  • Have excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be solution driven
  • Be able to carry out desk based written work, site visits and research at local authorities
  • Be actively working toward or already have RTPI membership
  • Understand the principles of development control practice, procedure and legislation
  • Deliver well written and considered reports which logically structure and promote the merits of a case

Duties and responsibilities of the job:

  • Thoroughly research planning histories, policies and land uses
  • Lead and co-ordinate planning projects
  • Attend site visits and speak at planning committee meetings
  • Prepare and submit planning applications
  • Proactively monitor and respond to issues raised during the planning process
  • Critically assess schemes and prepare letters of objection
  • Negotiate the resolution of planning issues and S106 requirements with the Council and client
  • Clearly articulate your views and the scheme specific policy requirements to architects, transport consultants, arboriculture consultants and other team members to ensure the proposal is in compliance with local planning policy
  • Prepare development feasibility appraisals; and
  • Manage your own projects and assist the seniors with major projects

If you are interested in this position, please complete the application form at the bottom of this page.

The deadline for applications is Monday 18th June 2012.