A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen for a chartered town planner to join an expanding consultancy in Bedfordshire. We are ideally looking for an Associate but could also consider a strong Senior Planner looking for a progressive opportunity. This position will ideally be based in Bedford but we do have the flexibility for it to be based in or between the firm’s office in Oxfordshire.
You will be joining a friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary office with an established client base. Planning is one of this organisation’s key services and they have 3 other offices with busy planning teams in each who can provide additional support. We are looking for a key individual to assist in growing the planning division within the company and specifically be the key contact in the Bedfordshire office for town planning. The firm’s client list offers a good variety to your project workload including residential, commercial, mixed-use, infrastructure as well as some rural, utilities and energy work. You will be working with an impressive list of housebuilders (ranging from smaller, regional developers to larger national housebuilders), commercial developers, land owners, prestigious estates, corporations and utility companies. There is a good pipeline of work to be getting on with but at this level we are also looking for candidates who have good contacts to develop, continually building upon this. You should be a confident networker and enjoy this side. The firm have a good flow of leads coming through from other disciplines in the office as well which have good potential for further development.
Key tasks include; preparing and submitting planning applications for a range of developments; development feasibility appraisals, providing bespoke advice to the firm’s client list; managing and coordinating project teams, managing appeals and enforcement issues as well as policy representations.
Candidates should be MRTPI, preferably with some consultancy experience but local authority backgrounds will also be considered (if the experience has been gained from authorities in the area). We are looking for strong communication skills, confident networkers, a skilled negotiator, good report writing skills, an aspiring business developer, a commercial head for business, proficient in IT systems and a holder of a full UK driving licence. Some people management/mentoring experience is advantageous but not essential.
You will be rewarded with a competitive basic salary, car allowance, company benefits and bonus. The firm have a transparent career development framework as well as dedicated training programmes. There are excellent career progression opportunities with this position and firm.
To apply for this role please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Hoggett. By clicking apply, please be assured that your CV will not be sent to the client until you have been fully briefed on the role and given permission for us to do so. We aim to get back to all applications; however, due to the volume of applications we receive, we are not always able to do so. If you have not received a response within 4 – 5 working days, please assume your application has not been successful this time round. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.
Job Reference: RH/885519
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car/Allowance, Benefits, Bonus
Salary per: Annum
Job Start Date: ASAP