Are you a Town Planner or Senior Town Planner based in the West Midlands and seeking a new opportunity with a well-established firm? Are you looking to work for one of the leading planning consultancies in the country? This firm are a hugely successful and ambitious organisation with a national network of offices who, due to their sustained workload, are looking to grow their team.
We are seeking applications from Town Planners to join one of the leading planning teams in the Midlands region. If offered the position, you will have the opportunity to work with a really impressive client base of local and national housebuilders, developers, landowners, property companies, government organisations, public sector bodies and more. The planning team work on exciting projects ranging from medium to large in scale, that tend to be large in scale giving you fantastic exposure to really innovative and a diverse range of schemes (including but not limited to residential, mixed-use, strategic (site promotion work), commercial, energy and infrastructure. The team have been operating in the Midlands region for a long time and are one of the key names in the area.
The successful candidate will be MRTPI (or in the process of this) and have a minimum of 2 years' experience in town planning. This could be gained from either another consultancy environment, or alternatively a local authority (provided that some of your experience has been in development management). You should have a good understanding of local, regional and national planning policy and have experience in preparing/submitting planning applications for a range of uses. Your responsibilities include:
- Assisting with major applications (Outline, Full, Sub Framework Plan and Reserved Matters) including; attending meetings, preparation of meeting minutes, deliverable trackers, programmes, drafting planning statements, public consultation and responses to consultees
- Conducting research and site appraisals on projects for our client base
- Assisting with the promotion of a range of development proposals
- Assisting with co-ordination of multi-disciplinary project teams and project management
- Drafting policy representations
- Providing planning appeal assistance
You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package (including a profit share scheme), exposure to great projects, structured progression and have the opportunity to work in a collaborative team and office environment. Flexible and home-working is also offered (ideally 3 days in the office post-COVID).
To confidentially discuss this role, please don't hesitate to contact Katrina Wheadon (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you decide to send across your CV, please be assured that this will not be sent to the client until you have been fully briefed on the role and given permission for us to do so.