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Assistant Planner | West Midlands | Small Consultancy | Great Projects | Masters or Undergrad

Assistant Planner | West Midlands | Small Consultancy | Great Projects | Masters or Undergrad

Lewis Davey Published: 31/01/2019
Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
£20k - £25k + potential to support Masters degree if required


This is a fantastic opportunity for a Junior or Graduate Planner to join an established and successful consultancy south of Birmingham in the West Midlands.

You will be working alongside senior planning staff including directors and owners of the business who can offer invaluable experience and mentoring to help support and develop your career. The planning team are involved in a variety of planning schemes and proposals, and you will gain exposure to all scales of planning projects across the region and sometimes beyond. Typical schemes include residential development sites, employment schemes and regional airports. You will offer support on large scales projects and will take ownership of small scale applications from an early stage, allowing you to learn quickly and advance faster than in most larger consultancies.

Work streams will include:

- providing research for applications and monitoring local plans and 5 year housing supplies;

- attending site visits and assisting with appraisals;

- attending council committee and other meetings as a representative of the company;

- preparing planning statements and applications;

- dealing with matters relating to appeals

This is an established planning consultancy with plenty of opportunity for the right individual to build a strong career within their business. As well as the chance to work in a supportive environment on a wide range of planning projects, our client can also offer a competitive salary and benefits package for the successful candidate and a fantastic CPD offering including proven success in guiding and mentoring planners along the pathway to full RTPI membership. The basic remuneration for this position ranges from £20-25k depending on previous experience and they are able to offer assistance with further education at Masters level for a candidate with a relevant undergraduate degree and a strong desire to make Town Planning their career.

If you are an enthusiastic and driven Masters graduate planner who is in the first 0 years to 18 months of your career, or if you have a relevant first degree (eg. geography, planning, environmental courses) and are keen to move into a Town Planning career then I am looking to speak to you! For undergraduates, my client will look at supporting you through a Masters degree with day release and financial support under contract.

This opportunity would naturally suit a candidate who is a strong team player and has gained excellent communication skills through university and other work experience because liaising with clients, colleagues, external consultants and other stakeholders is essential to this consultative business.

If this role appeals or if you are looking for a graduate role in another location, please contact Claire on 07983 143 831 | 020 7859 4246 for more information or send your CV in confidence to (please include a phone number). All conversations will be on a strictly confidential basis and you can rest assured that your CV will never leave our sight without your express permission.

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