Planner Vacancy


Job Vacancy: Planner

Based: Norwich – Head Office – 13-15 Cathedral Street, Norwich, NR1 1LU – Working From Home Fridays.

Deadline for applications: Friday 12th April 2024, 5pm

Start Date: Flexible

Parker Planning Services are on the look-out for commercially minded, personable, and talented people to join our team. We are looking to appoint an experienced and qualified member of staff to work on a wide range of projects for our growing client-base, and pipeline of work. This is the ideal role for a Planner wishing to progress their career and we are able to accommodate different levels of experience and expertise. Our success is due to our excellent welcoming team, our valued regular clients and our diversity of projects; both large and small, and across a wide range of industry sectors.

You will be working as part of a small and dynamic team. The successful candidates will work on a broad range of planning projects, using their professional and technical knowledge to plan and deliver planning projects in a timely and professional manner, mainly within Norfolk but may also include projects across East Anglia and further afield.

Key Role Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research site appraisals and visits on projects for existing and potential clients
  • Assist with preparing Fee Quotes
  • Prepare and submit reports and statements and carry out on-going negotiations for planning applications and appeals – large and small, and of varying complexity
  • Manage all other planning matters associated with all stages of the planning process
  • Develop on-going client relationships and co-ordinate specialist services relating to your projects
  • Working with the wider Planning Team and office staff across the business
  • Maintaining and updating accurate records
  • Timely and accurate completion of weekly timesheets

Candidate Specification

Relevant Qualifications, Experience and Skills:

  • Chartered Member of the RTPI or working towards this (desirable)
  • Experience working in the private sector (desirable)
  • 2 or more years experience (essential)

We will also consider applicants with other relevant technical experience/qualifications from related disciplines.

  • Strong project management skills, and demonstrable history of producing and submitting high-quality reports, and in a timely fashion (essential)
  • A professional, personable and dedicated team member (essential)
  • Be confident in working as part of the wider team and using your own initiative. (essential)
  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral (essential)
  • Positively contribute to the companies wider aims of objectives (essential)

Company Benefits:

  • Bonus Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (25 days per annum, plus bank holidays, plus additional days between Christmas and New Year)
  • Length of service annual leave increase. An additional day per year of service up to an additional 5 days’ annual leave /(pro-rata).
  • Working From Home Fridays, Flex-time policy and non-excessive hours of working.
  • SimplyHealth scheme
  • Staff pension scheme.
  • Individual training allowance of £1000 per year.
  • Company paid staff Summer and Christmas events, and monthly social events and treats throughout the year
  • Paid RTPI/ Other Technical Chartered Membership fees.
  • Competitive salary packages, reflecting knowledge and experience.
  • Progression plan alongside performance reviews
  • Cycle to Work Scheme

The Company:

Our head office is based in Norwich, covering projects in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridge, Essex, Lincolnshire and occasional projects further afield. Our team is led and supported by the Principal Planning Manager with the support of the Managing Director, who oversees all company operations in East Anglia. We also have inhouse Heritage and Archaeological Consultants and support staff in Administration, Marketing and Finance. We are dedicated to providing the complete solution to our clients’ planning application needs, by managing a range of planning applications, planning appeals and related projects to ultimately help our clients get planning permission and have a highly successful record, working across multiple sectors such as housing and commercial, agricultural and rural, renewable energy, leisure and tourism, education and health, charity and community, council and local government, minerals and waste. Our mission is to positively contribute to the enrichment of the built and natural environment, in order to be continually enjoyed by present and future generations, by providing creative solutions through collaborative planning and specialist consultancy.

How to Apply:  Deadline for applications is Friday 12th April 2024, 5pm. Please send a covering letter and full CV to apply for the role. For further details or to discuss this role please contact hr@parkerplanningservices.co.uk or call Jason Parker on 01603 516319.

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