Vacancy – Senior OR Town Planner – Suffolk/Cambridge

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Vacancy – Senior Town Planner OR Town Planner – Based in either Suffolk or Cambridgeshire Office.

Deadline for applications August 8th – 5pm.

Following continued growth and commercial success – Parker Planning Services are on the look-out for a commercially minded, personable, and talented Senior Planner or Planner. Here we are looking to appoint a highly experienced and qualified member of staff to work on projects for our growing client-base, and pipeline of work. 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.

The successful candidate will work on a broad range of planning projects, using their local knowledge to plan and deliver planning projects in a timely and professional manner, across East Anglia, and occasionally further afield across the UK.

Based: in either our Suffolk office in Bury St Edmunds or Cambridgeshire office – in Milton, nr Cambridge.  Both offices have excellent transport links and free on-site parking available if required.

Flexible Working: This post is open to reduced working hours for the right candidate. There is also the option for home-working on occasion.

Key Role Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research site appraisals and visits on projects for existing and potential clients
  • 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, wider support team, both in your main office, and across the wider company
  • Maintaining and updating accurate records and timesheets

For this vacancy – we’re looking for the following experience and skills:

Senior Planner Role – A Chartered Member of the RTPI, or working towards this, with at least 6 years’ experience with a variety of projects

Planner Role – A relevant qualification (Degree or Masters in Planning) with at least 3 years’ experience; with the capacity to work autonomously and take the lead on allocated projects

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

Company Benefits:

  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • Bonus in addition to salary, which is linked to performance and attendance
  • 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).
  • Flexible working hours scheme – this includes options for home-working, on occasion.
  • Non-Excessive hours of working
  • £1000 training allowance per each member of staff.
  • Competitive Salary Packages, reflecting knowledge and experience.
  • Progression plan alongside appraisals
  • Paid Christmas and Summer staff event and meal
  • Paid RTPI fees.

The Company

In each office – our teams are led and supported by the Principal Planning Manager with the support of the Managing Director, who oversees all company operations.   A range of specialist consultants are based across our offices.  Norfolk is our Head Office – where our support-staff are predominately based.

How to Apply:  Deadline for applications August 8th – 5pm. please send a covering letter and full CV to apply for the role to this email address. For further details or to discuss this role please contact Nadine Murrell (HR and Operations Manager) on 01603 516319 or email us at

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