Associate Planner - Strategic Planning (Bristol)

  • Job Reference: RH/887029
  • Date Posted: 16 April 2018
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: £50,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car/Allowance, bonus scheme and benefits
  • Sector: Town & Country Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an Associate level Town Planner to join an expanding planning consultancy in Bristol. This firm are a multi-discipline organisation with planning at their core. They have a very strong name in the industry and a well-established client base.

This is a full-time position and offers the chance to work exciting variation of clients. This role is to compliment the strategic side of the business working on schemes mainly in the residential and mixed-use sectors but the team also work on some commercial, rural, heritage and energy schemes. We are looking for a candidate with strong experience in strategic planning and the following areas; assessing the impact of residential applications and economic development against planning objectives and strategic policies; preparation of evidence based work; coordination and preparation of appeals; coordination and implementation of strategies for development plan promotions; site promotion work including five year land supply; project management of schemes and appropriate delegation/mentoring to junior staff members; providing expert Town Planning advice to clients.

The successful candidate will be MRTPI qualified and ideally have experience that has been gained in a similar consultancy environment, however local authority experience will also be considered for the right candidate. You should have strong experience in policy and development plan promotions. You should have excellent report writing skills, presentation skills and be confident in client facing situations. You will be working as part of a team but should also be able to work independently to often tight deadlines. You should also have a good understanding of local and regional planning policy and be comfortable running larger scale projects. At this level you will be used to having business development activities as part of your role and be able to demonstrate a good contact base in the area.

You will be rewarded with excellent progression, supported CPD, excellent rates of pay with company benefits such car or car allowance, pension scheme, health care and bonus.

To confidentially apply for this role please 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 will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.