Associate Planner - Manchester

  • Job Reference: SF8728
  • Date Posted: 5 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Manchester
  • Salary: £45,000 to £55,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: car allowance, bonus, pension and more
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sam Ferris

Job Description

The Client:

Join the dynamic and innovative team at one of the world's leading real estate consultancies. The Town Planning division of this consultancy is renowned for delivering exceptional planning solutions and strategic advice to a diverse range of clients.

The Role:

We are seeking a skilled and experienced Associate Planner to join the Manchester office of our successful Town Planning division. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven professional to play a key role in shaping the future development of sites across the urban and rural landscape, with projects across a broad range of sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To manage some planning projects from inception to completion and assist on larger, complex projects.
  • Provide strategic planning advice to clients, ensuring compliance with local and national planning policies.
  • Prepare and submit detailed planning applications, appeals, and development proposals.
  • Liaise with local authorities, stakeholders, and clients to negotiate and secure planning permissions.
  • Conduct site appraisals, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments.
  • Mentor and support junior planners, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Stay abreast of changes in planning legislation and best practices to provide up-to-date advice and insights.


  • A degree in Town Planning or a related discipline.
  • Chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
  • Proven experience in a senior planning role within a consultancy, local authority, or similar environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the UK planning system, including relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
  • Proficiency in planning software and tools.

What's on Offer:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • The chance to work on high-profile projects with leading industry professionals.
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance.