Associate/Senior Associate Town Planner (Leeds)

  • Job Reference: RH/887208
  • Date Posted: 6 August 2018
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £45,000 to £70,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Additional Benefits and Generous Bonus
  • Sector: Town & Country Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate/Senior Associate to join a leading independent planning consultancy in Leeds. You will be joining a hugely successful team of 8 fee earners who have a strong reputation in the market and a very impressive client base.

This firm cover the full spectrum of planning work but are particularly strong in residential, mixed-use, commercial and retail. They deal with a good number of reputable housebuilders, developers (resi and commercial), retailers, land owners, land promoters across the Yorkshire/Humberside, Midlands and North East area.

We are looking to make a very senior appointment for this recruit, so it is key that the individual fits well into the team and can help to push the business forward. Therefore, we are looking for someone who is MRTPI (to assist with mentoring), has private sector experience from the local area and enjoys working in a less corporate, independently run working environment. This firm do not micro-manage, they work on a trust basis and pride themselves on being a friendly, supportive and approachable team. We are looking for candidates who enjoy business development and being part of a thriving business and who are looking for the challenge of helping the business to grow further.

Your project experience could either be varied to hit the ground running with the diverse projects, or we would also welcome a specialist who can compliment the business with a new sector stream (for example infrastructure, energy, environmental), for the latter you would need to demonstrate a strong contact base in your specialist area. We are ideally looking for a contact base from within this firm's key patch to add to their excellent reputation in the area so unfortunately, we cannot consider relocators for this role. There are existing projects to get stuck into straight away and clients for you to develop but at this level, we would be looking for you to add to that with good contacts of your own.

You will be rewarded with a very competitive salary, lucrative benefits and a very generous bonus scheme that is related to individual performance with very realistic targets.

For more information on this role and/or to apply please send your CV (which will be treated in the strictest of confidence and never sent to any client without fully briefing you and gaining your permission) to Ruth Hoggett (ruth@beachbaker.co.uk).