Town Planner (Assistant to Associate level) - Leeds

  • Job Reference: KW/88844521
  • Date Posted: 12 November 2021
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £40,000 to £60,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Town & Country Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you a Town Planner (Assistant up to Associate level) in the Leeds/Yorkshire area? Are you looking to work for one of the leading planning consultancies in the country?

  • Partnership firm with over 200 employees nationally
  • Award-winning and multi-disciplinary company
  • Primarily working on sites in Leeds (including the city centre) and wider Yorkshire
  • Ideally MRTPI (or en route to achieving this)
  • Lots of sector variety; including universities, residential, commercial, mixed-use, renewables and strategic/regeneration
  • Excellent range of benefits and progression, including permanent flexible working, private healthcare, car/car allowance, excellent bonus-scheme, private dental

Beach Baker have been enlisted to recruit a Town Planner on behalf of a hugely successful and ambitious organisation with a national network of offices.

You will be joining a large, modern, open-plan, multi-disciplinary office where planning is one of the key disciplines. They have a really impressive client base of local and national housebuilders, developers, landowners, property companies and government and public-sector organisations. They work on exciting projects that tend to be large in scale giving you fantastic exposure to really innovative and a diverse range of schemes (including but not limited to residential, mixed-use, commercial and strategic sites).

You should have a good understanding of local, regional and national planning policy and ideally experience in preparing/submitting planning applications for both medium and large-schemes. Consultancy experience would be advantageous, but the firm can also consider applications from those in the public sector.

Responsibilities will differ according to your level, however will include:

  • Promoting large scale developments (brownfield and greenfield) through the local plan process
  • Undertaking research and site appraisals and assisting with both major applications and appeals
  • Preparing and submitting small to medium scale planning applications
  • Drafting representations to Local Plans

You will be rewarded with a competitive salary and benefits package. Remuneration includes:

  • Competitive basic salary
  • Car/allowance
  • Profit-Share
  • 5% Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Payment of professional subscriptions
  • Competitive annual leave allowance + BH
  • Eye tests
  • Company laptop
  • Holiday Buy or Sell of up to 5 days per annum
  • Healthcare Assistance
  • Health Cash Plans
  • Cycle to Work
  • Corporate Gym Membership
  • Taste and Gourmet Cards
  • Charitable Giving

This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience within a well-established team. To discuss this opportunity, please contact Katrina Wheadon (katrina@beachbaker.co.uk/07557 979 694).

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