Town Planner / Senior Planner - Reading

  • Job Reference: KW/8882885
  • Date Posted: 14 June 2021
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: + Benefits
  • Sector: Town & Country Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you an MRTPI Planner or Senior Planner in the Reading/Thames Valley area? Are you looking to work for one of the leading planning consultancies in the country?

Beach Baker have been enlisted to recruit an MRTPI Planner or Senior 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). The team have been operating in Thames Valley region for a long time and are one of the key names in the area.

The successful candidate will be MRTPI or have recently been promoted to Senior Planner level, with around 2-4 years' experience. You should have a good understanding of local, regional and national planning policy and experience in preparing/submitting planning applications. Consultancy experience would be advantageous, but the firm can also consider applications from those in the public sector.

Your responsibilities 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, full RTPI support if required, exposure to great projects, structured progression and reward as well as being part of a lovely team and office environment.

To apply for this role and to discuss it further, please contact Katrina Wheadon (katrina@beachbaker.co.uk). 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 have given permission for us to do so.