Lichfields

Senior Planner

UK-London
6 months ago
ID
1091
# of Openings
2
Category
Planning

Overview

Looking for the next challenge in your planning career?  We are looking for a talented Senior Planner, who can give advice on planning and land use to a variety of clients including leading retailers, house builders, developers and investment institutions as part of a team of experienced professionals.

 

Ideally, you will have experience working on a range of housing, retail and mixed use projects.

At Lichfields our people are central to our success. They are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence. You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects in Greater London and the wider south-east region. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.

Lichfields is owned by an Employee Benefit Trust and therefore we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonus schemes which reflect your experience and position.  We are also committed to career-long professional development and provide a programme of regular internal seminars as well as external professional development opportunities.

We celebrate our 55th anniversary this year. Since 2012 we’ve raised over £139,000 for local charities, for which we were awarded ‘JustGiving Company of the Year’.  Our fundraising events are just part of a calendar of social events which provide opportunities for us to get to know each other better.

Responsibilities

You will have proven experience in the following work areas: planning applications and appeals; site appraisals; planning strategies; development plan representations and providing advice and guidance to clients throughout all stages of the planning and development process.

 

You will be able to show an excellent standard of written and spoken English, with good analytical skills and interpersonal skills.

 

The role will require working on a number of projects, so a proven ability to manage your own time, workload and problem solve is critical.  At Senior Planner level, you can also expect some management responsibilities for people and projects.

 

You will also be able to demonstrate the skills required to market, win new work and innovate as these are important elements of the role.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements are:

  • at least 2.1 at first degree level
  • RTPI accredited town planning qualification.  A RICS accredited qualification (planning & development route) would also be acceptable.  This will be a Master's level.
  • MRTPI / MRICS (Planning and Development)
  • c. 5 years' experience (preferable in private practice)

In your application, please state your subjects and grades at A level and GCSE level (or equivalent qualifications).

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