Assistant Planner/Planner/Senior Planner (Bristol)

A great opportunity has arisen with a leading consultancy in Bristol for an MRTPI planner to join an expanding planning team. We can consider candidates with a minimum of 12 months experience up to Senior Planner level. You will be joining a large, modern, open plan and multi-disciplinary office with a friendly and supportive working environment, based in the city centre.

This firm are recruiting due to increased workload and planned expansion. They have an excellent reputation in the planning industry across the country and offer a great portfolio of clients for you to work with. These include prestigious housebuilders and commercial developers, property companies and also land owners. The work is mainly residential and mixed-use focussed and includes large scale application work as well as strategic schemes and smaller schemes, there is a really good variety. The work will involve pre-application research and advice; preparing planning statements; working through evidence based work; local plan representations; preparing and submitting planning applications; S106 negotiations; examination work and providing consultative advice to clients. 

Ideally we are looking for some private sector experience, preferably from a consultancy environment but we can consider those coming from a clientside set-up i.e. a housebuilder or developer, or local authority for the right person. A good knowledge of the South West region and in particular local policies is particularly attractive. You should also have strong report writing skills, be confident in client facing situations as client contact is encouraged from early on within this firm. We are looking for a good communicator and the ability to manage a busy workload and work to tight deadlines.

To apply for this role (or for more information) please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Hoggett (ruth@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 given permission for us to do so. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.