Graduate Planner

Lancaster, Lancashire
Competitive Salary, Pension, Life Assurance & Bonus
19 Apr 2018
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Graduate, Planner

Persimmon Homes Lancashire requires a Planning Graduate to support the work of the Land and Planning Team in our busy Lancaster Office. This is an exciting opportunity to work in environment where your input can be seen on the ground.

The successful candidate will be responsible for their own programme of planning applications whilst assisting senior members of the team in the formulation and submission of large planning applications to support the continuing growth of the business.  You will help in identifying and assessing land opportunities and play a supporting role in the financial appraisals of new sites, you will be able to quickly learn and develop your planning knowledge and the residential planning process from a developer perspective. The job will include commissioning, coordination and collation of information from external consultants and internal departments to facilitate site purchase as well as obtaining viable and deliverable planning permissions. 

Assistance in the appraisal of planning policy documents for the promotion of potential development opportunities through the planning system will also be required. With support you will be given experience of working in within a Major National House Builder delivering residential developments across Lancashire and Cumbria. From securing planning permissions and land allocations, to negotiating S106 Agreements and planning conditions, you will be given the opportunity to be a key part of the business. 


The successful candidate will ideally have (or be about to complete) a RTPI / RICS accredited degree or masters course. Support will be provided to candidates wishing to progress to chartered status.


The position requires an enthusiastic, hard working individual who is willing to show their initiative working as part of a small team in a busy commercial office. Professional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are essential.
The application requires a good level of computer literacy and an awareness of the current planning legislation. 
A full driving license is essential.