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Planners, Senior Planners, Principal Planners and Associate Planners

Marrons Planning
Closing date
25 Oct 2020

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Principal, Associate, Senior
Development Control, Planning

Job Details

Planners, Senior Planners, Principal Planners and Associate Planners

Marrons Planning are a nationally growing team of town planning consultants providing high quality advice and guidance on a wide range of planning and development issues.

We advise on planning matters of all types and scales from leading and co-ordinating large and complex development proposals, to dealing with small scale and householder developments.

We act on behalf of major house builders and developers, manufacturers and investment companies, blue chip companies and land promoters, in addition to land and property owners, retailers, local authorities and private individuals across the United Kingdom.  

We co-ordinate, project manage and audit planning applications, including EIA development, urban regeneration schemes, urban extensions, site allocation and promotions and strategic planning, housing land supply advice and commercial/retail planning expertise.

We provide expert advice and guidance to our clients throughout all stages of the planning process and have considerable experience and knowledge of negotiating with local planning authorities, resolving issues, and delivering planning permissions.

Marrons Planning is part of law firm Shakespeare Martineau. We are part of a large multi-disciplinary team which comprises lawyers, surveyors and chartered town planners.

As part of Shakespeare Martineau, you will also have access to high quality training and support for the key business skills you need to progress your career in planning consultancy. We support and fund membership of the RTPI for our team.

The roles:

Our thriving team is expanding and we have opportunities for the following:

  • Planners
  • Senior Planners   
  • Principal  Planners
  • Associate Planners

You’ll predominantly be operating from the East Midlands on work across the UK, including large and small scale projects, appeals and planning applications. Key sectors are residential, commercial, retail and regeneration.

We can offer you the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including delivering major mixed use urban extensions across the UK.  You will be working with national house builders, land promoters, and landowners.  From securing planning permissions and land allocations, to negotiating S106 Agreements and conditions, you will be given the opportunity to be a key part of our business.

Agile working:

We embrace agile working and offer a blended approach to where and how we work.

We appreciate that people have different needs and preferences and we’re keen to be flexible, after all, we value what you do, not where you do it!

We have hubs in Birmingham, Leicester, London, Milton Keynes, Nottingham, Solihull, Stratford-upon-Avon and Sheffield, - these role are connected to our Midlands locations.

Junior level candidates

You will be joining a team of 15 Chartered Town Planners. We’ll expect you to be able to hit the ground running quickly but you will have the support of the team around you along with the opportunity to quickly learn and develop your knowledge of the planning process from a consultancy perspective.

Experienced candidates

Joining our highly experienced and skilled team you will work on a variety of projects, including delivering major mixed use urban extensions across the UK.  

Whatever level you are, we want to talk to you if you’d like to part of our ambitious growth plans and have an enthusiasm to help us achieve our aims.

Key duties:

  • advising on development potential of land and buildings
  • assisting with preparing planning applications and appeals
  • providing policy advice and research
  • drafting representations to plan consultations and examinations
  • working with clients and other consultants to deliver development
  • mentoring, supporting, and assisting junior members of the team

Skills and experience you will have:

  • relevant previous work experience (Ideally but not essential 2yrs+) in a private practice or LPA
  • a relevant Planning qualification / MSc in Town Planning
  • membership of RTPI or RICS or working towards membership
  • an understanding of the planning process and systems
  • own car and full UK driving license

Key competencies you will need:

  • good attention to detail and accuracy
  • excellent communication skills and a friendly approachable manner
  • ability to prioritise workload and manage time efficiently
  • strong IT skills
  • to be career driven and take the initiative to work as part of a small team
  • drive, commitment, enthusiasm and a team player approach

To apply for any of these positions please click here or to find out more about why you should join us click here

Marrons Planning is a committed equal opportunities employer.  We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures.  We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences.  Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.


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