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Senior / Associate Planner

Hive Land & Planning
Manchester City Centre fringe/Home Working
£34,000 - £55,000 plus attractive benefits package
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Senior / Associate Planner


At Hive, you’ll be part of a motivated and friendly team whose  focus is to provide high quality advice and deliver results for  our clients. You’ll be encouraged to innovate and drive projects  forward using your own initiative, but support will always be  provided where you need it. 

Our Planning team have a varied portfolio of instructions,  working with both the public and private sector in a wide range  of sectors, including residential, town centre regeneration,  employment and logistics, Extra Care, commercial, retail, leisure  and corporate. 

This diversity will provide the candidate with an opportunity to  build on their existing experience but also to explore new areas  of planning work. We therefore welcome applications from  candidates with experience from all backgrounds – consultancy,  local authority or development / client side. 

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they  have the majority of the following qualifications, experience and  attributes: 


  • Planning related degree and/or postgraduate qualification.
  • Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) membership (essential).


  • Private planning consultancy or local authority experience (essential). 
  • Managing major planning application submissions (desirable but not essential). 
  • Preparation and submission of Local Plan representations  (desirable but not essential). 
  • Preparation of AAP’s, SPD’s, and Local Plan evidence base documents (desirable but not essential). 
  • Leading Community and Stakeholder consultation events (advantageous). 
  • Excellent planning policy knowledge and report writing skills (essential). 
  • Demonstrable project management skills, with experience in leading multi-disciplinary teams (essential). 


  • Confident and personable communicator, with an ability to maintain positive working relationships. 
  • Self-motivated and capable of working to strict deadlines, operating within clear financial controls. 
  • Collaborative approach to work with team members, clients and local planning authorities. 
  • Solution focused, adopting innovative and creative  approaches to independently deliver projects. 
  • Ability to run multiple projects at the same time and prioritise workload. 
  • Ability to work flexibly and work outside standard hours of work in response to business requirements. 
  • Commercially aware, understanding that planning is just part of a wider remit. 
  • Ability to work flexibly and work outside standard hours of work in response to business requirements. 
  • Commercially aware.  

Alongside the criteria listed above, you will also play an important role in helping to drive the  future growth of Hive. Business development  experience and/or having an established client  base would therefore be an advantage, although it is not essential. 

The successful candidate will require the use of  their own car and a valid driving license. 

If this role is of interest and you’re keen to join the Hive team, please contact Justin Cove at or 07880 187946 in the  first instance and submit your CV via email no later than Friday 16th February 2024. 

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