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Planning Assistant / Planner

Cadnant Planning
Conwy (Town) or Chester
£26,000 - £32,000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
20 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Assistant, Graduate, Planner
Planning, Town Planning

Job Details

Your role

You will work on a number of varied projects, so a proven ability to manage your own time, workload and problem solve is critical. Ideally, you will also be able to demonstrate the skills needed to market and innovate as these are important elements of this role. You would be involved in a variety of projects to support the planning and development consultancy work and to advise clients with support from Director and Associate Planner.

Essential Requirements:

  • One years’ post-graduate experience in consultancy or local government

  • Town Planning or similar degree

  • Achieved or be working towards chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI)

  • Excellent analytical, presentation and writing skills

  • Clear commitment to working in the planning and property development field

Desirable Requirements:

  • Two years’ post-graduate experience in consultancy or local government

  • Master’s degree in RTPI/RICS accredited subjects or willingness to work towards such a degree

  • Ability to confidently speak and communicate through the medium of Welsh together with good written skills in Welsh

Your workload will include:

  • Preparing planning applications and appeals;

  • Planning appraisals;

  • Planning strategies; and

  • Development plan representations.

You will provide advice and guidance to a variety of clients including developers, housebuilders, tourism businesses, energy companies and private individuals as well as local planning authorities and other third sector organisations.

Salary and benefits

You would be offered a starting salary ranging between £26,000 to £32,000 per annum, depending on any experience. This is an excellent opportunity for any junior professional, who is looking to climb to the next step of their career. 

Other benefits include:

  • Flexible working

  • Company pension

  • Annual bonus

  • Opportunities to attend events as part of the team

  • Opportunities to broaden your networks

  • Paid RTPI Membership


We offer flexibility to work from our Conwy or Chester office and also work from home, along with the opportunity to work in an environment which allows for an excellent work/life balance. Although this job role may require some travel out to various sites with the Planners.

Join our team!

The company is a sociable and supportive company. As an equal opportunities employer we aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


Company info
20 Connaught House
Riverside Business Park
Benarth Road
LL32 8UB

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