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Senior Planner / Senior Planning Consultant

Parker Dann
Falmer, Brighton
£35,000 - £57,500 (depending on experience)
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Position: Senior Planner / Senior Planning Consultant

Salary range: £35,000 - £57,500 (depending on experience)

Location: Falmer, Brighton

Parker Dann Town Planning is recruiting for an experienced Town Planner to join our growing consultancy team as a Senior Planner. You will be part of the team, reporting to the Associate Director, whilst also working closely alongside the two Directors.

Established over 30 years ago in Lewes, our office is now on the University of Sussex campus in Falmer, near Brighton. You will be a vital part of our team, responsible for running your own projects (supported by other team members as needed) using your expertise to offer comprehensive planning advice to a wide spectrum of clients. Ideally you will be a chartered MRTPI member, however we would welcome applications from candidates with significant industry experience who are close to qualification. We offer a flexible working environment and welcome discussions about what flexible working might look like for you.

Key tasks / Responsibilities:

  • Providing planning advice to clients, and advising on Local Development Plan preparation
  • Preparing documentation to support planning applications primarily Planning Statements, Design & Access Statements and Appeal Statements; occasionally Heritage Statements and Statements of Community Involvement
  • Project managing the collation of documents for, and submission of, complex planning applications
  • Reporting to clients and senior colleagues and keeping in regular contact
  • Preparing for, and making oral representations at Inquiries, Hearings and Examinations in Public, and other public meeting including parish council and planning committee (requiring occasional evening working)
  • Being capable of dealing with instructions and clients alone after an introductory period, and being capable of winning new work (though the primary focus of the role is to process existing planning work)
  • Developing and cultivating good relationships with clients, Local Authority Planning Officers and fellow professionals

Preferred skills/qualifications include:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to build strong working relationships with our team, clients and fellow professionals
  • Strong project and client management skills
  • The ability to produce accurate, well-written, well-presented documentation based on thorough research
  • The ability to work under pressure, prioritise work and multi-task
  • Perseverance and enthusiasm
  • Experience of the UK planning system; experience of planning in South East of England would be a bonus

Please note: you must have the Right to Work in the UK as we are not able to offer sponsorship.

How to apply

Please click on the 'Apply Button' for information about the role and reward package. When you’re ready to submit your application, please email with your maximum two-page CV, and a covering letter outlining:

  • Why you want to work for us
  • Why you believe you’re a great candidate for this role

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th April 2024.



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