Current Vacancies

Senior Planner


An exciting opportunity has arisen at DLP Planning Ltd (Bedford) for a Senior Planner role.
We are looking for an MRTPI qualified Town Planner, or someone eligible to actively work towards accreditation.
A good grounding in development management led work and a strong understanding of local and national planning policy is essential.

The candidate should have experience in both the public and private sector, for a combined total of in excess of 5 years.
The position will include the provision of offering planning advice, managing associated external consultants and the preparation and
submission of planning applications, appeals and local plan representations.

The role will require an active involvement in a number of projects and the successful candidate will be a positive, proactive individual
with the drive to meet client expectations and promote the business by demonstrating the use of experience of marketing and networking skills.

It is essential that the candidate has a solid grasp of the English language both verbally and in writing, and be competent in report and letter writing
in the context of the English planning system. In addition, he role will require a strong aptitude for the use of office based software,
such as Microsoft office, outlook, GIS and mapping.

The candidate must have a full UK driving licence and have access to their own vehicle.

DLP was formed in 1991 and is now one of the largest independent town planning consultancies and has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Cardiff,
Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds ( DLP has many high profile long standing clients for
whom we provide bespoke advice on various sites across the country.

DLP doesn’t have a ‘glass ceiling’ and offers opportunities for advancement within the Practice. There is a staff mentoring programme to
encourage this and further, tailored training. As such full support and sponsorship towards your APC will be provided and you will be working in
partnership with senior Planning professionals to develop your experience through the company.

The Practice offers a flexible and competitive salary and benefits.

If you wish to discuss the role please contact either Mike Jones or Nick Stafford (01234 832740)

To apply email a CV and covering letter explaining why this role is for you to Fay Wagstaff at

Assistant Management Accountant Maternity Cover

Bedford £Neg

The DLP Consulting Group is a national development consultancy with an HQ office in Bedford. We are looking for an Assistant Management Accountant to support the business. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking organization.

This is a fulltime maternity cover vacancy and will be based at our head office.  It is currently anticipated that this role will be available for approximately 43 weeks.

The key duties in this role involve

  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Management accounts production
  • Involvement in the budgeting process
  • Assistance in yearend file production
  • Data analysis including KPI’s
  • Assist data input and invoice production within our Sage 50 system.
  • Ad hoc business projects

The candidate must have strong skills and experience in relation to:

  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Variance and accounts analysis
  • Management accounts production
  • Very good experience of an accounts package (Sage preferred).
  • Microsoft including Excel and Outlook
  • Accurate data input

Additional attributes held will be:

  • Confident speaking on the telephone
  • An organised person with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Multi-task oriented
  • Have a can do attitude, be adaptable to change, a willingness to learn and have the ability to work to specific targets and deadline.
  • AAT qualified / part qualified ACCA or CIMA / qualified by experience
  • SME or accountancy practice background
  • Must like / tolerate dogs as we often have 2 in the office

We offer a highly competitive salary + benefits.

If you think you have the relevant experience, please contact Fay Wagstaff on 01234 832740 or apply directly with your latest CV to