Current Vacancies

Planning Director


DLP Planning Ltd is an independent planning and development consultancy and a key part of the multi-disciplinary DLP Consulting Group Ltd. The business has expanded consistently since its establishment in 1991, and is now one of the leading, independent UK planning consultancies with Offices at Bedford, London, Nottingham, Sheffield, Leeds, Rugby, Milton Keynes, and Bristol.

We seek a Planning Director to assist with the leadership of the ‘Bedford Planning Team’ and further develop the Office’s already well established profile and broad project portfolio. The Bedford Office has a diverse and growing workload ranging from ‘garden village’ proposals to large scale settlement extensions, commercial development of many scales, rural development schemes, including ‘paragraph 79 dwellings, development plan promotion and a range of applications and appeals. The Office has a mix of both public and private clients and works very closely with our growing London and Rugby Offices which have a combined team of over 30 planners.

We are presently looking to expand the teams as we are predicting a substantial increase in instructions, including opening a further office in the East Mids.

The successful candidate should be RTPI or RICS qualified and have a minimum of 10 years’ professional experience. They should have some experience of managing projects and a professional team(s) and be able to provide leadership and vision.  They should also be client facing and be confident with a business development role.

The successful candidate will have an opportunity to develop a wider management role within the business, including both the ‘Regional Planning Directors’ Panel’ and on the main company Board. It is expected that the post holder would have an opportunity to move to equity status after a qualifying period.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

  • Development of the client base including oversight of existing client instructions and development of client opportunities;
  • Managing the workloads and professional development of the planning staff and ensuring that the required standards are met;
  • Contributing to Companywide business and development strategy;

Remuneration will be commensurate with the abilities and potential of the successful candidate and will include a competitive salary, performance linked bonus scheme, access to the Company pension scheme, health insurance and a number of other fringe benefits.

A full driving license is essential.

If you wish to discuss the role please contact Simon James, Managing Director (01234 832740) and to apply, email a CV and covering letter to Fay Wagstaff, Practice Manager at

Graphic Designer


A national planning and development consultancy Group, with an HQ office in Bedford is looking for a creative thinking graphic designer to support the business. This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic, forward thinking organization and to contribute to its multi-media creative output from concept to execution, in both print and digital platforms alongside our marketing manager.

The successful candidate will be based at Bedford but will work closely with all parts of the business (town planning, sustainable development and architecture) and will have the opportunity to travel to and work from other offices.

You must be able to demonstrate effective idea generation and a thoughtful approach to design, and be able to carry this through to delivering a very high standard of visual presentation for the Co and also for clients. You will be involved in a broad range of design projects, both internal and external, including email campaigns, a range of marketing and presentation materials, websites, illustrative boards for exhibitions, and technical and business documentation.

You should have a good technical knowledge of digital design and experience in Adobe Creative Suite (In-Design, Photoshop, Illustrator), the Microsoft suite of programs, and website design including WordPress. AutoCAD, SketchUp and HTML coding would also be an advantage.

We offer a competitive salary + benefits.

If you think you have the relevant experience, a creative outlook and portfolio to show your work, please contact Fay Wagstaff on 01234 832740 or apply directly with your latest CV to