Bedford

Current Vacancies

Associate Planner

Role and Responsibilities 

Due to continuing growth, we are looking for a qualified and experienced Town Planner to join our friendly and busy team.  The successful candidate will be based at our Bedford office but will be working flexibly with colleagues at other offices and on projects right across the country.

As an Associate Planner you will work under the supervision of senior staff but also be given the opportunity to lead on projects and engage in a range of development plan / policy and development management work. This will include, but is not limited to, local plan representations, site promotion, appeals, EiP and public inquiry work.

With excellent stakeholder management skills, you will also be offered a high degree of client interface and the opportunity to attend networking events in order to grow your personal contacts and promote the company. You should be self-motivated and will be excited by the prospect of developing your own client base and making a real contribution to the growth of the business.

Qualifications

We are looking for a qualified Town Planner ideally with at least 5-10 years’ professional experience (in either private or public sector). Candidates should be educated to undergraduate level (2:1 or above) and should also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Planning.  You should also be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Salary and Benefits

We offer flexible and competitive salary and benefits including; pension, bonus scheme and private healthcare.  Candidates will be considered on a full or part-time basis.  We can also offer flexible working arrangements, with opportunities for home working.

DLP does not have a ‘glass ceiling’ and offers opportunities for advancement within the Practice to shareholder level. There is also a staff mentoring programme to encourage this and further opportunities for tailored training.

A full driving licence is essential.

About DLP Planning Ltd

DLP Planning was formed in 1991 and is one of the largest independent town planning consultancies in the country and has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton

Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds (www.dlpconsultants.co.uk). DLP has many high profile long standing clients for whom we provide bespoke advice on various sites across the country.

DLP is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Contact us

Should you wish to discuss the role informally, please contact Andy Parry, Director, on 07824 056765.

Alternatively, to apply, please email a CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability for this role to Practice Manager Fay Wagstaff at fay.wagstaff@dlpconsultants.co.uk

Senior Planner

Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen at DLP Planning for the role of Senior Planner within our Bedford Office. The successful candidate will join our growing and friendly team and play a key role working on range of exciting projects.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to continue your career in Planning and work across the spectrum of town planning activities including; the promotion of large-scale development projects; the preparation and submission of planning applications; appeals for a range of development types; and local plan representations.

The successful candidate will be a positive, proactive individual with the drive to meet client expectations and promote the business.  You will be expected to possess good analytical, presentation and written skills, together with a proven ability to manage your time effectively.

As a Senior Planner in the private sector and you will be exposed to a range of tasks, as well as CPD training opportunities to develop you as a professional.  We also have an established staff mentoring system to help guide your professional and personal development.

Qualifications and Experience

We are looking for a qualified Town Planner ideally with 3-5 years professional experience (either private or public sector). Candidates should be educated to undergraduate level (2:1 or above) and should also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Planning.

Ideally you will have already obtained chartered membership of the RTPI.  We will however consider candidates who are still working towards accreditation and full support and sponsorship towards this will be provided by the company.

A full driving licence is essential.

Salary & Benefits

We offer a flexible and competitive salary and benefits including; pension, bonus scheme and private healthcare. DLP doesn’t have a ‘glass ceiling’ and offers opportunities for promotion within the company.  Candidates will be considered on a full or part-time basis.  We can also offer flexible working arrangements, with opportunities for home working.

DLP is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

 About DLP Planning Ltd

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 (www.dlpconsultants.co.uk). DLP has many high-profile long-standing clients for whom we provide bespoke advice on various sites across the country.

Get in touch

To discover more about this role, please contact Bedford office Director Andy Parry on 07824 056765.   

To apply please email your CV and covering letter explaining why this role is for you to Practice Manager Fay Wagstaff at fay.wagstaff@dlpconsultants.co.uk

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