Bedford

Current Vacancies

Associate Director

Overview

Due to continued growth within the Group, DLP Planning Ltd are seeking to recruit Associate Directors at a number of our offices, with a minimum of ten years’ experience, including experience in the private sector.

In April 2022, DLP, which was originally formed in 1991, became an employee owned business, and is now one of the largest, independent town planning consultancies in England. The Company presently has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds (www.dlpconsultants.co.uk).

Due to ever increasing workloads, the team is looking to continue to grow and diversity its portfolio of work and would welcome applications from candidates with a range of planning experience across the sectors, with particularly strong skills in residential and commercial development being preferred.

General Job Requirements:

Associate Directors are required to lead on projects and manage their own workload as well as providing support to Directors and the Board. They are supported by junior members of the professional planning team and have a high level of client contact and business development responsibility. Timely and thorough attention to both projects and clients is a key responsibility.

The role requires a candidate with a strong development management background to support the ongoing workload of applications, appeals and site representations.

Key roles:

  1. Responsible for managing projects/clients. Associate Directors report to the Office Directors whilst winning new instructions for which they have a large measure of responsibility;
  2. Manage the workload of junior professional staff members, assisting them on individual projects; and
  3. Undertake marketing and business development activities (existing network of contacts would be beneficial).

Person profile

The successful candidate will be able to manage competing demands on their time and prioritise tasks for themselves and others. Good interpersonal skills, a “can do” attitude and the ability to work in a team is essential. A key aspect of the role is to provide excellent planning advice/strategy whist conveying/managing risks.  The candidate will be self-motivated and have a focus on business development in order to expand their own network of clients.

The candidate will be:

  • Able to develop good working relationships.
  • Numerate with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner.
  • IT literate with good skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management.
  • Organised and punctual.

A full driving licence and Membership of the RTPI is essential.

Remuneration and Application

We offer excellent opportunities to develop and grow your skills and career through involvement in a wide variety of projects as well as a competitive salary, pension scheme, bonus scheme, private health insurance, life insurance and contributions towards professional subscriptions along with a great working environment.

The Company operates a blended working arrangement whereby staff are required to be in their office for core days (client/project requirements depending) with the remainder of the week being either working from home or from any of the Group offices.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Fay Wagstaff on: fay.wagstaff@dlpconsultants.co.uk

To discuss the role, please contact Andy Parry on 07824 056765

Planner

Overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen at DLP Planning for the role of Planner within our Bedford Office. The successful candidate will join the Company’s friendly and growing team, and assist senior staff on a broad range of challenging and exciting projects.

In April 2022, DLP, which was originally formed in 1991, became an employee owned business, and is now one of the largest, independent town planning consultancies in England. The Company presently has offices in Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds (www.dlpconsultants.co.uk).

DLP works in both the private and public sectors, across a range of professional areas and has many high-profile and long-standing clients, to whom it provide bespoke professional advice.

Roles and Responsibilities

The role offers a fantastic opportunity to build 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 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 Planner ideally with 1-3 years professional experience (either private or public sector). Candidates should be educated to undergraduate level (2:1 or above) and have obtained (or are at least working towards) a postgraduate qualification in Planning.

On appointment you will be expected to commence the process of gaining chartered membership of the RTPI as soon as possible – full support and sponsorship towards this will be provided by the company.

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.

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.

Get in touch

To discover more about this role, please contact Bedford office Director Andy Parry on 01234 832740 or 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

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 excellent opportunities to develop and grow your skills and career through involvement in a wide variety of projects as well as a competitive salary, pension scheme, bonus scheme, private health insurance, life insurance and contributions towards professional subscriptions along with a great working environment.

The Company operates a blended working arrangement whereby staff are required to be in their office for core days, with the remainder of the week being either working from home or from an office and to arrange this according to project/company needs.

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

In April 2022, DLP, which was originally formed in 1991, became an employee owned business, and is now one of the largest, independent town planning consultancies in England. The Company presently 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.

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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