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Hays Building
Sevenoaks, Kent
£30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
31 Mar 2021
28 Apr 2021
Andrew Dique
Job position
Contract Type
Full Time

Your new company
My client is an independent firm of Chartered Surveyors providing surveying, design, planning consultancy and valuation services, across Kent, Sussex, and Surrey. They work with local authorities, landowners, developers, and private residential clients on a range of projects from small bespoke packages to larger residential developments, which can sometimes include heritage, conservation, and listed building works.

As part of their growth plans, they are now looking to bring a Planner on to work within their design and planning team and add value to the business by growing the current team to allow for more work to be brought in.

Their current work ranges from a reproduction lamp post in a church yard (being the smallest job), various sizes of residential schemes, several Class Q applications, a new road access, various other farm buildings (PN's), to regularising various unlawful works including in a conservation area. Each project is different, each client is different. You will continually learn and expand your base planning knowledge, and constantly have to think on your toes and out of the box to meet daily challenges and client expectations.

The business is small but busy practice, so it's of great importance that they recruit the right people that fit within the team and the environment in which they work. They currently operate a working practice of one week in the office and one week from home so that there is a blend and work life balance. They also operate from within a working farm, owned by the MD and Partner, so there is livestock within the grounds and 2 dogs that will access the offices - so the successful candidate will need to be OK with sharing their environment.

Your new role

In the role of the Planner you will be tasked and measured in the following; prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts, undertake research and analysis, prepare planning applications, including Planning Statements, write reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations, contribute to the preparation/editing of Design & Access Statements and other planning supporting documents, ensure compliance with planning regulations, maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies and keep informed about documents relating to planning policy and practice.

What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for this role you will need to have the following; MRTPI or RICS qualified or close to being qualified, detailed knowledge of the UK town planning and governmental systems, strong verbal, numerical and report writing skills, excellent organisational skills - prioritising and working to deadlines, good interpersonal and influencing skills and comprehensive knowledge of Microsoft Office, including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

What you'll get in return
In return, you can expect a salary of up to £40k along with 25 days holiday + bank holidays, which increases after 2 years' service by 1 day per year. A pension scheme, access to a therapist for both personal and family uses, company away days in the summer and winter months (when permitted), a bonus scheme based individual targets. Professional fees and CPD is paid for.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Andrew Dique now on 020 8464 6678. If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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