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Planner / Senior Planner

Parker Planning Services
Suffolk - Bury St Edmunds / Cambridge - Milton
£25,000k up to £35,000k (depending on experience )
Closing date
29 Aug 2021
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Following continued growth and commercial success – Parker Planning Services are on the look-out for a commercially minded, personable, and talented Senior Planner or Planner. Here we are looking to appoint a highly experienced and qualified member of staff to work on projects for our growing client-base, and pipeline of work. Our success is due to our excellent welcoming team, our valued regular clients and our diversity of projects; both large and small, and across a wide range of industry sectors.

The successful candidate will work on a broad range of planning projects, using their local knowledge to plan and deliver planning projects in a timely and professional manner, across East Anglia, and occasionally further afield across the UK.

Based: in either our Suffolk office in Bury St Edmunds or Cambridgeshire office – in Milton, nr Cambridge.  Both offices have excellent transport links and free on-site parking available if required.

Flexible Working: This post is open to reduced working hours for the right candidate. There is also the option for home-working on occasion.

Key Role Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct research site appraisals and visits on projects for existing and potential clients
  • Preparing Fee Quotes
  • Prepare and submit reports and statements and carry out on-going negotiations for planning applications and appeals – large and small, and of varying complexity
  • Manage all other planning matters associated with all stages of the planning process
  • Develop on-going client relationships and co-ordinate specialist services relating to your projects
  • Working with the wider Planning Team, wider support team, both in your main office, and across the wider company
  • Maintaining and updating accurate records and timesheets

For this vacancy – we’re looking for the following experience and skills:

Senior Planner Role – A Chartered Member of the RTPI, or working towards this, with at least 6 years’ experience with a variety of projects

Planner Role – A relevant qualification (Degree or Masters in Planning) with at least 3 years’ experience; with the capacity to work autonomously and take the lead on allocated projects

  • Strong project management skills, and demonstrable history of producing and submitting high-quality reports, and in a timely fashion
  • A professional, personable and dedicated team member
  • Be confident in working with minimal supervision and using your own initiative.
  • Have excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Positively contribute to the companies wider aims of objectives

Company Benefits:

  • Staff Pension Scheme
  • Bonus in addition to salary, which is linked to performance and attendance
  • Generous annual leave entitlement (25 days per annum, plus bank holidays, plus additional days between Christmas and New Year)
  • Length of Service annual leave increase. An additional day per year of service up to an additional 5 days annual leave |(pro-rata).
  • Flexible working hours scheme – this includes options for home-working, on occasion.
  • Non-Excessive hours of working
  • £1000 training allowance per each member of staff.
  • Competitive Salary Packages, reflecting knowledge and experience.
  • Progression plan alongside appraisals
  • Paid Christmas and Summer staff event and meal
  • Paid RTPI fees.

The Company

In each office – our teams are led and supported by the Principal Planning Manager with the support of the Managing Director, who oversees all company operations.   A range of specialist consultants are based across our offices.  Norfolk is our Head Office – where our support-staff are predominately based.

How to Apply:  Deadline for applications Aug 15th – 5pm. To apply please send a full CV together with a covering letter to  


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