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Graduate Planner / Planner

Hive Land & Planning
Manchester City Centre fringe / Home Working
Competitive Salary
Closing date
5 Nov 2021
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Graduate Planner / Planner 

Permanent Role

Competitive Salary

Some travel will be required

Location - Manchester City Centre fringe/ Home Working


About Hive

Hive Land & Planning is an award winning, niche planning and surveying practice that has the combined skill set to provide a wide-ranging and agile consultancy offer to both public and private sector clients nationally. In the nearly 4 years since Hive was established, the company has developed an outstanding reputation for quality of service in various specialist fields.

We have quickly grown in to a dynamic and flexible team, delivering an exciting range of projects for our client base that includes volume and SME housebuilders, contractors, commercial developers, Local Authorities, Registered Providers, Homes England, landowners and corporate clients.

Hive is instructed across a wide range of large-scale transformational projects ranging from town centre regeneration and high street repurposing, infrastructure funding, strategic positioning and delivery advice for local authorities and developers to advising on numerous aspects of garden towns and villages. Hive are notably the only consultancy to be advising upon all four Garden Village in the North West.

At Hive, our core values are to be personable and work in collaboration and partnership with our clients, local authorities, consultant teams and the communities we work in. We pride ourselves in offering a diverse and bespoke service to our clients, with a clear focus to provide high quality advice, outputs and results. Hive’s collaborative Development Team approach ensures our advice is delivery focussed.

Who are we looking for?

At Hive, you’ll be part of a motivated, collaborative and friendly team who’s focus is to provide high quality advice and deliver results for our clients. We’re looking for an enthusiastic Graduate Planner/ Planner with up to 2 years post qualification experience to provide support to senior colleagues across a variety of public and private sector projects, many of which we’ve been working on since Hive was first established. You will be provided with mentoring support to assist your career progression and we’ll ensure you’ve got a clear career pathway. You will also be encouraged to achieve your Chartered Member status as soon as possible.

This is a client facing role with a diverse range of work and you’ll be encouraged to work on your own initiative whilst supporting the team effectively. You will be able to contribute to the growth of the business, at an exciting time, with many opportunities to be entrepreneurial, continue your professional development and expand your professional network. There will also be the opportunity to get involved with other aspects of the Hive business, such as development consultancy, site brokering and infrastructure funding.

We’re a close knit team, so we’re looking for someone is keen to get involved with social activities and contribute towards the vibrancy of the brand new bespoke office, which is currently being completed and fitted out to Hive’s requirements.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate that they have the majority of the following qualifications, expertise and attributes:


  • Planning related degree and/or postgraduate qualification
  • Working towards Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Chartered Membership (advantageous)


  • Private sector planning consultancy experience (advantageous))
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the Planning system (essential)
  • Up to date knowledge of relevant legislation and planning related trends (essential)
  • Excellent written communication skills (essential)


  • Confident and personable communicator
  • Self-motivated and capable of working to strict deadlines
  • Collaborative approach to work
  • Ability to prioritise workload and manage time effectively
  • Desire to learn and develop
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Ability to work flexibly and work outside standard hours of work in response to business requirements
  • Commercially aware

Alongside the criteria listed above, you will also play an important role in helping to drive the future growth of Hive.

The successful candidate will require the use of their own car and a valid driving license.


If this role is of interest and you’re keen to join the Hive team, please contact Justin Cove or Victoria Owen in the first instance for an informal chat and submit your CV and covering letter, explaining why you’d like to join Hive, via email no later than Friday 5th November 2021.

Victoria Owen
Senior Planner
07943 403731

Justin Cove
07880 187946


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