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Junior/Senior Town Planner

Job Summary

  • Location Chichester, West Sussex
  • Salary £18000 - £32000 per annum
  • Contract Type Permanent
  • Sector Office Support & Commercial
  • Date Posted 08 September 2021
  • Ref 5003_1631098045

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Job Description

Junior/Senior Town Planner

£18K - £32K DOE

We are excited to be working with a fantastic company that is searching for a Junior/Senior Town Planner. Are you ready to start your career in Town Planning? Your aim will be to balance the conflicting demands of housing, industrial development, agriculture, recreation, transport and the environment, in order to allow appropriate development to take place. Located in the beautiful countryside surrounding Bosham and Chichester Harbour, this successful family run business has an enviable client base of private equity investors and businesses.

Working in a small team within a larger team, you will be ideally placed to stand out and make your mark. It's a relaxed but professional office environment but it's busy too, which helps maintain the momentum of a thriving and growing company.

You will:

  • Cover a broad area of work using many different skills
  • Develop creative and original planning solutions to satisfy all parties
  • Consult with stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Negotiate with council officers, elected councillors and other professionals, such as surveyors and architects
  • Research planning policies to guide development
  • Draft Planning, Design and Access Statements
  • Use information technology systems such as computer-aided design (CAD) or geographical information systems (GIS)
  • Attend and present at planning boards, appeals and public inquiries
  • Keep up to date with legislation associated with land use
  • Schedule available resources to meet planning targets

Other Essential skills include:

  • Commercially minded.
  • Creative thinking, problem-solving and analytical skills to come up with imaginative solutions to planning problems
  • A flexible approach and initiative and innovation to respond to changes and come up with regeneration solutions
  • Strong report-writing, communication and organisational skills for liaising with colleagues, developers, architects and possibly members of the public
  • The ability to both work as part of a team and manage an individual caseload
  • Project-management skills
  • Self-motivation
  • An aptitude for listening to, and negotiating with, a range of people
  • The ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail, in order to ensure planning details are exact.

Qualifications/Experience required:

MSc in Town Planning from an RTPI Accredited Course (Senior) + at least two years' experience at a local planning authority or private consultancy.


BA Hons in transferable course (Junior).

Benefits and Salary:

  • £18K - £32K depending on experience and qualifications
  • Access to team bonus scheme and other perks.
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays which include a two-week Christmas closure of the office
  • A contributory pension
  • Travel expenses
  • Free parking

The ability to travel is essential and access to private vehicle and UK driving license preferred.


  • 32 hours per week with flexible working hours (core hours 10.00am - 4.00pm)

If you are interested, please contact Sophie or click on the 'Apply Now' Button.

FPR Group is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

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Sophie Carey

Sophie Carey

Having completed a degree in Events Management at Bournemouth University I joined FPR Group in May 2018 as an Events Coordinator and helped coordinate the prestigious events we run in and around West

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