Vacancy: Town Planner (Graduate)

Are you committed to sustainability with a key interest in planning and development?

Are you entrepreneurial, innovative and driven?

We may just have the role for you!

We are a small, values-driven planning and environmental consultancy based in Newcastle-upon-Tyne looking for a Town Planner (Graduate) to join our rapidly-expanding team. Expected to start in Spring/Summer of 2021. 

On a day to day basis you will:

  • Undertake research
  • Prepare reports, summarising analysis and findings;
  • Regularly be required to solve problems and develop innovative solutions;
  • Undertake site visits as required as part of a project;
  • Attend meetings with clients and other stakeholders;
  • Assist with:
    • preparing and submitting planning applications
    • site appraisals
    • evidence base studies
    • policy reviews
    • co-ordination of environmental assessments
  • Support tender preparation;
  • Plan your work;
  • Ensure compliance with health & safety, environmental and managerial procedures; and
  • Work towards professional qualifications and undertake training.

What we look for:

  • Experience of working either in a local planning authority or a planning consultancy would be beneficial.
  • We encourage graduates with ambition, enthusiasm, and a positive attitude to problem-solving.
  • We recognise that people are the key to success. As such we are committed to ensuring that we provide a varied workload and the right balance of on and off the job training.  The successful candidate will be supported and encouraged to reach their full potential.
  • Applicants should be studying towards a degree in Town and Country Planning or a directly related subject.
  • We might consider exceptional candidates with qualifications in other subjects such as Architecture,  Surveying or similar.
  • A Master’s degree in Planning or a related subject would be beneficial but is not essential.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be highly self-motivated and ambitious;
  • Possess excellent information technology, digital and analytical skills and be able to demonstrate a creative approach to using these to solve problems;
  • Be enthusiastic about Town Planning and how we shape our urban and rural environment;
  • Have excellent digital, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Be able to work within a team and be able to build excellent working relationships with colleagues and clients;
  • Have the ability to work and communicate effectively within multidisciplinary teams;
  • Have the drive and self motivation to achieve chartered status and to continuously develop technical & behavioural skills;
  • Have the ability to apply technical knowledge in analysing problems and creating solutions;
  • Possess the initiative to work independently;
  • Have a questioning/challenging approach;
  • Show strong attention to detail and the ability to make correct judgements;
  • Demonstrate a commercial and client focused approach;
  • Be flexible with respect to travel and working location.

In return for these skills and experience we offer:

  • A competitive salary.
  • Excellent training prospects.
  • Flexible working arrangements including opportunity to take time off in lieu.

Interested?

  • Please send a CV and covering letter to matthew@ethicalpartnership.co.uk and allen@ethicalpartnership.co.uk
  • Closing date is the 8th of May, 2021.