Senior / Associate Planner – Exclusive Role

  • Vertical Recruitment | Smith & Love Planning Consultants
Company: Vertical Recruitment | Smith & Love Planning Consultants
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Preston | Flexible Working
Contact Name: Brin Gleeson
Telephone: 07786064007
  • Anywhere

Vertical Recruitment has teamed up Smith & Love Planning Consultants and are working exclusively with them to recruit a Senior/ Associate Planner to join their business at an exciting time of growth.

If you are a dedicated, hardworking professional seeking a new challenge, Smith & Love can offer you a great environment to work in, with a real focus on investing in their team and sharing in each other’s success.

Located in Preston but offering flexible working you will be involved across a wide range of sectors such as, residential, commercial, education, health, retail and leisure working on a great mix of projects.

The Role

The successful candidate can expect to undertake the following day-to-day tasks:

  • Appraise the development potential of sites and provide written and verbal advice to clients.
  • Brief and manage external sub-consultants in the preparation of planning applications and appeals. Independently prepare and manage small to medium scale planning applications and appeals.
  • Support the Directors in larger scale planning applications, appeals, strategic land promotion and Neighbourhood Local Plan preparation.
  • Undertake business development and attend business networking events.


  • Chartership (desired but not essential)
  • High quality written and oral communication.
  • A good understanding of planning legislation.
  • Highly organised with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and be able to nurture strong relationships with clients, local authorities and external teams.
  • Experience of managing deadlines and successfully delivering projects.
  • Have strong commercial awareness in either the private sector or local authority; and

Be willing to work flexibly as and when required.

In Return

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent holiday + bank holidays
  • pension scheme
  • Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a rapidly growing planning consultancy which strives for colleagues to grow and develop. To apply please send your CV to alternatively please feel free to call on 07786064007 for a confidential chat.

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