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Job Title: Senior Planner (Rapleys)



Contract Type:
Full time

London, London

Job Level:
Senior Planner


Closing Date:





Job Title: Senior Planner
Based: London, Bristol, Birmingham and Cambridge
Reports: to nominated Partner or Senior Associate

Job Purpose Summary: Engaged as planning practitioner capable of taking responsibility for defined pieces of work as required to do so in accordance with the project plan.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

Conducting planning activities
Ability to provide professional advice direct to clients on questions of project strategy in consultation with Project Partner
Maintaining and developing technical knowledge in the field of town planning and technical expertise
The ability to write clearly and concisely and to develop arguments in written form
Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accord with the QA system
Client management and advice in support of Partner and Associate
Ability to attend meetings with clients/local planning authorities and other stakeholders as a representative of Rapleys and to liaise directly with other professionals pursuant to effective management and conduct of projects
Professional report writing skills; the ability to develop and express an argument clearly and concisely in written form in consultation with Project Partner
Attend appeal site visits
Maintaining professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Responsible for contributing to own continuing professional development through attendance at appropriate training courses and internal CPD sessions and wider reading
Scope of Role (staff, clients, products, equipment)
Town planning practitioner within scope of instructions and project plan.
Able to communicate with client contacts and external bodies/authorities/consultants in respect of project working as required
Not to accept direct instruction from clients without reference to Associate or Partner.


MRTPI qualified


Competitive salary
Car or car allowance
Holiday entitlement starting from 23 and rising by one day per year to 28 days (plus public holidays)
Employers pension contribution (which also provides death in service benefit)
Perkbox and cycle scheme.

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