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Job Title: Senior / Associate Planner

Define Planning & Design


Contract Type:
Full time

Birmingham, Midlands

Job Level:
Senior / Associate Planner


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Private Consultancy

Planning & Design



About the role

You will be helping to deliver planning services across all stages of projects from early feasibility to detailed application negotiation.

The role will be at a senior or associate planner level depending on experience and will form key a part of our team. It will offer the opportunity for career progression within a dynamic and developing practice.

Our competitive salary package and benefits include:
  • Competitive salary dependent on experience (potential candidates to advise existing salary and benefit package)
  • Matched pension contributions of up to 5%
  • 25 / 27 days annual leave (depending on role) + bank holidays (with an extra day of leave after 3 years for your birthday)
  • Healthcare cash plan option
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • CPD support
  • Company social and study trips

Define use Mac based software. The role requires a good proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and will benefit from some proficiency in Adobe suite software, such as Indesign, or other graphics / presentation packages.
We offer an opportunity for hybrid working appropriate to meet the needs of the role.
About you

You will have:
  • Chartered Membership of the RTPI
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Project leadership and client facing capability
  • Demonstrable experience in a range of projects and/or sectors
  • Good spatial understanding that will support a context led approach to planning
  • A collaborative approach and a positive ‘can do’ way of thinking
  • Interest in developing and achieving best practice
  • Motivation to broaden and hone your skills across a wide range of projects

Define promote a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively to create a better workplace in which everyone can feel comfortable as themselves. We recognise that different ideas and perspectives help improve our decision-making, our services, and to deliver stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If we need to adjust anything in our recruitment process to support you, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].
About Us

Define is a multi-disciplinary practice of planners, urban designers, landscape architects, and architects established in 2011 and based in central Birmingham. We shape places that enrich people’s lives and are involved in a variety of exciting projects across the UK. We have a reputation for delivering the highest quality of service to our valued clients.

We promote a collaborative approach, providing a blend of technical and creative perspectives through the provision of integrated assessment, design and planning consultancy services. Our response to each project is inspired by its context in order to shape and realise exemplary communities and landscapes, with the aim of creating places with rich identities that respond to the needs of our changing society and climate change.

The creativity, commitment and enthusiasm of our staff is recognised as being key to the success of the Practice.
How to apply

Please submit a covering letter, CV and any other information you feel may be relevant to your application to [email protected]

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