Job Title: Planner
Based: Bristol
Reports: to nominated Partner or Senior Associate
Job Purpose Summary: Engaged as planning practitioner supporting senior colleagues as required.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Conducting planning activities as directed by the project co-ordinator
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely and to develop arguments in written form
  • Developing technical knowledge in the field of town planning and technical expertise
  • Day to day management of time
  • Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accord with the QA system
  • Client contact as required in support of senior colleagues
  • Needs an appreciation of budgetary constraints imposed on projects/instructions and to work effectively within the constraints of the instruction
  • Working to achieve 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
  • Developing and understanding and appreciation of project management and interdisciplinary working arrangements
    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 or working towards qualification


  • 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.

Department: Town Planning

Level Of Position: Planner

Salary Range: Competitive