Planning Partner






Level of position

Competitive +bonus

Salary range

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

Reports: to Senior Partner
Job purpose summary: Managing a team of town planning consultants, acting as project Partner/Manager and supporting the Senior Partner in the development of the business.

  • Conducting and managing planning activities
  • Maintaining a thorough technical knowledge in the field of town planning and technical expertise
  • Ability to act as expert witness at planning inquiries
  • Management of immediate staff including appraisals/timesheets/holidays/CPD/disciplinary matters and training
  • Day to day management of teams including WiP/invoicing and debts
  • The management of projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accordance with the QA system
  • Agreeing project plans and fee agreements
  • Quality control of output of team and projects in accord with the approved QA system
  • Project planning and reviews acting as project Partner/Manager across a number of disciplines
  • Contributing to the development and management of the wider business including work winning, marketing, recruitment, training, staff development and the efficient organisation of the workload across the department
  • Client management
  • Maintaining professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Dispute resolution on behalf of company – where problems have arisen on projects up to the Project Partner to be the person who resolves those disputes/liaises with clients
  • 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)

  • Control of a defined planning team
  • Acting as a Partner of Rapleys in the wider interest of the business
  • Managing client contacts of that team and the wider business in conjunction with others
  • Ensuring that the quality of advice and work meets the required standard.

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