Planning Vacancies – Associates, Senior Planners & Planners





Associates, Senior Planners & Planners

Level of position

Depending on Experience

Salary range

Rapleys is currently enjoying a sustained period of growth across all divisions of the business. To this end our Planning division is looking for knowledgeable and passionate professionals to fill a number of new vacancies in our Birmingham, Bristol and London offices. 

We need Associates, Senior Planners and Planners to provide town planning advice and consultancy services for clients across a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, residential, automotive & roadside and commercial.

This is truly an exciting time to join Rapleys as we continue our expansion and development plan.

Key responsibilities (depending on seniority of appointment):

  • Conducting planning activities as directed by the Project Co-ordinator.
  • Preparing planning applications and planning appeals as well as liaising and negotiating with planning officers, clients and third parties.
  • Assessing projects for both risk and feasibility, inputting into company investment decisions.
  • Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accord with the QA system.
  • Attendance at meetings, planning committees, pre and post application public consultations.
  • Managing budgetary constraints imposed on projects/instructions and to work effectively within the constraints of the instruction.
  • Ensuring compliance with local planning regulations.
  • Writing reports, interpreting data, and making recommendations.
  • Demonstrating business development skills through effective client management, networking events and using planning expertise to identify short- and long-term prospects.
  • Possessing sound knowledge and understanding of project management and interdisciplinary working arrangements.


  • RTPI/MRTPI qualified or working towards
  • Technical knowledge in the field of town planning and associated legislation, procedures and standards.
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely and to develop arguments in written form and through debate/discussion.
  • Responsible for contributing to own continuing professional development through attendance at appropriate training courses and internal CPD sessions and wider reading.
  • The ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.


  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension Scheme (to include Death in Service)
  • Car/Car allowance
  • Private Medical Insurance + Cash Plan
  • Bonuses for performance and business generation
  • General holiday allowance + birthday + Rapleys Wellbeing Day
  • Enhanced Maternity, Paternity & Adoption policies
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cyclescheme
  • Recognition awards (including long service & work anniversaries)
  • Regular social events plus annual business-wide event

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