Planner

Specific Location
Northampton

Division
Northampton

Hours of Work
Full time

Brand
Barratt Homes

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
28 September 2018

Planner

Our Planning Teams manage the spectrum of areas of the planning system on behalf of the Company. In an ever-changing planning environment, our teams have experience in influencing the formation of planning policy, strategic land promotion, handling the development management process and implementing community engagement strategies.

Depending on the position within the team, you may be working on the identification of future land acquisition opportunities, devising planning strategies, managing consultant development teams, drafting the statements required for the submission of planning applications and delivering immediate or long term planning projects on a variety of scales. As part of this process, you will be involved in partnership working and liaison with a variety of planning authorities, local stakeholders and local residents.

 

Purpose:

 

To produce and collate information for planning applications and submit and monitor their progress. Also to liaise directly with the planning authority in progressing applications, discharging conditions and planning obligations.

 

Responsible to:

 

Strategic Planning Manager/Development Director

 

Responsibilities:

 

  • Manage all facets of the day-to-day promotion of all current planning applications
  • Co-ordinate the production of sketch and detailed planning layouts
  • Produce Design and Access Statements
  • Submit planning applications
  • Liaise directly with - and respond to the comments of - planning authorities and statutory consultees to ensure the successful outcome of the planning application process
  • Managing all external consultants involved in the planning applications/promotions
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
  • Undertake community engagements.

 

Personal characteristics / qualifications and skills:

 

  • Graduate level – Planner or Chartered Surveyor
  • Previous experience with a local authority, house builder or private consultancy
  • Experience in planning policy/DC and project management
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Possession of driving licence and, ideally, good knowledge of the local area
  • Ability to work on own initiative, self-manage and prioritise own workload
  • Computer literate

 

Benefits:

 

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Bonus scheme
  • Money purchase pension scheme
  • Choice of flexible benefits
  • Company car or cash allowance
  • Death in Service benefit
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