Planning Consultant

Planning Consultant

SF Planning, located in Gloucestershire, provides a full range of planning services across the UK with expert and candid advice.  We make brighter futures possible through frank and responsible planning consultancy and we are proud to be firm leaders of development proposals and policy changes across all sectors of the industry.

Despite the global situation, we are delighted to have continued to grow throughout 2020 and are now looking for an additional Planning Consultant to join our friendly team, based in the Gloucestershire area.

Employee job satisfaction is a high priority for us, with the company being very clear about its purpose and values.  Expressions of interest are sought from enthusiastic and hardworking planners.  Finding the right individual is very important for us, and therefore, the successful candidate will ideally have the following experience and attributes:

  • 3-5 years post qualification experience
  • A member of, or, working towards membership of the RTPI
  • Private and/or public sector experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Clean driving licence and access to a car.


  • Developing creative and original planning solutions
  • Consulting with stakeholders and other interested parties
  • Researching planning policies to guide development
  • Assisting other members of the team
  • Drafting planning and appeal statements/strategies, for our wide ranging client base
  • Attending and presenting at planning committees and appeal hearings
  • Keeping up to date with legislation associated with the planning system.

If you fit the bill, you will be working on the promotion of land, negotiations with councils, architects & clients, and the submission & management of planning applications and appeals.

Salary is negotiable depending on skills and experience. We offer a generous pension, employee insurance schemes, bonuses, excellent access to training/networking events and other benefits.  We continually look to invest in our staff by providing an environment to grow and contribute to the success of the business.

Please submit your CV and a brief covering letter explaining how you feel you would fit the role to Simon Firkins:

No employment agencies please.

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