All about Planning and Surveying Recruitment

Allen & York are an established Planning and Surveying recruitment specialists, sourcing candidates for Town Planning jobs, Transport Planning jobs, Waste & Minerals Planning jobs, Land Surveyor jobs, Building Surveyor jobs and more throughout the UK. We have an excellent network and talent pool of rare and specialised Planning and Surveying candidates within the Private Sector, Multidisciplinary Consultancies, Local Authorities, Developers and specialist Planning Practices across the country.

Our Planning and Surveying team have been an intrinsic part of the market since 1993, offering expert knowledge and a reliable, quality-led service to both candidates and clients alike. We give all of our clients the same dedicated service, whether a small practice looking to expand or a global multidisciplinary looking for experts in this field.

Working confidentially with candidates, Graduate to Director level – often with Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI), Transport Planning Professional (TPP), Royal Institution of Chartered Surveying (AssocRICS / MRICS) qualifications and membership - we aim to build long lasting relationships that lead to future development and success.

If you’re looking for Town Planners, Transport Planners or Transport Policy / Regulatory candidates or individuals within the wider built environment space (Estate Management, Land Management, Building Surveying or Rural Surveying), we’re experts in the field.

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Executive Search

We have a global network of senior managers and executives, all across the private, public and third sector, ready to deliver purposeful leadership.

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Whether perm, fixed-term or contract, our tried and tested recruitment process works. Experts in search, we deliver great candidates, quicker.

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PSL Partnering

Acting as an extension of your recruitment team, we'll deliver to agreed recruitment SLAs and work with you to achieve your recruitment goals.

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Response Handling

Whether you need support for a one-off role or on-going help, you can take advantage of A&Y Connect, flexible response handling when you need it.

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  • Matt Armstrong

    Head of Strategy & Digital , British Airways Holidays

    ​Working with Allen & York, and in particular with Lester, has been a very pleasant and productive experience. Lester’s understanding of our requirements was exceptional, resulting in only CVs for applicants that met our brief being forwarded on. Working in partnership with A&Y and using dual branding on adverts also worked really well. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Allen &...

  • Ecology Recruitment Manager

    Ecology Recruitment Manager , Global Multidisciplinary Consultancy

    ​​“We had a recruitment need in our Ecology Team and were struggling to find good candidates. The decision was taken to appoint one agency only and to give them free reign in the hope that this would provide more of an incentive. After some deliberation, we settled on Allen & York, due to our history of working together and an...

  • HR Manager

    HR Manager , DHL

    ​​“We had very specific competency requirement for our HSE Advisors which could not be met through local recruitment. Allen & York were provided with 5 'must have' and 5 'desirable' criteria and within 2 weeks provided CVs which were a perfect fit, and two candidates have now accepted roles.  The service provided met and exceeded expectations.”

  • Recruitment Specialist

    Recruitment Specialist , RES Group

    ​​“We have been working with Allen & York for many years and have always been impressed by their professionalism, good customer service and their ability to supply us with strong candidates for ‘hard to fill’ roles”. 

  • Recruitment Team Lead

    Recruitment Team Lead , Siemens Energy Wind Power, Tidal & Energy Services

    ​"The Allen & York team have stood out in my view as one of the suppliers that acts as a partner to myself and my team. We can call upon them as needed, to deliver a quality service for us and to work with us in partnership to achieve goals. I appreciate their willingness to tailor their approach to suit our...

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