Job Title: Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: East Sussex
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
REF: BBBH22162
Contact Name: Andy Tubb
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 4 years ago

On behalf of our client we are seeking to appoint a qualified Planner who is ambitious, passionate and tenacious. The opportunity would potentially suit a qualified Architect with extensive planning experience.

The organisation is a multi-award winning specialist consultancy who with a heritage in the design and construction of luxurious and unique sustainable buildings.

The role has been created to meet the demands of their ever growing portfolio of clients. You will play a key role in the delivery of an ambitious nationwide project covering commercial leisure schemes within rural areas of outstanding natural beauty.

Skill & Qualifications

Educated to a degree level in a planning related discipline.

You will need to have extensive experience in the preparation and negotiation of carefully considered planning applications in sensitive locations.

The role will include preparing planning statements, planning feasibility studies, preparing and submitting applications of varying scale and complexity. You will be delivering work to set deadlines and conveying advice internally to our in house design and project delivery teams as well as to external clients.

You will be be confident in client facing situations, thrive in a team environment, have good presentation and communication skills, first-rate commercial awareness, excellent time management and organisational ability, and possess strong report writing skills.

Key role responsibilities

Seeking and collating proposals from specialist consultants.
Reviewing consultants reports and ensuring applications are comprehensive, coordinated and consistent.
Drafting of documents such as planning supporting statements and Design and Access Statements in relation to applications for planning permission.
Co-ordinating the production of application plans and drawings.
Undertaking planning policy research and analysis, identifying planning strategies and risks.
Producing detailed technical plans using AutoCAD or similar software.
Undertaking site appraisals including desk based research, data analysis and site visits where required.
Attending and contributing to client progress meetings, design team meetings and debriefs*.
Coordinating with Blue Forest's in house design and project delivery teams.

The role is primarily office based but it may be necessary to undertake site visits and travel across the UK and Europe where necessary.

Personal Attributes

Methodical, logical and analytical in your approach, with strong communication and negotiation skills.
Have a detailed knowledge of the principles of architecture, coupled with an awareness of the social and environmental impact of timber construction.
Strong experience of terminology, methods, practices and techniques of architectural drafting.

A passion for building Environmentally friendly and Sustainable products would be desirable.

We look forward to receiving your application.