An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Graduate to join our Planning & Development team in Cambridge.. This is a varied and interesting graduate role providing support the Planning and Development team with planning applications and projects whilst working towards achieving MRTPI qualification through the APC Structured Training Scheme.
Our Cambridge office is in an ideal location, based just a short walk from the main train station. This role is to start in September, with interviews taking place up towards the end of June, early July where necessary.
Liaising and communicating with clients and managing and developing client relationships
Fielding enquiries from prospective clients, reviewing and assessing their proposals and preparing fee proposals for them
Providing professional planning advice to clients on a variety of planning matters
Briefing, liaising with and managing external consultants responsible for producing work to support clients’ planning applications and appeals
Negotiating with local authorities and consultees on behalf of clients in the preparation and management of planning applications, appeals and representations
Preparing and conducting planning appeals via the written representations, informal hearing and public inquiry procedures
Making representations on behalf of clients to Local Plan consultations and representing clients through the public examination process
Managing own fee income by monitoring progress towards targets ensuring timely invoicing of work
You must have an RTPI recognised degree; you will also have experience within a Planning & Development team gained through work experience or placements. It is essential that you have a full UK driving licence.
We offer you:
We offer a structured training programme, regular assessments to ensure you achieve the full level of competency and up to five days study leave. In addition, we pay your APC registration fee, your first APC final assessment and up to £500 towards suitable course fees, plus 25 days annual leave and a great working environment.
Approachable – we treat every relationship with respect, integrity & warmth
Effective – we do what we say we will, we do it well & we’re accountable
Ambitious – we are ambitious for our clients and our firm
Starting September 2019
You will be asked to respond to a number of questions about your academic achievements and work experience and to write a covering letter. We also ask you about your motivations and interest in a career in property as well as any extracurricular activities. We ask you to provide reference contact details, one educational and one employment.