Job Title: Assistant Planner
Location: Cheltenham
Category: Graduate
Type: Permanent Full-time
Salary: Negotiable
Reference #: RG1284

Job Description

Assistant Planner
Location: Cheltenham
Salary: £Negotiable – depending on experience

The planning team at Ridge has over 25 years of experience and is a great place to work. We know this is because of the quality of our people, and the fact that our team were runners up in the RTPI Employer Award for Excellence. And due to continuing success, we are now looking to grow our Planning Team even further with the recruitment of an ambitious Assistant Planner.

Main Duites
•Provide advice on planning and land use matters to a variety of clients including leading infrastructure providers and commercial developers
•Responsible for assisting in the preparation and submission of often complex planning applications and appeals
•Provide assistance with planning applications, site appraisals, planning strategies and development plan representations
•Offer advice and guidance to clients throughout all stages of the planning process

Minimum requirements are:
•2.1 at degree level
•RTPI accredited town planning qualification. (A RICS accredited qualification (planning & development route) would also be acceptable). This will be at Master’s level
•A minimum of one years planning experience essential

You will be working on a number of large-scale complex projects so the ability to manage your own time, workload and problem solve is critical. You will have an inquisitive nature, analytical mind and high level of intellect - combining your excellent written and oral skills to produce considered and robust reports and recommendations

Raising awareness – A commitment to understanding and promoting the wider Ridge services and capabilities, and to sharing this knowledge with the contacts you deal with, internally and externally with Clients and contact. All staff are expected to maintain a Cross-Selling log throughout the year, for review as part of the annual PDR process.

What's in it for you?
At Ridge we invest heavily in our biggest assets........our people. And as you will find out from day one in your Ridge career, you will be handsomely rewarded:

• 25 days holiday
• Private Healthcare
• Life Assurance
• Pension: Standard 5% Ridge Contribution
• Highly competitive salary

About Ridge:
Ridge is an award winning, UK top 20 multi-discipline property and construction consultancy. Core disciplines include Project Management, Cost Management, Building Surveying, Building Services Engineering, Building Services Maintenance Management, Property Consultancy, Architecture, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Health & Safety, Sustainability, Legal Support Services, Planning Consultancy Services’, Traffic & Transportation, Infrastructure Commercial Management, Geo-Environmental. In addition, we provide property consultancy expertise for asset management, modern procurement, planned maintenance programmes, innovative strategies and holistic delivery planning.

We maintain a spread of projects across all public and private sector markets from social housing to Formula One which is the essence of our strength in the depth and diverse range of our activity. All services are accredited to BS EN ISO9001 2015 for quality, ISO14001 environmental, ISO18001 Health & Safety and with Investors in People. Ridge has been successfully operating since 1946 and now employs over 585 people in ten offices across the UK and has delivered projects in 75 countries worldwide.

Closing Date: 29th October 2018

This position is now closed and no longer accepting applications.