Planner / Senior Planner

Closing date: 22/10/2019
Term: Permanent
Working hours: Full-time
Department: Planning Consultancy
Location: Stratford-Upon-Avon
The firm

Shakespeare Martineau is a Top 55 law firm that combines creativity, commerciality and clarity. We work with blue-chip companies, leading organisations, high street brands and individuals across the country.

As enterprising and original thinkers, we’re driven to create exceptional experiences for our clients and our people. We handle personal and business-critical issues and game-changing deals across many dynamic sectors. It’s stimulating and rewarding.

We’re hardworking and deeply ambitious about creating opportunities for our employees; to move forward and achieve our ambition together. We provide an environment in which you’re supported to reach your potential.

Our people have a blend of excellent technical and business skills with the talent to do things differently.

Here you’ll find top quality work, cutting edge training, high profile clients, and supportive colleagues. We think it could be time you joined us.

The team

Our multi-disciplinary Real Estate group is highly regarded by our clients and within the sector. It comprises not only lawyers but also town and country planners. We’ve brought experts into our services in planning, development, investment, landlord and tenant matters, social housing, construction and litigation with a particular emphasis on energy, housing, education, finance and investment funds.

Marrons Planning is the planning consultancy team within Shakespeare Martineau and part of the firm’s multi-disciplinary Real Estate group, which includes lawyers as well as town planners.

Marrons Planning has some of the industry’s most experienced RTPI qualified town and country planners advising clients on a wide range of planning and development issues. Our experience includes dealing with planning matters of all types and scales from leading and co-ordinating large and complex development proposals, to dealing with small scale and householder developments. We provide our clients with advice on the submission of planning applications and appeals, representations to development plans, site allocation and promotions and strategic planning and housing land supply advice.  We undertake planning appraisals, advise on permitted development rights and enforcement issues, commercial, industrial and retail development, heritage matters and act as expert witness at inquiries and other tribunals.


The roles:

A fantastic opportunity for a Planner is available to join our growing planning consultancy within our Stratford-Upon-Avon office.

Working alongside a team of experienced and skilled town planners, you will be able to quickly learn and develop your knowledge of the planning process within a consultancy environment. 

We will give you experience of working on a variety of projects, including delivering major mixed use urban extensions across the UK.   With our support, you will be working with national house builders, land promoters, and landowners.  From securing planning permissions and land allocations, to negotiating S106 Agreements and conditions, you will be given the opportunity to be a key part of our business.

As part of Shakespeare Martineau, you will also have access to high quality training and support on the key business skills you need to be an effective and productive planning consultant.

The key duties will be:

  • advising on development potential of land and buildings
  • assisting with preparing planning applications and appeals
  • providing policy advice and research
  • drafting representations to plan consultations and examinations
  • working with clients and other consultants to deliver development

Skills and experience you will have:

  • more than 3 years’ experience in a Planning role (e.g. within local government, consultancy or development industry)
  • a relevant Planning qualification
  • membership of RTPI or working towards membership

Key competencies you will need:

  • an understanding of the planning process and systems
  • good attention to detail and accuracy
  • excellent communication skills and a friendly approachable manner
  • ability to prioritise workload and manage time efficiently
  • strong IT skills
  • drive, commitment, enthusiastic and a team player approach
Additional information

Due to the nature of the work undertaken, confirmation of employment will be subject to a variety of checks which will be carried out once an offer of employment is accepted. Details of the checks can be found here.

Equal opportunities

Shakespeare Martineau is a committed equal opportunities employer. We seek to attract, develop and retain talented people from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. We value and respect individuality and encourage a culture within our business where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths and experiences. Everyone who either applies to or works for the firm is treated equally, regardless of their gender, age, ethnic origin, nationality, marital status, sexual orientation or religious beliefs.