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Gillings Planning Ltd | Second Floor | Trinity House | 123 Winchester Road | Chandlers Ford | Hampshire SO53 2DR Tel: 02382 358855 | Registered in England and Wales | Company Number 10778690


Senior Planner at Gillings Planning -February 2022


Job Description

What you’ll do:

• Enjoy your job!

• More formally though – undertake tasks necessary to support and assist the team in delivering

client instructions and business development.

• Be responsible for running your own projects, with support.

• Tasks are varied but may include:

o Undertaking planning history searches

o Attending site visits

o Desk or field research as necessary

o Report writing for Planning Statements etc – writing persuasively

o Preparing and project managing Environmental Statements – writing factually

o Analysis and undertaking Planning Appraisals – using your judgement

o Development Plan Monitoring and writing representations to policy

o Arrange and attend public consultation events

o Attend range of meeting types, alone and in supporting role

o Seek to complete the full list of ‘experiences’

o Assisting with office admin as necessary

• Have direct client contact (with support) and liaise with the professional teams

• Set budgets/fee proposals and prepare invoices

• Have increasing responsibility and client contact


How we’d like you to do it:

• Listen, read and receive briefings and question the team until you understand

• Work to a deadline and uphold our quality standard

• Manage your own workload, with help on prioritisation as needed and proactively seek work from

the client and clients

• Seek and accept feedback, and adapt as needed

• Challenge us – if you can think of a better way, tell us

• Be willing to travel and attend evening meetings

• Be proficient at writing professionally and using IT to a high standard.

• Be responsible for budgets and develop a commercial understanding

• Care about, and be committed to, the success of the business

• Be flexible to the role and job description evolving


We will help you to:

• Develop a range of experience of tasks, sectors and scale of projects

• Offer you training opportunities and ‘on the job’ experience

• Pass your APC (if needed)

• Enjoy your job and life outside work!


The package:

• Full time role, but with flexible working

• Circa £35k depending on experience, plus discretionary bonus

• 24 days holiday (excluding public holidays)

• Birthday holiday and 2 volunteering days

• Pension contribution of 5% (3% employee)

• Shared parking and Cycle to Work Scheme


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Mike Hardy

Mike Hardy

Principal Consultant


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