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Senior Planning Consultant

Norse Consulting
England, Norfolk
Up to £56000 per annum
Closing date
31 Jul 2024

Senior Planning Consultant
Salary £56,000
37 Hours per week

Norse Consulting is a national, award-winning property consultancy delivering high profile commissions to a range of public and private sector clients across the UK. Our multi-disciplined teams provide a number of property services to our clients, undertaking a wide range of projects including residential/commercial/educational of varying size and complexity, resulting in innovative, sustainable and commercially viable delivery.

Due to internal promotion we are looking to recruit a Senior Planning Consultant in the Planning discipline based within the Estates Team of the Norwich office.

The Norse Consulting Estates Team includes experienced property professionals providing planning, estates and asset management services to a range of clients and have been doing so for over 25 years. We are a strategic partner to a number of Local Authorities delivered through our joint venture model and deliver services through a range of contract types, with the aim of understanding and delivering the needs of our clients.
The Planning Team includes Chartered Town Planners, and the Senior Planning Consultant will report to the Associate Director - Planning and will be responsible for providing case specific planning and development advice on a day-to-day basis to colleagues and clients and taking responsibility for managing and developing individuals as well as maintaining and growing relationships with existing and new clients. The Senior Planning Consultant will also support larger collaborative pieces of work within the Group and work in accordance with the Group's values.

The main role accountabilities will include:

* Work within various timescales and briefs set out by clients and manage the caseload accordingly
* Provide effective planning and development advice to clients
* Maintain outputs of appropriate quality and seek to maximise the development potential/optimise the value of sites to meet clients' requirements
* Identify the planning potential of sites including investigating site opportunities and constraints and assessing development potential
* Prepare specific planning / development schemes and promote these through the planning process to meet client requirements
* Submit appropriate planning and associated applications, progress appeals and make representations as may be necessary, including negotiating on S106 and other planning obligations/agreements.
* Undertake development appraisals, planning briefs and masterplans of land/buildings and prepare schemes to maximise development potential/optimise the value of sites to deliver best value to meet clients' requirements.
* Assist in the identification and realisation of new business opportunities with a focus on planning services
* Fee earning at 90% and contribute to the achievement of business plan objectives and targets.
* Carry out any other duties appropriate to the grade of the post.

Our Successful Candidate

It is expected that you will be able to demonstrate:

* Professional Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
* Bachelor's degree or equivalent in a related discipline.
* Demonstrate significant relevant experience with at least 5 years post qualification.
* Familiar with relevant construction, health and safety legislation and risks and hazards.
* Hold a current CSCS site card or prepared to attain.
* Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
* Full UK Driving Licence

Our Offer

This opportunity will give you the chance to contribute at a senior level to a successful and growing business. Alongside fantastic opportunities for career growth/professional development and progression within a national, multi-disciplinary organisation you will receive:

* Competitive Annual Salary of up to £56,000 DoE
* 27 Days Holiday, plus 8 Bank Holiday
* Norse Consulting Sickness Scheme
* Royal London Pension Scheme
* BUPA Health Cash Plan
* BUPA PMI reduced rate scheme
* Free parking in our new Head Office, situated next to Norwich airport
* Flexible & hybrid working arrangements
* Cycle to work scheme
* Local benefits including gym memberships and store discounts.

A DBS check will be required for our successful candidate, payment will be met by the employer.

We are committed to employment practices and behaviours which encourage diversity, promote equality of treatment and eliminate unlawful and or unfair discrimination.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once we have received sufficient applications. If you have not been contacted within two weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful and will not be progressed to the next stage.

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