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Do you have good people skills and an interest in influencing the places where we live and work? Have you ever thought of a career in the planning profession?

Fisher German is a fast-growing, leading national firm of UK Property Consultants and Chartered Surveyors & Planners, with over 800 people across 26 offices, offering a wide range of over 20 property services lines.

Sporting competitions, charity events, CPD days, rotations, an award-winning graduate development programme - the company has a history going back as far as 1830 but that doesn’t mean we are behind the times!

What would I be doing?

  • Preparation of initial site reviews and site-specific strategies
  • Supporting team members in the preparation, submission, and management of planning applications including preparing reports relating to a variety of projects
  • Building strong working relationships and project managing other professionals, such as architects, landscape, highways, drainage, and ecology consultants
  • Engaging positively with clients, Planning Officers, members of the public and other statutory bodies
  • Supporting team members with advice, sharing workloads, and working on same projects
  • Manage time recording
  • Manage and prioritise your own caseload
  • Deliver high quality work and service to the client
  • Visit sites and meet clients

What are the requirements?

We are more than happy to teach you all the technical skills you need, it is your personal attributes and commitment to the role that is key. Ideally, you will:

  • Be a student from a planning related degree
  • Be committed to continuing your studies in order to become chartered with RTPI
  • Have an interest in the built and/or natural environment
  • Have excellent people and communication skills - both verbal and written
  • Have a positive, can-do attitude and be able to identify and solve problems
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Adopt a consultative approach, able to identify and solve problems
  • Have the ability to work on multiple projects and tasks at any one time, working in a way that is highly agile and responsive to rapidly changing client and site requirements
  • Have access to transport, or be willing to do so by the time you start work, as you will often be required to travel to out of town client sites
  • Enjoy going out and about in all weathers, travelling across the region or further afield and working outside of the normal 9-5 when required.

What’s in it for me?

Benefits include enrolment on our award-winning graduate training programme, 25 days holiday and bank holidays, your birthday off after 12 weeks of service, social and sporting activities, annual discretionary bonus, employee assistance programme and money saving shopping portal. We have a company-wide hybrid working policy, although we tend to encourage new starters to spend as much time in the presence of colleagues as possible.

To apply, submit your CV and Cover Letter in PDF document. We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.