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Strutt & Parker - Senior Planner (Cambridge)

Last update 15.07.2024
The Role
Strutt & Parker’s National Planning and Development Team are growing. With a clear plan for expansion we are now seeking talented experts to be part of our future leadership team. Working on a variety of interesting projects and will support senior colleagues on planning applications and local plan representations, with the aim of taking the lead on small-scale projects where appropriate.


• Several years’ working in planning, ideally including working within the private sector but not essential.
• Will need to be able to demonstrate experience in both local plan preparation and development management.
• Must be able to work in a team environment and able to manage competing demands and prioritise tasks for themselves and others with the key aspect being to meet clients’ expectations.
• Must be a problem-solver and advocate ideas and solutions clearly.
• Successful applicants will have a flexible attitude towards working and be self-motivated with a strong team spirit.
• Candidates should also be self-assured, confident, enjoy the prospect of developing their own client base and making a real contribution to the prosperity of the Company and themselves.
• Ideally qualified with the RTPI or working towards qualification.


• Flexibility and agility – able to juggle a number of tasks at the same time.
• Initiative and motivation – thinking for themselves and working with minimal supervision.
• Awareness – able to identify limits of own abilities and seek help from colleagues where appropriate.
• Proactive – able to identify opportunities and constraints, and to think outside the box.
• Efficient and organised – able to effectively manage own time and budgets.
• Commercially astute – able to recognise clients’ varying needs.
• Pursues excellence – seeks to provide a high quality of work and keen to improve skills.
The role will be based primarily in the Cambridge Office but will involve travel to other Strutt & Parker offices and clients. 

Person Specification:

• Strong and effective team player within the local, regional and national business 
• Aspiration and energy to develop their own professional reputation and profile and that of the firm 
• Ability to gain the respect of colleagues, clients and their staff and advisors by providing a personable and highly professional service within their sphere of expertise

Professional Skills & Qualifications

• Professionally qualified RTPI
• Good level relevant post-qualified experience 
• Excellent research and analytical skills 
• Excellent IT skills including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet 
We are proud to offer award-winning benefits to support and reward our employees:
  • Heath & Leisure: 25 days annual leave + public holidays (the option of purchasing up to 5 additional days via flex benefits), health screening, gym discounts, wellbeing support, volunteering opportunities, cycle to work scheme, eye care voucher, travel & retail discounts, travel insurance, concierge service, kids pass, open fairways golf card, great company culture and social events (including sports teams, charity events, art pass), perks at work 
  • Financial: Pension, company car allowance, life assurance at 8 x basic salary, group income protection, long term disability insurance,  interest free season ticket loan, bonus scheme - you will be eligible to participate in the Company’s Bonus Scheme, share incentive plan, financial and mortgage advice 
BNP Paribas Real Estate is committed to providing a work environment that fosters diversity, inclusion, and equal employment opportunity without regard to race, colour, gender, age, creed, sex, religion, national origin, disability (physical or mental), marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, or any other legally protected status.
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