Are you looking to take the next step in your career? Eager to begin managing larger schemes and building up experience of developing business? If so, our client has a great opportunity for you to join their growing planning team in Birmingham. The Associate Planner will become an integral member of the team tasked with managing a varied and challenging workload that spans the Midlands and beyond with typical clients include volume house builders, developers, wealthy individuals and retailers with their projects varying in both size and complexity. Responsibilities shall include the preparation, submission and monitoring of planning applications, mentoring junior team members, undertaking appeals and developing new business. Planning in Birmingham is taking centre stage with new opportunities arising at national consultancies as they establish strong footholds in the second city. As their workload continues to grow our client is keen to add experience to their team and this opportunity would suit either a Senior Planner or Associate Planner who feels they have no room for progression in their current role and the ambition to join a national practice within which there is no glass ceiling for progression. The ideal Associate Planner will have demonstrable experience across either the private or public sectors and will be a confident communicator able to engage with clients, colleagues and Planning Officers. Previous experience of business development would be highly beneficial, but is not essential, as our client will be able to provide the Associate with a platform for this skill to be developed. Chartered membership of the RTPI is essential as will be the ability to work efficiently within a team and independently. You will be joining an established consultancy renowned for rewarding employees with a competitive remuneration package plus ample opportunity for continued career progression. Please apply with your most recent CV or contact Jason Moore on 0151 242 1630 to discuss this opportunity in more detail.