The Company

The client, a family-run business with over 60 years of experience, is looking for an ambitious Graduate Town Planner to join the Planning team in their Bristol office. They work on projects throughout the UK, restoring the conservation of historic and listed buildings. and cover residential, commercial, planning and construction, renewable energy, rural consultancy, infrastructure and many more sectors.

This role is a great opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable experience from sector-leading professionals and kick-start their career. The successful candidate will ideally have UK based work experience.

Benefits as an Assistant Town Planner

  • Attractive salary with discretionary bonuses
  • A contemporary working environment in an excellent location.
  • Friendly, open, and caring culture.
  • Regular social events.
  • Fantastic opportunity to learn and for career progression.

The Position of an Assistant Town Planner

  • Responsible for supporting the team in the delivery of a wide range of project.
  • Assisting with planning applications and condition sign offs.
  • Participate in Weekly Planning Meetings, reporting to the Design & Planning Director and the rest of the team against projects you are involved in.
  • Meaningfully engaged in all work streams and an active member of the team to help you consolidate your technical skills and confidence as you build your career.

Essential Criteria for the Assistant Town Planner

  • Degree or higher in relevant subject – ideally RTPI accredited
  • Previous consultancy experience, especially work focused on heritage.
  • Have a good knowledge of existing and changes to planning and other legislation that affect the potential for developing current and future sites.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and be a self-starter working on your own initiative.
  • Have strong research, analytical skills, and reporting skills.
  • Be proactive and professional individual.


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable Assistant Town Planners ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Tamzin Warren-Vimpany on 01792 957385 or at We have many more vacancies available on our website at

This is a permanent role.

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