JOBS AT WHARFE RURAL
PLANNING

JOBS AT WHARFE RURAL PLANNING

The WRP team is growing! We’re always interested in hearing from planning consultants, project managers, designers and other people who want to make their mark.

We believe we’ve created something pretty special here at WRP. You’ll be welcomed into a friendly, inclusive team, where everyone’s views are respected. We believe in celebrating our achievements and want everyone in the team to genuinely enjoy what they do.

If you join us, you’ll be working closely with your clients – helping to improve peoples’ lives and strengthen small businesses.

And you’ll be swapping traffic fumes for fresh country air, as we’re based in the pretty Cheshire village of Lower Peover.

WRP are brilliant at what they do – I would never go anywhere else!

JAMES FIELDING

WHY WRP?

At WRP, we believe in looking after our people and helping them to progress through their career. We want you to love your job and get a real kick out of helping people to make their homes and businesses better.

To make sure that can happen, we’ve created a working environment where everyone can contribute, whether you’re fresh out of uni or a seasoned planning pro. Your voice will be heard and you’ll be treated as a valued member of the team. You’ll get to work with a variety of clients to tackle a huge variety of planning issues, from extensions on Grade II listed homes to barn conversions.

FLEXIBLE WORKING

While we want you to enjoy your job, we know it’s not the most important thing in your life. We believe in balance, so we promote flexible working. Most of us choose to work from home one day a week. Some of us are part-time. Traditional 9-5 hours don’t suit everyone, so we’re open to ideas. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you.

BENEFITS

  • Supportive working environment
  • 25 days’ leave (plus bank hols) as standard
  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Family-friendly working arrangements
  • Option to work at least one day from home

WHO WE’RE LOOKING FOR

We want people who are proactive, get things done and can work under their own steam. We’re particularly keen to hear from:

    • Planners – You’ll be a graduate and have 2+ years relevant working experience
    • Planning consultants – You’ll have 5+ years’ experience.
    • Project managers – You’ll have 5+ years’ experience in property and development, and ideally have a chartered surveying background and planning experience.

VIEW CURRENT VACANCIES

To apply for any of the jobs advertised, please fill in the form below this section and upload a copy of your CV.

Planning Consultant Job

As an active member of the planning team, you will be working under the
guidance of our Senior Planning Consultants. This is a client facing role
where you will be responsible for getting the job done, managing your own
case load from proposal to job completion. You will be the first point of
contact for your clients and will draft and review submissions and client
communications. You will be responsible for your own time management
and prioritisation, ensuring WRP standards are always met, and time
recording adhered to. You will also take an active role in supporting
company growth and progress by contributing to development projects
and leading with high standards

Design Consultant Jobs

As an active member of the planning team, you will be working under the
guidance of our Senior Planning Consultants and Managers. This role is
critical in helping our clients to achieve the ‘vision’ for their project. By
collaborating with the planning team and clients, you will lead on the
design elements of projects and assist in turning the ‘vision’ into successful
planning applications, producing CAD plans, images, and designs. You will
be responsible for your own time management and prioritisation, ensuring
WRP standards are always met, and time recording adhered to.

Senior Planning Consultant

To be a leading, decision making, member of the planning team – you will
make it happen. Within the Client facing element of this role you will act as
a client counsellor/mentor, helping to guide them through the planning
process and all the highs and lows it can bring. Ensuring they always feel
involved and informed in their instruction as you take it from proposal to
job completion. You will set the standard in being the first point of contact
for your clients and, drafting and reviewing submissions and client
communications.
As manager you will help set the direction and approach for team
members. Developing a strong team ethos where success is celebrated,
individuals are nurtured and supported whilst taking personal
accountability.
Collaborating with our Directors and Associate Directors, you will help
drive the Group forward by leading, aiding and supporting key group
projects and initiatives within the business plan.

“This is one of the best environments I’ve ever worked in. There’s a real
emphasis on personal development, creating the right culture and showing
appreciation. Last week, Ben booked for us all to have our cars valeted as a treat.
And, as Ben has three kids, he really understands the importance of flexible
working, I haven’t missed a school event since I started here.

Beth Binyon – Group HR & OD Director

UPLOAD YOUR CV

You never know what new opportunities might arise. So if you’re interested in joining us but can’t see a suitable vacancy, please send us your CV and tell us a bit about yourself.

“I actually look forward to Mondays. It makes such a difference working for a family-run professional business that’s right on my doorstep.”

Liz Martin-Bird – Group Finance

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