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.


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.


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.


  • 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


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.


“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 Manager

As one of our planning consultants, you’ll have your own projects to work on. You’ll have considerable experience and a true understanding of the planning system. If you’ve great rapport skills, a team player with a focus on quality, and a willingness to make decisions to achieve results, we’d love to hear form you.

Working under the guidance of our Senior Planning Consultant, you’ll help us to get the job done for our clients. With about 2 years experience in planning, a willingness to learn and be inquisitive. We will support you to develop all the skills you need to be successful in your planning career.


    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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