Town Planner Jobs

Town planner jobs prepare plans to shape the future of our towns, cities and rural areas. Town planner jobs prepare long-term plans, check new developments and advise government departments and local councillors.  Planning work is very varied, with projects ranging from a small house extension to an international airport. Some of their work is dealing with problems inherited from the past, such as outdated road systems. Some involves forecasting future trends, such as housing needs.

In a small office, town planner jobs may do a wide range of work. In a large office they are more likely to specialise. Town planner jobs work can include visiting sites to assess the effects of development on the surroundings, collecting information and writing reports, analysing data and preparing policies, advising councillors and other decision makers, presenting proposals at planning committees and public meetings and negotiating between different interest groups that will be affected by changes.

Town planner jobs should be committed to improving quality of life and the environment, be capable of presenting proposals and dealing with people, work well in a team, and have a strong interest in the environment.  Most town planner jobs work for local authorities and government departments. Others work for planning consultancies and large firms.

To qualify, people need a degree in town and country planning or urban planning that has been accredited by The Royal Town Planning Institute, or a degree in a different subject followed by a postgraduate course in planning. Town planner jobs also need at least two years' planning experience.

It is possible to progress to management or to move into related work, such as property development.

Town planner jobs requirements

A Town Planner should have mathematical ability, be able to communicate clearly, be commercially aware with an interest in business and finance and be interested in and have a good knowledge of construction

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  1. Fabricator / welder

    Location: Glasgow Area

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Trades/Property

    Stafffinders are currently recruiting for aFabricator / Welder for the Glasgow area.Duties will include metal fabrication, including metal sculptures, gates, railings, structural steel work, architectural, ironmongery, blacksmith work and bespoke items.

  2. Plasterer

    Location: Glasgow City Centre

    Salary: £13.00 p/h

    Category: Construction/Trades/Property

    The successful candidates should be able to demonstrate a strong track record in a similar environment,
    to be supported by strong references.This is an IMMEDIATE requirement with the successful candidate being offered long term, on going work.
    Previous experience in plastering is essential.
    If you would like to be ...

  3. Tiler

    Location: Airdrie

    Salary: £12.80 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders are looking for someone who is passionate about their trade and who will represent us well.
    The successful candidate should have their own transport and tools.
    This post will be a temporary position running for around 3 days which is when the job is presumed to finish
    To apply ...

  4. Bench Hand Joiner

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: £14.00 p/h

    Category: Construction / Trades / Property

    Stafffinders have a position for 3 experienced bench joiners.
    Candidates must have experience as a Joiner together with experience in making furniture. Accuracy and a keen eye for detail is essential. Take pride in their work and able to work as part of a team.
    Pay: negotiable based on experience ...