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 Some of their work is dealing with problems inherited from the past, such as outdated road systems.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. Health and Safety Officer

    Location: Ayrshire

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Health & Safety

    Experienced Health & Safety Office required for a 6 month fixed term contract.
    This role involves travelling to sites across Europe so flexibility is essential.
    The ideal candidate will have;

    A minimum of 5 years' experience within construction 
    NEBOSH certificate 
    Full, Clean driving licence 
    Flexible to travel 

    Main duties will include ...

  3. Factoring Officer

    Location: Glasgow

    Salary: TBC

    Category: Construction/Trades/Property

    An exciting position has arisen for a Factoring Officer within a Glasgow based Housing Association.  This is a 1 year contract.
    The position has arisen due to the growth of factoring and mid market rent services within the Housing Association.  This will be an extremely busy and varied role and ...