De Pol Associates Ltd is a Chartered Town Planning Consultancy based just outside the town of Leyland and Preston City, in Lancashire. For over 34 years we have built up a strong client base covering a diverse range of projects across the whole of the UK, although focusing predominantly within the North West of England. We pride ourselves on our solid client relationships, which have been developed through a very personal approach.

Our current portfolio covers multiple sectors, including residential, mixed-use, waste, industrial, leisure/tourism, rural, commercial and retail schemes. Our varied client base includes local, regional and national developers, private landowners, national companies and individual homeowners.

Our offices are situated within attractive private grounds with free parking, only 5 minutes from the M6, M61 and M65 motorways, making us within easy reach of Manchester, Liverpool, Blackburn and Lancaster.

We are looking for a Senior/ Principal Planner to join our successful and established team, working on a range of projects. The successful applicant should have at least 5 years post graduate experience and be a member of the RTPI. Specifically, you will:

  • Possess excellent knowledge of the planning system and related legislation,
  • Have experience of project management include overseeing external consultants with regards to range of disciplines such as highways, site investigations, drainage, FRA’s, ecology, landscaping etc,
  • Have good communication skills,
  • Have excellent report writing skills and be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines,
  • Be able to build and develop relationships with new and existing clients.

In return, De Pol Associates offers a culture first approach to business that helps individuals flourish. The team is dedicated to its clients and achieving best-in-class results, which is demonstrated by our results and retained client base. In addition, you will receive:

  • A competitive salary to reflect your experience and capability
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Flexible / home working
  • Competitive annual leave
  • Payment of RTPI professional subscription
  • Membership of company’s pension scheme
  • Continued support for learning and development
  • Employee health plan with discount scheme covering retail, leisure, travel and much more
  • Mobile phone

Further information on the position or organisation can be found on our website or by contacting Gillian Viragh on 01772 888488 in confidence. Please send your CV with a covering letter to .