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Dobson-Grey
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Planning Executive - Part Time
Planning Executive:   Part Time/Home based flexibility available
Office location: Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire 
Salary: Commensurate with experience/hours worked - upon application


You will join the Land & Development Consultancy team supporting the Managing Director providing Planning Advice on behalf of a range of landowner clients.  Your caseload will be a mixture of immediate and strategic planning consultancy work and development instructions. We are a multi disciplinary firm with varied demands upon our Consultants. You may also be required to provide lobbying and public consultation attendance.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to
  • Your key agenda will be to aid delivery of fees from the processing of planning applications and planning related work for immediate and strategic land on behalf of Dobson-Grey and their clients.  
  • You particular focus will be in increasing the supply and delivery of planning instructions across sectors but principally Residential and Healthcare Land, providing strategic and immediate planning advice, support to developers and investors.
  • Compiling and delivering planning strategies clients.
  • Negotiations and working closely with Local Authorities and key stakeholders.
  • Provide Planning update Reports highlighting latest planning legislation and statutory change information for Development Team and Clients.
  • Experience in preparing/support in development viability assessments.
  • In depth planning knowledge for promotion of strategic land opportunities.
  • Active Diary management system for key deadlines for Local Government consultations to ensure clients are actively promoting land and made aware.
  • Providing advice and submitting Pre application forms to Local Government UK wie
  • Experience in Permitted Development Rights application and Agricultural Tie Removal.
  • Preparation of planning applications and supporting documents for development and infrastructure schemes.
  • Input into the preparation of Development Consent Orders and associated documentation.
  • Coordination of Planning Statements, Design and Access Statements and/or input into Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs).
  • Experience of handling and negotiating Section 106 and CIL and good demonstrable planning law experience.
  • Undertaking evidence based studies (such as residential and care need employment land reviews, green belt studies, infrastructure assessments).
  • Preparation of strategy and policy documents and preparation of area based plans (such as master plans, supplementary planning documents)

Key Skills and Experience
  • Be able to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of consultants and service providers
  • Have good land planning law and policy understanding
  • Grow and support recruitment of planning team under your supervision
  • FRICS/MRICS /RTPI - Essential that you have degree level 2:1 or first level
  • Actively engaged in the town planning sector in terms of forums, memberships e.g membership of NSIP etc
  • Positive person - glass needs to be half full!  
  • Experience in either or both residential and healthcare sectors
  • Good negotiations Skills with demonstrable experience in delivery
  • Good contact database with complimentary skill consultants e.g architects, engineers, ecologists, local authority or local government stakeholders
  • Self Starter ability to bring in own new instructions but self manage and progress workload without constant supervision.  Ability to hit deadlines conscientiously and proactively
  • Proven fee track record
  • Good IT knowledge and experience - google docs ideally but training will be provided. Promap and use of Glenigans.  Ability to make online submissions and work with administrators to support online submissions. Good typing speed and attention to detail
  • Initiative.  You will support/coordinate and be responsible to applying for and winning tenders for new opportunities for the Health and Safety and Property Team
  • Programme Experience Ensure the efficient and timely flow of information from Consultants through to Clients and ensure clear direction for teams
  • Can do!  You will be able to work collaboratively and efficiently with colleagues within your team.  Demonstrate a “can do” attitude and flexible approach to work
  • Want to learn - engage in opportunities presented to improve personal professional development and highlight where gaps in knowledge need to be filled.  Actively maintain CPD diary
Want to make a difference Suggest and contribute to improved work practices and make a difference to our aspiration to grow the firm from strength to strength.  Please send your CV and covering letter to gmccarthy@dobson-grey.co.uk.
Top 10 reasons to work at Dobson-Grey Limited?
We are a family run business based in the pleasant rural surroundings of Atherstone on Stour, Stratford upon Avon.  Here at Dobson-Grey Limited we pride ourselves on Team spirit and Team Empowerment.  We actively encourage and support our staff with further training to enhance their skills.  Encourage innovative and technological thinking.  We appreciate hard work and reward it.  

Our client base is local, national and international with a number of exciting city landmark projects where you have the opportunity to work with key decision makers.   We are a small business,  with big ambitions and want to make a big difference, if you do too, we want to hear from you.
 

Whilst offering a great countryside working environment close to the global tourist destination, Stratford upon Avon, Dobson-Grey simply treats people with respect and supports its employees creative and innovative endeavours.

Our Top 10  benefits include:
  • Perk Box Recognition & Rewards
  • Flexi Time & Working from Home
  • Team Away Days
  • Car Parking on site
  • Dress Down Friday
  • 1 Day Charity Leave
  • Team break-out room
  • To help with morale, employees are free to bring their pets to work (no Rodents!)
  • Company Pension comes as standard

  • Nice coffee!

Dobson Grey Ltd are an Equal Opportunities Employer

Check out our Current Vacancies and if you would like to be part of the team send your CV to gmccarthy@dobson-grey.co.uk
Specialist Project Manager - Building Control and CDM

The purpose of the post is to provide technical support directly to Clients and Dobson-Grey Safety and Land Teams.  You will be a qualified individual to degree level with relevant professional accreditations.

This is an opportunity to build and grow your own Department focused on building a bridge between Health and Safety and Development disciplines through your Building Control and Construction experience on a number of national high profile development  projects with national and international clients.

You will be a fee earner with the duty to generate income and to also support business development with and for other members of the team.

Duties will include but are not limited to the following:
  • Solid Project Management experience in particular Building Control specialism and/or CDM.
  • Processing incoming Tender Documents including Specifications, Drawings, Method Statements, Health & Safety Plans and other related documents.
  • Entering all documents within the Document Control System (DCS).
  • Assist Consultants in the compilation and issue of Documents, enquiries and completion of reports.
  • Creating all appropriate issue documents (hard copy and electronic Version for DCS).
  • Setup and monitor dedicated account for Tender information and associated document control including distributing and filing of associated information.
  • Maintaining Registers and Schedules for Consultants and Tenders.
  • Be responsible for Document and Drawing Control.
  • Ensure good relationships with clients ensuring that there is no shortfall in document delivery.
  • Manage and compile documents and drawings in readiness for tender/client files.  Upload submission documents to the relevant website portal.
  • Respond to and organise meetings with potential,  existing and new clients for new build and refurbishment opportunities where you will provide consultancy support from design through to project management.
  • Submission and advice regarding Building control and Building Regulations application.
  • Project Management following receipt of planning permission of a mixture of property types including but not limited to residential, care, extra care, offices and industrial.

Send your CV to gmccarthy@dobson-grey.co.uk
Development Surveyor
Development Surveyor (3-5 years PQE)
You will join the Development Consultancy team supporting the Managing Director/Head of Agency (Commercial and/or Residential) providing Real Estate Advice on behalf of a range of residential and commercial developer clients.  Your caseload will be a mixture of professional, project management, agency and development instructions.  We are a multi disciplinary firm with multi disciplinary and varied demands upon our Consultants.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to
  • Your key agenda will be to support the Land and Development Team
  • You particular focus will be supporting the supply and delivery of Residential and commercial Land for Dobson-Grey through disposals and acquisitions, helping to support strategic property advice to developers and investors.
  • Compiling and delivering marketing strategies for new and surplus properties and clients.
  • Negotiations for property disposals and acquisitions
  • Provide Marketing Strategy and Reports highlighting latest and market trends and development.  Support Land Bulletin for marketing purposes.
  • Maintaining a pricing matrix database to ensure data is current and accurate
  • Experience in preparing development viability assessments
  • Basic planning knowledge for immediate and strategic planning opportunities
  • Supporting in a variety of professional areas including lease advisory, project management and valuations.
  • Supporting bid teams with new business tenders
  • Providing support in the management of procurement processes for development partnerships and agreements

Key Skills and Experience
  • Be able to work collaboratively and effectively with a wide variety of consultants and service providers
  • MRICS
  • Development appraisal skills
  • Excellent team player
  • General Practice/Residential Agency or Project Management background
  • Negotiations Skills
  • Self Starter
  • Effective Business Development skills
  • Proven fee track record
  • When you are not disposing you will be acquiring ensuring a steady pipeline supply of fee income.
  • Initiative.  You will support/coordinate and be responsible to applying for and winning tenders for new opportunities for the Health and Safety and Property Team.
  • Good attention to detail
  • Programme Experience Ensure the efficient and timely flow of information from Consultants through to Clients and ensure clear direction for teams.
  • Can do!  You will be able to work collaboratively and efficiently with colleagues within your team.  Demonstrate a “can do” attitude and flexible approach to work.
  • Good IT skills ideally G Suite packages (e.g gmail, slides, sheets, hangouts and docs) and/or Microsoft Package.  Good typing speed.
  • Want to learn - engage in opportunities presented to improve personal professional development
  • Want to make a difference Suggest and contribute to improved work practices and make a difference to our aspiration to grow the firm from strength to strength.

Send your CV to gmccarthy@dobson-grey.co.uk

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