Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Graduate Planner (Full -time)

The position of Graduate Planner has a demanding and wide-ranging workload and will be working alongside a professional planning team on a range of planning projects, including residential, mixed‐use, major commercial and retail developments, and renewable energy projects.

The successful individual should be undertaking experience leading towards full RTPI membership. You must be a strong communicator both orally and written and be able to demonstrate your knowledge of the planning process and current legislation.

The ideal candidate will have:

• A promising level of professional competence
• Basic understanding of relevant systems and legislation
• The ability to produce soundly researched work
• Self-drive towards own development
• Initiative and readiness to take on new tasks
• The aptitude to learn new skills
• Motivation to seek guidance
• Proficiency to manage own time and workload
• Adeptness to meet deadlines
• The willingness to act as a good team player, building and maintaining constructive working relationships

Typical duties will include:

• Assisting senior members of the team with the completion of planning applications and supporting documents, planning appeals and the delivery of planning advice
• Assisting with the production of draft documents such as Environmental Statements, Planning Statements, Design and Access Statements
• Liaising with clients, local authorities and stakeholders throughout the planning process
• Undertaking site visits and site appraisals
• Using ProMap, In-design and Photoshop to produce maps, mapping layers and plans as required
• Drafting and delivering reports to Clients and other team members
• Assisting senior members of staff in the preparation of Public Exhibitions
• Attendance at Public Exhibitions
• Summarising comments received from Exhibitions, producing documentation as required
• Assist with the submission and management of Discharge of Conditions, and monitoring thereof
• Leading small‐scale projects, when appropriate
• Maintaining strong business relationships with Clients
• Researching and locating documents via the internet using search engines, Government websites and Local Authority websites
• Assisting in the production of exhibition material, to include display boards, leaflets, letters and mailings
• Typing / administration of work outputs
• Maintaining project files (manual & electronic)
• Maintaining detailed projects lists efficiently
• Undertaking administration work as necessary


Alongside a competitive salary, as the Graduate Planner, you will also benefit from a company bonus scheme, generous pension scheme, sickness scheme and generous annual leave.


Based in our Banbury office, with a requirement to work from our Leamington Spa Office as required.


08:30 – 17:30, Monday – Friday, with a 1-hour lunch break

The position would suit someone who is reliable, personable, flexible, confident, with the ability to communicate at all levels. The position requires commitment and a positive approach towards development, plus the ability to work as part of a team and as an individual, with a substantial and varied workload.

Please send your CV to Natalie.Dunkley@framptons-planning.com


Project Administrator (Full-time – 12 month maternity cover contract)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised experienced Administrator to join an established Practice in the centre of Banbury. This is a friendly yet busy team so you will be comfortable working at pace and will bring excellent organisational and administrative skills to the role. We believe in ‘added value’, so providing confident, professional and pro-active support is essential.

The position would suit someone who is reliable, personable, flexible, confident, with the ability to communicate at all levels. And Ideally used to dealing with a busy and varied workload with an ability to remain calm under pressure. Providing the opportunity for you to set up, and develop the role with the support of your colleagues and management becoming an integral part of the Practice.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong organisational skills
  • Presentation skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent keyboard skills
  • The ability to manage pressure and conflicting demands, prioritising workload
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Tact, discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • A pleasant, confident telephone manner
  • Reliability and honesty
  • Strong I.T. skills (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Team Player ability, with the competency to work on your own initiative
  • Previous use of Adobe In-Design (desirable but not essential)
  • Project management skills (desirable but not essential)
  • A professional, positive, can-do attitude

Duties would include:

  • Researching and locating documents via the internet using Search Engines, Government websites or Local Authority websites.
  • Assisting in the production of exhibition material, to include display board, leaflets, letters, and mailings
  • Assembling planning applications and appeals, and submission thereof
  • Setting up hard copy and electronic files, saving project documents accordingly in a timely manner
  • Monitoring applications, appeals, and deadlines on behalf of the planning team
  • Maintaining project monitoring lists, and reporting thereon
  • Liaising with colleagues to drive projects forward, and provide Client updates
  • Managing incoming calls and messages
  • Managing incoming emails, your own and support to colleagues, actioning and forwarding, ensuring Client response is efficient and effective
  • Client project management
  • General administration support to the planning team to include scanning, printing and photocopying
  • Typing documents, reports and emails
  • Formatting and proof-reading documents
  • Preparing core documents
  • Assembling complex files
  • Producing weekly Client position statements
  • Liaison with 3rd parties, obtaining quotations and monitoring lead-times
  • Attendance at Exhibitions, supporting the planning team to set up and meet and greet


Based in our Banbury office, with a requirement to work from our Leamington Spa Office, as required.


08:30 – 17:30, Monday to Friday, with a 1-hour lunch break

Please send your CV to natalie.dunkley@framptons-planning.com

At Framptons we provide planning consultancy to multi-national corporations, volume house builders, major landowners, local authorities, government bodies and individuals.