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We are pragmatic, proactive and passionate about planning… and also about great people.

You too? Join our team.

P4 Planning is a focused and passionate consultancy with big ambitions. We are looking to grow our team and want to hear from similarly ambitious and talented people, from those just starting out on their career in the planning industry to those looking to build on existing experience.

We work on a wide range of projects across most property sectors from heritage & conservation to mixed use & commercial, residential to retail and leisure to education. Our clients include Peel L&P, New World Trading Company, University of Liverpool, Seddon, Mileway and Bruntwood. All of our team members are involved in a rich and diverse range of work, providing invaluable experience across the planning spectrum.

We work hard, we work flexibly and we have lots of fun. Whether you’re starting out as a graduate or a more experienced professional looking for a new challenge, P4 Planning will provide a rewarding place to gain invaluable experience and further your career.

If you are passionate about planning and looking for a more energetic way to have an impact, get in touch.

Why join us?

We offer valuable experience and focus on personal development – we have a talented team which has enjoyed considerable success. Our team is actively encouraged to grow professionally and stay at the forefront of best practice.

Our company culture is embedded in all that we do, guided by our mission and our vision and values.

We have invested in a dynamic feedback process, allowing all staff to continue to evolve with regular one on one sessions with senior members of the team, building month by month on good practice.
We offer flexible working to ensure a good work/life balance for our team and discretionary bonuses.

Hear from one of our current colleagues, Ally, about why she joined our team

“I joined in September 2020 as an Assistant Planner and have since been promoted to Planner”

What attracted you to P4 Planning?
“When I joined I was in the initial stage of preparing for my APC submission and I was particularly attracted by the opportunity to work alongside experienced RTPI Assessors. I had previously worked at a national real estate agency and I felt moving to a smaller specialist firm would give me greater exposure to a wider range of planning projects. The flexible working on offer was an additional benefit.”

What’s your experience of working here been like?
“Varied! Although I have been working predominantly from home through the pandemic, I have already gained a diverse range of experience. My work includes research and preparing planning applications across a variety of sectors including residential, commercial and education. I am involved in promoting land through the local plan process and I have gained a broader understanding of the politics and economic considerations when promoting sites through the planning system.”

What have been your highlights – personal and professional?
“In the past year, I passed my APC becoming a chartered town planner and I was promoted which was a big professional highlight for me!”

“Personally, I have found working on the University of Liverpool’s proposed new School of Architecture a real highlight. The scheme will deliver an iconic building on the University’s campus which will be enjoyed for years to come.

How do you see your future?
“P4 has introduced monthly feedback meetings which I have found really helpful to identify what I have been doing well, areas where I can improve, and to keep track of my professional development. I am looking forward to having more opportunities to manage larger projects and to develop my problem solving ability for more technical planning challenges.”

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