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Planning is a broad work area involving a number of diverse skills, although the job description often refers to town planning. Other aspects of planning include media and transport planning as well as print production, emergency planning and much more.
Planning in any sector is about making considered and researched long-term decisions on management and development issues. The conflicting demands of all sectors of private or public involvement in the issue need to be reconciled, taking into account legalities and requiring both creative and negotiating skills on the part of the planner.
Typical work activities include: the development of planning solutions; working with other professionals, for example, architects and surveyors; researching and analysing data and presenting the results as well as scheduling and monitoring finance. A key skill is the ability to negotiate between conflicting groups, and strong IT ability is required.
Graduate entry to planning positions requires a relevant degree, and town planning job applicants will also need to obtain accreditation from the Royal Town Planning Institute, supported by at least two years’ previous experience.
Starting salaries for newly-qualified planners run from £16,000 to £28,000 per annum, with team leaders receiving up to £45,000 and public sector planning directors in the range of £80,000.
Planning sector has to do with developing and managing rural and urban areas to protect present and future generations. People working on this sector are planners or planning officers. They are required to solve different types of people’s problems, by coming up with suitable solutions for their demands. Other duties they need to do are policy management, project planning, evidence collection, among others.
Planners or planning officers usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Designing towns and cities.
• Managing development to create affordable housing.
• Engaging communities.
• Creating policies.
• Protecting trees and countryside areas.
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£100000 - £200000 per annum + + Benefits
England, West Midlands, Birmingham
£72288.80 - £81324.90 per annum + Negotiable salary plus benefits
Up to £50k pa
From £18,000 to £24,000 per annum Depending on experience and qualific
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Yorkshire, UK
£50,000 - £70,000
£25 - £35/hour Attractive Benefits Package
Hampshire, United Kingdom
£60000 - £80000/annum
Basingstoke, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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