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Planning Associate/Senior Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
England, Bristol
£68000 - £80000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Not Disclosed
Full Time
Practice Areas
1-3 Years, 4-6 Years

Job Details

Planning Associate/Senior Associate 3+ years PQE l Top 50 Firm l Bristol

The firm:

This firm has a unique transatlantic heritage and has successfully combined scale and profitability not dissimilar to what you see within silver circle firms.

As such, they are able to assemble large-scale commercial services for its clients which includes FTSE 350 companies, significant corporations and government organisations. Some of their key sector focuses includes energy, logistics and infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, life sciences, technology, transport and much more.

They put a real emphasis on innovation and the firm has several unique infrastructure features that are dedicated to finding new ways of working which will improve client outcomes and drive the business forward.

This is a robust corporate firm, however, partner approachability and a buzzing social calendar mean that there is a tangible sense of togetherness amongst their lawyers. They are also very well known for championing accessibility to the legal profession and have a strong track record in facilitating social mobility.

The role:

Are you a dedicated Planning Associate/Senior 3+ years PQE and looking to join one of the UK's premier planning practices? If so, this Bristol team would like to hear from you.

This Planning team is widely regarded as one of the best in the UK, advising on some of the country's most iconic developments. Whether it's offshore wind farms located 40 kilometers out to sea, major residential schemes including garden villages and regeneration projects, new rail and road initiatives, airport developments, or waste and mineral projects, you will see this firm at the forefront of these ventures.

With a significant increase in work from major infrastructure providers, they are seeking an ambitious Associate to join their team. The role involves working on large-scale development consent orders, compulsory acquisitions, strategic planning, project management, and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs). Additionally, there is scope to engage in contentious work, including Judicial Review and Lands Chamber proceedings.

This position offers an unrivalled opportunity to work on a wide range of high-profile planning projects outside of the City, providing exposure to premium-level planning work.

The ideal candidate:

  • Planning Associate/Senior 3+ years PQE training and experience in a quality practice
  • Knowledge of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, experience of planning and highway agreements, ability to handle inquiries/examinations and judicial reviews relating to planning
  • Strong appetite for professional growth and motivation to consistently deliver your best

What's on offer:

  • Salary is negotiable depending on your level of PQE plus an exceptional benefits package
  • Varied and interesting workload with a good level of autonomy from the outset
  • Flexible working and a down-to-earth and relaxed culture

Highly sought-after opportunity for a Planning Associate/Senior Associate 3+ years PQE to join a leading team based in Bristol.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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