Business Unit
Planning, Development and Regeneration
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
Employment type

Overall Purpose of Job

To support the Leeds planning team by delivering required outputs for our clients.  

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • To undertake planning appraisals to advise clients on the likelihood and best strategy to achieve planning consent.
  • To identify and make representations on behalf of clients in the review of local development frameworks.
  • To research, prepare and submit planning applications.
  • To research and prepare use need assessments in support of planning applications.
  • To research, prepare and submit appeals against refusals of planning consent.
  • To research and assist in the preparation of proofs of evidence for senior staff standing as expert witness at planning inquiries.
  • To generally meet targets for fee earning from the delivery of project work.
  • To help write tender proposals to win new project work.
  • To help with business generation ideas and client research.
  • To work either as part of a team or independently as required.

Please note, this list is not exhaustive and there may be a requirement to perform other tasks / duties that would reasonably be expected to be undertaken in the performance of the role.


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience (ideal unless stated as required)

  • Hons Degree in relevant subject (Town Planning, Geography, Economics).
  • RTPI Accredited Planning Degree.
  • RTPI Chartered Membership.
  • More than 2 years private or public sector planning experience.
  • An understanding of planning policy.
  • An understanding of development management process.
  • Evidence of good people skills and an ability to negotiate the best outcome for clients.
  • Evidence of good research and analysis skills.
  • Evidence of good report writing and presentation skills.
  • Evidence of good project management, prioritisation and time-management skills.

Equal Opportunities

At Avison Young, we are committed to building an inclusive culture that empowers all our employees to thrive, be successful and feel a sense of belonging.  Avison Young is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to treating all its employees and job applicants equally.  This includes implementing deliberate strategies that advance underrepresented communities in commercial real estate careers.

If you are person with a disability, if you are neurodivergent, or if you have a condition that you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, Avison Young will be happy to make reasonable adjustments to our processes for you.