Recruitment

At White & Sons we recognise that a successful business depends on attracting and retaining staff of the highest calibre. Our retention rate is one of the highest in the industry and we achieve this by encouraging our staff to develop and realise their fullest potential. 

Everyone at White & Sons works hard to achieve the best results for our clients. One of the advantages of working within a Private Partnership is the opportunities and advantages awarded to people on the basis of their ability. 

White & Sons are always looking for keen, enthusiastic and career minded individuals, with or without property experience.

If you think you are the right person and would be interested in progressing a career with us, we would be delighted to hear from you.

Please email your CV together with a covering letter to sharon.howe@whiteandsons.co.uk

Current Vacancies

Planning Consultant

White and Sons are a multi-disciplinary estate agency and surveying company with four offices in Surrey. Our successful planning team is now looking to appoint a planner to work alongside our existing Chartered Planners and Surveyors.

Our Planning Team works closely with our Land and New Homes Team and our Agricultural Surveyors as well as our Estate Agents. We have a broad existing client base, including a large number of farming clients as well as private and public landowners and developers. We regularly advise on all aspects of planning, from house extensions and enforcement enquiries to long term strategic development potential for very substantial developments. 

We are looking to appoint a planner to assist our team of Chartered Town Planners in all aspects of planning work.  The candidate should have some experience of working in the planning profession, although graduates would be considered for the position.

The post is based in our Horley office.
The post offers an excellent opportunity for career progression and experience within a long established and diverse company.
 
Job description

  • To assist the planning team with all aspects of planning work;
  • To draft supporting statements and application forms for planning applications and appeals;
  • To oversee planning application and appeal processes;
  • To manage external consultants to prepare supporting documents for planning applications;
  • To negotiate planning applications through development management process, including with Local Planning Authority Officers and Members, local residents and other professionals;
  • To represent clients at site visits and Planning Committee meetings;
  • To prepare documents in response to Local Planning Authority consultations.
  • To advise other staff (Estate Agents and Surveyors) on planning and development matters;
  • To advise other professionals (including Solicitors, Architects and Surveyors) on the planning application process;
  • To advise clients directly on planning and development.

The Planning Consultant will report, in the first instance, to the Associate Partner (Planning) and thereafter to the Senior Partner.

Person specification

Qualifications/knowledge

Educated to degree level
Working towards membership of the RTPI
Knowledge and understanding of the planning system

Skills & experience

Experience of working within UK planning system
Ability to write clear and concise letters and reports
Communicate effectively and diplomatically with clients, other staff and professionals, including Local Planning Authority staff and members
Manage workload and priorities and meet deadlines
Awareness of health and safety

Other

Full driving licence and access to car. 

Enquiries in the first instance to julian.sharpe@whiteandsons.co.uk

 

Architectural Assistant/Technician (part time)

White and Sons are a multi-disciplinary property consultancy and estate agency with five offices in Surrey. Our growing Planning & Development team is now looking to expand by appointing an Architectural Assistant/Technician to work alongside our existing surveyors and planners.

Our planning team works closely with our Land and New Homes Team and our Agricultural Surveyors as well as our Estate Agents. We have a broad existing client base, including a large number of farming clients as well as private and public landowners and developers. We regularly advise on and plan for all aspects of development from house extensions, barn conversions and larger strategic developments. 

We are looking to appoint a Part 1 or Part 2 Architectural Assistant/Technician in the Planning & Development Team.  The position is part time (20 hours per week) with flexible working hours available.

The post is based in our Horley office.

The post offers an excellent opportunity for career progression within an award winning long established and diverse company.

Job description

  • To conduct measured surveys of existing buildings and prepare scaled plans and elevations;
  • To take on board the development brief of the client and site/planning constraints;
  • To carry out feasibility studies to help determine development capacity of sites and the most optimum form of development;
  • To prepare planning drawings for new developments and conversions;
  • To liaise with colleagues, external consultants and clients on development proposals;

The Architectural Assistant/Technician will report in the first instance to the Associate Partner of the Planning & Development and thereafter to the Partner in charge of Professional Services.

Person specification

Qualifications/knowledge

  • Educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of building construction 
  • Good knowledge of building regulations an advantage

Skills & experience

  • Ideally the candidate will have had experience conducting measured surveys
  • Ability to conduct measured surveys and prepare plans efficiently within budget/time constraints
  • Proficient in the use CAD and Microsoft Office packages
  • Knowledge of other software packages potentially an advantage
  • Communicate effectively and diplomatically with clients, other staff and professionals
  • Manage workload and priorities and meet deadlines
  • Awareness of health and safety

Other

  • Ability to work on own initiative with minimal supervision when required
  • Full driving licence and access to car

Salary 

  • £18,000-25,000 pa pro rata DOE

Enquiries in the first instance to julian.sharpe@whiteandsons.co.uk


 

 

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