Assistant Planner

We are looking for a talented, hardworking and enthusiastic Assistant Planner to join the team in our busy Manchester office. This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of exceptional planning services across various sectors, including retail, residential and major mixed-use and regeneration schemes. We act for several high-profile clients, including some of the country’s major land developers, housebuilders and retail operators.

You will receive ongoing support and guidance from our experienced teams across all five offices. We also hold regular internal training days throughout the year to expand your knowledge and expertise.

Person Requirements

  • MRTPI chartered or working towards it
  • RTPI accredited degree
  • Competent in using Microsoft Office
  • 0-2 years of planning experience
  • Pro-active
  • Able to prioritise workload and meet challenging targets
  • Logical thinker
  • Strong communication skills
  • Team player


  • Competitive salary
  • Benefits (Pension (up to 8%), Life assurance, Healthcare)
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays


If you feel you meet these requirements and want to be part of our team, we would love to hear from you.

Please email your CV to


Life at DPP

Claire Linley, Principal Planner

DPP is a really friendly place to work.  Working on such a broad variety of projects ensures that it never gets dull and I think the fact that I’ve worked here for 10 years now speaks volumes.

Lee Fulcher, Assistant Planner

Since joining DPP on a temporary placement, to starting a full-time graduate position once I have completed my Masters degree, the company have provided me with a great deal of guidance, help and support at the very start of my career as a planner.

Richard Purser, Associate Director

I came to DPP because of its reputation as a straight-talking, commercially focused consultancy that appealed to my own approach to planning and development. In my time here it has provided me with the opportunity to create a client base, to grow professionally, and to give back through sharing this knowledge and experience with new graduates.

Nicola Waller, Planner

I joined DPP as an Assistant Planner and I’ve been able to develop my planning knowledge by working on a variety of projects across all sectors, from managing smaller projects through to inputting on major development schemes.