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PERSONAL ASSISTANT

Colchester, Essex
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PERSONAL ASSISTANT 
 
About Us 
Foxes Rural - We are a dynamic and innovate company that specialise in obtaining planning permission for farmers. Our goal is to make a proactive difference to farmers and their businesses. We operate a friendly company with a flexible and friendly work ethic. We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and the proactiveness to tasks. We are currently implementing further growth plans for our company and a role has arisen for a Personal Assistant. 
 
Hours 
40 hours per week. 
Office based. 
 
The Role 
The role will be divided between Foxes Rural Consultants and our farming business Foxes Farm Produce. The role will be supporting the company directors and their diversified businesses. There is no previous experience necessary for this role, but attention to detail and willingness to work on a wide variety of tasks is essential. 
This role includes: 
• Telephone enquiries 
• Email enquiries 
• Handling online booking systems 
• Monitoring client files and planning applications 
• Operating and implementing the company’s social media strategies and online portals. 
• Taking enquiries and assisting farmers. 
• Undertaking technical planning research for projects. 
• Managing our paperless and electronic filing systems. 
• Implementation of marketing strategy for both businesses and client co-ordination. 
 
Attributes 
• Up to date computer skills and familiarity with use of Microsoft Office. 
• An interest and a willingness to learn about the planning system for farmers is essential. 
• Ability to handle and co-ordinate daily customer telephone calls, emails and online bookings. 
• Creativity in respect of implementing our marketing strategy. 
• Attention to detail and high levels of organisation. 
• Excellent communication and proactive approach to tasks. 
 
Location 
Eight Ash Green, Colchester. 
 
Rates 
£20,000 per annum 
 
Holiday 
25 days per annum 
 
Applications 
For an informal discussion please contact Emily French on 07966 967792 or [email protected] To apply, please send through your CV with a handwritten covering letter to Emily French, Foxes Rural Consultants Limited, Foxes House, Foxes Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3PS. If you are shortlisted, a follow up telephone call / video conference interview. Closing date: 5pm 9 April 2021.

Salary

£20,000

RTPI QUALIFIED SENIOR PLANNING CONSULTANT

Colchester
We have a position that has become available for a RTPI qualified town planner in our rapidly expanding firm who will take responsibility of our planning team here at Foxes Rural.
 
Job Title
Senior Planning Manager 
 
About Us
We are a RICS registered practice that was established in February 2019 and is based on our farm just outside Colchester in Essex.  We are a dynamic and innovate company that specialise in obtaining planning permission for farmers.  Our goal is to make a proactive difference to farmers and their businesses.  We operate a friendly and dynamic company with a flexible and friendly work ethic.  We pride ourselves on our high levels of service and the proactiveness to tasks. We are currently implementing further growth plans for our company and a role has arisen for a Personal Assistant.   We offer a unique guarantee to our clients of having any permitted development application on their farm submitted within 28 days from instruction. 
 
Hours
Part time
16 hours per week.
Office based / flexible working from home / flexible working hours
 
The Role
The role will be responsible for managing our farm planning consultants, external consultants and freelance CAD designers.  You must be RTPI qualified or have similar planning experience / qualifications in the planning industry. 
 
This role includes:
·                     Providing technical planning advice to support our planning applications.
·                     Managing and co-ordinating planning applications and the caseload of applications
·                     Manage our team of internal and external consultants and designers.
·                     Co-ordinate technical planning advice to clients.
·                     Quality assurance check through planning applications.
·                     Co-ordinate planning applications with our planning technical assistant.
·                     Review and co-ordinate scope of work and terms and business with client.
 
Attributes
·                     Up to date computer skills and familiarity with use of Microsoft Office.
·                     An interest in the planning system and a willingness to apply this to the agricultural planning industry.
·                     An understanding of the planning system and process of how this operates in respect of planning applications, permitted development, planning enforcement and permitted development.
·                     An understanding of local and national planning policy as well as planning case law.
 
Location
Eight Ash Green, Colchester.
 
Rates
PAYE - £35,000 per annum pro rata (£14,000 for 16 hours per week) plus performance related bonus.
 
Holiday
25 days per annum pro rata (10 days for 16 hours per week)
 
Applications
For an informal discussion please contact Guy French on 07842 527064 or [email protected].  To apply, please send through your CV with a handwritten covering letter to Guy French, Foxes Rural Consultants Limited, Foxes House, Foxes Lane, Eight Ash Green, Colchester, Essex, CO6 3PS.  If you are shortlisted, a follow up telephone call / video conference interview.  Closing date: 5pm 30 April 2021.
 

Salary

PAYE - £35,000 per annum pro rata (£14,000 for 16 hours per week) plus performance related bonus.

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