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RECRUITMENT – Senior Advisory Consultant

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Senior Consultant

Rural Solutions are an independent, specialist professional services provider to the rural sector. Exclusively rural, we are the only organisation of our kind, wholly focused on development and diversification in the rural environment. With 20 years dedicated practice in the rural sector, we have unrivalled experience in this industry.

Our team is growing fast and we are looking for a senior consultant to join our advisory team. Read More

ARCHITECTURE – Meet Team Architecture at Rural Solutions

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Our architecture team has grown a lot in 2017 and we thought it was a good time to share a bit more about who they are!

The team, headed up by Malcolm Birks, are six strong and as expected at Rural Solutions, all very passionate about innovative design in the rural context.

Take a look at their latest design portfolio presenting some of the fantastic and varied schemes they have designed across the UK. From traditional to entirely unique, residential and commercial; together with our planning team, they are pushing the boundaries and raising the expectations of what is possible in the rural environment.

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PLANNING NEWS – Senior Planner, Shelley Coffey promoted to Associate Director

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We are delighted to announce that senior planner, Shelley Coffey has been promoted to Associate Director.  Shelley has worked at Rural Solutions since 2012 and seen much growth in that time. We thought this was an opportune time to ask her to look back over her career to date and tell us what she enjoys about being a rural planning expert!

 

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Rural Solutions are recruiting – Marketing Co-ordinator

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Marketing Post Graduate to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Skipton, North Yorkshire (BD23).

The right candidate must be able to demonstrate that they have experience of on and off line marketing. Ideally they will be able to identify strategy, roll up their sleeves to deliver their role whilst being able to measure their own success. They will need to understand that this is a national business with support required in key business development regions. The role requires a breadth of experience including excellent copy writing skills, media relations, event management, creation of marketing collateral (print), website management (CMS) and digital marketing.

We are offering an excellent working environment and benefits package for the right candidate with an annual salary of between £20,000-£25,000 depending on experience. This is a permanent, full time role – Monday to Friday.

Rural Solutions offer a ‘concept to completion’ service to our clients which includes advice, planning, architecture and project management. Our team work across a range of projects including small and medium scale residential, leisure and retail, regeneration and heritage work in primarily rural locations throughout the UK.

The ideal candidates key responsibilities will include:-

  • Co-ordination of companywide marketing collateral
  • Event Project Management
  • Copy write and promotional material production
  • Website Administration; website content, press events and customer information
  • Email Communication; co-ordinate and deliver email campaigns
  • Budgeting & Revenue management
  • Create, build and follow company strategy the social networks platforms
  • Create and manage SM/Marketing Database/Newsletter/Corporate Website
  • Monthly measure and report performances against budgets.
  • Collaborate with the internal teams/PR agency/external suppliers.
  • General; being responsive with all marketing requests and helping to build relationships with stakeholders/suppliers and agencies

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:-

  • Key understanding of the importance of brand
  • Ability to work cross-functionally (e.g. Operationally, R & D, Finance, Sales & Procurement)
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Articulate and personable
  • Excellent time management skills

Please apply by way of a covering letter and your CV, stating your salary expectations to Hannah Fell, Office Manager, Rural Solutions, Canalside House, Brewery Lane, Skipton. North Yorkshire, BD23 1DR or via hannah.fell@ruralsolutions.co.uk

Rural Solutions are recruiting – Graphic Designer

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We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Post Graduate Graphic Designer to join our multi-disciplinary team based in Skipton, North Yorkshire (BD23). You must be able to demonstrate excellent design skills alongside strong communication. You will also need a minimum of 12 months experience and a sound working knowledge of Adobe design packages is essential.

We are offering an excellent working environment, salary and benefits package for the right candidate. This is a full time role – Monday to Friday.

Rural Solutions offer a ‘concept to completion’ service to our clients which includes advice, planning, architecture and project management. Our architecture team work across a range of projects including small and medium scale residential, leisure and retail, regeneration and heritage work in primarily rural locations throughout the UK.

The ideal candidate should be able to demonstrate:-

  • Graduate level in Graphic Design/ IT/ Marketing or equivalent
  • A sound understanding of HTML/ XAML and CSS
  • Some experience of creating HTML email and brochure templates (Inc Responsive Design)
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • A flair for design
  • Some experience of digital design
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Articulate and personable
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Broad, general Web background knowledge is preferable

 

Some of your key responsibilities will include:-

  • Assistance with production of document templates including Design and Access statements and drawing packages
  • Production of D&A Statements using content from rest of team
  • Creation of diagrams including development frameworks/movement & access, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Create a suite of infographics
  • Creation of user friendly template documents
  • Create summary pages for companywide reports
  • Use of InDesign for document production
  • Use of Photoshop for adjustment and presentation of drawings
Please apply with covering letter and examples of your work portfolio, stating your salary expectations, to Malcolm Birks, Head of Architecture at Rural Solutions, Canalside House, Brewery Lane, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 1DR (info@ruralsolutions.co.uk) or call 01756 243108 for more details.

Vacancy for Senior Planner at Rural Solutions head office

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NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

Our Planning Team is growing and we are looking to recruit an RTPI accredited and experienced planner. We specialise in rural and heritage focussed planning, regeneration and diversification with over half of our current work load in residential schemes. Classic rural experience is not critical however, enthusiasm, intelligence, passion and the ability to deliver the innovative and inspiring work we are so proud of are essential to this role.

Applicants will need a strong commercial understanding, excellent communication and proven negotiation skills and the competence and confidence to deal with a range of planning activities such as submission of applications, promotion of sites through the development plan system, evaluation of land use options and impeccable client handling.

Rural Solutions works throughout the UK with a wide and varied client base with diverse land and property interests.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and the opportunity for career progression and CPD.

If you think you would bring something new and exciting to our business, please apply with a cover letter and full CV to info@ruralsolutions.co.uk for the attention of Mrs Joanne Halton, Head of Planning, Rural Solutions Ltd.

Now recruiting a Senior Planner for our Skipton Head Office

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Our Planning Team is growing and we are looking to recruit an RTPI accredited and experienced planner. We specialise in rural and heritage focussed planning, regeneration and diversification with over half of our current work load in residential schemes. Classic rural experience is not critical however, enthusiasm, intelligence, passion and the ability to deliver the innovative and inspiring work we are so proud of are essential to this role.

Applicants will need a strong commercial understanding, excellent communication and proven negotiation skills and the competence and confidence to deal with a range of planning activities such as submission of applications, promotion of sites through the development plan system, evaluation of land use options and impeccable client handling.

Rural Solutions works throughout the UK with a wide and varied client base with diverse land and property interests.

This is a full time, permanent position and you will need a minimum of 3 years experience working as a planner.  You will also need a full driving licence.

We offer a very competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience and the opportunity for career progression and CPD.

If you think you would bring something new and exciting to our business, please apply with a cover letter and full CV to info@ruralsolutions.co.uk for the attention of Joanne Halton, Head of Planning.