Our Town Planning recruitment has helped many high level professionals into new positions. As a testament to our skills, many of these candidates have chosen to use us for their recruitment needs when the time came. Below is a selection of testimonials from just some of the candidates we have helped.
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Town Planning Candidate testimonials
"Gold Group are very professional and have greatly assisted me in finding my perfect job. They took the time to assess my requirements and match them to the most suitable employer, showing concern and interest in the arrangements surrounding my move. They assiduously maintained contact between all parties to ensure that potential problems were identified early and resolved. Their attitude throughout was thoughtful and helpful and I would recommend them as a champion for anyone wanting to find a new position."
Karen Bolton LLB (Hons), Planning Enforcement Officer
"In a recession, you need an agent with the ability to open doors; Gold Group does this, time and time again. They seek out leads and job opportunities with their sterling interpersonal approach. Job seeking is like any good partnership, Gold Group works hard to provide the interviews, the rest is up to us!"
Anna Gavriel, Town Planner
"Gold Group are one of the best Recruitment Consultancies I have encountered in 5 years of contracting. They always deliver in finding opportunities, they are very speedy and efficient and great communicators. They negotiate extremely well on your behalf with the client and have shown this in arranging specific working conditions between myself and the client. From initial call to interview to first day, Gold Group always communicate clearly about the role, requirements, conditions and working practices and do not leave you guessing like some consultants."
R. Hooley , GIS Consultant - West Northamptonshire Joint Planning Unit
"Thanks Gold Group for your assistance in finding me a new position. After being disappointed by the poor level of service provided by other recruitment firms it was refreshing to deal with an agency who clearly understood the planning sector and my previous professional experience. They were extremely professional and understanding of my specific needs and requirements and always kept me informed on the progress of my application. At at time when new job opportunities are limited, they found me a position which is exactly what I was looking for, paying a higher salary and with great career development opportunities. Gold Groups’ service was impeccable and I would not hesitate to use them again in the future."
M. Willis , Principal Planning Officer - Lincolnshire Council
“I have always been impressed by Gold Group's direct and down-to-earth approach to job/contract searching on my behalf (having worked with her for over a year). As a chartered Town Planner of 17 years I was optimistic of finding work after my recent redundancy due to the economic downturn. Of all recruitment consultancies I liaised with, Gold group were the only ones to actively search for work, see how things were going for me and keep in constant contact. They rang to advise that they had found a possible opening for me which was a little further afield than I had planned for. However, they advised that the role would be just right for me and worth a shot as it would only be for a few months. Keen to ensure I had some work, I decided it was worth a stab. Due to their efficiency, I was interviewed and offered the role. They then helped me greatly in setting up as a contractor, assisted with all the necessary paperwork and ensured that my start in the role went as smoothly as possible. They even phoned me before I started work on my first day to wish me luck, and again at the end of the day to see how it went. I would highly recommend them as a first class recruitment company with drive, enthusiasm, professionalism and a personable and efficient approach.”
S.A. - BSc (Hons) MRTPI, Chartered Town Planner
“The Recruitment Consultants at Gold Group aren't just good, they are outstanding. I was highly delighted that after only a few days they were able to offer me a choice of positions with potential employers in areas where I wanted to work. Highly tenacious and resourceful. They get 10 out of 10 from me for delivering what they said they would - getting me a job before Christmas.”
John Deakin, Freelance Policy Planning Consultant
“I have been very impressed by the help and support I have received from Gold Group. Within less than 24 hours of contacting them I had an interview arranged for the start of the following week and within 10 days I had started a new job. Since then I have had regular contact with Gold Goup to check how things are going. I am happy to say that I am now in a job which I am very much enjoying and one with potential prospects for the future. Many thanks.”
A. Phillips, Senior Development Control Planner - Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
“Gold Group have enthusiastically sought to find me suitable situations. They have always been cheerful, responsive and efficient in communicating the general requirements of the positions and sought to offer advice when appropriate on the positions and employers under discussion. I have found them knowledgeable and informed about this recruitment field and I have no hesitation in recommending them."
T. Woof, Director - Development Planning Solutions Ltd.
“Gold Group have proved totally committed throughout. They have displayed an attitude which I believe is very rare in a recruitment agent and from the moment that we first discussed my needs, every effort has been made to fully assist me. All my questions have been answered and I now feel ready to commence my new position. I would not hesitate in recommending Gold Group to anyone looking for work within the Town Planning market in the future.”
B. Moore, Senior Development Control Officer - Brighton and Hove Borough Council
“I provided Gold Group with my CV to look for a Town Planning position in the North West. I had originally intended to look for a permanent role but they suggested I look for a contract position in the meantime. They explained to me what this would involve and within a couple of days had arranged an interview for me at one of Greater Manchester’s local authorities. Within a few hours of the interview, Gold Group informed me that I had a contract position to last two months. Since starting this role they have been in contact on a regular basis to make sure I am still enjoying it (I am!!!) and to keep me updated on any other potential roles.”
Tom Jeremiah, Development Control Officer - Local Authority
“I wish to offer Gold Group my utmost appreciation for all of their tenacious efforts in securing a permanent appointment for me in what seems to be such a short length of time. The whole process from our first contact to appointment has evolved more smoothly than I had ever anticipated; a truly first-class service. From the outset, they “pulled out the stops” by rapidly arranging an interview with a long established (and highly reputable) company. Immediately following that interview, I was made a conditional offer for employment as a planning consultant. I believe this successful outcome was the result of Gold Group precisely matching both my aspirations and those of my new employer.”
R. Taylor, Planning Consultant - Halcrow
“Working with Gold Group on finding contract Town Planning work was top quality. I genuinely felt like they were acting as an agent, approaching clients and working with me on my CV and interview presentations. I appreciate that the relationship between an agent and a client is a two way process and look forward to providing Gold Group with information regarding job vacancies and opportunities in the future as well as developing my career, in the long term as a consultant. Thanks again. I consider that Gold Group helped me to achieve the best possible job I could, exceeding my expectations, even in the current tough economic climate.”
Andrew Wood (Dip.TP MRTPI), Principal Planning Officer - Craven District Council
“Gold Group - I just wanted to say thanks for the quick response after being let down by another local council by landing me my position with Lewisham Council. Also thank you for making sure you had all the relevant information for me every time I rang your office. Your ability to tell me where I stood and the confidence you gave me by reiterating that my CV was not a problem for you was excellent and kept me going and did not panic me about gaining a new job. Thank you once again.”
L. Lee, Senior Enforcement Officer - Lewisham Council
“In the short time that I have known Gold Group, I have been impressed by their efficiency and courteous friendly manner. Gold Group has been thorough in all their undertakings and were able to provide an excellent service with regards to finding me a position that meets my career requirements. Keep it up!”
Edward Wilson, Development control Officer - Slough Borough Council
“Looking for a new job is always time intensive and stressful. The job market is highly competitive and fast paced. Having the right recruitment consultant to connect you with potential employers as early as possible is crucial. Gold Group is one such Recruitment Agency. Within a week of our first telephone conversation they had set up an interview. From the outset, they took the time to understand my goals and keep me updated on progress. It was obvious that they understood the sector in which I worked and the relevance of my professional experience. They leveraged their connections and experience to search out opportunities that suited my needs, were high paying and have great career development potential. After unsuccessfully using several other recruitment firms, it was refreshing to experience the efficiency, thoroughness, professionalism and personal touch offered by Gold Group.”
Andrew Burns, Town Planner – Stiles Harold Williams
“Gold Group are wonderful to work with. They took time to understand my overseas experience in order to be able to find employment which suited me. Within less than a week they had set up a number of job interviews which were not only relevant to my experience, but also in the exact geographical location I was seeking. Since finding employment they have remained in touch and I appreciate their commitment, care and professionalism. It's been great working with Gold Group and I would strongly recommend their services.”
Jo Stanbury, Planning Enforcement Officer - Reading Borough Council
“I received a call from Gold Group out of the blue one morning - it was a call I am glad I took. Gold Group is a very professional outfit, make you feel at ease, and are always cheerful on the telephone. They obviously have a 'can do' approach to their work as they have not let me down in their search to find me employment. They are always there when you need them and they take you through each stage step by step in a manner that you are comfortable with. It has been a pleasure corresponding with Gold Group, a truly professional organisation.”
David Jenkins, Enforcement Officer - Reading Borough Council
“Gold Group have been enthusiastic, friendly and helpful throughout the whole recruitment process. They have regularly updated me and assisted me with negotiations with my new employer. Following my acceptance of the job offer, I was pleasantly surprised that they were able to assist me with finding new accommodation. Excellent service all round and I have already recommended Gold Group to other colleagues.”
Lisa Skinner, Associate Planner - Andrew Martin Associates
“Gold Group - I would like to say many thanks for your professional, straightforward and comprehensive attitude that greatly helped to secure my new contract.”
Mika Malengo, Development Control Officer - Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council
“I wanted to take this opportunity to thank Gold Group for all their hard work in securing my new contract with Lewisham Council. I do believe that the way it was handled was excellent and it was done with a high level of professionalism and I hope that my next contract, should I need one, will be secured by Gold Group as I have not experienced this type of perseverance from any other agency that I have worked with.”
Jody Solomons, Planning Enforcement Manager - Lewisham Council
“Town Planning Recruitment Consultants often don’t appear to know what a Planner does, or indeed the various aspects of the profession, however, Gold Group have demonstrated an excellent knowledge of the profession, from Development Control to Regeneration, Implementation and beyond. If my contract is not renewed after the 3 month period, I will certainly be seeking to work with Gold Group again to find more work. In this day and age, when customer service is everything, I cannot find a single disparaging remark about their professionalism and service.”
Alan Connor, Senior Development Control Officer - Cherwell Borough Council
“Gold Group provided a truly professional service. Having giving them a brief of my work requirements, they responded extremely quickly and provided me with a number of different options. I appreciated the attention to detail, in particular, checking to see if I had all the relevant information needed prior to the interview. Gold Group's follow up afterwards regarding my assessment of the interview and whether the post was what I was looking for was appreciated. Again many thanks for all your help, advice and assistance.”
Ray Deans, Senior Planner