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Careers & Employability

Job hunting

We offer guidance to those looking to start their career in planning, or who are already in employment but are thinking of their next career move. Jobs can be accessed online at the Planner Jobs website.

Legal advice

There may be times when your employer is looking to restructure, review staff contracts, or consider redundancies. Alternatively your personal circumstances may change, you may have caring responsibilities, or are planning study part-time whilst employed. You might be an employer seeking independent employment advice. The RTPI's employment law helpline provides RTPI members with access to free advice.

Work for yourself?

Consultancy is another career option. We offer a wealth of information on many issues relating to consultacy, whether you are thinking of setting up your own practice or considering small amounts of freelance planning advice. 

Working overseas

RTPI advice on international exchanges and careers can be found here.

Other areas of support:

  • The RTPI Trust can provide support to members of the RTPI and their families who are in genuine financial hardship.
  • UK based RTPI members can claim tax relief on their membership subscriptions. For further information contact your local tax office. RTPI Members working in the European Union and beyond are advised to check with the appropriate authorities.
  • RTPI Regions and Nations specialise in high quality low-cost CPD events. Make sure you are in contact with your local RTPI.
  • Planning Aid is particularly interested in chartered members who are able to commit the time to support their work. In return, Planning Aid can provide opportunities to broaden your experience and improve your CV.
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