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Career Opportunities with the Optimis Group

Opportunities as an Employee

…we aim to employ people who fit in with our culture and way of working and living. We are less concerned with planning qualifications and more interested in people who have real personal skills …

We are one of the most exciting Planning and Development Consultancies in the UK. From our base in the heart of Bedford we tap into clients working in all industries, but focus on Residential (C3 and C2).

We work on Urban Extensions of several hundred new homes but also assist our smaller clients on their more modest, yet equally important schemes. We endeavour to help everyone we work with to ensure that we understand and satisfy their needs, delivering results that exceed expectations. We don’t just offer planning advice, we deliver creative visions for our clients’ sites.

We offer an increasingly diverse range of services to our clients. This includes traditional planning consultancy advice, development agency, public consultation, s106 negotiation and viability work, and negotiation between parties to achieve planning success.

Our name is being synonymous with high quality Planning, Land and Property advice across the north Home Counties, Midlands and across London.

Our Team:

We know we are different to our competitors. We do things differently; we are not your average consultancy and always open to fresh ideas. We offer our staff the opportunity to take control of their destiny of their career in a nurturing environment. We challenge ourselves and the emphasis is on talent and not structure. We blog, we network, we immerse ourselves in our market and we love what we do. We are a team with a genuine camaraderie between all staff and this means that we are all invested in the growth and development of the business. We have a work hard have fun ethos where we celebrate success and enjoy company days out.

We welcome all confidential and speculative CVs.

If you can see yourself joining our team, please send your CV to or call 01234 330 624.

Opportunities as a Graduate

…we support work experience placements – in line with our company ethos of supporting enthusiastic, talented individuals in getting their first taste of the Planning and Development worlds …

We are currently offering the following positions

  • 2 x summer 2017 placements
  • 2 x graduate positions starting in September 2017.

If you are interested please can you send us your CV and a covering letter indicating which position you are interested in and why you would like the position.

Please email your CV and covering letter to Jenni Thomas

Opportunities as a Business Associate

…we can provide a source of new clients for many different businesses and all we expect in return is a similar opportunity to work with your clients…

There are many ways in which Optimis are able to work in conjunction with other consultants and businesses whether as individual consultants or corporate entities. The key is that there are mutual benefits from an arrangement either because of the creation of solid and desirable working arrangements or whether an arrangement is intended to be purely a business objective.

We are looking for self employed planning consultants to offer their services as a consultant to Optimis, so that surplus work can be passed on to people we trust and share a common planning philosophy.

We are also looking to build relationships with all environmental consultants so that we may share in our clients and provide opportunities to take on new commissions, without the need to spend time tendering for new jobs or advertising. We can provide a source of new clients for many different businesses and all we expect in return is a similar opportunity to work with your clients.

Optimis Consulting seek to engender loyal relationships with architects, designers, technical and other environmental consultants that ensures that working together is not just on one project but on many. Optimis have the opportunity to introduce consultants to work with our clients and we like to be able to hand pick who we work with so that we can build a solid and professional rapport that is to the benefit of the client as well as each consultant.

We try to encourage a reciprocal arrangement so that if we are introduced to new work, we will do all we can to return the favour. We are committed to building long term relationships so please contact us if you wish to discuss a project as you can be assured that we will return the favour.