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Life at Spawforths - An insight for new applicants

The Benefits of Working at Spawforths

This list of benefits was created by staff during their January 2018
monthly CPD meeting whilst hey were discussing strategic growth. No
directors were present! It speaks for itself. In no particular order:-
Staff Welfare

  • Kid’s come free! Family values
  • Flexible working hours
  • Supportive in times of crisis (personal stuff)
  • Relaxed dress code.
  • Free teas, coffees and biscuits(but not the chocolate ones – they are for the clients!)
  • Free ice creams in summer
  • Christmas party
  • Christmas bonus day leave
  • Secret Santa
  • Accessibility to HR
  • Leave increases the longer you are here (up to five days extra)
  • Shut down between Christmas and New Year
  • Blame free culture
  • Equal gender balance
  • RESPECT for the staff who work here
  • Low staff turnover

Day to Day Life

  • Close proximity to motorways
  • Free car parking
  • Cycle facilities
  • Countryside for running and walking at lunchtime
  • On a bus route
  • Great local facilities including Tesco Extra, a pub, fish and chips, post office, beauty salons andhair dressers.
  • Snow Hill retail park (Aldi) and White Rose are close by
  • Good kitchen facilities for refreshments and lunches including microwave, kettle, fridge and freezer, toaster and coffee machine
  • Receptionist who helps with personal deliveries!
  • Friendly office and staff
  • Approachable directors

Finance, IT and Premises

  • Large board room and meeting rooms
  • Breakout spaces and quiet rooms
  • Up to date IT and software
  • Access to IT support
  • Newly decorated offices
  • Free car parking
  • Opportunity for shared staff bonus
  • Transparent open culture in finance
  • Competitive salary
  • Bi-annual bonus scheme
  • Staff shower
  • IT training (internal and external)
  • Staff away days
  • Good admin support and advice

A Career of Spawforths

  • Opportunities for networking
  • Variety of scale of projects
  • Independence to manage projects
  • Access to and opportunities to work with the directors
  • Multidiscipliery - provides a variety of work and new understanding
  • Monthly company wide meetings
  • In-house training
  • Won “Best Residential Planning Practice in Yorkshire”
  • Award winning practice
  • Flexibility of roles to reflect changing family and life circumstances
  • Career progression opportunities
  • Transparent and inclusive business plan and management approach

What Can I Do Next…

At Spawforths we are proud to act as trusted advisers to a wide range of clients including private individuals, businesses, charities and the public sector. If you would like further assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

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RTPI Chartered Town Planner
RIBA Chartered Practice
The Academy of Urbanism
Landscape Institute Registered Practice
IEMA Quality Mark
Smarter Planning Champion
Place Alliance