About the RTPI

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. We represent 25,000 planners both in the UK and abroad as the leading membership body in the UK for the planning profession. As such we work closely with government, influencing policy and legislation as well as developing and supporting our members.

We are embarking on an exciting period of change where we are investing heavily in growing and enhancing member services throughout and beyond the UK.

The RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive workplace and actively helps its employees at all levels to develop and grow. As an employer, we recognise that our future success depends entirely on our staff and their continuing development.

In addition to continuous personal and professional development, the RTPI offers competitive salaries and annual leave allowances, a generous pension scheme and an exclusive package of discounts and benefits (see more below).

What we offer

Our salaries are competitive and benchmarked against similar organisations


We support our colleagues to develop in their role in a number of ways, such as secondments, training and job shadowing.

Training and development

26 days holiday plus up to 4 days when the RTPI is closed around Christmas.


We offer a group personal pension scheme and contribute up to 12%.


Access to a wellbeing portal, offering counselling and advice on number of issues.

Health & Wellbeing

Every week, all our offices are supplied with fruit. And home-based colleagues get vouchers to buy their own.

Free fruit

Access to a package of discounts and benefits including gift cards, gym membership, travel, car hire and insurance.


We top up the statutory pay for eligible colleagues and we try to be a family-friendly workplace.

Enhanced Maternity and Adoption Pay

Equality, diversity and inclusivity is at the heart of the RTPI’s values and objectives

Equality, diversity and inclusivity

Group life assurance scheme currently to the value of 3 x basic salary, regardless of length of contract

Life Assurance

A loan to buy an annual season ticket to travel to the office, repayable over the year.

Season ticket loan

Our offices are in the heart of London, Edinburgh and Cardiff. We also offer many home-based positions.


Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


1.1 This privacy policy makes it clear how we process and protect your personal data. This includes any information that you submit to our online recruitment software and any information gathered on this website.

1.2 By using this site you are agreeing to your data will be held, stored and processed according to the policy detailed below. We comply with the GDPR and as such your data is securely stored and only accessed by relevant and authorised personnel.

1.3 The purpose of the data collection and the type of data requested is decided by the Data Controller. In this instance the Data Controller is Royal Town Planning Institute .

1.4 The Data Controller uses a Data Processor in order to collect, store and securely transfer your data. In this instance your Data Processor is 360 Resourcing Basecamp, 4 Webster Court, Carina Park, Warrington, WA5 8WD. The Data Protection Officer for 360 Resourcing is Tom Coulter and can be contacted at: tom@360resourcing.co.uk


2.1 The technology that we use has been designed with your security in mind. Our Data Processor’s servers are based in the UK and they deploy both technological and operational security measures along with internal policies specifically implemented to protect your data.


3.1 From the latest data protection regulations (GDPR) our legal basis for processing your data will be in the legitimate interest in using the information that you supply to us in order to process your job application and to provide you with information which may be of use.

3.2 The purpose of our data collection is to assess your suitability for the specific job role that you have applied for. We may also use this information to contact you about other similar job opportunities and may also statistically analyse your data.

3.3 We may also need to request and process your data if it is necessary for the performance of a contract or if we have a legal basis for doing so. This may include the data that you need to supply to us in order to satisfy the offer of a term of employment.

3.4 If we require your explicit consent to process any data as specified by GDPR then we will inform you of this consent requirement, and request your explicit “opt-in”, at the point of data entry.


4.1 The personally identifiable information that we identify, store and process on this site is that which is voluntarily provided to us. This includes (but not limited to):

  • Your CV
  • Cover letters
  • Personal information supplied such as your name, email address & phone number
  • Any details you enter into any application form
  • Any answers to questions that correspond with your recruitment preferences
  • Any supporting information that you provide to expand your candidate profile

5.1 When it comes to your personal data you have the right to:

  • Rectify inaccurate or outdated information
  • Request to move your data (data portability)
  • Object to data processing
  • Withdraw your data consent at any time
  • Be forgotten
  • Ask for a copy of your data via a Subject Access Request (SAR)
  • Lodge a complaint with the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) or other relevant supervisory authority

5.2 If you think that there are any inaccuracies in your data then let us know and we will amend your records. We also provide reasonable access to our visitors for reviewing the data that you have provided to this website. In this instance please contact sar@360resourcing.co.uk with your request.

5.3 If you’d like to remove the data that you have supplied to us then you can do so by clicking here and we’ll delete your records for you.

5.4 If you’re not happy with the manner in which your data has been processed you can submit a case to our internal complaints procedure by contacting dpo@360resourcing.co.uk.  If you are not satisfied with the outcome of our investigation, you have the right to contact the ICO (www.ico.org.uk).


6.1 The data that you submit to this site may be:

  • Made available to the Data Controller
  • Made available to the Data Processor
  • Used to communicate with you about your application
  • Used to communicate with you in regards to recruitment
  • Used to supply you with relevant (optional) job alerts
  • Added to a searchable candidate database
  • Analysed for our internal statistics to improve processes

6.2 Sometimes information may be processed on our behalf by relevant third parties; this includes but is not limited to: video interviewing companies, payroll software, and HR software.

6.3 We will not collect your information for unrelated purposes without first requesting your consent.

6.4 In some cases, we may be compelled or permitted by the law, an official authority or regulatory requirements to process your personal information without your consent or knowledge, even after you have exercised your right to withdrawal, to be forgotten, or objected to processing. If this happens, we will only process the limited personal data that we are required to do so under these specific requirements.


7.1 If there is no activity on your candidate account for 6 months, it will be deactivated. You can also request to withdraw your details at anytime and thereafter your data will be fully anonymised for further protection.


8.1 Provided that compliance is maintained in regards to the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679, we reserve the right to amend and modify this privacy statement for any reason and at any time.

A great team

When you work for the RTPI you won’t just get an interesting and challenging job, you will also get to know our friendly and welcoming team based across the UK and Ireland. We all get together in London twice a year and our social committee regularly arranges social and charity events such as city relays, group walks, bake-offs and after-work socialising. Meet some of our team below.