Senior Planner (Surrey)

A new opportunity has arisen for a Senior Town Planner (or a strong Planner) to join an expanding planning and development consultancy In Surrey. This firm are a strong regional firm with a great reputation across the South East and Thames Valley area. You will be joining a small but very established planning team in a friendly and supportive office environment. There is parking on site and the location is well positioned for commuters (commutable locations include; Guildford, Woking, Reading, Slough, Weybridge, Winchester, Basingstoke, Croydon, Twickenham).

The role will offer a lot of variety and will include; research; planning appraisals, preparing and submitting planning applications; S106 negotiations; coordinating external teams where required; maintaining client relationships and being a valued ambassador for the firm. There is the opportunity for candidates to take on their own case load of projects as well as assisting the Directors on major schemes.  The firm are currently working on a wide range of projects typically in the; residential, industrial, commercial, retail, education and minerals and waste sectors. 

We are looking for candidates who have an RTPI accredited degree and who are now MRTPI qualified (or very close to achieving it). Private sector experience is advantageous but not essential as we can also consider those with public sector backgrounds. It is key that you have a working knowledge of development management led work and an understanding of local and regional planning policy and legislation. You should have strong report writing skills, be confident in client facing situations and be keen to progress/learn new skills. There are unlimited progression opportunities with this firm.

The successful candidate will be rewarded with a marked progression track, the chance to be part of a lovely team that are really well connected in the area, as well as a competitive remuneration package. Remuneration will be based on experience and there is also an incentivised bonus scheme. Full support for any outstanding RTPI submissions will also be given.

To apply for this role please do not hesitate to contact Ruth Hoggett ( By clicking apply, please be assured that your CV will not be sent to the client until you have been fully briefed on the role and given permission for us to do so. We will confidentially retain your details and inform you of any other suitable opportunities arising should you not be successful in this role.

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