Senior Planner

Penguin Recruitment
North East England
£25000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits Package
Closing date
25 Sep 2020

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Full Time
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Are you a Senior Town Planner based in the North East?

Are you looking to earn up to £40,000 as a basic salary?

Do you want to join an established Town Planning consultancy and further your career?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Penguin Recruitment is working with a consultancy in the North East to recruit a Senior Planner to the team. My client offers a full range of town planning, architecture and development consultancy services

As a Senior Planning Consultant, you will be part of a small ambitious, successful team providing clients with high quality, customer focussed, timely and outcome-based Planning services which include:
  • planning applications and appeals,
  • public inquiries, local hearings,
  • dealing with enforcement matters,
  • lawful development certificates,
  • Local Plan submissions and representations.

The successful candidate will:

* Be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
* Have 3 years or more relevant experience.
* Be able to prioritise and manage a workload whilst working flexibly to meet both the commercial and contractual needs of the business.
* Hold demonstrable experience of working as a planning officer or consultant in the public/private sector.
* Hold a demonstrable level of knowledge and understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation.
* Be ambitious to enhance the reputation of the Development Management service for innovation, quality and timeliness of delivery.

Your duties in the role:

* Processing mainly minor and small major planning applications in a timely manner, producing robust reports and recommendations to achieve desired and deliverable outcomes.
* Preparing and presenting evidence on appeals for core and external clients.
* Contributing to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness.
* Contributing to the delivery and improvement of business management systems, procedures and processes.
* Providing support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.
* Supporting the growth of the team by making a positive contribution to business development, securing repeat work and applying a commercial lens to all work undertaken and behaviours.
* Planning Performance Agreements and providing pre-application advice on complex cases.

This is a career defining opportunity for an ambitious planning professional looking to build their reputation and portfolio of planning experience. You will be joining a team where the aim is to secure the best solution in every case and to provide the highest levels of service to achieve this aim.

If you are interested and have a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or related discipline, then please contact Jack Green on 01792 365104 or email where you will be met with a friendly and professional service to help you proceed your application.

Penguin Recruitment has over 10 years experience in the Town Planning Sector. Our dedicated team of Planning Consultants are actively working with Consultancies, House Builders, Strategic Land Promoters and Local Authorities across the UK.

Whether you are a Graduate looking for that first career step, an Associate Director looking for that strategic move, or an employer in the Town Planning Sector looking for a Recruitment Partner, Penguin’s considerable experience can help you achieve your goal.

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  • 166B Alcester Road
  • Birmingham
  • B13 8HS
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