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Senior Associate Director | Chelmsford, Essex

Penguin Recruitment
England, Essex
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Car+ Excellent Bens
Closing date
22 Jul 2021

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Are you a senior-level planning professional looking to take the next step in your career?

Do you have extensive private sector experience and are interested in applying your skillset with a national, leading property consultancy?

In this role you would work on a variety of interesting projects and will work on planning applications and local plan representations, providing planning consultancy advice to a range of varied clients!

If this sounds of interest, I would like to speak with you!

Our client's National Planning and Development Team is growing and are now seeking another talented expert to join the team. Working on a variety of interesting projects and will work on planning applications and local plan representations, providing planning consultancy advice to their range of varied clients.

  • Several years' working in planning, ideally including working within the private sector but not essential.
  • Will need to be able to demonstrate experience in both development management and local plan matters.
  • Strong technical planning knowledge, skills and work ethic.
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and able to manage competing demands and prioritise tasks for themselves and others with the key aspect being to meet clients' expectations.
  • Must be a problem-solver and advocate ideas and solutions clearly.
  • Successful applicants will have a flexible attitude towards working and be self-motivated with a strong team spirit.
  • Candidates should also be self-assured, confident, enjoy the prospect of developing their own client base and making a real contribution to the prosperity of the Company and themselves.
  • RTPI qualified.

  • Flexibility and agility - able to juggle a number of tasks at the same time.
  • Initiative and motivation - thinking for themselves and working with minimal supervision.
  • Awareness - able to identify limits of own abilities and seek help from colleagues where appropriate.
  • Proactive - able to identify opportunities and constraints, and to think outside the box.
  • Efficient and organised - able to effectively manage own time and budgets.
  • Commercially astute - able to recognise clients' varying needs.
  • Pursues excellence - seeks to provide a high quality of work and keen to improve skills.

Personal Attributes
  • Strong and effective team player including seeking opportunities for cross selling within the wider business
  • Aspiration and energy to develop their own professional reputation and profile and that of the firm
  • Ability to gain the respect of colleagues, clients and their staff and advisors by providing a personable and highly professional service within their sphere of expertise

Professional Skills & Qualifications
  • Professionally qualified RTPI
  • Good level relevant post-qualified experience
  • Excellent planning technical skills including research and analytical skills
  • Excellent IT skills including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet


Our client offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits package. In addition, they offer a positive and supportive working environment and will provide coaching to ensure you achieve your career objectives.

Apply Now!

This is an excellent opportunity to join a highly reputable Property Consultancy at a stage of growth. For further information on this role or others in the region, please contact me on 01792 341 104 or


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
166B Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8HS
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