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Senior / Principal Town Planner

Oyster Partnership
West Yorkshire
Up to £45,000 per annum + benefits
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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If there’s ever been a time to be a Senior Planner in the UK, it is most definitely now.

You truly are the rarest of species. A unicorn, the perfect pearl, and a four-leaf clover all rolled into one.

Basically, you’re kind of a big deal. And you deserve to feel that way.

What you don’t deserve is working day after day in a high stress, high targeted and low paid role that is frankly making you forget why you dedicated the last 5 years to the development profession.

Rather than getting to the point where you are ready to give Planning the boot, exit the industry and take up your lockdown hobby as a full-time pursuit – stop the ride, hop off and find a new job while you’re in your prime.

This multidisciplinary consultancy, dedicated to sustainable development and placemaking, is looking for a chartered Senior or Principal Planner with strong development management skills and a pragmatic, energetic attitude to embrace this brilliant opportunity.

With a combined project value of over £12 billion, this is truly a role to get your teeth stuck into, spanning both major commercial developments, and impressive residential projects. Major by name, and mega by nature, their pipeline of work is truly making a different to communities in the Northwest, and on a national scale.

 Such a high calibre of projects has not given way to a volatile working environment. With a a reluctancy to place too much pressure on individual consultants, they instead look to the wider team for annual targets and have consistent success with this approach.

So, if you are a chartered Planner, looking for that next step in a well-structured environment with a healthy approach to targets and billings, this is the role for you. Here you’ll find yourself leading your own projects and parts of major projects, managing client relations, and working on varied applications, as well as the option to home in on more specialised areas such as EIAs if you so wish.

Beyond the job itself, the idyllic location of their office offers much more than an office setting. Located in the beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, you’re set for lunchtime runs, a walk-and-talk with your teammates, or a coffee break by the picturesque reservoir adjacent to the office. The team are incredibly supportive of the reality of life, with flexible working hours, a genuine support network in times of personal crisis, twice annual bonuses, and generous annual leave.

To put it simply, to them you are an individual and not simply a biller.

Sound like it could be your next move? Give me a call on 020 7766 9015 and ask for Ettie to find out more.


The Town Planning Team at Oyster Partnership are specialists in both the interim and permanent markets across the public and private sectors.

Our public sector team covers all levels of interim vacancies from Assistant level to Heads of Service across the UK in development management, policy, enforcement, economic development, conservation and urban design.

Our private sector team works with some of the biggest names in Property across the UK from Graduate to Director level. We recruit into consultancies, house builders, commercial developers, renewable energy companies, and waste management companies.

We strive to achieve results for client and candidates by building strong relationships through a friendly consultative service that has helped us become the award winning firm we are today.

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020 7766 9000
St Albans House
57-59 Haymarket
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