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Senior Town Planner

Penguin Recruitment
England, London
£35000 - £50000 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant, Planner
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Job Details

My client is seeking a Chartered Town Planner to join their busy and dynamic team to help shape the future of the built environment! You'll be part of a large, friendly team with an outstanding track record in development management, planning policy and consultancy services.

This is an unrivalled opportunity to be involved in a wide range of work, where you'll be supported in career development, as well as mentored through to RTPI Chartership.

My client's specialist Planning team provides expert guidance and support across all areas of planning. The UK-wide planning team provides a comprehensive array of services that include environmental planning, strategic development, and site promotion.

The team have a diverse portfolio of projects from small scale through to major town centre projects, urban extensions and tall buildings, and provide these services for developers, investors, housing associations and public sector agencies.

Duties of the role:

  • Processing mainly minor and small-scale planning applications concisely, accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Preparing and presenting evidence on appeals.
  • Providing high quality professional advice on planning matters to clients.
  • Negotiate with applicants and agents.
  • Positively support and share your knowledge with the team.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Eligibility for RTPI chartership.
  • Relevant experience working as a public or private sector planner/senior planning officer or consultant.
  • The ability to manage your own time and meet challenging deadlines.
  • Excellent knowledge, understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to build good client relationships.

What's in it for you?

  • A competitive starting salary and impressive benefits package.
  • 23 days holiday with option to buy extra leave.
  • Opportunity to take a paid day out of the office to volunteer at a charity or cause of your choice.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks, and more!
  • Voluntary benefits from discount on retail and socialising, to health and welling, travel and technology.
  • Flexible working options available.

This opportunity presents the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in within this astute consultancy. You'll be joining a network of 61,000 experienced, innovative, and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and my client will provide the support you need to do just that!

For applications or more information regarding this opportunity, please send your up to date CV to Megan Field at, or call 01792 365 104.


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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