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Senior Planner or Associate Planner | Leeds

Penguin Recruitment
West Yorkshire, Leeds, England
£30000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
Closing date
3 Feb 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Officer, Planner
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Job Details

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be working with a leading Planning & Design Consultancy in Leeds on the hire of a Senior Planner or Associate Planner. This role is available on a permanent, full-time basis however flexibility is offered.

Our client's busy and successful Leeds office is made up of a small, friendly and sociable team who work closely with the Newcastle team also. The office is open plan and is within close walking distance of Leeds train station.

The successful candidates will work on a broad range of planning projects, using their local knowledge and national influence to plan and deliver projects of all types and scales, including in the residential, commercial and employment sectors.

Duties / Responsibilities include;
  • Promote large to medium scale residential, mixed-use, employment and other infrastructure/Energy developments (both brownfield and greenfield) through the Local Development Framework and then by coordinating subsequent applications
  • Conduct research and site appraisals on projects for our client base
  • Prepare, submit and negotiate planning applications of all sizes/types
  • Prepare planning and occasionally socio-economic statements
  • Lodge appeals and potentially appear at Informal Hearings
  • Develop client relationships, network, raise the office profile through networking/business development and generate work
  • Co-ordinate internal and external project teams and project management/QA
  • Prepare Local Plan and Neighbourhood Plan representations
  • Act as a mentor to junior colleagues

  • Have strong planning experience working on similar developments, ideally within Yorkshire or the North East region
  • At Associate level, have a passion and track record for growing business, including managing client relationships and building a professional contacts networks, ideally with existing client contacts
  • Be MRTPI qualified or working towards it
  • Be committed to continuing your professional development with a willingness to learn and progress
  • Be collaborative by nature
  • Be commercially minded and able to take on personal responsibility
  • Have an ability to undertake quantitative and sequential assessments
  • Be committed and have an eye for detail
  • Be used to working with minimal supervision and have a strong ability to use your own initiative
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be personable and professional with high levels of motivation, ambition and drive
  • Have an ability to manage your own time and a wide and complex workload
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and are willing to travel nationally when required

To Apply;

Join a recognised leader in the sector with a proven track record of investing in its staff and promoting internally, on merit. The Partner would like to meet with senior-level planning professionals immediately so please register your interest below by clicking 'apply'.

For more information on this role or other Reading vacancies 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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