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Planning Consultant – Oxford – Multidisciplinary Consultancy

Jon Taylor Associates
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Competitive Salary + benefits
Closing date
9 Jun 2022
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Planning Consultant – Oxford – Multidisciplinary Consultancy


Competitive Salary + benefits


Our client’s Planning Team has an excellent reputation for delivering consents for residential, energy, agricultural, rural, leisure & tourism, waste, industrial, commercial and infrastructure developments, in addition to research and policy projects.  As a result of their success in the above planning sectors, they are recruiting an experienced Planning Consultant to manage and deliver a varied range of consultancy projects in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.


This role is suited for Planning Consultants who ideally have experience in Consultancy focusing on residential schemes but town planners from the public sector who have a track record in dealing with major residential planning applications will also be considered. 


The role:

The Planning consultant will manage and deliver a varied range of consultancy projects in a fast moving, client focused commercial environment.  This will involve:

  • Providing planning consultancy services to public, private and third-party sector clients.
  • Managing planning projects to a high standard, e.g. preparing planning applications as well as managing the financial aspect such as invoicing, budgets and contract specific financial data.   
  • Carrying out planning appraisals and pre-application consultations, and co-ordinating and managing the preparation of planning applications.
  • Being a positive role model and providing planning advice to colleagues and clients and providing mentoring where appropriate.


The Person

  • Manage the delivery of work on large and/or complex planning contracts.  This will involve planning, organising, managing and monitoring to ensure that work is completed to the required standards, is delivered on time, meets the project profit target, and delivered to the client’s satisfaction.
  • Prepare planning documentation including Planning Statements, Environmental Statements, Design & Access Statements and planning application forms ensuring that legislative guidelines are met.
  • Manage, train and mentor your team to develop the technical, commercial and business development skills in order to meet client needs as well as team targets. 
  • A minimum of 3 years’ post qualification experience in Town and Country Planning.
  • Full membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute or eligible for full Chartered MRTPI Chartership. 
  • Relevant experience, preferably within the private sector or major residential developments in the Public Sector.
  • Commercial awareness and the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Planning Appeal experience, either written representation or informal hearing.
  • Excellent knowledge of Town & Country Planning regulations and process, particularly the planning policy or development management experience. 


The Reward

For your hard work, the Planning Consultant will receive a top salary alongside a flexible benefits package. You’ll have the chance to buy additional holiday, sign up for private healthcare, flexible working hours all alongside your contributory pension and training offered by the company. As an entrepreneurial organisation, you’ll be encouraged to develop and progress in the role.  


For more information on this role, send a copy of your CV to Jon Taylor via


Jon Taylor Associates is a specialist recruitment consultancy at the cutting edge for attracting and retaining top talent nationwide.

We recruit for various senior positions; typically highly skilled professionals on a permanent or interim basis at their second or third job level upward. Our opportunities come from a client portfolio ranging from small, bespoke consultancies to global multidisciplinary firms.

At Jon Taylor Associates, we take the view that securing your ideal role can be a lifechanging experience and that the ideal candidate can energise, enhance and evolve an organization.

Our mission is to work in a professional yet personable manner to offer recruitment solutions for both our candidates and clients alike.

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01792 484 444
Princess House, Princess Way
West Glamorgan
United Kingdom
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