Associate Director Of Planning

Penguin Recruitment
Warwickshire, England, Rugby
£45000 - £65000 per annum + Strong benefits
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Officer, Director, Planner
Senior Manager

Job Details

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting an award-winning, national, multi-disciplinary consultancy on the hire of an Associate Director of Town Planning.

The successful candidate will be based in our clients Rugby office with hybrid working in play, working flexibly with colleagues at other offices and on projects right across the country.

As an Associate Director you will work semi-autonomously, under the supervision of Directors. You will lead on projects and engage in a range of development plan / policy and development management work. This will include, but is not limited to, managing planning applications of all scales, local plan representations, site promotion, appeals, EiP and public inquiry work.

With excellent stakeholder management skills, you will also be offered a high degree of client interface and the opportunity to attend networking events in order to grow your personal contacts and promote the company. You should be self-motivated and will be excited by the prospect of developing your own client base and making a real contribution to the growth of the business.

You will also be expected to assist Directors with the day-to-day management of the offices and supervise junior members of the planning team.


We are looking to hear from qualified Town Planners with several years professional experience (in either private or public sector). Candidates should be educated to undergraduate level (2:1 or above) and should also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Planning. You should also be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Salary and Benefits

To reward your commitment and great work, our client will offer a flexible and competitive salary and benefits including; pension, bonus scheme (tax free up to £3,600), private healthcare, cycle to work and salary sacrifice schemes. Candidates will be considered on a full or part-time basis. We can also offer flexible working arrangements, with opportunities for home working.

Our client is an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) which means the company is now owned wholly by its employees and permanent members of staff are given a stake in the business!

There is no 'glass ceiling' and so, opportunities for advancement within the Practice to shareholder level are available. There is also a staff mentoring programme to encourage this and further opportunities for tailored training!

Remuneration and Application

Our client offers excellent opportunities to develop and grow your skills and career. The company is an Employee Ownership Trust (EOT) and offers a competitive reward package including: a performance-related bonus scheme, professional membership fees, employee mentoring scheme, employer contribution pension scheme, death in service, private health insurance and assistance programme as well as a great working environment.


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Matt Fraser on 01792 365 100 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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0121 442 0646
166B Alcester Road
166B Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8HS
United Kingdom

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