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Principal / Associate Planner - (Oxford)

Osborne Richardson
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Closing date
22 Feb 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

Osborne Richardson is delighted to be working with one of the leading planning consultancies in the country. The company is involved in a wide range of projects from medium scale to large-scale residential, mixed-use and commercial schemes. Our client is looking for a driven Principal / Associate Planner to play a key role in driving the Oxford team forward. 

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Providing commercial and specific planning advice
  • Manage engagement with the local planning authority and other stakeholders
  • Project managing a broad mix of planning submissions and appeals
  • Working with a wide range of clients, managing expectations and adhering to time limits
  • Maintaining a good understanding of policies relating to residential, commercial and mixed-use schemes, as well as environmental statements
  • Participate in public inquiries
  • Mentor junior colleagues

It is essential that candidates have:

  • MRTPI qualification
  • A passion for planning
  • Numerous years experience in a planning consultancy
  • Proven planning experience in the private-sector
  • Good professional writing skills
  • Ability to present reasoned advice in formal and informal environments
  • Experience in preparing, submitting and negotiating a range of planning applications
  • Ability to manage workload, budgets and project co-ordination (with sub-consultants)
  • Enthusiasm, thoroughness, honesty and commitment


This role is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated and experienced professional to propel their career to the next level, whilst being entrusted to work flexible hours. Our client is offering a very competitive remuneration package, circa £48,000 - £60,000 depending on experience, in addition to full benefits.

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Here at Osborne Richardson our business is people - Our simple philosophy recognises the need to fully understand the objectives and needs of both our Candidates and Clients to provide the highest level of service and the most effective tailored solutions. 

We act on behalf of a diverse range of clients, including Private Sector Consultancies, Developers, Design Consultancies and Central and Local Government bodies 

Our consultants have a thorough knowledge of their specialist sectors and extensive experience of recruiting for Permanent, Interim and Contract positions throughout the UK.

We are committed to providing both Clients and Candidates an informed, personal and high-quality level of service, dedicated to achieving their recruitment and personal career objectives.

For further information on how we can help please contact one of our consultants on 0207 5801500 or alternatively email;

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