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Senior Planning Officer

Macdonald & Company
East of England
up to £50/h
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control, Planning
Consultant, Planner
Local Authority
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

A LPA in the East of England are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a 3-month contract basis, with the possibility of extension. This is a fantastic opportunity to work on a mixed caseload of applications, including complex minor applications and residential applications (up to 30 units), in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.


  • Manage a caseload of planning applications, including preparing reports, negotiating with applicants and making recommendations.
  • Offer professional planning advice to internal and external stakeholders on a wide range of planning and development issues.
  • Provide support and guidance to junior members of the team as required.


  • A degree in Town Planning or a related field
  • Significant experience in a similar role, with a proven track record of managing a caseload of planning applications.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and report writing skills.
  • Ability to work independently, with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

We offer:

  • Up to £50/hour pay rate, depending on experience.
  • Flexible working arrangements available to suit your needs. Once a week in the office.
  • An opportunity to work on a range of exciting projects and gain valuable experience.

If you are a talented and motivated individual looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, then we want to hear from you! Please apply today with your CV, and for further information please get in touch with Sean Lindley at


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Company info
020 7629 7220
50 Great Marlborough Street

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