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Associate | Associate Director

Penguin Recruitment
England, Birmingham, West Midlands
£60000 - £100000 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

Title: Associate | Associate Director

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Attractive salary + Strong benefits package

The Company:

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a global organisation that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. My client are a Property Consultancy business in the UK, and with Town Planning advice delivered from the main UK Regional Offices. My client employ circa 90 Town Planners, and approach the delivery of planning and development advice on the basis that the developments that promote with their clients play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact.

The Birmingham planning team are looking for ambitious chartered town planners who are keen to take the next step in their careers, with openings at Associate and Associate Director levels, depending on experience. The Birmingham team acts for a very broad range of clients, including urban residential developers, housebuilders, affordable housing providers, land promoters, retail operators, industrial and commercial developers, asset managers, investors, universities, schools, Government agencies and Government departments, amongst many others.

  • To undertake planning appraisals to advise clients on the likelihood of obtaining planning consent and the most appropriate strategy for achieving that.
  • To carry out research and analytical tasks and produce client-facing reports.
  • To support with the management of project teams (typically comprising of architects and other consultants).
  • To prepare planning applications, including drafting sections of, or whole, Planning Statements and Statements of Community Involvement.
  • To prepare representations to local plan and other policy consultations on behalf of clients.
  • To research, prepare and submit appeals against refusals of planning consent.
  • To research and assist in the preparation of proofs of evidence for senior staff standing as expert witness at planning inquiries.
  • To generally meet targets for fee earning from the delivery of project work.
  • To help write tender proposals to win new project work.
  • To help with business generation ideas and client research.
  • To work either as part of a team or independently as required.


  • Be a chartered member of the RTPI
  • Have at least 6 years' professional experience
  • Have a genuine passion for planning
  • Be driven, ambitious, commercial and great at building / maintaining relationships
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrable evidence of strong analytical skills
  • Evidence of good project management, prioritisation and time-management skills

Why should you apply?

* Attractive salary
* Strong benefits package
* Good work/life balance with flexible working arrangement
* Fantastic opportunity to build upon experiences and skillsets
* Varied portfolio of work


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Josh Jones on 01792 365 000 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

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