Leeds, Yorkshire Penguin Recruitment

Title: Town Planner Senior Town Planner

Location: Cardiff Leeds

Salary: Attractive salary + Strong benefits package

The Company

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting an Independent National Planning Consultancy looking for the hire at the Leeds or Cardiff offices.

This is an exciting opportunity to progress your career and assist in the delivery of exceptional planning services, across various sectors, including education, energy, defence, health, residential, retail, and major mixed-use and regeneration schemes. The client act for many high-profile clients, including some of the country's major land developers, housebuilders, and retail operators.

Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.
  • Undertake research and analysis.
  • Prepare planning applications, including planning statements.
  • Write reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.
  • Contribute to the preparation/editing of Design & Access statements and other planning supporting documents.
  • Liaise and negotiate with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations, third parties.
  • Liaise and cultivate good relationships with clients and fellow professionals.
  • Develop creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
  • Ensure compliance with planning regulations.
  • Communicate and negotiate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Take responsibility for projects from the earliest stages through to completion.
  • Maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies.
  • Keep informed about documents relating to planning policy and practice.


MRTPI and/or MRICS, ideally with 2-5 years' post-qualification experience.

  • An enjoyment of writing, with excellent language skills and ability to effectively communicate planning arguments.
  • A proven ability to multi-task, across many projects, helping to steer the team's workload, managing projects capably - and reporting to directors, associate directors and associates in this team.
  • A willingness and enthusiasm for mentoring and guiding junior planning and graduate level colleagues.

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 (phone number removed) or (url removed)

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