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Town Planning


The Town Planning team at Penguin Recruitment has had an established presence in the market since 2008, and is widely accepted as one of the UK’s most experienced and successful recruiters in the sector.  We cover all areas of planning and the related disciplines such as; heritage, urban design and economics.

We employ a large team of consultants who spend all day, every day in their sector, deepening their networks and industry knowledge which in turn enables us to provide the highest levels of service to our clients and candidates.

Working closely with Local Authorities, Consultancies and Developers of all sizes across the UK, we assist in finding candidates at all levels such as Graduates, MRTPI Planners through to Senior Directors.


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Meet the team

Matt Fraser

Senior Manager Planning

Penguin Recruitment were extremely helpful in helping to me to find my first job. In particular, Matt Fraser was brilliant at bringing opportunities to my attention and was very knowledgeable on regarding the companies/roles he recommended. He was also extremely helpful and supportive during the interview and post-interview process and I am now enjoying the role that Matt and Penguin helped me to secure!

Matt Fraser was incredibly helpful with helping to find new roles and opportunities. Which I could not find elsewhere. Throughout these he was informative of the company and the roles which I was being put forward for. He regularly kept me up to date with the progress of these and managers decisions. Including providing honest feedback if roles wanted an individual with more experience. I would recommend penguin recruitment to anyone looking for a new job role as they took a large amount of pressure off the job hunt.

Matt Fraser

Harriet Roige

Team Manager

Harriet has a BSc in Business and Information Technology and has 11 years' recruitment experience. She initially helped Penguin develop its presence in the Sustainability sector and now helps lead the Planning function.  Outside of work Harriet can normally be found walking her two dogs on the Gower and cheering on Swansea City FC.

Harriet Allan

Katy Thorne

Senior Consultant

Katy is a top quality recruitment consultant who works extremely hard to ensure she properly gets to know candidates and companies to ensure good matches of people to jobs. She excels at her work and is very approachable and eager, possessing excellent communication skills. One of the very best. Highly recommended!

Testimonials :

I approached Katy looking for a new addition to my team. In no time at all she found the perfect candidate. We knew minutes into the first interview we'd found the ideal person for the company. I was delighted with the work Katy put into helping us out. I can completely recommend her to anyone looking to fill a planning vacancy.

Katy Thorne

Neil Ellerton

Lead Recruitment Consultant

After graduating from Nottingham Trent University with a 1st Class Degree in English Literature, Neil actually began his career journey in professional Ice Hockey. Following this exciting chapter, Neil moved into the world of sales and picked up extensive experience before joining Penguin Recruitment in 2015. He works as a Lead Consultant within the Town Planning team and is well equipped to advise candidates and clients alike on the current market, job opportunities and the profession itself.


Katy Thorne

The levels we typical recruit to are;

  • Graduate / Assistant Planner
  • Town Planner
  • Senior Planner
  • Principal / Associate Planner
  • Associate Director
  • Director / Partner

Job seeker or Client with a vacancy?

If you are a candidate actively searching, or considering your options please get in touch and we can develop a detailed profile for you and start suggesting suitable roles!

If you are a client with a vacancy, please contact one of the above Consultants who will take down a brief, answer any questions you may have, and then start the search for your next employee!

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