Assistant Planner / Town Planner

London – Hybrid

£30,000 – £34,000pa

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting the UK’s number 1 homes extension company in their hire of an ambitious Town Planner.

The successful candidate will work closely with my clients’ stakeholders including the in-house designers to produce proposals, and proactively engaging with local authority case officers to ensure you drive forward decision making.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and close-knit team during an exciting period of growth. For the ideal candidate, my client is happy to offer a competitive basic salary and an impressive benefits package that includes:

  • A hybrid working week and flexi hours.
  • 33 days holiday (including bank holidays) within your first year, increasing to 34 with an additional day of Birthday Leave after a year of employment.
  • Enhanced parental leave.
  • Regular company-wide socials organised by the social committee and paid for by the company.
  • Health cash plan via Medicash.
  • Mental health support plan via Health Assured.
  • Free mortgage advice for you, friends, and family.

Duties of the role:

  • Provide high quality advice to the in-house designers and architects to ensure that development meets local and national policies and guidance.
  • Provide advice to the in-house consultants regarding early project feasibility and risks.
  • Act as the primary contact for internal and external stakeholders, triaging communication and allocating actions, as necessary.
  • Identify ways to improve engagement and relationships with Local Planning Authorities.

Candidate Requirements

  • RTPI accredited degree in Town Planning or a related field of study.
  • Previous experience ideally within the public sector.
  • Very good understanding of the UK Planning System, in particular Permitted Development Rights and Householder applications.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Interested? For applications and more information regarding this opportunity, please send your up-to-date CV to Megan Field at or call 01792 365 005.

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