Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be working with a regarded property consultancy on the hire of an Assistant Town Planner. This is a permanent position.

The planning team has vast experience in providing imaginative solutions to complex planning situations. They provide an integrated approach to projects to resolve key planning issues from an early stage in the planning process.

The Assistant Town Planner will positively engage with stakeholders, communities and Local Authorities to give a client’s project the best chance of success. The role will work as part of the team that delivers an exceptional level of service to clients at all times by working to tight deadlines so the ability to thrive under pressure is required.


  • Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.
  • Undertake research and analysis.
  • Prepare pre application enquiries, planning applications and appeals, including planning/ appeal statements.
  • Contribute to the preparation/editing of Design & Access statements, sustainability statements, and other supporting documents.
  • Liaise and negotiate with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations, third parties.
  • Liaise and cultivate good relationships with clients and fellow professionals.
  • Prepare/make presentations at meetings, including Parish Council and Planning Committee.
  • Assist in drawing up, presenting and negotiating competitive fee proposals.
  • Assist in developing creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
  • Write complex reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.
  • 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.

Requirements to apply

  • Completed a RTPI accredited course (essential) and working towards becoming a Chartered Town Planner.
  • Detailed knowledge of the UK Town Planning system.
  • Technically competent in discipline.
  • Local knowledge and experience.
  • Full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle.
  • Previous planning experience commensurate to an Assistant Town Planner / Town Planner (private or public sector experience)

Why apply?

You will be well-trained by enthusiastic staff and encouraged by the partners to play an active part in the firm’s future development and success! On top of a competitive starting salary you will receive a host of benefits such as;

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 after 3 years of service.
  • Life Assurance of 4x your basic salary
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity benefits
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Recommend-A-Friend Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme

To apply

The Partner leading this recruitment is keen to meet with interested Assistant Town Planners ASAP so to register your interest please click ‘apply’.

For more information on this role or other vacancies in the region please contact me on 01792 365 001 or

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