Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design business on the hire of a Graduate Town Planner to their team in Leicester.

Our client is one of the largest and most successful multidisciplinary design practices in the UK also featuring in a top 100 UK practice list! From offices in the south and midlands, our client designs and delivers fantastic spaces and places.

We are seeking to speak with Graduate Town Planners to join their Leicester studio, reporting to the Planning Director. The role would suit candidates embarking on a career in Town Planning with the opportunity open to apprenticeship programme students, graduates or early career planning professionals.

The successful Graduate Town Planner will be required to:

  • be working towards chartered membership of the RTPI (ideally through an accredited degree route)
  • have knowledge of the English planning system and an eagerness to learn more
  • be able to assist in the preparation, submission and management pre-application enquiries, planning applications, appeals and local plan representations
  • liaise with clients, third parties and planning authorities on all relevant matters
  • present proposals at public meetings and community consultation events
  • carry out desktop research to support projects, reports and appraisals
  • attend meetings and undertake site visits as required
  • build and maintain client relationships
  • perform any other relevant activities as required by the company
  • have good presentation and communication skills
  • have the initiative to work both independently and as part of a team
  • have the ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines
  • have a good knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes; knowledge of Adobe software e.g. InDesign would be an advantage
  • have a full UK driving licence

Why join the team?

  • competitive salary
  • pension scheme
  • healthcare scheme
  • perkbox discount account
  • smart go travel scheme
  • regular social events
  • training and development
  • promotion/progression routes
  • mentoring system in place
  • CPD’s and external training
  • extra day’s holiday for every 3 years’ service
  • as much responsibility as you are prepared for!


If you are looking to join an established and growing practice with a great reputation in the market, this is the role for you!

The Director is looking to meet with suitable Graduate Town Planners ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Matt Fraser on 01792 365 001 or

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