Title: Town Planner | Senior Planner

Location: Birmingham

Salary: Attractive salary + Strong benefits package

The Company:

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a global organisation that now spans 120 locations across 20 countries. My client are a Property Consultancy business in the UK, and with Town Planning advice delivered from the main UK Regional Offices. My client employ circa 90 Town Planners, and approach the delivery of planning and development advice on the basis that the developments that promote with their clients play a leading role in creating vibrant buildings, cities and places that deliver long-lasting social value and economic impact.

The Birmingham planning team are looking for ambitious chartered town planners who are keen to take the next step in their careers, with openings at Planner or Senior Planner levels, depending on experience. The Birmingham team acts for a very broad range of clients, including urban residential developers, housebuilders, affordable housing providers, land promoters, retail operators, industrial and commercial developers, asset managers, investors, universities, schools, Government agencies and Government departments, amongst many others.

  • To undertake planning appraisals to advise clients on the likelihood of obtaining planning consent and the most appropriate strategy for achieving that.
  • To carry out research and analytical tasks and produce client-facing reports.
  • To support with the management of project teams (typically comprising of architects and other consultants).
  • To prepare planning applications, including drafting sections of, or whole, Planning Statements and Statements of Community Involvement.
  • To prepare representations to local plan and other policy consultations on behalf of clients.
  • To research, prepare and submit appeals against refusals of planning consent.
  • To research and assist in the preparation of proofs of evidence for senior staff standing as expert witness at planning inquiries.
  • To generally meet targets for fee earning from the delivery of project work.
  • To help write tender proposals to win new project work.
  • To help with business generation ideas and client research.
  • To work either as part of a team or independently as required.


  • Honours degree in relevant subject (e.g. Town Planning, Geography, Economics)
  • RTPI-accredited planning degree
  • RTPI chartered membership
  • More than 2 years of private or public sector planning experience

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 01792 365 000 or josh.jones@penguinrecruitment.co.uk

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