Penguin Recruitment

£30000 - £40000 per annum + +flexible working

Penguin Recruitment is pleased to be supporting an independent and creative Town Planning consultancy, based in Dover on the hire of a Senior Town Planner.

The company has been established for over 20 years and focuses on providing high-caliber planning advice to a range of development partners predominantly in London and the South East region. You would join a close-knit team of six, with four planners from a range of professional backgrounds.

As a part of the Planning team, you will be involved in a diverse range of projects including residential developments, commercial and leisure proposals of varying scales, some of which you will work alongside other members of the team.

You can expect to build relationships with our clients as well as liaising with other specialist consultants and LPA officers and key consultees during the appraisal, preparation and negotiation of planning applications so the successful candidate is likely to have some experience of development management. However, the Practice also has a strong reputation for strategic land promotion and ideally candidates will have some experience of the planning policy process and the successful candidate will be given every opportunity to develop skills and experience in this area, including project management skills when coordinating larger projects.

The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills:

  • a strong drive for results;
  • a team player with a positive and energetic outlook;
  • the desire and ability to adapt to changing situations;
  • adept at building relationships with external contacts, including clients and planning officers;
  • an ability to plan ahead, and to understand the commercial aspects of the planning process;
  • a valid UK driver’s licence;
  • a relevant degree;

You should have a passion for planning and the desire for finding creative solutions in order to “drive positive proposals forward.” The ideal candidate will have more than 3 years experience after graduating preferably working in the private sector.


In return, you will join a respected and experienced practice in the South East, be offered a competitive salary and benefits package, with flexible working options. Plus, ongoing support throughout your career to help you hit those career objectives!


The Director leading this recruitment is keen to speak with suitable Town Planners ASAP so please express your interest below by clicking ‘apply’.

For further information on this role or others in the region, please contact me on 01792 341 104 or

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