Senior Planner

Penguin Recruitment is please to present a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Senior Town Planner to join an award-winning multidisciplinary practice in Oxford.

My client offers a range of design and planning services with specialisms in low-energy design, ecology, heritage, and arboriculture. The team are highly skilled in navigating through the complex UK planning system, from mixed-use to development sites, to small-scale projects.

They are now looking for an experienced Town Planner to join them working on a varied caseload across a range of urban and rural sites, from their beautiful grade 2 listed riverside studio, as part of an award-winning team!

The idea candidate will have a particular interest in working on the environmental and planning aspects of major and minor development projects and policy studies and will enjoy the prospect of developing their own client base. You will be self-assured, confident, and be a team player!

Candidate Requirements:

  • An RTPI-accredited planning qualification.
  • Either holding or working toward chartered membership of the RTPI.
  • Ideally 3 years post-qualification planning experience.
  • Excellent report writing, analytical, and interpersonal skills.

What’s on offer:

This position offers the opportunity to work in a beautiful riverside studio within a friendly and supportive planning team. For the ideal candidate, my client is happy to offer a competitive salary, hybrid working, cycle-to-work scheme, generous leave entitlement, and continued training and career progression opportunities. There will be an opportunity to step into a senior role and head up the teams major planning applications due to the upcoming retirement of a long-serving member of the team!

If you are an ambitious, solution-focused, team player with an interest in shaping the future of the built and natural environment through town planning, and urban and architectural design, this could be the role for you!

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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