Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a growing and dynamic multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy on the hire of a Senior Town Planner to their team in Colchester. This is a permanent role and hybrid working is available.

In this role, you will assist in providing a wide range of services to clients in several industry sectors such as commercial, health, education, defence, residential and community. Our client has offices across the Midlands and South of England with plan to open further sites in the future to develop their national reach!

The role will involve providing general assistance and support to the Practice and Planning consultancy management level team. The team is currently a small one, but a great opportunity for the right candidate where there is lots of opportunity to shine and progress, rather than be lost in a larger planning consultancy.

The selected candidate will…

  • Prepare planning policy appraisals.
  • Prepare design and access statements.
  • Conduct initial site appraisals.
  • Prepare planning application and planning appeal documents.
  • Make representations to various LDF published documents.
  • Conduct pre-application consultations.
  • Facilitate community consultation events.
  • Complete reports.
  • Complete reports.
  • Provide general administration of planning applications, interfacing with clients, internal team, external consultants, and local authority planning departments.
  • Assist design teams on planning requirements generally.
  • Liaise and work with other disciplines as part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring all works are completed in a collaborative manner.

Essential skills, experience, and attributes…

  • Degree qualified
  • MRTPI qualified (preferred)
  • Understanding of planning policy and law
  • Excellent general written and in person communication capabilities.
  • Capability to write appropriate planning reports and communications with internal and external parties.

Why apply? What’s in it for you?…

  • Competitive salaries and earning opportunities.
  • Great office team building events and fully expensed seasonal social events.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a supportive environment.
  • Competitive Company Pension Scheme.
  • Opportunities for flexible and remote working.
  • Cycle to work Scheme.
  • Employee Referral Scheme.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Health cash plan scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with long service recognition and festive shutdown.
  • Early Finish incentives when the Practice targets are hit.


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 candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Matt Fraser on 01792 365 001 or

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