Penguin Recruitment

£35000 - £45000 per annum + Strong benefits package

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a well-established planning and design practice covering in Oxfordshire (Abingdon) on the hire of a Senior Planning Consultant.

You will either already be at a senior level or be an experienced planner who is ready to take the next step up. A varied caseload is available across a range of urban and rural sites with an opportunity to expand your planning skills and improve the built environment along with our award winning architectural team.

Key job responsibilities:

  • Promote projects with minimum supervision, acting as Project Administrator.
  • Develop client relationships by providing advice upon strategy and progress of projects.
  • Evaluate development proposals and give clear advice having regard to the provisions of the Development Plan and Government guidance.
  • To prepare planning and other application submissions for development opportunities to include pre-application meetings with officers of the Local Planning Authority and co-ordinating other professionals involved in the project. Monitoring of the application through the local planning authority Development Control process in accordance with quality procedures.
  • To manage all types of planning appeals including preparation of evidence and co-ordinating other professionals involved, including preparing and presenting evidence at Informal hearing and Public Inquiries.
  • Maintain membership of the RTPI and a programme of CPD in line with RTPI requirements.
  • Provide advice and supervision to more junior staff as required.

Why Apply?

A competitive salary and benefits are on offer including flexible working.


The hiring manager is ready to meet with suitable candidates immediately so if you are excited by this opportunity and feel you meet the above criteria then please get in touch.

Please register 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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