Senior Planner

Our client base is very diverse, but our approach is consistent; to always do the very best for our clients, remain focused on client goals and solve challenges by thinking outside of the box. This is driven by our passion for planning and our purpose, planning our future built world.

 We don’t only care about what we do, we also care about how we do it and are proud of the team and the friendly and supportive environment we have in which to work. The team remain committed to providing exemplary professional service to our clients, whilst enjoying each other’s company and sharing some fun.

Working with us means you’ll be part of something special. We are committed to growing the business and know we can do this by increasing and developing a great team.

This is a full time role, with home/office hybrid working and a salary commensurate with experience.

Purpose of the role

  • Support the team in providing first-rate planning advice and client care.
  • Provide a higher level of planning knowledge and application to carry out applicable independent work.
  • Mentor and assist junior members of the team.

Key responsibilities

  • Prepare and submit planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries.
  • Where required, undertake community engagement, committee meetings and public examinations.
  • Research strategy and report on findings to provide planning appraisals of potential sites.
  • Write high-quality reports with sound and well-considered recommendations.
  • Attend site visits and client meetings where needed.
  • Support existing client relationships and develop communication skills.
  • Provide first-class client service
  • Work collaboratively with trusted partners to deliver results for our clients.
  • Maintain CPD on relevant legislation, latest planning laws and key planning decisions.
  • Foster excellent relationships with all stakeholders of the planning process including local authorities.
  • Operate our internal software to assist in internal planning and process.


  • Demonstrate developing skills in leading projects and commercial application of planning knowledge.
  • Emerging experience in the planning process and managing client demands from the start of an enquiry to its ultimate conclusion.
  • Ability to demonstrate previous report writing and the making of recommendations on planning projects.
  • Cultivating an appreciation of design and thinking outside the box.
  • Proficient in professional good practice and accuracy.
  • A degree (or equivalent) in Town Planning or relevant environmental discipline.
  • Membership of the RTPI.
  • Significant experience in the UK with a substantial part of that time spent in the private sector.

Knowledge, Skills and Competencies:

  • Developed planning skills and an understanding of the planning system that will provide exemplary advice to clients.
  • Ability to communicate and make an impact across all stakeholders.
  • Excellent project management skills, demonstrating the ability to keep to timeframes and maintain accuracy.
  • Adept at report writing, showing a talent for explaining complex issues to a variety of audiences.
  • Positive outlook and at ease as a team player.
  • Able to work effectively under pressure, with deadlines and competing demands.


Please send your CV and a covering letter to or feel free to have a confidential, no commitment chat about the role by calling Jenny on 07970 261920.