Town Planner / Planning Consultant - Senior or Principal

Town Planner
To £50,000 (D.O.E.) + Benefits
North West
North West
United Kingdom

The Opportunity

Kingsley is acting on behalf of a niche and highly experienced planning consultancy, based in the Northwest of England, with a national coverage.

Working across all asset classes including commercial, residential, education and more, an experienced Senior or Principal Planner is required to join a busy and ambitious team.

The Role

The successful candidate can expect to undertake the following day-to-day tasks:

  • Appraisal of development sites and provide written and verbal client advice.
  • Brief and manage external sub-consultants in the preparation of planning applications and appeals.
  • Prepare and manage small to medium scale planning applications & appeals.
  • Providing support with large scale planning applications, appeals, and strategic land promotion.
  • Ability and willingness to undertake business development including the attendance of business networking events.


  • 5 years post graduate experience and be a full member of the RTPI
  • High quality written & oral communication.
  • A strong understanding of planning legislation.
  • Ability to ‘hit the ground running’, working autonomously
  • Highly organised with a keen attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Be self-motivated and be able to nurture strong relationships with clients, local authorities and external teams.
  • Experience of managing deadlines and successfully delivering projects.
  • Have strong commercial awareness in either the private sector or local authority. 
  • Be willing to work flexibly as and when required.

In Return

  • Flexible working
  • Competitive salary: £35,000 - £50,000 pa
  • Excellent holiday + bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • RTPI membership fees paid and commitment to on-going CPD
  • Car parking

My client offers real scope for career development for a dedicated, professional, and enthusiastic individual with a strong work ethic who wants to join a long established and successful private organisation.

To apply for this position in complete confidence, please email your CV to or call Andrew Kingsley at Kingsley on 07879 413 765 for further information.

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