Senior Planner

  • Job Reference: SF8714
  • Date Posted: 4 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Leeds
  • Salary: £35,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: car allowance, bonus, pension + more
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Sam Ferris

Job Description

About Us:

Join the dynamic and innovative team at one of the world's leading real estate consultancies. Our Town Planning division is renowned for delivering exceptional planning solutions and strategic advice to a diverse range of clients. With a global presence and a strong local foothold in Leeds, we pride ourselves on our collaborative approach and commitment to excellence.

The Role:

We are seeking a highly skilled and experienced Senior Planner to join our successful Town Planning division in our Leeds office. This is a fantastic opportunity for a driven professional to play a key role in shaping the future development of urban and rural areas across the region.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage complex planning projects from inception to completion.
  • Provide strategic planning advice to clients, ensuring compliance with local and national planning policies.
  • Prepare and submit detailed planning applications, appeals, and development proposals.
  • Liaise with local authorities, stakeholders, and clients to negotiate and secure planning permissions.
  • Conduct site appraisals, feasibility studies, and environmental assessments.
  • Mentor and support junior planners, fostering a collaborative and high-performing team environment.
  • Stay abreast of changes in planning legislation and best practices to provide up-to-date advice and insights.


  • A degree in Town Planning or a related discipline.
  • Chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or working towards chartered status.
  • Proven experience in a senior planning role within a consultancy, local authority, or similar environment.
  • Strong knowledge of the UK planning system, including relevant legislation and regulations.
  • Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities effectively.
  • Proficiency in planning software and tools.

What We Offer:

  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional development and career progression.
  • A supportive and inclusive work environment.
  • The chance to work on high-profile projects with leading industry professionals.
  • Flexible working arrangements to promote work-life balance.

How to Apply:

If you are a passionate and ambitious Senior Planner looking to advance your career with a global leader in real estate consultancy, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your experience and suitability for the role to [Email Address].

Application Deadline: [Insert Deadline]

Join us in shaping the future of town planning in Leeds and beyond. Apply today and be a part of our success story!