Town Planner/Senior Planner - Consultancy

  • Job Reference: MH234684
  • Date Posted: 3 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Oxford
  • Salary: £28,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car, Healthcare, Bonus + More
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Holland

Job Description

Town Planner/Senior Planner - Consultancy Role

Location: Oxford/Reading

Salary: 25K - 42K

  • Do you thrive on shaping vibrant communities?
  • Are you a skilled planner with ambitions to progress at pace?
  • Do you have a background in the Private or Public sector within a Town Planning capacity?

A well-established national Planning and Development team is seeking its next generation of leaders. This is your chance to join a dynamic team on the cusp of exciting growth, drive projects across a diverse range of sectors, and ultimately be within a team that has the resources and current talent to support you develop and progress at pace.

The Opportunity:

With the aim being to expand their division, our client is seeking a chartered Town Planner/Senior Planner to join the small and strategically growing team in Oxford or Reading. This role offers the unique opportunity to be part of a team poised for expansion, working alongside experienced colleagues and shaping the future of the department.


  • Guide complex residential and mixed-use developments from conception to completion.
  • Collaborate with a diverse client base, including housebuilders, commercial giants, local authorities, and renewable energy providers.
  • Provide expert planning guidance and mentorship to colleagues across the Oxford or Reading office.
  • Champion innovative solutions and advocate for your ideas with clarity and confidence.

You will be involved in projects across the board, making this an attractive opportunity for someone at Planner level to progress their multi-sector knowledge, and potentially develop their own niche for the future.

At Senior Planner level, you might be feeling ready to start taking the lead on projects, which in turn will set you on a fast-track pathway to the next level of your career.

The Team:

This small, friendly and supportive team offer a collaborative environment where you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals and make a significant impact. With a big name behind them, you will have access to powerful resources and support that will help you to achieve top tier success.

Project Variety:

This firm take pride in the breadth of their project portfolio, ensuring you will gain exposure to a variety of sectors:

  • Residential: Working with site promoters and housebuilders on planning permissions and reserved matters projects.
  • Commercial: Supporting a range of clients, from small-scale ventures like nightclubs to large-scale business parks.
  • Academic: Collaborating with renown Universities on campus development projects.
  • Land Holdings: Assisting landowners with planning strategies for housing and diversification projects.
  • Energy: Partnering with industry leaders on major energy projects.

About You:

  • An RTPI/MRTPI qualification
  • A skilled planner with a minimum of one to two years of experience. The team are happy to coach someone up or welcome a Senior Planner looking for leadership opportunities.
  • A passion for Town Planning and a desire to learn and grow within a supportive environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to build strong client relationships.
  • A proactive and problem-solving approach, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Experience within a UK Based Town Planning role within the public or private sector.

Progression Opportunities

This company understands the importance of career development and is committed to providing you with the resources and support to achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to build on your current Town Planning experience or take on leadership responsibilities within the next year, they will be there to help you succeed.


  • Competitive salary in the range of £28000 - £42,000
  • Private Healthcare
  • Generous Annual Leave Allowance & Bonus Scheme
  • Volunteering Opportunities
  • Financial and Mortgage Advice
  • Social Events
  • Car Allowance
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment with a strong team spirit.

Your application will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by Michael Holland. To be considered, please send your CV directly to, and I will review it at the earliest opportunity.

Not the role for you?

If this position does not align with your career aspirations, please do not hesitate to reach out, as I have additional town planning opportunities available for discussion.