Town Planner: Senior/Principal

  • Job Reference: MH785043A
  • Date Posted: 7 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Wiltshire
  • Hybrid Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £35,000 to £50,000
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Holland

Job Description

Senior/Principal Town Planner

Location: Wiltshire (with WFH)

Salary: 35k - 50k

Are you an experienced chartered Town Planner seeking a new challenge in a dynamic and supportive environment? Do you have ambitions to progress and become a Director of Town Planning within a long-standing consultancy that has developed an outstanding reputation for a highly demanded niche?

A leading Town Planning consultancy is looking to add an experienced Town Planner to their team. Specialising in Town Planning and Development, this consultancy offers personalised services to clients ranging from developers to community groups.

Having been well established for over 20 years, this consultancy has been instrumental in numerous planning and development projects, alongside a clearly developed and high in demand niche across England and Wales. Now, they are expanding the team and seeking a MRTPI Chartered Senior/ Principal Town Planner to lead current initiatives and contribute to an ambitious future.

About the Role

As a key member of the team, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, with a focus on rural developments, including ventures such as agricultural enterprises.

With a consistently fully stacked and diverse portfolio of projects currently underway, you can expect to be managing projects and guiding junior members of the team within a leadership position with ample room and guidance to progress.

In addition to rural projects, you will also collaborate on residential and commercial developments alongside reputable developers.


  • Lead and manage planning projects, ensuring compliance with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to junior team members, fostering their professional development.
  • Liaise with clients, local authorities, and other stakeholders to facilitate successful project outcomes.
  • Contribute to the long-term growth and expansion plans of the company, particularly in targeted regions.


  • MRTPI Chartered
  • Town Planning related Degree
  • Previous experience in Town Planning, with a strong understanding of planning policies and regulations.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results within deadlines.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain strong relationships with clients and colleagues.
  • Leadership qualities and a collaborative mindset, with a desire to mentor junior team members.
  • Flexibility in working arrangements, with options available for part-time or family-friendly schedules.


  • Competitive salary based on experience.
  • Opportunities for career progression, with the potential for advancement within the company.
  • Supportive work environment with a close-knit team.
  • Flexible working hours, with only limited office attendance required.
  • Paid memberships and travel expenses covered.

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 doesn't align with your career aspirations, please don't hesitate to reach out, as I have additional town planning opportunities across the South West available for discussion.