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Senior Town Planner - Newcastle, Tyne And Wear

  • Location North East England
  • Type Permanent
  • Salary £31,000 - £42,000 + £4-5k Car Allowance + Hybrid & Flexible Working
  • Ref 14674
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Senior Town Planner Job in Newcastle, Tyne And Wear

Senior Town Planner job in Newcastle, for a growing independent planning consultancy. Our client works with leading developers and landowners across residential, commercial, education, retail and energy projects. They are looking for a Senior Town Planner or Principal Town Planner to join their expanding Newcastle team. Offering salary of £31,000 – £42,000 + Car Allowance of £4k-5k + Bonus + Hybrid Working + Flexible working hours + Medical + Up to 8% pension + 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas + Early finishes.

Our client is an independent planning consultancy with 5 offices and circa 40 employees across the North, Wales and London. They have a strong reputation and high success rate in securing successful planning approvals across a wide range of sectors. They support their clients at every stage of the planning process from appraisal stage, planning applications, community and political engagement and planning appeals. They are a sociable team with regular socials events, promoting work life balance with flexible working hours and hybrid working, typically 2 days in the office and the rest work from home and roles can be offered on a part time basis.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage and delegate on multiple projects
  • Contribute to the training and support of junior colleagues
  • Attend meetings independently
  • Manage internal and external teams in collating major planning applications
  • Liaise with Local Authorities to push applications forward
  • Respond to consultation responses with input from senior colleagues
  • Produce outline strategic advice in liaison with senior colleagues
  • Negotiate with Local Authorities in liaison with senior colleagues
  • Produce high quality planning and technical documentation (including appeal documents), delegating to more junior team members accordingly
  • Attend client meetings and negotiate with councils, consultants, the public and other parties on behalf of clients
  • Provide authority and direction on non-strategic matters
  • Represent the client at Committee Meetings
  • Organise and manage consultation events
  • Contribute to and deliver companywide training sessions
  • Be active in securing new and repeat business in line with financial targets, to include attending networking events
  • Assist in drawing up fee proposals/budgets for jobs
  • Assist in preparation of Letters of Engagement
  • Produce briefing notes for external circulation.

Required Skills & Experience

  • MRTPI or close to achieving chartered status (within 6 months)
  • Ideally 3+ years’ experience as a planner
  • Strong understanding and knowledge of the planning system
  • Consultancy background is preferred
  • Senior Planner or Principal Planner level.

What you get back

  • £31,000 – £42,000 + Car Allowance of £4k-5k
  • Bonus
  • Hybrid Working/Flexible working hours
  • Medical and dental plan
  • Up to 8% pension
  • 25 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays + Christmas + Early finish every month
  • Life Assurance
  • Income protection
  • Perkbox – money off restaurants and leisure
  • Cycle to work scheme.


If you meet the criteria above, send us your CV and portfolio. We receive a large number of applications so if you do not hear back within 7 days consider your application unsuccessful this time. We will keep a copy of your details on file for future vacancies.

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