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Principal Town Planner

Beach Baker Property Recruitment
England, Bristol
£41000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Closing date
27 Apr 2023

Job Details

Senior Town Planning Consultant - Bristol City Centre

Residential Schemes |Strategic Land | Environment & Sustainability

Salary: 41k - 50k

After huge succes and plans to expand, Beach Baker is proud to be working once again with a top tier national Planning and Regeneration Consultancy, with an opening for a Principal Planner to start within the Bristol City Centre Offices.

This is a huge opportunity to start with a successfull and growing consultancy that places great emphasis on the envrioment, sustainable initiavies and allowing their employees to get creative and think outside the box.

The Company

Our client has focused on Planning and Regeneration on a national basis, and thus far has cultivated huge success through establishing an increasingly active presence throughout the South West.

With a huge focus on work life balance, flexible working practices and a supportive culture, you'll be working for a firm that strives to continuously develop your skills and position, which in turn has fostered a tight knit and diverse team of planning consultants that hold a wealth of talent and experience.


  • Housing delivery
  • Town Centres, Retail and Leisure
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Creative Industries

You'll be based around plenty of local amenities, with no shortage of places to eat for lunch and direct transport links to anywhere in Bristol.

The Role

This role will entail around 65% of residential scheme focused projects, alongside engaging in Strategic Land duties (From the Town Planning perspective).

As a Principal Planning practitioner, you will be responsibility for defined pieces of work that aligns with the business functions, specific duties will include:

    • Conducting planning activities with limited supervision from senior colleagues.
    • Maintaining and developing technical knowledge in the field of town planning and technical expertise.
    • Day to day management of time in accordance with project objectives and budgets.
    • Working on a range of projects to meet agreed client requirements and effective business function and deadlines.
    • Maintaining professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
    • Ability to provide day to day management of projects in agreement with the project lead.
    • Ability to manage time and budgets within identified scope of fee agreements and to liaise with project lead on project management.
    • Ability to draft fee proposals in consultation with project lead/senior colleagues.
    • Strong professional report writing skills.
    • Direct client liaison and provision of strategy advice as appropriate to experience and role within project team.
    • Ability to act as a representative at meetings and external events.
    • Ability to represent clients at appeal hearings.
    • Ability to represent clients at committee meetings.
    • Assistance with management of junior members of staff and supervision of workloads.

Essential criteria:

  • RPTI Accredited degree
  • Residential project experience
  • 1-2 years experience at Senior Town Planner level within the UK

Desirable criteria:

  • Strategic Planning experience
  • Land Promotion experience / interest
  • An interest in exploring other directions for the business


  • 27.5 Days Annual Leave
  • Life Insurance (3x salary) - Increases on promotion
  • Enhanced Long/Short Term Sickness Pay Employee Assistance Programme
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Health Insurance
  • Eye Care Subsidiaries
  • Health Shield
  • Cycle To Work Scheme
  • Subsidised Gym Membership
  • Enhanced Pension
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Study Support - including full cover on subscription to RTPI
  • Share Purchase scheme


Beach Baker provides specialist and comprehensive recruitment services to the Real Estate industry. The work we undertake is confidential, targeted, and impactful.

Our clients are dynamic, and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional ways of working. We like to solve recruitment needs quickly and we recognise the significant relationship between company’s recruitment strategies and the candidates they hire.

Beach Baker appreciates the privilege of partnering our clients as a trusted recruitment advisor. We have a passion for property and therefore building strong personal connections and business relationships over the long term is very important to us all.

Core values:

  • To provide our clients with the highest quality recruitment services delivering efficient, professional, and business minded solutions.
  • To act with integrity in all our work, placing the highest value on teamwork and partnering our clients.
  • To build a sustainable, successful firm, focused on wellbeing of our team and supporting our local communities.

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