Graduate Town Planner

Leicester, East Midlands
£18,000 – £23,000 p/a + strong benefits package

Your job

Are you interested in working with an established and respected planning consultancy on a broad range of projects while being supported and encouraged to progress through your APC?

Our client are looking to recruit a Graduate or Assistant Town Planner to their in Leicester office as part of a strategic growth plan (alongside recent Senior hirers) and will require you to work on small to medium scale Residential, Commercial, Heritage, Retail, Town Centre and Enforcement projects.

The company

The practise have multiple offices throughout the East & West Midlands who also hold a presence in London. The company’s clients extend the length and breadth of the country and fall into many different sectors such national and regional house builders through to major household retailers, the public sector, and private individuals.

The company’s services include submitting planning applications, promoting development sites through the local plan process and providing representation at planning appeals. The company also provide community engagment and public consultation.

You will join a team of 9 Planners and 3 Directors and so will have plenty of experience around you to draw from.

Key responsibilities

  • Assisting in the preparation and submission of planning applications, working closely with the client, keeping them informed of progress both verbal and written including the appeal process.
  • Working well as part of the team, but also where required independently, keeping to project deadlines and maintaining our clients high standard of work and delivery.
  • Work on Planning appeals as required
  • Attending site investigations alongside the Senior Town Planner, assessing planning potential and looking into historical precedents and planning restrictions affecting all developments.
  • Keeping up to date on all planning legislations and potential changes in the industry, including local plans, whilst maintaining a log book of all work carried out for future submission.
  • To support the Directors on large scale projects as required

Job requirements

  • Degree or Masters in Town Planning or related field (2:1 or above)
  • 6-12 months Planning experience (either from the Private or Public sector)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • A team player attitude
  • A valid driving license


  • Competitive starting salary & benefits package (£18,000 – £23,000 p/a depending on experience)
  • Join a supportive and respected consultancy in the region
  • Varied and exciting project profile
  • Clear career progression opportunities
  • Continued professional development

Apply Now!

The Partner leading this recruitment is keen to meet with suitable Graduate or Assistant Planners immediately so please register your interest below by clicking ‘apply’.

For further information on this role or others in the region, please contact me on 01792 365 101 or

COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Leicester, Loughborough, Corby, Kettering, Coventry, Nuneaton, Hinkley, Birmingham, Burton-Upon-Trent, Derby, Nottingham.

published: 11 May 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.