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Associate Director

England, Bedfordshire, Bedford
£50000 - £60000 per annum + Strong benefits
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting an award-winning, national, multi-disciplinary consultancy on the hire of an Associate Director of Town Planning for their team in Bedford. The role includes hybrid working with the ability to work flexibly with colleagues at other offices and on projects right across the country.

As an Associate Director, you will work semi-autonomously, under the supervision of Directors. You will lead on projects and engage in a range of development plan/policy and development management work. This will include but is not limited to, managing planning applications of all scales, local plan representations, site promotion, appeals, EiP and public inquiry work.

With excellent stakeholder management skills, you will also be offered a high degree of client interface and the opportunity to attend networking events in order to grow your personal contacts and promote the company. You should be self-motivated and will be excited by the prospect of developing your own client base and making a real contribution to the growth of the business.

You will also be expected to assist Directors with the day-to-day management of the offices and supervise junior members of the planning team.

We are looking to hear from qualified Town Planners with several years professional experience (in either the private or public sector). Candidates should be educated to undergraduate level (2:1 or above) and should also obtained a postgraduate qualification in Planning. You should also be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Salary & Benefits

To reward your commitment and great work, our client will offer a flexible and competitive salary and benefits including; pension, bonus scheme (tax free up to £3,600), private healthcare, cycle to work and salary sacrifice schemes. Candidates will be considered on a full or part-time basis. We can also offer flexible working arrangements, with opportunities for home working.

Our client is an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) which means the company is now owned wholly by its employees and permanent members of staff are given a stake in the business!


The Director leading on this is looking to meet with suitable Associate Directors ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Matt Fraser on 01792 365 001 or

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