Senior Planning Consultant – Town and Country Planning

Are you a dynamic planner?

Are you looking for the next step into management as part of a successful and growing team?

We are seeking an experienced Town & Country Planning Consultant to join either our Newcastle upon Tyne, Saltaire or Warrington office (location flexible). As part of our dynamic planning team, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of exciting and varied projects for the Environment Agency, SEPA and NRW, local authorities and private sector clients throughout the UK

Our planning team has a national remit that will provide the successful candidate with an interesting and challenging workload, and the opportunity to work on a diverse of projects with a focus on flood and coastal erosion risk management.

Main responsibilities of this role include being responsible for managing multi-disciplinary technical teams, co-ordinating the submission of a range of planning applications for a variety of schemes and advising on the promotion of strategic land-use allocations.

The right candidate will:

  • Prepare planning appraisals, applications and appeal statements and other formal written advice
  • Contribute to the formulation of client planning strategies, including identifying potential planning risks and opportunities, and contributing to the formulation of project programmes
  • Co-ordinate development applications and ensuring that all relevant regulatory processes are fulfilled on behalf of the client.

The role is based in either our Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Saltaire or Warrington office.

For further information please contact Steve Maslen.

Please apply by completing a JBA application form and returning along with your current CV to .



Reference: SBW19-03
Closing date: 30 October 2019
Location: Newcastle / Saltaire / Warrington
Contact: Steve Maslen 01274 714269

Qualifications and experience

Key competencies required for the role:

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, a successful history of working with clients at all levels, and a passion for quality and excellence of service.

This role would suit someone looking to take the next step in their career to include a management and business development role within the planning and development sector.

Who we’re looking for:

The right candidate will have solid relevant experience ideally gained through a career in either a local authority or private consultancy.

You will have insight and experience of applying flood risk and environmental evidence to strategic planning policy and development control and will ideally be RTPI Chartered (or working towards Chartership).

To apply please email your completed application form
and equality and diversity form to

I enjoy working for JBA because of the variety of projects I get involved in.

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