BPTW is an award-winning architectural design practice specialising in mixed tenure residential development and working with local communities. We are a lively and sociable design-led practice of over 130 people with our main studio in West Greenwich, London.

We have a successful track record delivering schemes varying in size from relatively small projects to the re-planning of entire neighbourhoods, and are market leaders in sustainable design, working in the residential, urban design and mixed-use sectors. With specialisms in Architecture, Planning and BIM services, we take the development and wellbeing of our staff seriously offering great career development opportunities and roles. Working alongside leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients, our philosophy is centred on creating homes and places that transform people’s lives.

We are an award winning RTPI chartered practice, and were named ‘Architectural Employer of the Year’ at Building Design’s Architect of the Year Awards 2021. We were also recently shortlisted for ‘Planning Consultancy of the Year’ at the Planning Awards 2022. Our values guide the way we work and interact with our clients, partners, local communities, and with each other: collaborative; passionate; nurturing; creative; respectful; and sociable. Promoted across the practice, these are an intrinsic part of our culture.

We are an Equal Opportunities employer with an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion agenda, and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds.


The role

We are looking for a passionate senior planner with confident communication skills, strong professional curiosity, practical common sense, and an instinct for client care. The ideal candidate should be self-motivated, innovative, organised, possess good negotiation and forensic analytical skills and still be able to work well under pressure.

We offer a unique opportunity to work for a social and dynamic design practice and provide our staff with excellent benefits and scope for career development and a chance to work on some of the biggest schemes in London and across the South East. Our team of 9 planners sits within a wider studio of 80 architects offering the chance to be part of an exciting design environment.

Education or Experience

  • Qualified to degree level (RTPI accredited degree)
  • Member of/or working towards membership of the RTPI
  • Preferred minimum 2 – 3 years post degree qualification experience in the private sector or more experienced public sector candidates with good commercial awareness.
  • Knowledge of planning regulations, practices and procedures
  • Familiarity with the London/ South East planning environment is required
  • Evidence of a right to work in the UK

Primary duties

  • Responsible for preparing Planning Appraisals, Planning Statements and other supporting material
  • Undertaking research tasks
  • Drafting advice letters/reports and correspondence with external agencies
  • Day-to-day management of planning projects including liaising with other in-house and external disciplines
  • Attendance at external project meetings
  • First point of contact for client and consultant team members on projects
  • Co-ordinating planning application submissions
  • Updating internal planning bulletin
  • Planning CPD presentations to architectural colleagues
  • Supporting the Head of Planning, Associate Planners and Senior Planners in all aspects of the business

Reports to

You will report to the Planning Partner


London is an exciting, creative place to work, but we recognise the financial pressures facing colleagues starting their career and the cost involved in living and working here. At BPTW we offer a competitive salary plus a range of excellent benefits, including:

  • Opportunity for a £1,000 interest free loan to assist with relocation costs
  • Regular design reviews, CPDs and social events
  • Simply Health scheme
  • Insurance cover (Life Assurance; Critical Illness; Income protection)
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Pension Contribution of 3%

About us

Our studio is based in the vibrant and historical centre of Greenwich, a World Heritage Site with the fantastic Cutty Sark, Royal Naval College and Greenwich Park close by. Along with the renowned Greenwich Market there are a range of shops, restaurants, gyms, nurseries and many other useful amenities and places of cultural interest on our doorstep, making Greenwich a fantastic location to work. Our office is close to major transport routes and a 10-minute commute to central London.

We are a lively and sociable practice who take the development and well-being of our staff seriously and offer outstanding career development opportunities. Working alongside leading developers, housing associations, local authorities and private clients our philosophy is centred on creating homes and places that transform people’s lives.


To apply please send us a letter by email to people@bptw.co.uk with details of your experience, qualification level and current location. When emailing please include in the subject line the role you are apply for e.g. ‘Senior Planner’.

Please include:

  • A copy of your CV
  • A selection of your work (no more than 6 digital A3/A4 pages).

Please also clearly state your right to work in the UK in your application. Please note we are currently unable to support applications that require current or future employment visa sponsorship.

Further information is available at people@bptw.co.uk