Town planning officers direct or undertake the planning of the layout and the co-ordination of plans for the development of urban and rural areas.


  • Builds relationships with clients, negotiates new business contracts, plans specifications and prepares details of the requirements for a project.
  • Manages a marketing team and directs the implementation of marketing strategies for products and services.
  • Produces reports and recommendations concerning marketing and sales strategies for senior management.
  • Compiles and analyses sales figures, prepares proposals for marketing campaigns and promotional activities.
  • Discusses employer’s or client’s requirements, carries out surveys or other market research and analyses customers’ reactions to product, packaging, price, etc.
  • Liaises with other senior staff to determine the range of goods or services to be sold, contributes to the development of sales strategies and setting of sales targets.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 11% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£34,652 Average wage

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for town planning officer is £34,652

4,061 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 4,061. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for town planning officer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £34,652 per year. That is about £2,888 per month or £17.77 per hour. New workers generally start on £25,362, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £73,899

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 4,061 people are employed in the region.

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