Director of Planning - Award Winning Developer

Posted 28 September 2022
Salary£80000 - £120000 per annum + Additional Benefits
LocationNorth West London
Job type Permanent
DisciplineInvestment, Land, Development & Technical
Contact NameAustin Mooney

Job description

I have a fantastic opportunity suitable for someone is looking to challenge themselves by stepping up into a 'Director of Planning' role, taking ownership of and creating an in-house planning department for an award-winning SME developer.

The business's new Director of Planning will take a leading role within the business and help drive future growth.

You would be joining one of London's leading SME developers; focussed on prime & commercial developments across the capital, so you'll get to work on a variety of interesting, high-quality projects. Although this is a small family office, they have very ambitious plans and the role comes with a high degree of autonomy.

What's in it for you

  • Salary up to 130k + bonus; dependant on experience.
  • Opportunity to create and take ownership of your own department.
  • Work for an ambitious business with a supportive working culture.

The role

  • Manage and contribute technical expertise to the preparation, implementation and presentation complex and sensitive professional planning projects for the Group.
  • Consider, initiate, and lead planning and design strategies to enhance existing permissions.
  • Represent the Group at public meetings and public enquiries.
  • Provide expertise toward the determination of planning and related applications and to contribute to negotiations to secure Group objectives.
  • Undertake consultation and engagement on all applications including meeting with LPA's, attending committee meetings, public meetings and conducting appeals where appropriate.
  • Keep the Group up to date on all planning and housing legislation and relevant policy updates and changes.
  • Researching and preparing reports and analysis on relevant operations and activities with recommendations.


  • Thorough knowledge of planning, development and local government policies and procedures including recent developments, current literature and sources of information related to planning and housing law.
  • Prior experience working for a private developer
  • Previous experience working in London
  • Knowledge of local government procedures and practices and possibly experience working at a senior level within one or more LPA's.
  • Capable of managing multiple, high-priority assignments.
  • RTPI Qualified

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