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Assistant Planning and Development Manager

  • Location:

    London, Greater London

  • Sector:

    Residential Development & Town Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £35,000 - £60,000 per annum + negotiable + competitive

  • Job ref:

    JN -042024-81742_1715031006

  • Published:

    06 May 2024

  • Expiry date:

    05 July 2024

  • Start date:


We are thrilled to be exclusively working with a market leading residential developer with a couple of offices in the South East, to help with growth in their Land and Development team. Based in Central London, this lean yet successful team acquire and get planning for residential-led or later living developments across London and the Home Counties. Once planning is gained, this business sometime build out themselves or sometimes flip on.

Ideally, they are seeking someone with a background in town planning or development, who is keen to do the due diligence and appraisals for, as well as manage the planning (consultants) for these sites - typically up to 250 units for the residential and up to 100 beds for care homes.

You will be involved in (among other responsibilities):

·Appraising potential development sites alongside land buying colleagues for both financial and planning viability.

·Managing pre-apps and planning applications through the development process, supporting by external planning consultants.

·Assisting the Land Director and colleagues with identifying new sites when needed.

·Acting as first point of call for any planning issues internally.

·Negotiating S106 agreements.

·Discharging of conditions and dealing with RMAs.

·Attending meetings for Planning Committee, Consultations and similar events in representation of both the Company and clients through the planning process.

You will ideally:

·Have a Town Planning or Property Development degree (ideally RTPI or RICS accredited).

·Have at least two years in a consultancy, or client-side role.

·Excellent communication skills.

·Be a driven and ambitious individual, who wants to make a career work within a developer, understanding the importance of budgets and time to a project.

You will be well placed working in a collaborative team to either start your career client side, or continue within a busy and ambitious firm, to progress, with no one else in the team as a more senior "Development" professional, your scope to grow is limitless.

Please apply here or give me (Kate) a call to discuss. My client is looking to find the right candidate as soon as possible - so if in doubt, do get in touch. I also have other clients and roles that may be of interest.

If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.