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Associate Director / Director

  • Location:

    London, Greater London

  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £70,000 - £110,000 per annum

  • Job ref:

    JN -052022-77098_1656081341

  • Published:

    24 June 2022

  • Expiry date:

    23 August 2022

  • Start date:


An opportunity has arisen for an Associate Director / Director to join an established consultancy in London to handle all planning instructions across London and the South East regions. The planning team provide a range of consultancy service to developers, investors, landowners, house builders and the public sector. With a team present in each of the major English cities and regions, the team has a fully national footprint in where they can aid clients. This is further backed-up by the wider urban design, development consultancy and regeneration teams that provides an integrated pool of local and national knowledge.

Main tasks:

  • To actively seek to win new business from existing and prospective clients, for both the division and the business.

  • To secure and manage instructions within the existing portfolio and relationships with clients and others in the local planning and property market.

  • To identify and contribute on major bids for work.

  • Target and expand the diversity of the Planning client base.

  • To meet and exceed financial performance targets.

  • To ensure debtors and disbursements are always at an acceptable level.

  • Prepare fee forecasting and departmental cost budgets.

  • To continually strive to improve working practices and client service delivery for the whole team.

  • To provide an informed view on national developments and trends in Planning.

  • To monitor and ensure effective and efficient co-ordination of internal resources.

  • To liaise (where appropriate) with other operations and services, particularly in relation to the Planning, and Development Consultancy Division.

  • To represent the client and the full range of property related services available to clients.

Main capabilities:

Technical Skills

  • Proven experience and relevant qualifications / eligibility to apply for RTPI Membership

  • Proven track record in resolution of day to day management issues and in building strong client relationships both internal and external

  • Computer Literacy, specifically in Microsoft Office.

  • Demonstrates the ability to make effective presentations to clients

  • Able to develop business planning skills including fee forecasting and fee proposals

  • Demonstrate continued awareness of planning and property legislative changes.

Interpersonal Skills

  • Understands and listens to the personal needs of others;

  • Communicates and converses well and is clearly understood by others in team.

Communication Skills

  • Experienced and capable presenter, both of technical and business matters.

Personal Qualities

  • Presents a professional image when dealing with clients and demonstrates self confidence;

  • Demonstrates confidence and understands own strengths and weaknesses

  • Highly organised;

  • Demonstrates ambition and commitment to self development;

  • Makes things happen through others;

  • Manages own time and exercises good commercial judgement to maximise fee earning potential;

  • Team Player

Please apply with your most recent CV. If you would like to discuss this opportunity in more detail, then please contact Charlotte Scott-Hill on 02074782529 or cscotthill@cobaltrecruitment.com