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Town Planning Director, Yorkshire

  • Location:

    England, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Residential Development & Town Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £60,000 - £80,000 per annum + negotiable, benefits, bonus

  • Job ref:

    JN -022024-81347_1709223297

  • Published:

    29 February 2024

  • Expiry date:

    29 April 2024

  • Start date:


We are excited to be partnering with a leading name and independent firm in the planning market in Yorkshire, to bolster their already strong and lean team. Keen to further diversity their pipeline of work and client-base, this business is looking to bring in someone with track record and ambition to become an Equity Director in the next few years. While this is not an initial "Head of" role, there is definite scope for that in the future.

Their current client base includes: PLC housebuilders, SME developers, landowners, commercial and retail developers - working on a variety of development management work as well as strategic Local Plans reps. In addition they have done quite a bit of renewables work within the BESS, solar and wind space.

Within one of the major cities in Yorkshire, you and your fellow Directors and team will continue to be a force in the region, with an excellent market brand name behind you. This role would suit an ambitious Associate Director with an existing loyal client base, or a Director/Partner looking for a change.

Your role will include:

*Being a rising star or further establishing yourself as a leading name in the Yorkshire planning market.

*Fee generation through existing or new contacts.

*Business development through networking, bringing your own business and expanding your network and to new pastures, if appropriate.

*Servicing work for clients, whether that be through development management or strategic planning advisory work, and anything they might need assistance with.

*Collaborating with colleagues within other teams in the office, and dealing with an array of other consultants on projects, externally.

*Liaising with LPAs and external stakeholders on projects for clients.

*Managing, mentoring and supporting the team through leading, training, coaching and assisting with junior team members' RTPI APCs.

You will ideally:

*Have a loyal client following and good knowledge of LPAs in Yorkshire or wider North

*Have at least eight years in town planning within the UK, with most in consultancy.

*Have excellent communication and written skills.

*Be a strong team player but have a competitive nature, too.

You will be rewarded well for joining such a strong name in the industry, and this could be a real opportunity to gain equity in a successful business to establish your future. They are a flexible employer, so while you would be expected to be in the office for at least half of the week, you will be able to work from home a couple of times a week, or more if necessary.

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.