Director of Planning (Town Planning)

Director of Planning (Town Planning)

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    Town Planning, Director of Planning

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    Jennifer Bailey

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    10 months ago

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Job Title: Director of Planning (Town Planning)

Location: Manchester

Salary: £70-100k (negotiable dependant on experience)


Do you want to be an influential leader within newly established Manchester office, apart of a national, award winning consultancy? Join an innovative forward thinking and dynamic team? 

I have a unique opportunity with a Planning consultancy that…

  • Is a key innovator in sustainable development and is paving the way forward in this key area of planning
  • Understands the value of a worklife balance - flexible working hours, options to work from home, accommodate part-time workers, operates a shorter working day in the winter, promotes a healthy mind healthy body (company benefits that reflect this)
  • Has a fun a loving team – regular work socials including overseas holidays
  • Financially rewards you in as many ways as possible – Director Pot bonus/ Team Bonus/ Individual performance bonus/ Companywide bonus
  • Is listed in the Top 30 employers of chartered Town Planners

This is a fantastic opportunity for a Director of Town Planning to be instrumental in the development of their Manchester city centre office and key leader in the business. Despite being a growing team in Manchester they have some very impressive credentials; a top 30 leading employer of chartered town planners and RTPI award winner. As an innovative planning consultancy, their core focus is planning but they also have a strong understanding of sustainable development, it’s no wonder they have already won work amongst some highly reputable developers and house builders, firmly establishing themselves in the Manchester market as a serious contender. They are keen to continue their upward trend by appointing a new or Director of Planning to help lead and drive the business forward.  You will be joining a business that has a long serving team of Directors and understands the need to bring in fresh new talent, growing the team year on year with fresh intake of graduates and experienced hires to facilitate the growth of the company. The Director will be responsible for the management of a challenging workload, taking a key role in the future of the business development and further growth of the Planning team.

The ideal Director will have gained extensive and demonstrable planning experience as well as a track record of successfully managing a team; MRTPI membership is essential as you shall also play an active role in the development and mentoring of junior staff. You will be able to show evidence of your ability to win work and shall possess excellent communication skills. You will join a business that is recognised nationally with an array of enviable and established clients that provide a challenging and sustainable workload including residential, infrastructure, energy and commercial projects across the North West and wider UK. Whilst you shall be based in Manchester you will feel a part of the national planning team and will engage frequently with colleagues from across the UK on projects that reach far and wide across the country.

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