Associate Planning Director

Posted 03 April 2024
Salary £55k - 65k per year
Job type Permanent - Full Time
Discipline Town Planning
Contact NameTullula Farrell

Job description

Associate Planning Director
£55,000 - £65,000 DOE
Location: Cheltenham
Carrington West are pleased to be working with a small private planning consultancy located just outside of Cheltenham, specialising in rural projects such as solar farms and barn conversions. With a dedicated team of 4 planners, they are committed to delivering high-quality planning services tailored to the unique needs of our clients in the rural sector.
The successful candidate will play a key role in leading and managing projects, providing expert guidance on planning matters, and contributing to the growth and success of our consultancy.
·Lead and manage planning projects from inception to completion, ensuring adherence to timelines, budgets, and regulatory requirements.
·Provide expert advice and guidance on planning policies, regulations, and procedures.
·Conduct site assessments, feasibility studies, and environmental impact assessments for rural development projects.
·Liaise with clients, local authorities, and other stakeholders to build and maintain positive relationships.
·Mentor and support junior planners within the team, fostering their professional development and growth.
·Stay updated on industry trends, best practices, and legislative changes affecting rural planning.
·Full UK driver's license (essential due to rural location).
·Degree in Planning, Geography, Architecture, or related field.
·Minimum of 5 years of experience in planning consultancy or local government.
·Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) preferred.
·Proven track record of successfully managing planning projects, particularly in the rural sector.
·Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills.
·Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities.
·Ability to work independently as well as part of a collaborative team environment.
Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
Private healthcare
Hybrid working
Payment of professional fees
Pension scheme
Bonus scheme subject to performance
Opportunity for career advancement and professional development.
Friendly and supportive work environment within a close-knit team.
Experience in a planning consultancy or local authority is a must. Please note that applications won't be considered without the criteria being met.
The salary is negotiable and can be discussed in an interview or upon application, our client is also open to someone who is looking for part time.
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity so please get in touch as soon as possible. To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Tullula Farrell on 02393 876 021.
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply, and then we can consider you for other positions.
Job reference number: 50250