Planning Manager Or Senior Planner

Harworth, Doncaster DN11 8SP, UK
Competitive salary
19 Jan 2021
29 Jan 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Manager, Planner, Senior
Housing, Planning

Persimmon Homes South Yorkshire is a regional operating company of Persimmon Homes, the UK’s largest housebuilder. With a modern office located at Harworth, near Doncaster, which is easily accessible from the A1(M), the region covers southern Yorkshire and northern Lincolnshire.

You will be a motivated town planner who is looking to develop their career in a busy land and planning team.

The role reports to the Land and Planning Director and will involve taking a leading role in the preparation and management of a range of residential and potentially mixed use planning applications. These development opportunities are of varying scale and complexity and you will be responsible for negotiating conditions and legal agreements, discharging planning conditions, supporting the promotion of new land opportunities, preparing representations on planning policy documents, and assisting with planning appeals.

You will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of planning work.

Persimmon Homes have 31 regional offices and employs a large number of planners throughout the UK. Support is available for continued CPD and training to aid career development.


The ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic, hard-working and will have a sound knowledge of the planning system.

Ideally, you will have residential developer or planning consultancy experience in preparing and submitting residential planning applications or local government development management experience. However, candidates from a planning policy background who can demonstrate the transferable skills required to undertake this role will be considered.

Candidates should hold a town planning degree and also be a chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Candidates should be able to demonstrate where they have helped to develop people in their current and/or past roles. This senior role will require the successful candidate to show how they can use their skills to develop planning graduates and also add value to other members of the land and planning team.


You will be able to work on your own initiative as well as being a team player and have a high level of computer literacy. A driving licence is essential for this role.

Your application should comprise a CV and covering letter.


Competitive Salary, Company Car/Car Allowance, Pension, Life Assurance & Bonus

Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory background check e.g. employment history and criminal record check. These background checks are job specific to certain vacancies within Persimmon.