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Head of Planning

England, Gloucestershire, Cheltenham
£60000 - £75000 per annum + Full benefits package
Closing date
18 Mar 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Director, Head of Department, Manager, Team Leader

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be working with an established practice that holds over 50 years experience of in delivering specialist, personalised planning advice to a range of public and private sector clients.

In this role you will work with property and landowners, developers, companies and local authorities, as well as private individuals on an exciting mix of projects in the Education, Hotels, Industrial, Leisure, Mixed Use, Office and Residential sectors.

The Head of Planning plays a key role in driving forward the ambitious plans for the sustainable growth of the business. This includes management and expansion of the planning team, exploring and expanding into new markets and key client management. The role will be at non-equity director level (with potential to move forward to equity share in future).

Managing a dedicated team of colleagues covering Development Management, Planning Policy, Appeals and Enforcement, you will be a qualified Town Planner with in-depth knowledge of planning legislation, people management and business development.

Job Purpose and Scope

The Head of Planning will be a key member of the planning team responsible for generating new business opportunities and managing the client base, to support the company's growth strategy and sales plan. The role will involve representing and promoting the planning division (and cross selling other divisions) externally and internally, marketing activity and working effectively with key internal and external stakeholders, together with the day-to-day management of projects for our key clients.

Why apply?

The company is an established, forward-thinking practice, that doesn't just talk about modern working practices, but invests in and implements them! Our client strives to make work an enjoyable experience, providing flexible working opportunities, social events and real willingness to explore any opportunity which allows every member of the team to grow and develop and maximise your potential!


We are keen to hear from people with experience of working in management and delivery roles in Planning services. This an excellent time to join and develop your career with an established and well-respected Consultancy in the region. The Managing Director leading this recruitment is keen to meet with suitable Planning professionals ASAP so please register your interest below by clicking 'apply'.

For more information on this role or other vacancies in the region please contact me on 01792 365 001 or

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