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Planning Manager

Persimmon Homes West Scotland
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Competitive (inc. Annual Bonus, Healthcare, Fuel Card, Company Car/Car Allowance, Life Assurance))
Closing date
10 Apr 2024

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As Planning Manager, you will be part of a small but busy team handling a variety of planning applications of varying scales and complexity. The role offers a broad responsibility across all areas of the planning process, from planning policy and promotional work to development management and site delivery.

Reporting to the Land Director, the role will include:

  • Produce site assessments, detailed examination of planning histories, policy analysis, interpretation and consideration of material considerations for new site appraisals
  • Prepare and project manage different types of planning applications from PPP/Detailed and AMSC so that the Region can maintain a pipeline of new sites to develop
  • Liaise and brief internal layout designers, external consultants and officers at Local Planning Authorities prior, during and post submission in order to develop strong working relationships both internally and externally
  • Prepare Design & Access Statements and a range of other planning documents required to support applications accurately and on time so the business can continue to gain positive planning consents
  • Organise supporting information and attend required stakeholder/public consultation events with professionalism at all times to build confidence with the general public
  • Coordinate and prepare responses to consultations on new and emerging local and national planning policy
  • Given proven experience the role will involve mentoring and training junior members of the team and developing their skills to a sufficient level where they can take on more responsibility and add value to the team, thus improving productivity within the region
  • On occasion provide assistance to the Managing Director when making key business decisions and attend regular regional meetings as the relevant subject expert

What we need from you?

  • Previous experience working in the private or public sector in the field of planning policy / Local Plan / development management
  • Degree / Masters Planning Degree with an RTPI accreditation and a rounded knowledge of planning
  • Ability to adapt to change and to work accurately and efficiently under pressure
  • Proactive and willingness to take the lead on own initiative and under minimal supervision
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Full UK driving licence

What’s in it for you?

Salary and benefits package

  • Competitive Salary (DOE)
  • Company Car/Car Allowance
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Bonus
  • Health Care


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