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Manchester Airport Group (MAG)
Manchester Airport, GB (Hybrid)
Competitive Package
Closing date
11 May 2024

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Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Other, Planning, Town Planning

Job Details


Why MAG?

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.

At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:

  • 6% company contribution pension
  • 24 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts

The role

We have a fantastic opportunity to join the MAG’s Group Planning Services function, providing first-class support to the Planning Manager and team to support the smooth running of the function.

You will have accountability for developing and interpreting planning & aviation law and policy ensuring that the group’s plans and developments are aligned accordingly. You will also contribute to the formulation of airport Master Plans, strategies and land use studies across MAG and provide support when required to other corporate strategies to help deliver future growth of our business. Your role will also entail evaluating and responding to external planning applications, development plans, and policy statements while prioritising MAG’s interests in all decisions made.

Additionally, the Planner role is integral to the development and sustainability of our working relationships with various stakeholders. You will confidently deal with both internal and external stakeholders to understand their needs and provide a customer and market driven approach to a range of land use planning solutions.

What will make you successful in the role?

You will have a degree in town and country planning or a closely related discipline and be working towards MRTPI or equivalent qualification. Due to the complex nature of the role, previous experience in a similar planning role in either a local authority or the private sector is required.

You will have proven experience in analysing and interpreting data and making evidence-based decisions, and presenting these findings in a confident and a coherent manner.  You will be flexible, adaptable and be customer focused with a commitment to delivering a high quality and timely service to our stakeholders within MAG, across our airports and in our local communities.

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments

At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.

As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.

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You can contact the team by emailing

Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace - Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity


MAG is the country’s largest airport group. We own Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands Airports along with MAGUSA based out of Chicago. We know that airports are so much more than the place where your holiday starts! They are 24/7 self-contained towns, with our property portfolio spanning 6m square feet of: office space, high street shops, cafes, restaurants, event locations and corporate hospitality etc. We currently own 90 buildings within our portfolio and circa 275 leasehold interests. The capital value worth is calculated in the hundreds of £ millions.

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Olympic House
Manchester Airport
Greater Manchester
M90 1QX

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