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Associate Director

Carrington West
£70k - 80k per year
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Associate Planning Director
Location: East Sussex, UK
Company: Private Multi-Disciplinary Planning Consultancy
Salary: Competitive, based on experience
Employment Type: Full-time, Permanent
Carrington West are pleased to be partnered with a forward-thinking planning consultancy based in the vibrant city of Brighton. They are a private multi-disciplinary firm dedicated to delivering innovative and sustainable planning solutions across a range of sectors. They are passionate about shaping the future of urban and rural environments and are seeking a talented Associate Planning Director to lead and inspire a growing team.
As an Associate Planning Director, you will play a pivotal role in guiding and managing planning projects from inception to completion. Your expertise will be crucial in navigating the complexities of planning applications, development proposals, and policy assessments. You will work closely with clients, stakeholders, and local authorities to deliver exceptional results that align with our commitment to sustainability and community enhancement.
Key Responsibilities:
·Lead and manage a diverse portfolio of planning projects, ensuring timely and successful delivery.
·Provide expert advice and guidance on planning matters to clients and internal teams.
·Develop and maintain strong relationships with clients, stakeholders, and local authorities.
·Oversee the preparation and submission of planning applications, appeals, and policy representations.
·Mentor and support junior planners, fostering a collaborative and innovative team environment.
·Stay abreast of industry trends, policy changes, and best practices to ensure the highest standards of service.
·Contribute to business development initiatives, including proposal writing and client presentations.
Qualifications and Experience:
·A degree in Town Planning or a related field.
·Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
·Proven experience in a senior planning role, preferably within a consultancy environment.
·Strong knowledge of the UK planning system, regulations, and policies.
·Excellent project management skills with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
·Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with clients and stakeholders.
·A strategic thinker with a proactive and solution-oriented approach.
·Demonstrated leadership capabilities and experience in mentoring or managing teams.
·Be part of a passionate and collaborative team dedicated to making a positive impact on the built environment.
·Enjoy the vibrant and diverse culture of Brighton, with excellent transport links and amenities.
·Competitive salary and benefits package, including professional development opportunities.
·Flexible working arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.
·Opportunities for career progression within a growing consultancy.
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.
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity so please get in touch as soon as possible. By sending in your CV, you acknowledge you are happy for us to put you forward for the role you have applied for. If you are keen to see a full job description, please call or attach a cover letter to your application.
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 then we can consider you for other positions.
Job Reference Number: 51717


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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02392 704 037
Building 1000, Lakeside
North Harbour

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