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Planning Director

Carrington West
£60k - 85k per year
Closing date
5 Aug 2024

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Planning Director
Bristol, UK
Join a leading, multi-disciplinary consultancy that is at the forefront of shaping sustainable communities and environments. With a commitment to innovation and excellence, our client operates on a global scale, delivering integrated solutions across planning, design, engineering, and environmental sciences. They pride themselves on fostering a collaborative culture that empowers our employees to make a meaningful impact on the world around us.
We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Planning Director to lead a planning team in Bristol. As a Planning Director, you will play a pivotal role in driving the strategic direction of our planning practice, delivering high-quality services to a diverse portfolio of clients across various sectors. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned planning professional to demonstrate leadership, creativity, and expertise in shaping the future of communities and landscapes.
Key Responsibilities:
·Provide strategic leadership and direction to the planning team, ensuring the delivery of exceptional services to clients.
·Oversee the development and implementation of planning strategies, policies, and projects to achieve client objectives and regulatory compliance.
·Cultivate and maintain strong client relationships, identifying opportunities for business development and growth.
·Lead and mentor a team of planners, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment.
·Stay abreast of industry trends, regulatory changes, and best practices to inform project delivery and innovation.
·Collaborate with internal teams and external stakeholders to integrate planning solutions with other disciplines, such as design, engineering, and environmental sciences.
·Bachelor's or Master's degree in Urban Planning, Geography, Environmental Studies, or related field.
·Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or equivalent professional accreditation.
·Proven track record of success in leading and delivering planning projects, ideally within a consultancy environment.
·Strong understanding of UK planning policies, regulations, and procedures.
·Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate teams.
·Strategic mindset with the ability to think critically and creatively to solve complex planning challenges.
·Demonstrated business development experience, including client management and proposal writing.
·Proficiency in relevant software applications, such as GIS, CAD, and planning software.
·Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
·Comprehensive benefits package including pension, healthcare, and wellness programs.
·Opportunities for professional development and career advancement.
·Dynamic and collaborative work environment with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
·Flexible work arrangements and a commitment to work-life balance.
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 interview or upon application.
This role will move quickly and is 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 in 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: 49306


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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