Planning Manager

Location: Glasgow


My client is one of the UK’s leading Housebuilders.

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

Interested? (…and who wouldn’t be?!)

The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Josh Jones on 01792361770 or

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