Title: Senior Strategic Land and Planning Manager

Location: East Sussex (Forest Row)

Salary: Competitive

The Company:

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a housebuilder for the hire of a Senior level candidate to join the team. My client identifies, secures and promote residential-led development opportunities.

This role is for someone with proven stratgeic land promotion experience.


  • Maintain awareness of Government planning policy and legislation including forthcoming changes to the NPPF and Development Plan process;
  • Become familiar with the issues around local authority 5-year housing land supplies;
  • Undertake planning assessments of new opportunities and produce recommendations for future planning strategies and timescales to take sites forward;
  • Work alongside the Senior Strategic Land Manager to identify areas of potential growth;
  • Provide support in producing commercial viability assessments of new and existing assets
  • Produce bid documents for new opportunities
  • Support the Strategic Land Director / Senior Strategic Land Manager in the promotion of and disposal of existing schemes
  • Assist with the appointment and instruction of consultancy teams,
  • Provide support at key stages such as local plan consultation and examination, planning application consultation and submission and appeals where needed.


  • A Town planning or related degree / masters degree
  • RTPI Accredited ideally


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Josh Jones on 01792 365 000 or josh.jones@penguinrecruitment.co.uk

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