Associate Director or Director | London | Planning Practice

£65000 - £100000 per annum + Excellent benefits package
10 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Matt Fraser
Full Time
Contract Type

An independent and respected central London Planning Consultancy is looking to appoint an exceptional Associate Director / Director to join the existing highly talented Planning team.

The company

My client specialises in securing consents for both small and large scale, often complex and / or controversial retail, residential, commercial and leisure development schemes across the UK.

They have a forward strategy to grow over the coming years to capitalise on the expansion within the housing and mixed-use sector, consolidating their position as a leading retail expert and secure increasingly high complexity instructions to re-affirms the firm's brand and status in the London market.

The team

The Planning team comprises of several highly experienced Directors, Senior Planners & Planners along with a highly capable support team in place to minimise admin allowing you to maximise your time on direct planning related work/fee winning.

The role

The role will require you to initiate and develop effective strategies and contribute to related brainstorming sessions. You will liaise with clients and professional teams to provide direction and respond to problems where appropriate. The role will require you will chair meetings, lead negotiations with LPA's and others on relevant projects. You will provide good quality, persuasive assessments and statements, and effective advice while working to client deadlines. Working closely with the existing Directors you will identify and pursue opportunities for beneficial new instructions, preparing convincing and attractive fee proposals. In addition, you will naturally be expected to encourage and support junior staff members.

The successful candidate

The successful Associate Director will hold substantial private sector experience within London. A strong understanding of planning law, the framework, local planning policy are required along with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The reward

In this role, you have the ability to acquire a real part of the business and make a difference (to the firm and to yourself). Benefits of the role include:
  • Salary per annum: £65,000 - £100,000 pa
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Annual salary review
  • Business credit card and paid expenses
  • 25 days annual leave, with the discretionary option to take further 15 days unpaid leave
  • Free access to private Harley Street doctor
  • BUPA health scheme
  • Season ticket loan for travel
  • Pension scheme
  • High quality junior and secretarial support

Apply or express an interest here

The MD is ready to meet with interested senior level planning professionals immediately. To express an interest, please contact me on 01792 341 104 or

Central London has great rail links to London and the surrounding areas. Nearby stations include Charing Cross, Leicester Square, Covent Garden & Temple.

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