Senior to Associate Director level Town Planner

CCO Group
Closing date
9 Aug 2021
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We are partnered with a successful boutique planning consultancy based in Lancashire to find a new team member – either at Senior Planner or Associate Director level. With an existing successful team, this business is seeking an ambitious Town Planning professional to join to work with their clients on work from large-scale regeneration to bespoke projects across the North West mainly. You will be working in a variety of sectors including residential, care-homes, retail and industrial, among others.
Currently the team are retained by most of their clients and act as strategic guides regarding planning and development advice, to create interesting and enjoyable spaces for people to live in, work in, or utillise. At present they are at a point where they can continue working with current and upcoming projects, but they are very busy and do not ever want to turn away work nor fail to service their clients.
This hire is key to the growth of the business and could be a career-making position for the right individual. You will have freedom to grow and work across projects you may not have so far, with an increasingly well-known brand name behind you. At either level, this is an excellent opportunity to join a business going from strength to strength. In addition they have a team member going on maternity soon!
Your role will include:

  • Project leading, monitoring progress of projects and dealing with budgets, fees and invoicing
  • Appraising sites and pre-app advice for clients
  • Managing applications through the planning process and giving strategic advice
  • Coordinating project teams and sub-consultants, keeping good relationships, and promoting of collaboration with design-teams
  • Stakeholder engagement and managing of relationships with LPAs and key contacts
  • If at AD level, business generation and growth of business, ideally having some clients/contacts for future

You will ideally:

  • Have at least 5 years within town planning, and ideally some private sector experience if AD-level
  • Be a confident communicator, and a team player
  • Have excellent written skills and technical ability
  • Be keen to be part of a growing and successful boutique business

While being a North West-based role and needing a presence in their office once things are normal, this business work in a high trust manner. Refreshingly, there are no specific monetary targets – with the team and Directors motivated by excellent planning, keeping clients happy, and being a happy supportive team. You will be able to work from home a couple of days a week and continue to have a good work-life balance.
This is an excellent opportunity for the right individual – and with their pipeline of work not relenting, they are keen for this person to be in place ASAP. You will receive a competitive salary and package, with room to grow and build your career.
Please apply here or give me (Kate) a call on 07749 707060 to discuss. My client is looking to find the right candidate as soon as possible – so if in doubt, do get in touch. I also have other clients and roles that may be of interest.    
If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.


Launched in March 2018, by two industry-leading experts, CCO Group has since gone from strength to strength, tripling in size. We are growing and evolving to changing times, being flexible and proactive to maintain an enriched and efficient team that earns the respect of its clients and candidates. This is critical to us.

CCO Group operates across Property & Real Estate, Construction, Civil Engineering, FM and Sub-Contract specialist areas. What we offer is simple. Specific and niche expertise that is focussed solely around the needs of our clients. As we are not generalist recruiters, we are targeted and highly knowledgeable – with an excellent understanding of the construction and property markets. Across the property market we recruit into: land, development, planning, investment, project delivery, technical, commercial, surveying, property management, sales and marketing.

Our Land, Development and Planning division is one of the strongest within the business, and we have years of expertise in the sectors – with notable track record with clients both the consultancy and client-side, private and public sector markets.

While Planning itself has many nuances within the sector from development management to strategic and policy planning, we are adept at dealing with your needs from a candidate or client perspective. We hire into major consultancy environments, PLC developers, HA’s, SMEs and start-ups alike, and recruit roles such as;

  • Town Planners
  • Development Managers (within developers)
  • Land Buyers/Land and Planning Managers
  • Economic Development specialists
  • Heritage professionals
  • Environmental and EIA consultants
  • Urban Designers and Masterplanners

We actively headhunt candidates and take a pro-active approach in placing them in their desired roles. We have close relationships with our clients, who are selected for their variety of work and cultures across the market. Typically we work on retained and contingency roles and as a business we offer a number of different ways to satisfy our clients growth and retention strategies.

Please contact us with any roles you might be recruiting for, or to assist in your job search!

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