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Planning Director

Zodiac Recruitment
Southampton, Hampshire
Closing date
23 May 2024

Job Details

Planning Director


£££ DOE


My client is an established Planning Consultancy, offering a range of Town Planning, Architecture, Urban Design and Ecology services across Southampton and surrounding areas. They are seeking and experienced and dynamic Planning Director who will be overseeing all aspects of the Planning process, from initial concept through to completion. You will work closely with clients, stakeholders, and team members to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest quality standards.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage the planning team, providing guidance, support, and mentoring.
  • Develop and implement strategic planning initiatives to drive business growth.
  • Coordinate with clients and stakeholders to understand project requirements and objectives.
  • Prepare and submit planning applications, ensuring compliance with local and national regulations.
  • Review and assess planning policies, guidelines, and legislation to ensure projects meet regulatory standards.
  • Manage project budgets, timelines, and resources effectively.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with clients, local authorities, and other key stakeholders.  



  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or related field.
  • Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or equivalent professional qualification.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience post qualification in planning and development.
  • Strong knowledge of planning legislation, policies, and procedures.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Proficiency in planning software and Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Ideally a portfolio of existing clients / connections from which to generate new work.
  • Have experience of business development and networking.





Are you interested in this or any other Town Planning job opportunities across the UK? Please get in touch by emailing your CV to or call Kirsty Tanner on 01792 940004 or apply below!



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