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Planning Director - Sheffield

Penguin Recruitment
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England
£65000 - £75000 per annum
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Director / Head / VP

Job Details

Job Title: Planning Director

Location: Sheffield

Penguin Recruitment is delighted to be supporting a Multidisciplinary who are looking for a Planning Director to join the team in the Sheffield office.

With the support of other members of the senior management team, the Director will assume leadership of the Sheffield Planning Office with the expectation that they will further develop its profile and build upon its well-established project portfolio which includes residential and affordable housing, urban regeneration, solar and renewable energy projects, enforcement matters, as well as a track record of providing expert advice to Local Authorities, assisting them with Development Management caseload and estate management.

Role and Responsibilities

You will confidently lead on projects and engage in both development management and development plan / policy work. This will include, but is not limited to, managing major planning applications, planning appeals, Local Plan representations, site promotion, Local Plan Examination and public inquiry work.

You should have experience of managing professional teams and be able to provide leadership and vision. With excellent stakeholder management skills, you will be at the forefront of client development and will be required to attend networking events to promote the company. You should be client facing and have a strong and proven record in business development. You should have a network of contacts and definitive targets for sectors in which to generate the next stage of growth for the Office.

As Office Director, you will assume responsibility for the financial and performance planning of the Office and will be expected to participate and contribute to wider company management.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities are set out as follows;
  • Manage and grow the established Planning team;
  • Provide leadership and mentoring for the office and team as it grows;
  • Development of the client base including oversight of existing client instructions and development of new client opportunities;
  • Manage the workloads and professional development of staff ensuring that all the required standards are met;
  • Manage and maintain the Office profitability, including client accounts, budgeting, and income projections;
  • Develop and secure specific opportunities in identifiable growth sectors;
  • Contribute to Companywide business and development strategy; and,
  • Accountability to the Board of Directors and the Managing Director

Qualifications and Requirements

My client is looking for a qualified Town Planner ideally with at least 10 years + professional experience preferably in private sector consultancy or a mixture with public sector and client-side roles. Candidates should have a postgraduate qualification in Planning and be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

Salary and Benefits

Remuneration will be commensurate with the abilities and potential of the successful candidate and will include a competitive salary, performance linked bonus scheme, access to the Company Pension Scheme, health insurance and other fringe benefits.

A staff member has the added benefit of an element of bonuses being tax free and a future potential payment based on their part ownership of the Company. More information will be shared at the interview stage.


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


Penguin Recruitment has over 10 years experience in the Town Planning Sector. Our dedicated team of Planning Consultants are actively working with Consultancies, House Builders, Strategic Land Promoters and Local Authorities across the UK.

Whether you are a Graduate looking for that first career step, an Associate Director looking for that strategic move, or an employer in the Town Planning Sector looking for a Recruitment Partner, Penguin’s considerable experience can help you achieve your goal.

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0121 442 0646
166B Alcester Road
166B Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8HS

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