Penguin Recruitment

Strategic Land Planning Manager

£45000 - £60000 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
24 May 2021
21 Jun 2021
Megan Field
Job (Function)
Town Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

Strategic Land Planning Manager



Salary c£45k-c£60k, negotiable depending on experience, + benefits!

This is an outstanding client-side opportunity for a planner to join an experienced strategic land promoter and master developer company operating across the UK.

My client is a private company with a strong financial backing that actively invests in a wide range of property assets across the UK. They work across the residential, retail, office, industrial and mixed-use sectors. They are currently looking for a dynamic and driven Planning Manager to join their tenacious and hard-working team in their London office. The role will have a Strategic Land focus and requires a planner who has experience in this area.

The successful applicant must meet the following criteria to be considered for the role:


  • Planning degree and/or postgraduate qualification.
    * RTPI or RICS membership.


  • 3-6 years (2-3 years post RTPI or RICS membership).
    * Private-sector planning consultancy, housebuilder or strategic land promoter experience.
    * Instructing and managing technical multi-disciplinary and legal teams.
    * Promoting sites through emerging Local Plans, preparing and submitting representations including attendance at Examinations in Public.
    * Managing major planning applications and appeals including attendance at public inquiries.
    * Negotiation with local planning authorities and consultees.
    * Stakeholder engagement and community consultation.
    * Good planning policy and process knowledge.
    * Involvement in major residential, industrial and mixed-use developments.

Skills and Attributes

  • Committed and resilient.
    * Results-focused with a drive to succeed.
    * Team player and enjoys working collaboratively in a team.
    * Capable of using initiative and taking responsibility.
    * Organised and capable of working to strict deadlines and financial budgets.
    * Good oral and written communication skills.
    * Good project and time management skills.
    * Ability to work flexibly and travel regularly nationwide.
    * Use of own car and valid driving licence.

Why Apply? For the ideal candidate, my client is happy to offer:

  • A competitive starting salary.
  • An impressive bonus package that includes pension, healthcare, and bonus.
  • An outstanding opportunity to have an impact on the landscape of planning through exposure to unique projects.
  • A place within a supportive and thriving team who are passionate about planning!
  • Flexible home working arrangement.
  • Support throughout your professional development, and progression within the company.

Interested? For applications, and more information about this role and others in the Town Planning sector, please send your up to date CV to Megan Field at or call 01792 365 104.

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