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Head of Planning

Job Description

Our consultancy client based in Northampton are currently recruiting for a Head of Planning to join their Planning and Development team across Northampton and Hertfordshire offices.

This role is a full time, permanent role offering hybrid working and management responsibilities of a small team.

The purpose of the role is to be responsible for operation and management of our clients Planning & Development Advisory division, including profitability, strategic progress and overall performance.


  • Improving the quality of the scope of work, to deliver an overall service provision
  • Full integration into the consultancy business with a wider geographical footprint
  • Coordinating the planning and viability advice to landowners, local authorities, and corporates
  • Placing land identified by the planning teams with clients for promotion across all sectors
  • Offering a wider range of services including for example: development feasibility and project management, and in this respect, there will be a cross-over with our Building Consultancy team strategy


  1. Has leadership and management responsibilities setting strategy for the division and agrees KPI targets for the division and its members, ensuring there are adequate resources to deliver services to clients efficiently and effectively
  2. Is an inspiring leader and manager of the division, promoting high performance from all team members, communicating regularly via team meetings and by other means
  3. Is responsible for compliance and process improvement, ensuring all division members have the skills for their roles
  4. Extensive experience in a planning environment
  5. Experience managing a team
  6. Full UK driving License
  7. RTPI

If interested, our client is looking to move quickly and are therefore offering a salary of between £70,000 - £75,000 per annum based on experience and suitability with a generous car allowance, bonus scheme and Commission package.

For more information please feel free to get in touch on 01772 208967 or email at