Planning Manager

Function:
Operations
Location:
Home Counties
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
03 Nov 2021
Salary Details:
Competitive
What you'll be doing?

Our Planning teams manage the spectrum of areas of the planning system on behalf of the Company. In an ever-changing planning environment, our teams have experience in influencing he formation of planning policy, strategic land promotion, handling the development management process and implementing community engagement strategies.

Depending on the position within the team, you may be working on the identification of future land acquisition opportunities, devising planning strategies, managing consultant development teams, drafting the statements required for the submission of planning applications and delivering immediate or long term planning projects on a variety of scales. As part of this process, you will be involved in partnership working and liaison with a variety of planning authorities, local stakeholders and local residents.

Reporting to the Development Director or Technical Director, you will manage all divisional planning applications and land promotions and provide the management for all planning matters for the Land/Development department and to assist Technical Department in clearance of conditions when required. Drive the timely achievement of planning to assist the Division in achievement of Land acquisition targets.

You will be expected to:

  • Manage all facets of the day-to-day promotion of all current planning application
  • Provide advice to the Land and Technical teams on identified housing sites e.g. carrying out site investigations, producing and interpreting planning reports, pulling together planning packs
  • Monitor progress of planning status of all Local Authorities LDFs within the division
  • Manage all external consultants involved in the planning applications/promotions
  • Liaise with Council Planning Offices and undertaking community engagements
  • Negotiate S106 terms with LA’s, solicitors and Barristers
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Graduate level – Planner or Chartered Surveyor
  • RTPI and/or RICS accreditation, 10 years’ experience with a local authority, house builder or private consultancy
  • Experience in planning policy/DC and project management
  • Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skills
  • Possession of driving license and, ideally, good knowledge of the local area
  • Ability to work on their own initiative, self-manage and prioritise own workload and manage assistant
  • PC Literate
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.

We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.

As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Single Cover Private Medical Insurance
  • Annual Medical Health Assessment
  • 25 days’ holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years’ continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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