planning manager


£55k - £65k per annum


East Sussex, UK

job type

Permanent / Full Time

  • East Sussex
  • 65000 PerAnnum GBP / Year

Do you want to for an award-winning privately owned developer covering the Sussex, Surrey and South London?
Would you like to become a key decision-maker and business driver working alongside senior management?
Are you currently at another developer or a consultancy looking to move to a client who builds award winning family homes?
We are looking for an ambitious planner to become a planning manager for a Sussex-based developer who is going through a period of rapid growth within the market and you will become a key driver as their business develops. You will report directly to the directors but work autonomously on managing existing planning applications through outlined and detailed consents.
You will be dynamic, ambitious, and hungry to succeed. The business is very fast-paced and you will be given a lot of autonomy to manage your own work. This is not a 9-5 job and you will have to want to have an exciting career.
You will either be working for a planning consultancy or another property developer/ house builder. You will be degree-qualified and MRTPI qualified. You must have extensive experience dealing with planning applications and appeals in the residential property market.
Salary on offer is £55-65k complemented by a comprehensive package. Additionally, you will benefit from a flexible hybrid working arrangement.
As a Town Planning Manager, you will have a central role in supervising and orchestrating planning and development initiatives throughout the Southern Home Counties Your duties encompass:

  • Guiding a team of committed planners and fostering their development.
  • Engaging with local authorities and stakeholders to ensure projects align with strategic development objectives.
  • Formulating and presenting planning applications, with ongoing communication with regulatory bodies.
  • Assessing and proposing resolutions for intricate planning and zoning issues.
  • Sustaining a commitment to ongoing research, keeping up to date with local, regional, and national planning regulations and industry best practices.

Key Requirements

  • Degree qualified and also MRTPI
  • Currently working for a planning consultancy or residential developer/ house developer experience in strategic land
  • Detailed experience in dealing with residential planning applications and appeals.
  • Bright, ambitious and determined to succeed.

To apply for this job email your details to

Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates may be contacted.

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