Associate Land & Planning Director

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Housing & Residential

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £75k - 80k per year + Excellent Benefits, Car, Bonus

  • Contact:

    Rhian Newman

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    07969 972412

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Consultant:


Title:  Associate Land & Planning Director

Location:  Surrey

Salary: Up to £80,0000 (flexible for the right candidate)

Sector:  Housing & Residential


The Company:

A top UK Housing Developer are currently recruiting for an experienced Strategic Associate Strategic Land and Planning Director to join the team based.  This ethical and progressive employer boast a very high staff retention rate in this particular region due to their excellent leadership and collaborative working environment.  This role will cover all areas of strategic planning/land in support of the business strategy including promotion via local plan/neighbourhood planning permission in accordance with approved strategy and project programme timescales.

The Role:


  • To ensure project targets are met for projects where you are the planning/Land project lead.
  • To input (as requested) into submission of representations to national planning related consultations
  • You will proactively be involved in regular business development
  • Be responsible for projects from initial site identification, appraisal and approval to the point of purchase and implementable planning consent being obtained.
  • Be responsible for site appraisals, ensure that acquisition proposals are presented, in an objective and professional manner
  • To provide training and support as necessary to the team and graduate training programme as necessary.

About You:

  • Sound demonstrable experience of land and planning including an understanding of development appraisals.
  • Must be able to demonstrate strong commercial acumen and experience of managing the profitability of a range of land opportunities and development projects.
  • Strong experience of working on and leading major long term residential led projects 
  • Strong experience of effectively managing external consultant teams.
  • Experience of effectively supervising, managing and developing people within an internal team.

Whats in it for you? 

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance or company car
  • Bonus
  • Flexible working options
  • 28 days annual leave
  • Saving scheme with shares in the company
  • Private Aviva Healthcare
  • Very generous private pension
  • Healthshield Cash Plan
  • Cycle to work
  • Life assurance and personal accident cover

For further information relating to this role, please contact Rhian Newman of Thorn Baker on 07969 972412 or email rhian@thornbaker.co.uk 


Key Skills:  Housing, Land, Residential, Planning, Leadership, Housing Developer, Director