Senior Planning Manager

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Housing & Residential

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  • Salary:

    £55k - 65k per year + Car Allowance, Bonus, Benefits

  • Contact:

    Rhian Newman

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    07969 972412

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Title:  Senior Planning Manager

Location:  Bristol

Salary:  £55,000 to £65,000 plus strong benefits package and car or allowance

Sector: Housing / Residential


This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planning Manager supporting the Planning Director to lead the already established team on major development projects.  This is a growing department and would be a great opportunity for candidates who are already acting as a Planning Manager to progress gaining management and decision-making skills by working strategically with Directors, external Senior Leadership parties and Council organisations.  

The Role:

  • You will take a central role in the continuing relationship building with local government
  • You will take responsibility for value creation through the acquisition and planning process
  • You will ensure that the Project Programme is clearly established and complied with.
  • A key part of your role will be working closely with Architects and other members of the Development team
  • Develop professional relationships with planning authorities and other local government bodies
  • You will keep abreast of new legislation and government attitudes towards planning 

About You:

  • Extensive experience of the planning promotion and application processes
  • Understanding of development appraisals and cash flows preferable for new appointments
  • Some design experience would be highly beneficial 
  • Confident in presenting and negotiating plans and agreements 
  • Experience of working on major long term residential led projects 
  • Experience of effectively managing consultant teams
  • Organised and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Good understanding of private housing and the affordable housing funding regime

For further information relating to this role, please contact Rhian Newman of Thorn Baker on 07969 972 412 or email rhian@thornbaker.co.uk 


Key Skills:  Housing, Residential, Planner, Planning, Leadership, Coucil, Architects