Associate Director - Leadership Role

  • Job Reference: MH889916
  • Date Posted: 4 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Gloucestershire
  • Hybrid Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Bonus, Healthcare, Life Cover + More
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Holland

Job Description

Town Planning Leadership Role

Are you prepared to launch your career into the realm of town planning leadership or take the next step in your leadership journey? Our client, a dynamic multi-disciplinary consultancy, is seeking an Associate Director of Planning to lead and grow their team to drive impactful projects forward.

About the Company

Our client is a multi-disciplinary, planning-led consultancy renowned for their prowess in securing successful planning applications across a diverse range of projects. From individual dwellings to sprawling, multi-functional schemes, their portfolio boasts a wide array of ventures including renewable energy, mineral extraction/restoration, leisure, residential, and rural-based developments. Embracing a supportive team ethos, they foster collaboration across internal disciplines, ensuring a rich environment for knowledge and expertise to flourish.

The Role

As the Associate Director of Planning, you'll assume a pivotal position in project management, client relationship cultivation, and business expansion. Collaborating closely with the Senior Management team, you'll lead the Planning unit to ensure seamless and profitable project delivery. Your mandate will encompass generating and converting new commissions, upholding the company's values, and championing professionalism in all planning endeavours. Your role will be instrumental in shaping the company's strategic direction and driving growth through the cultivation of new opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Drive the generation and conversion of new commissions, with a keen focus on town planning services.
  • Uphold and promote the company's values, fostering a culture of professionalism and excellence.
  • Lead and oversee the Planning team, ensuring projects are delivered on time and within budgetary constraints.
  • Cultivate and nurture client relationships, serving as the face of the business at networking events.
  • Collaborate with internal disciplines to expand knowledge and elevate project outcomes.
  • Stay abreast of evolving town planning practices, guidance, and legislation, disseminating knowledge throughout the organization.

Candidate Specification

  • Accredited as a Chartered Member of the RTPI.
  • Extensive planning experience within the public or private sector.
  • Display self-motivation and strong project management capabilities.
  • Thrive in a team environment, showcasing a proactive attitude towards collaboration.
  • Hold a valid driving license and have access to your own vehicle.


  • Competitive salary
  • Partake in a pension scheme (5%), private healthcare, and life cover.
  • Flexible hybrid working options.
  • Professional fees
  • Bonus scheme.
  • Free car parking

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your details to, and I will be in touch at the earliest opportunity. If this role is not for you, feel free to get in contact for many more Town Planning opportunities throughout the southwest.