Clientside: Strategic Land Planner (Mid-Leadership Level)

  • Job Reference: MH7770000
  • Date Posted: 24 April 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Hybrid Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,000 to £85,000
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Holland

Job Description

Client-side: Strategic Land Planner (All levels considered)

Title: Strategic Land Planner

Salary: 40k - 85k

Location: Worcestershire

Beach Baker is proud to be recruiting for a key player in the House Building industry. Renowned for their commitment to excellence, innovation, and adaptability, our client boasts over 18 years of industry experience and stands as a beacon of success, having achieved top-tier status for nine consecutive years.

This role is more than just a job; it is a chance to make a real impact. You will be at the forefront of shaping communities across the UK, from scouting smaller quality based sites to navigating complex projects, where your ideas and contributions will help shape the future landscape

The Position:

Situated within the Strategic Land division within a small team of two, this pivotal position entails the identification, securing, and promotion of high quality based residential-led development opportunities.

You can expect to be working on a range of high quality sites, as well as seeking to manage their current fully stacked project pipeline, alongside expanding their portfolio in an organic and strategic manner. Whilst support will always be on hand, full trust and autonomy is given within this position.

Main Duties

  • Maintain awareness of Government planning policy and legislation including forthcoming changes to the NPPF and Development Plan process.
  • Become familiar with the issues around local authority 5-year housing land supplies.
  • Undertake planning assessments of new opportunities and produce recommendations for future planning strategies and timescales to take sites forward.
  • Work alongside the Senior Strategic Land Manager to identify areas of potential growth.
  • Provide support in producing commercial viability assessments of new and existing assets.
  • Produce bid documents for new opportunities.
  • Support the Strategic Land Director / Senior Strategic Land Manager in the promotion of and disposal of existing schemes.
  • Assist with the appointment and instruction of consultancy teams,
  • Provide support at key stages such as local plan consultation and examination, planning application consultation and submission and appeals where needed.

The Candidate:

Our client is completely flexible in terms of levels of seniority, with the minimum requirement being a 3 years' experience in a UK Planning/Land role post or RTPI Qualification. The main criteria is being the right fit in terms of being adaptable and passionate about making a difference. Whether you are in a current Town Planning leadership role with years of experience under your belt, or you are a Town Planner with just a few years' experience, you will be considered.

Skills and Experience:

  • Possession of a town planning or related degree, with MRTPI, or demonstrable progress towards RTPI APC accreditation
  • Exemplary communication and presentation capabilities
  • Prior exposure to the house building industry is highly desirable.
  • This position will include some travel, so a driving licence is essential.

Your application will be managed with the utmost confidentiality by Michael Holland. To be considered, please send your CV directly to, and I will review it at the earliest opportunity.

Not the role for you?

If this position does not align with your career aspirations, please don't hesitate to reach out, as I have additional town planning opportunities available for discussion.