Associate Director - Bristol - Public Sector

Job Title: Associate Director - Bristol - Public Sector
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH26637
Contact Name: Spencer Cooney
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 3 years ago

Associate Director - Bristol - Public Sector Focused

Do you want to work in a Planning team for a multidisciplinary consulting group with over 25 years of history?

Do you want to lead and set policies and drive the business forward?

With at least 7 years planning experience within the public or private sector, and with membership of the RTPI you will be expected to work on development plans/policy and development management projects and appeal work within small team of 5 professional staff. You will work on a large variety of public and private jobs, for national, regional and local house builders/developers, landowners and Local Authority clients.

In return you will receive a competitive salary of £44,000 - £50,000 plus a range of benefits, including a 4% Match contributory pension scheme, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, Bupa Private healthcare, death in service and professional fees paid.

Your detailed knowledge of the planning sector will provide you the ability to analyse and problem solve, advocate solutions verbally and in writing and convey ideas clearly to your team.

You will be tasked to take the lead on projects while managing your own workload as well as supporting the Directors of the business.

You will, of course, have the support of junior members of the professional planning team in completing projects as may be required

As Associate Director, you will be expected to report to Directors accordingly, whilst developing your own client base. You will also be required manage the workload of junior staff members and assist them in the wide variety of projects in which they will become involved.

You may even have experience in Planning policy or development management, including some experience in preparing and presenting evidence to hearings, inquiries or examinations in public.

You will be expected to be able to lead on the winning and project management of work of development plan policy and evidence work, such as housing, employment, green belt and gypsy and traveller evidence and other Local Plan policy drafting, production/management and critical friend support.

You must therefore be able analyse and problem solve, advocate solutions verbally and in writing and convey ideas clearly to your team.

You should, whilst working in a team environment have the determination and ability to work also on your own initiative to win work via competitive tenders and direct invitations from LPA.

In a more public sector focused role you are going to be responsible for public sector tenders and managing projects/clients. As an Associate Director you will report accordingly to the office Director whilst developing their own project portfolio which they are responsible; Manage projects and workloads of junior staff members who will assist you in the wide variety of projects in which they will become involved.

Experience in undertaking marketing and business development activities for public work. And knowledge of representing LPA at Local Plan (Other DPD) examination would be an advantage.

This role offers the scope for a diverse workload and whilst the focus of work for this role will be public sector policy and evidence, the role also provides good scope to undertake planning application work for local developers on small scale private developments to diversify and increase your skill sets.

For an informal chat about this role please call Spencer on 01202 888986 Ext 256 or email