Planning Services Manager

Job Title: Planning Services Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: UK - England - South East England, London
Salary: £45-50K
REF: 115594
Contact Name: Josh Marshall
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 1 year ago

Our client is one of the UK’s foremost multi-disciplinary business support companies. Formed in 1972 as a specialist in land and property management, they have evolved to provide additional business process management services enabling customers to use land and property more effectively creating a better fit for purpose estate, and, be more efficient in their business processes. Key markets include, Central & Local Government, Transport and Property Development with key services being Business Process Management, Applications Processing, Property Development Services, end to end Planning Services and Land Acquisition/Disposal Services.


The Role


We are looking for a Planning Service Manager who will play a pivotal role in the management of the delivery of Development Management Services.




  • At least 5 years’ experience working within the Development Management (planning) section of a Local Government Planning Service.
  • At least 3 years’ experience working as a manager / team leader within a Planning Service of a Local Government organisation.
  • Other experience gained within a Local Government environment.
  • Professional experience within Town & Country Planning.
  • Industry knowledge (Local Government / public sector – Town & Country Planning)
  • Contemporary knowledge of performance indicators, e-government standards, Town & Country Planning legislation, regulations and policy.
  • Demonstrated experience of delivering service improvement with experience and knowledge of business process improvement.
  • Familiarity with the principles of computerised business applications and Electronic Document Management Systems designed to support Town & Country planning services


Advantageous requirements


  • University degree or higher education qualification in a business, management or technical discipline
  • Relevant professional qualification
  • Project management qualification
  • Professional Membership of RTPI
  • Ability to accomplish operational targets to ensure the business delivers on its promises to parent company, shareholders, customers and employees.
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Proven ability to motivate and lead teams.
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Commercial awareness