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Planning Manager

Colden Common

Vacancy Filled

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

As a Planning Manager you will be responsible for leading on the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications including S106 agreements and viability models. To be successful within the role of a Planning Manager you must liaise with key stakeholders within the business to manage schemes from identification through the planning process and beyond.  

The purpose of the role will report to the Land and Planning Director and will engage with the community, third party landowners and stakeholders during the planning process.  The post holder will also lead on the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications including S106 agreements and viability models as well as overseeing the relevant discharge of planning conditions and Section 106 processes, including compliance with planning obligations. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to manage an external consultant team and work proactively with local planning authorities to deliver a first class service to the business. 

What you will do:

  • Scope, tender, appoint the appropriate consultant team required to prepare a successful application and appeals. 
  • Effectively manage the external consultant team and track professional fees against the project fee budgets. 
  • Deliver projects on time by demonstrating project management skills and coordination. 
  • Contribute to technical reports and commenting on relevant plans and documents. 
  • Securing planning approval for well-designed schemes by demonstrating a strong narrative in line with the latest national planning guidance. 
  • Engage with all parts of the business to ensure planning applications are optimised and meet the needs of our customers and all areas of the business. 
  • Manage community engagement on planning applications. 
  • Support the land team in the identification and acquisition of suitable opportunities to meet business strategy. 
  • Ideally the candidate will have a good knowledge of the geographical area and a robust network of strong relationships with key contacts. 
  • Have an in-depth knowledge and clear understanding of the continually evolving planning system, changes in legislation, policies and government guidelines. 
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of the importance of viability in the negotiation and delivery of development. 

What you will have:

  • A degree qualification in a Planning-related subject or where transferrable skills can be demonstrated 
  • At least five years’ experience with a Planning and Development background and be MRTPI qualified. 
  • Experience with another developer/housebuilder or Planning Consultancy would be desirable. 
  • A full driving licence. 

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

 What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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Disability Confident

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.

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