Leisure Development Planner

You will have a passion for a career in planning and it would be beneficial to have worked in a supporting role in a wider team previously.

You will have excellent keyboard skills and proficient skills in Word, Excel, Outlook, CAD, Adobe.

You will be approachable with a friendly ‘can do’ attitude and clear, professional communication skills as you will liaise with individuals at all levels.

Importantly, you will need to identify with and demonstrate our core values: Flexibility & Happiness; Sustainability; Support & Accountability.
Location Lower Mill Estate (Cotswolds), Silverlake (Dorset) and Birchwood (Devon)
Reporting to Managing Director
Salary £45,000
Hours 40 hours per week to include some weekends and evening
  • Liaising with HFG teams, including, sales, build, finance, ecology, and maintenance to take phases of developments through design, planning and construction.
  • Liaising with and instructing a team of external architects, landscape architects, ecologists and technical consultants predominately based in Bristol.
  • Managing planning projects from initiation to completion bringing them in on time and to budget.
  • Preparing and submitting planning applications for major residential leisure developments.
  • Carrying out policy checks and feasibility reports for potential site development.
  • Being the intermediary between the sales team and external architects on feasibility studies and fee proposals for potential sales, as well as conveyance packs for new build contracts.
  • Being the intermediary between homeowners and the estate team on proposed amendments and alterations, approving changes and managing objections.
  • Reviewing technical reports and providing feedback to consultants.
  • Attending site visits, landowner, and stakeholder meetings.
  • Monitoring project / planning progress and providing updates to Directors.
  • Identifying potential problems and working with the team to find solutions.
  • Reporting on the project to the senior management and construction team.
  • Maintain and share knowledge on planning policy.
  • Planning submission and application support.
  • Assist in compilation of land assessment reports.
  • Maintain spreadsheets / program monitoring applications, conditions, and financial obligations.
  • Prepare and partake in public consultations.

Essential Skills & Qualifications

  • RTPI membership preferred
  • Proven experience of preparing and submitting planning applications or working in the planning environment
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with a wide range of people internally and externally
  • Driving licence
  • Team player who can also work independently
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Excellent organisation skills
  • Skilled at identifying and solving problems