York Street has been instructed by one of the top nation-wide property consultancies, to appoint a Director of Planning to continue to build their capability service to clients in the London market. Though part of a multi-disciplinary property company, the planning business is the leading profit stream within the firm and is continuing to build with key hires to complement the existing team in London and an appetite to double the size of the business in the next 2 years.
Description of the Role
Reporting to the Head of London, the successful candidate will be working closely with an already strong client base (funds, investors, HNW individuals and developers) across multiple property classes. The team thrives on individuals who are interested in working across various projects rather than siloed into one niche area within planning. It is a collaborative environment with shared learning integral to delivering the best outcome for their clients.
At Director level, you will have an excellent track record of winning new clients and supporting them through a successful planning process. With plans to double the size of the team in the next two years, we are interested to hear from individuals or small teams. An exciting opportunity to join a growing and highly regarded firm.
Responsibilities will include:
We are seeking individuals and teams looking for the right environment in which their client focused approach and planning expertise will be rewarded and developed further through strategic business investment and growth.
To achieve success in the role, the successful candidate(s) must meet the following pre-requisites:
• Relevant professional qualifications (degree level or equivalent);
• 8 years minimum PQE;
• Full knowledge and understanding of all stages of the planning process;
• Extensive experience in planning applications, appeals, hearings and enquiries;
• Excellent communication skills (written and oral) and well connect and regarded amongst LPA’s.
• High performer in terms of fee income;
• Strong team player and natural leader with clear commercial acumen.
Basic salary: £65,000-£85,000 per annum (negotiable, dependent on experience)
+ Discretionary Bonus
+ Comprehensive Benefits Package.
Full package details will be disclosed to those candidates invited to interview stage.
If you are interested in being considered for this opportunity, please apply by submitting your CV evidencing your relevant experience and suitability against the above criteria. We will then follow up with you directly to discuss next steps.
Should you wish to discuss further, please contact Grant Smith on 020 3371 6689.