Job Title: Director/Assistant Director
A leading legal 500 firm is looking for a Planning Director to join their Gatwick office and lead the dynamic team.
As a Planning Director, you will play a pivotal role in leading the Planning and Development team. You will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing complex planning projects, and advising clients on a wide range of planning matters.
Your primary responsibilities include managing your caseload, assisting senior team members, and contributing to high-quality service delivery. Achieving defined targets in terms of contribution, hours, and fees is paramount.
To excel in this role, you should possess:
- Previous experience within a Planning Team.
- Solid UK planning experience, including a strong grasp of relevant legislation and case law.
- Experience in handling Planning Appeals via Hearings and Public Inquiries.
- Proven ability to manage and nurture client relationships.
- Capability to contribute to business development initiatives.
- A commercial and pragmatic approach to advice and negotiations.
- Effective communication skills with a wide range of clients.
- The ability to delegate tasks and coach team members.
- Experience in managing major planning applications.
- Strong relationships with local planning authorities.
- Commitment to staying up-to-date with planning law and policy.