If you’re looking for a Planning Manager role, and ready to take on your next challenge, then look no further! This is role with meaning, so you’ll be making a real difference to thousands of customers lives with the vital planning activities required for our development acquisitions and projects.
And what about us?
You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. Yes, we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and make it possible for current and future customers to have a place they’re proud to call home, but we’re also all about making a positive difference in people’s lives. We’re transforming our business by investing in people, processes and technology to deliver a consistently great experience for our customers.
What you’ll be doing?
You’ll expertly carry out early planning research, completing site appraisals for new sites to be acquired by the Land Team and advising through the project. Also, applying knowledge of the Town and Country Planning Act and associated legislative frameworks and following Yorkshire Housing development processes and audit requirements.
You’ll be working closely with the land management team and other internal stakeholders by inputting at an early stage into design proposals and leading through planning processes, approvals and negotiations involving community consultations and liaising with land owners
Also, co-ordinating and advising project teams, project manage sites through the planning process and carry out public consultations on behalf of Yorkshire Housing and ‘Space Homes’. Along with monitoring development plan consultations and providing representations as needed. Also, assisting project teams in the delivery of schemes and providing written reports for Directors
The stuff that sets you apart?
- Good standard of general education to Degree level along with a relevant professional qualification (e.g. RTPI, RICS, RIBA, etc)
- Have at least 2-3 years’ experience in a planning or development role
- Be IT proficient and confident working with plans and maps with the ability to interpret plans and drawings
- Good knowledge and application of relevant legislation, planning policy and guidance
- Experience of leading residential planning applications and resolving complex planning issues including negotiating S106 Agreements.
- Good Maths sills with an understanding of financial appraisals as well as general knowledge of housing development and construction.
- Experience of appraising sites in order to assess their suitability
- Experience of producing planning strategies and gaining planning approvals for residential application.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with experience of building internal and external relationships and strategic partnerships
- Organised, self-motivated, efficient and performance driven
Pssst. One of our values is ‘Be Yourself’. We’re passionate about inclusion and we’d love to hear from people from diverse backgrounds for this role.
What’s in it for you?
In return we offer £52,236.22 plus £2,000 car allowance per annum for a 35 hour week, 25 days annual leave (raising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays. We also promote a flexible working culture, as long as these fit in around the needs of your role. So you don’t need to take a day off to do that parent child reading class or take your pet to the vets or doing both! But talk it over with your manager, to make sure it fits in around what you need to do and meet business needs.
We also provide a fantastic reward package to suit everyone –a variety of amazing discounts via PerkBox, a great Healthcare cash plan called Health Shield and a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%! As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re absolutely a company that cares about its employees and its customers.
The finer print
Full drivers licence valid for the UK and access to a vehicle suitable for work is required for this role. Due to the agile nature of this role, we need you to be able to travel around Yorkshire regularly so need to live in a commutable distance.
If you are applying for this role internally you must inform your current line manager.
The closing date for this role is 1 December but should a competitive applicant pool be received in advance of this we reserve the right to close the advert early.