Associate Director

Ambitious Group
Durham (County)
£40,000 - £50,000
Closing date
2 Dec 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £40,000 - £49,999, £50,000 - £59,999
Contract Type
Full Time
Residential Property
Chartered Surveyor, Director
Business Type
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Associate Director – Planning & Development – County Durham

Are you a forward thinking and enthusiastic Chartered Surveyor? Are you eager to throw yourself into an interesting new role where you’ll prove yourself to be natural born leader with the ability to think outside the box?

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team of professional and highly qualified Surveyors with a successful and still growing firm. They stand out from their crowd by embracing technology, and dynamic thinking.

Our client is looking for someone with expert knowledge and the ability to provide first-class service to join them as an Associate Director. They pride themselves on their reputation and track record and are therefore willing to provide big rewards for a top-class Surveyor.


  • Annual salary £40,000 to £50,000 DOE
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Share options available
  • Mileage paid
  • Pension Scheme


  • Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:30pm
  • Hybrid role - 2 days at home and 3 days in the office


  • Working closely with the director to help progress the current pipeline of sites
  • Expanding the current portfolio into South Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Cumbria, and Lancashire
  • Expand the client base to include acting for developers and promoters
  • Develop and deliver Natural Capital Opportunities associated with built development in all its forms
  • Regular liaison with clients and other stakeholders throughout the entire process
  • Oversee the project teams including liaison with external consultants
  • Initiating and leading on development strategies
  • The negotiation of option/promotion agreements; planning conditions and S106 agreements; land values and abnormal costs
  •  Leading and keeping updated on market research to predict future development opportunities
  • Initiating new projects


  • Chartered surveyor with a minimum of 5 years PQE
  • Proven experience in planning and development, project coordination and land value negotiations
  • Environmental sustainability experience would be advantageous
  • Driven and constructive with the ability to multitask
  • Experience of project managing residential and/or commercial developments
  • Quantity surveying/cost consultancy experience would introduce new skills to the team
  • Experience of local plan making to predict future opportunities
  • Team player and a leader


The Ambitious Group are a team of passionate industry professionals, widely acknowledged recognised as true experts, firmly established as one of the leading specialist Property sector recruitment companies in the UK.

Having forged many long term partnerships with key property employers across the UK, we are proud to work on a very personal level with our many clients, ranging from small independent businesses, through to National and International organisations.

We pride ourselves on our expert industry knowledge and professional approach. The majority of our team at The Ambitious Group are all ex-property professionals from a range of backgrounds across the industry, so we really are a group of experts, ensuring that we understand the needs of our clients and candidates alike.

Able to offer a variety of services, with appointments ranging from Trainee through to the Boardroom, we meet and work closely with every candidate, ensuring high standards at every stage of the recruitment process.

Find Us
0330 058 1020
Knaresborough Technology Park
Manse Lane
North Yorkshire
United Kingdom

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