Head of Town Planning

Beach Baker Property Recruitment
England, London
£80000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Pension, Bonus, Benefits
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

Job Details

Client-side | Head of Town Planning | London

Salary: 80k-100k (Negotiable)

Beach baker are delighted to be recruiting for a client-side organisation based in London, looking for a professional to head up the town planning department.

This role would be ideal for an Associate Director looking to step up into a Head of Planning position, or for an established Head of Planning looking for a new challenge.

This role has come about through a period of aggressive growth and has been triggered by plans to significantly expand their European footprint over the next 3 years. You'll be taking over from the current head of planning, who is going to be focusing on the upcoming expansion into other European territories.

The Company

Our client works in a very niche area of town planning, and with over 10 years in the industry, are helping to shape the future of the advertising market through the digitalisation of the Uk's out of home media assets, which has led them to become Europe's leading owner of outdoor media infrastructure.

Their clientele consists of individual property owners, professional landlords and public sector organisations, and as a company situated at the forefront of the digital revolution in this sector, is leading the way in innovative outdoor advertising with an emphatic focus on exception quality and high-performance technology.

You'll be working with some of the most high-profile clients in the UK, with all the resources and support needed for success, including fully developed in-house teams of surveyors, architects, developers and planners.

The Role:

You'll be managing and leading on all UK planning matters, and to assist with the growth of the business through the digitisation of existing assets and acquisitions of new assets.

Duties will include:

  • Managing the in-house planning & design team, alongside the external planning consultant teams
  • Planning unput into UK development strategy and management reporting.
  • Co-ordinate the instruction of applications and appeals.
  • Ensure application and appeal deadlines are met.
  • Co-ordinate and manage the planning due diligence process and input from the planning team for single site and portfolio acquisitions.
  • Oversee and manage enforcement cases.
  • Provide planning advice in support of the ancillary revenue strategy.
  • Manage and co-ordinate internal relationships with departments.
  • Monitor local plan reviews and co-ordinate representations where necessary.
  • Attend internal meetings to represent the planning department.
  • Attend local authority meetings, committee meetings and events where necessary.
  • Prepare and manage template cover letters and supporting information / research to assist the digitisation project.
  • Oversee use of NASA (Planning project management system) and the maintenance of adequate planning records.
  • Manage the relationship with external planning, highways and landscape consultants.
  • Co-ordinate the monitoring of digital advertisement applications across the UK.
  • Oversee CPD for internal team.

Essential criteria

  • Track record in managing a team.

Desirable criteria

  • Experience in roll out schemes
  • Project management experience


  • Competitive base salary
  • Performance bonus scheme (Based on performance of business and individual)
  • Hybrid Working (required to be in office 50% of the working week)
  • Enhanced Annual Leave: 25 days (increasing with service to maximum of 30 days) + Bank Holidays.
  • Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme - Totalling 8% contributory.
  • Death Insurance 3x salary
  • Group Income protection (50%)
  • Company Commission Scheme
  • Health insurance (following successful completion of a 6-month probation).


  • Continuously identifying opportunities to reduce impact on the environment and support charitable causes that are important to the companies' employees.
  • Committed to taking a proactive approach to supporting environmental sustainability and operating with ethics and integrity.
  • Acquisition of new sites: the most prominent aggregator of outdoor media assets in the UK, company is able to guarantee large payments to their landlords and portfolio owners in return for their billboards.
  • Flexible, supportive and collaborative company culture.

For more information, please contact Michael Holland on 07557979694 / Michael@beachbaker.co.uk. If this role isn't right, I have many more great opportunities for Town Planners at all levels throughout the UK, feel free to get in touch for more details.


Beach Baker provides specialist and comprehensive recruitment services to the Real Estate industry. The work we undertake is confidential, targeted, and impactful.

Our clients are dynamic, and we reflect that in our belief in challenging the conventional ways of working. We like to solve recruitment needs quickly and we recognise the significant relationship between company’s recruitment strategies and the candidates they hire.

Beach Baker appreciates the privilege of partnering our clients as a trusted recruitment advisor. We have a passion for property and therefore building strong personal connections and business relationships over the long term is very important to us all.

Core values:

  • To provide our clients with the highest quality recruitment services delivering efficient, professional, and business minded solutions.
  • To act with integrity in all our work, placing the highest value on teamwork and partnering our clients.
  • To build a sustainable, successful firm, focused on wellbeing of our team and supporting our local communities.

For more information, please contact us at hello@beachbaker.co.uk  or log onto www.beachbaker.co.uk

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