Logo of Huzzle

Associate Director - Newcastle (2024)



13d ago

  • Job
    Expert Level
  • Architecture & Urban Planning
  • Newcastle


  • We expect candidates to have at least a 2:1 or equivalent at first degree, to have obtained a Master’s degree in RTPI/RICS accredited subjects, and have achieved or be working towards chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
  • Candidates should also demonstrate good analytical, presentation, and writing skills, together with a clear commitment to working in the planning and property development field. The role will require working on a number of varied projects, so a proven ability to manage your own time, workload and problem solve is critical. Ideally, you will also be able to demonstrate the skills needed to market and innovate as these are important elements of this role


  • Dynamic Environment: You'll be at the forefront of advising major clients on a diverse range of projects, offering you a chance to take on significant responsibilities right from the start and make a real difference. Projects range from housing, to film schools to large scale industrial development.
  • Competitive Rewards: Your hard work and dedication will be well-rewarded, both financially and in career growth. We offer a highly competitive salary and profit-sharing bonus scheme for all staff.
  • Supportive Culture: At Lichfields, we foster a supportive and collaborative culture where we take care of one another and have a busy calendar of staff and client social events.
  • Flexibility and Inclusivity: We prioritise flexibility and work-life balance and are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, encouraging applicants from all backgrounds to apply. As part of the Government's Disability Confident Committed Employer scheme, we actively support candidates with disabilities.
  • Professional Development: This is a multi-faceted role comprising various duties, including: preparing planning applications and appeals; site appraisals; planning strategies; and development plan representations. You will provide advice and guidance on planning and land use to a variety of clients including leading developers, housebuilders and investment institutions as well as local planning authorities and other public or third sector organisations, throughout all stages of the planning process including Environmental Impact Assessments. For those still working to become a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) within the Planning and Development field, we aim to accelerate your progress with the support of our dedicated MENTOR scheme.

The pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Celebrating 60 years of innovation in planning.

Founded Year

Mission & Purpose

Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK. Our specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.