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Director, Planning



8d ago

  • Job
    Expert / Leadership (9+ years)
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Leeds
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  • You must be a skilled town planner with commercial savvy, leadership prowess, technical experience in development, and the ability to nurture talent and grow revenue in Yorkshire/NE. Expert communication skills and commitment to DEI are essential.
  • You will lead a new Planning Team in Yorkshire, drive revenue growth by building internal and external relationships, and provide support and guidance to team members.


  • Desired or preferred experience and technical skills:
  • A skilled town planner and proven track record.
  • Commercially minded and understanding of market conditions.
  • Skilled in business development to grow revenue and promote the team.
  • Technical experience in major mixed use, commercial/employment and residential development.
  • Build, lead and manage a North East/Leeds Planning Team.
  • Motivate, lead and drive individuals and team.
  • Natural communicator, working closely across different JLL business lines.
  • Required Skills and Experience:
  • Qualified town planner with associated credentials- MRTPI
  • Nurture talent, manage succession planning and build a high performing team.
  • Develop an existing reputation and client base within the Yorkshire/NE region.
  • Works on complex projects, unpicking challenging constraints, phasing etc.
  • Experienced in analysing/challenging evidence eg housing supply numbers/employment land supply
  • Negotiates s106/affordable housing including city/town centre development.
  • Experience as an Expert Witness
  • Presents ideas, strategies, and opinions integral to growing the UK Planning business
  • A naturally engaging, influential individual and good communicator
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Fee and team management skills
  • Actively adopts Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity principles and actions


  • Managing and creating a new Yorkshire Planning Team
  • Creating a strong planning business, building relationships internally within JLL eg residential, development and industrial land teams to grow opportunities;
  • Working closely with new and existing internal and external clients to deliver opportunities and revenue growth
  • Bringing support and inspiration to the new Planning Team.
  • Being part of the UK Planning Team


What are the key responsibilities of the Director of Planning role?

The key responsibilities include leading and developing the North East Planning Team, building and growing client opportunities to deliver high quality planning permissions and allocations, and working closely with JLL's multi sector Leeds office and the UK Planning Team.

What qualifications and experience are required for this role?

The ideal candidate should be an experienced town planner with a strong background in planning permissions and allocations. They should have leadership experience and be able to work effectively with clients and other team members.

How important is collaboration in this role?

Collaboration is essential in this role as the Director of Planning will be working closely with the North East Planning Team, JLL's Leeds office, and the UK Planning Team. Effective communication and teamwork are vital for success in this position.

What opportunities for professional development are available in this role?

The Director of Planning will have the opportunity to further develop their leadership and planning skills, as well as grow their knowledge of the real estate industry. They will also have the chance to work on a variety of client projects and expand their network within the industry.

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  • Medical Plan

    Choose from three plan options: Standard, Plus or Basic, administered by UnitedHealthCare and, in limited locations, Kaiser Permanente. Health Savings Account (HSA) automatically comes with Plus or Basic plans and is Company-funded with $600 for employee coverage, or $1,200 for employee+1 or family coverage. 100 percent preventive care coverage is included with all plans.

  • Paid time off (PTO)

    Combines vacation, sick leave and personal time: 18 to 28 days per year, depending on your years of service and job level.

  • Enhanced Life Insurance

    Take advantage of group rates on optional coverage for you, your spouse/domestic partner and children at your own cost. Enroll when first eligible for the most favorable underwriting.

  • Parental Leave Pay

    Six weeks of paid leave at 100% of salary.

  • Flexible work arrangements

    May be available to help you balance work, family and personal commitments.