Senior Planner/Planner Job at Persimmon in Oxfordshire
Persimmon Homes Wessex requires a Senior Planner to join their successful and growing land and planning team, which operates primarily across Wiltshire and Oxfordshire and is based at our regional head office in Malmesbury.
Building around 15,000 beautifully designed new homes a year in more than 400 prime locations nationwide; Persimmon is one of the UK’s leading house-builders, committed to the highest standards of design, construction and service. We build quickly and efficiently and expect a lot from our office and site teams, however in turn we’ll reward you for your commitment and hard work and recognise your contribution to the business.
The key responsibilities of the role will be to convert our existing land interests into planning consents as well as replacing and adding to our land reserves. It involves working with a diverse range of people, including landowners, public and private sector professionals, politicians, developers and local residents. The successful candidate will be responsible for a programme of planning promotion and planning submissions whilst being expected to take a leading role in the formulation and submission of planning applications large and small including the discharge of planning conditions to support the growth of the business.
This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where your input can be seen on the ground. With support from the Persimmon team, you will be able to develop your skills and knowledge in the residential planning process from a developer perspective. From securing planning permissions and land allocations, to negotiating Section 106 agreements and planning conditions, you will be given the opportunity to be a key part of the business.
The successful applicant will have a Degree / Masters Planning Degree with RTPI accreditation and a rounded knowledge of planning. Experience of leading on the management of planning applications whether that be in a private or public sector role is highly desirable. We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual who is willing to show their initiative working as part of a small team in a busy commercial office. Professional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are essential. A full driving licence is required.
Competitive Salary, Pension, Life Assurance & Bonus
Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory background check e.g. employment history and criminal record check. These background checks are job specific to certain vacancies within Persimmon
Company Location: Oxfordshire