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Head of Planning

Cognisant Limited
Central London
c£95,000 + Bonus & Package (Hybrid working 2 days in the office)
Closing date
23 Nov 2023

Job Details

Head of Planning – Residential Development.

Central London.

c£95,000 + Bonus & Package (Hybrid working 2 days in the office).

We are delighted to be instructed to appoint a Head of Planning to join a well-established, central London developer. This position offers a clear career progression route, leading to a role as Group Planning Director within the next 12-18 months. They build a wide range of complex projects across Greater London and have an outstanding pipeline of new schemes.

You will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the planning process, ensuring that projects are aligned with the company’s vision and values. Your leadership will be instrumental in delivering the highest standards of planning and development.

The ideal candidate will have the following:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Urban Planning, Architecture, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in a senior planning role, with a track record of successful project delivery.
  • Strong knowledge of UK planning regulations and policy.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and project management skills.
  • A passion for sustainability and community development.

Apply direct or contact 07487 795148 for more information


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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