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Planner – Strategic Residential Sites

Cognisant Limited
North West OR Yorkshire OR Midlands.
Attractive Basic + Car + Bonus + Package.
Closing date
11 Apr 2024

Job Details

Planner – Strategic Residential Sites.

North West OR Yorkshire OR Midlands.

Attractive Basic + Car + Bonus + Package.

Cognisant Search has been instructed to appoint a Planner on behalf of a major, national developer and property group. They have very strong financial backing and a long-term horizon, acquiring sites both for their own development and selling into the market.

Responsibilities include:

  • Reporting to the Planning Director you will work within the planning team, managing a portfolio of existing projects and offering advice on new acquisitions
  • You will drive projects to a successful resolution and ensure that progress is reported in an accurate and timely manner
  • The focus is on a patch that covers the North West, Yorkshire and Midlands and you will develop relationships with the various local authorities and utilise external planning consultants when required

You are a bright planner with circa two year’s experience gained working for another housebuilder, land promoter or in consultancy. You must be RTPI qualified, understand land search, be comfortable with a Local Plan and can undertake a planning appraisal. The business offers very flexible working, and you will manage your own diary/workload. The opportunity or career progression is very good.


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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