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Planning Manager

Full or part time, 21 - 35 hours per week
Hybrid working: RO Gr
oup HQ in Potters Bar

RO Land is a strategic land promotion business, founded in 2020, which promotes sites suitable for residential, commercial and energy uses in the northern home counties, Cambridge to Oxford arc and South Midlands. RO Land is part of the RO Group, a long-standing, entrepreneurial property company with offices in Potters Bar and London.

The business has expanded rapidly since it was founded and we are now looking for an ambitious, driven and organised individual to help us take it to the next stage of growth. This is a hybrid role based in Potters Bar.

You will be tasked with identification, assessment and promotion of residential and commercial sites as well as providing advice to support decision making in other areas of the business. The focus of the role will be on project management of promotion contracts, planning applications and appeals.

About you

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, has excellent communication and organisational skills, enjoys the varied and entrepreneurial nature of the business and has previous planning and property experience with a focus on the strategic land process. You may be a Senior Planner looking to take the next step in your career or an associate that will bring varied experience to the role. You will also be able to:

  • Identify and appraise new residential and commercial development opportunities

  • Establish and review planning strategies to ensure that existing sites are effectively promoted

  • Discuss development proposals with local authorities and other statutory bodies through pre-application routes

  • Engage with other stakeholders and take part in public engagement exercises

  • Instruct and manage teams of external consultants and monitor budgets accordingly

  • Project manage planning applications and appeals

  • Communicate effectively with landowners and agents


This role will involve some travel, so a clean driving license is essential.

Required Qualifications

  • Chartered MRTPI, MRICS or equivalent with a minimum of 7 years planning experience

What's on offer?

  • An attractive salary subject to the skill set you bring to the team and agreed working hours (part-time or full-time role between 21-35 hours per week)

  • Company pension

  • Private healthcare & cash plan

  • A wide range of employee benefits and wellbeing initiatives

  • Great opportunity to join a small operation which is growing rapidly and to play a fundamental role in shaping its direction, growth and influence within the wider RO Group business

  • Exposure to a wide breadth of land promotion activity

We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued, respected and empowered. We recognise that diversity drives innovation and enhances our collective success. We actively seek diverse talent, ensuring fair representation across gender, race, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, neurodiversity and abilities. We strive for fairness by supporting all employees and provide equal opportunities for growth and advancement.

Don’t miss your opportunity to join this fun, dynamic, diverse and entrepreneurial family business operating with integrity and care – apply now.

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