Planning Manager


What you will be doing

We are currently recruiting for an experienced Planning Manager to join our team based in Beaconsfield.

 Reporting to our Head of Planning and Development you will play a key role in the management of the planning workload for the Shanly Homes regions and strategic land opportunities:

  • preparation of planning applications and appeals and negotiating successful outcomes
  • discharge planning conditions and legal agreement obligations to enable timely site commencement
  • instruct and manage external planning consultants
  • work closely with planning officers, local councillors and residents to negotiate and obtain successful planning consents
  • undertake site appraisals and investigations

 Skills and experience

  • proven experience in a similar role with a residential and/or commercial developer or planning consultancy
  • working knowledge of the planning system, both development control and strategic policy.
  • knowledge of development industry
  • personable and able to build strong working relationships
  • ideally degree qualified and MRTPI
  • clear and concise communication skills


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Team Shanly work across a variety of disciplines:

  • Accounts/finance
  • Admin/secretarial
  • Architecture/building design
  • Commercial property (management and maintenance)
  • Construction (quantity surveying, buying, estimating, contracts management)
  • Customer care
  • Land acquisition
  • Marketing
  • Planning
  • Sales
  • Security/maintenance
  • Site management
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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

We provide a number of schemes to support school leavers, graduates and young people looking to get ahead in the construction industry and since 2017 we have launched the Shanly Group Academy. 

Academy trainees are provided with:

  • A one year fixed term contract 
  • An option to interview for permanent position
  • Review at end of each 2 month departmental placement
  • Ongoing support and guidance by senior members of staff
  • Continued professional development and opportunity to attend training courses
  • A working schedule of 2 months in each of the following departments:
  1. Land and Planning
  2. Sales and Marketing
  3. Build (site and office based)
  4. Technical
  5.  Commercial
  6. Customer Care
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