Planning Solicitor (HOD)

  • Highly Competitive
  • Birmingham
  • Posted: 14/09/2023
  • Permanent
  • Job Ref: 215293311

Job Details

Head of Planning is sought to join a leading national law firm. Are you ambitious and frustrated with your current employer and want a change of direction. I am working with a national law firm who are looking to appoint a National Head of Planning to be based in Birmingham but with travel to the firm’s other offices as well. To apply or for an initial confidential discussion or to register your interest, please contact Penny on 01214541004 or if out of hours is more convenient on my mobile 07779 613717 or email with your CV.

JOB TITLE: Head of Planning
LOCATION: Birmingham
SALARY: Highly competitive to attract the right candidate for this role

As the national head of planning you will need to be prepared to come in and hit the ground running. You will be overseeing a team of talented planning lawyers ensuring their growth and development. You will provide expert guidance on a wide range of planning matters from residential to commercial developments both in the private and the public sector. You will be developing and executing strategic plans to ensure our clients receive the highest quality of legal advice and representation. You will be collaborating closely with clients, colleagues and external stakeholders to deliver successful outcomes. You will also need to be prepared to work closely with the partnership especially the real estate team. You will also need to prepare a strategic business plan as part of the recruitment process which will help form your three strategy for growth and the overall plan (pardon the pun!) for the planning team.

You will need to be a qualified solicitor with at least ten years PQE and a string background in planning law both within the private and also the public sector. Ideally you will already be a partner in a law firm and will be looking for the next challenge in your career. You will be able to demonstrate leadership skills and the ability to inspire and manage a team across a number of different locations. You will have exceptional problem solving and negotiation skills and will be dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards. Technically astute you will be well versed in all elements of planning, highways and environmental law.

My client is a leading national law firm with offices across the country who promote a dynamic and inclusive work environment that values diversity and fosters collaboration. There are opportunities for career advancement and professional development and there is a chance to work with high profile clients and some really interesting developers and investors. You will be part of a supportive team that recognises and rewards you for your efforts.

On offer is an incredibly attractive starting salary and a clear route into the equity. The firm are committed to career progression and want to help those joining the partnership succeed and build a successful team.

Contact Penny Trotman at eNL on 0121 454 1004 or email with your CV, or simply call for a confidential discussion. eNL will never share your CV with a third party without your express permission. As part of our candidate care process, we aim to respond to all applications in 7 days. If you have not been contacted within this timescale, your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note our advertisements use PQE/salary levels purely as a guide

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