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Associate Director

Associate Director

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As part of our development strategy for the Thames Valley Office we have a great opportunity for a talented Associate Director to assist in its’ continued growth and to lead on providing advice to major clients (particularly house builders and developers).


Lichfields is the pre-eminent planning and development consultancy in the UK and we are celebrating our 55th anniversary this year. Our specialists deliver insight, innovation and advice to create great places for future generations.


Our people are central to our success. They are bright, creative, committed and adaptable whilst remaining focused on delivering the highest levels of planning excellence. You will be providing advice to some of the UK’s best companies on some of the most exciting and challenging projects. In return, you will work in a culture that is dynamic and highly innovative, sharing in many benefits.


Lichfields is owned by an Employee Benefit Trust and therefore we have no financial or other obligations to external shareholders. Our profits are reinvested into the business and shared with staff through bonus schemes.


This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career.   Reporting to a Senior Director, you will be working on a number of projects and must have a very high level of technical competence and demonstrate the ability to manage your own time and workload.


You will be expected to have a good standard of written and spoken English, with good analytical and interpersonal skills and will normally undertake the following areas of work:

  1. site appraisals;
  2. planning strategies;
  3. planning applications and appeals
  4. development plan representations; and
  5. providing advice and guidance to clients throughout all stages of the planning process.


You are likely to have around 6-8 years’ experience, maybe more, and have recently worked on medium/large scale planning applications, mainly but not exclusively for residential-led developments. Experience of promoting strategic allocations would be beneficial.


You will be commercially minded, have market credibility and show a proven ability to win new work and clients and nurture existing client relationships to win repeat business.


Minimum requirements are:

  1. at least 2.1 at first degree level
  2. RTPI accredited town planning qualification. (A RICS accredited qualification (planning & development route) would also be acceptable).  This will be at Master’s level.


If you would like to have an informal discussion about this opportunity, then please contact Daniel Lampard, Senior Director and Head of the Thames Valley office directly.


The closing date for all applications is 10 April 2017.