Design & Planning Manager
L&Q Group
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Business Area

Title: Design & Planning Manager

Contract Type: 9 months Fixed Term Contract covering Maternity Leave
Persona: Agile
 Homeworking / 2-3 days per week at Stratford, E15 as required

Interviews will be held on: Date TBC (via video call)
 Circa 50k
Closing date for completed applications:  20 January 2022


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Reporting to the Head of Design and Planning our Design & Planning Managers are focussed on a variety of design and planning projects that will shape the places we are creating in the interim and long term.  We are seeking a proactive and self-motivated Design & Planning Manager to help deliver our large scale, fast paced projects. You will be experienced in advising on design and planning matters throughout the project lifecycle, from feasibility through to delivery of mixed use schemes with an excellent track record of providing advice, guidance and securing implementable planning consents, as well as driving exceptional design quality.


You must be able to effectively influence, have  excellent communication skills, and be able to develop and maintain successful relationships with key stakeholders at a senior level with design and planning stakeholders, partners and internal clients.

You will be responsible for managing devolved budgets and projects; monitoring, controlling and planning for expenditure, and ensuring projects are delivered on time.


Ideally you will be RTPI or RICS (P&D) accredited.


If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.


Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including
24 days holiday rising to 28 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme,, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.


COVID 19: L&Q have a dedicated pandemic response team reacting to the current situation. The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Safe requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.                         


We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.


We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.


We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.


L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people primarily across London and the South East.


As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our L&Q Foundation and our Skills Academy. 


Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.