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Career Opportunity – Environmental Planning Director

We are looking for a highly motivated, technically sound and experienced practitioner to take forward our Environmental Planning services, working alongside and supported by our existing leadership team.  This could be someone looking to take a step-up into a Director role, or an established Director looking for the freedom to lead a team in an independent practice.

We are offering a full-time Director level position based in south Manchester.  We can offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package that can be tailored to suit the successful candidate.  This would include a competitive salary, pension contribution and annual leave allowance, with additional benefits including health care, gym membership, professional memberships, home office, etc.

For the successful candidate, the opportunity exists to earn a share in the business over time.

We will support you and provide professional and personal skills training to enable you to grow into the role.

Technical Knowledge, Experience and Background

  • Relevant first or second degree, ideally with an EIA specific element;
  • Proven experience of leading EIA teams and producing robust Environmental Statements;
  • Full Chartered Membership of IEMA;
  • An understanding of the Sustainability Agenda and how this can be responded to through the planning process;
  • Experience in UK Environmental or Planning consultancy;

Skills and Attributes

  • Effective communication skills;
  • Excellent report writing skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to select, lead, manage and develop project teams;
  • Ability to establish, develop and maintain client and co-professional collaborative working relationships;
  • Willingness to learn new skills, develop new service areas and achieve professional accreditations;
  • Able to provide credible strategic advice;


  • Maintaining the Company’s IEMA Quality Mark Registration;
  • Managing our EIA projects and overseeing the production of our Environmental Statements, including review of technical chapters;
  • Growing the Environmental Planning service business stream;
  • Recruiting and mentoring new team members;
  • Member of the WPP Leadership Team;

If you are interested in this opportunity and want to find out more, please contact Rob White in the first instance, either by phone (0845 034 7323 / 07932 799028) or email robw@whitepeakplanning.co.uk .  Please also take a look at our website in the meantime www.whitepeakplanning.co.uk.  We look forward to hearing from you.