Job vacancy

Associate Director

Role: Associate Director
Type: Full-time / part-time
Location: Witney, Oxfordshire
Salary: £56k – £68K

Role overview

Are you an experienced Associate Director seeking a new challenge?

If you’re looking to be a key part of a fast-paced team with ambitious growth plans and have a role in leading our further success – we want to hear from you.

Voted Planning Consultancy of the Year 2023 at the Planning Awards, Edgars is an independent consultancy based in Witney.

We’re committed to delivering ‘inspiring futures and places’ through a uniquely progressive approach, based on a deep understanding of clients’ vision, collaboration, creative thinking, transparency, and clear communication.

What you’ll be doing

  • Leading the preparation and submission of planning applications and appeals, local plan submissions, masterplans and vision documents
  • Expertly managing high-profile projects and projects with complex and sensitive planning designations
  • Actively seeking out and developing business development opportunities and attending key events
  • Managing an internal team, looking after wellbeing, development and performance management
  • Keeping abreast of changes in legislation and maximising associated opportunities for the business

About you

  • Planning degree (or relevant field)
  • MRTPI qualification
  • Management/leadership qualification, or demonstrable management experience
  • Minimum of 10 years’ experience in planning in public or private sector
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Mediation, advocacy, and negotiation skills
  • Strong business development record
  • Ability to provide technically excellent reporting
  • In-depth technical understanding of the planning and political system and legal framework

Why Edgars?

Our people sit at the heart of Edgars.
We believe in working hard and rewarding that hard work, which is why we offer a competitive benefits package.


Work-life balance
  • Hybrid working
  • Maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave
  • Additional leave between Christmas and New Years
  • Private medical insurance
  • Royal London Pension Scheme
  • O2 Priority access
  • Paid professional memberships
Work and development
  • Management coaching
  • CPD programme
  • On-the-job training
  • Attend conferences and industry events
  • Company mobile phone
  • Regular social events
  • Team days and Christmas parties
Office perks
  • On-site shower room
  • Two enthusiastic office dogs
  • Unlimited tea and coffee
  • Unofficial Bun Thursday fresh from the local market


To apply for this role, please email your CV and a cover letter to