About us
McCarthy & Stone is the UK’s leading retirement housebuilder with a 70% share of the owner-occupied retirement housing market.

Since 1977, the company has sold c.50,000 award-winning apartments in more than 1,000 different locations.  We currently have c.160 developments under construction or for sale in the UK and are proud to be the only UK house builder to have been awarded the NHBC’s 5* rating for customer satisfaction for 11 years running. 

At the very heart of this success is our people's desire to enrich the lives of our customers.  We have fantastic people who care about the work they do and are proud to work for McCarthy & Stone, and this is where you come in.

About the role
The North East region require an ambitious and experienced Planner to join their team to provide professional support and assistance to the region in advising on site acquisition, the maximisation of development opportunities and the securing of planning permissions as quickly as possible.

About you
The successful candidate will have a recognised planning qualification, RTPI membership and proven experience of at least 5 years either in the public or private sector.

Development management and residential experience will be key requirements. Excellent analytical and report writing skills plus self-confidence and a strong desire to succeed are attributes we are seeking. An ability to handle an individual caseload as well as playing a senior role in the team is essential. Experience of handling appeals would also be beneficial.

Travel will be required for this role as you will potentially travel to sites and meetings across Yorkshire and the North East.

About the rewards
In addition to an excellent opportunity for personal development, we can offer a range of attractive benefits including a quality company car (or cash allowance), contributory personal pension scheme, private medical cover, and bonus scheme. Initial salary will be dependent upon qualification and experience.

How to apply
If you consider you have the necessary qualities for this challenging and rewarding position please send your C.V and covering letter to

Closing date: 13 February 2017