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Tina Wickers

Ref No: TW1404202840

Date Posted: 21-Sep-22


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Land Manager


Planning & Scheduling

£55,000 - £60,000 per annum


Reporting to the Senior Land Manager or Development Director, to assist the Development Director and Land Department in securing an adequate land bank to meet the needs and targets of the business.

You willbe expected to:

  • Identify potential development opportunities through a range of methods, e.g. thorough examination of statutory development plans, housing land audits, potential change of uses, liaising with agents and utilising an extensive contact base
  • Manage acquisition of sites, leading project acquisition from identification, diligence, offer, contract, purchase, planning, through to pre-start on the sites acquired
  • Liaise with relevant divisional departments, e.g. Sales/Technical, and external consultants if required, throughout the land appraisal and bid process, and during planning application
  • Monitor the Division’s land database including site registration, development plans and offers submitted
  • Maintain and expand the Division’s key contact base, e.g. land agents, land owners
  • Assist the Development Director on major projects and with other relevant duties as required
  • Ensure provision of information in timely and accurate manner to assist with/ drive the production of Land Packs for authorisation
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures
  • Undertake community engagements as necessary

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • You to be familiar with all aspects of land purchase (maximization of offer, market research, technical, commercial disciplines) - sales, commercial, technical, design, legal aspects
  • Individual ideally qualified to degree standard in a relevant subject, e.g. Planning, Property Surveying, Technical Engineering, and with membership of a Professional Institute
  • Sound geographical knowledge of the area.
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects
  • Articulate, clear and credible individual who is able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people, engender rapport and trust, and develop and maintain key contacts
  • Exceptional negotiating and influencing skills; a confident and professional networker
  • An innovative thinker, with the drive to seek out and pursue potential development opportunities
  • Knowledge and use of business contacts, land owners and speculators, and key players in relevant organisations, e.g. English Estates, Housing Associations, Environmental organisations


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