Senior Strategic Land Manager



Are you a Land Manager looking for a new, exciting opportunity?

One of our clients, a national house builder, are looking for an experienced Land Manager to join their team.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who would love to work for a reputable company with integrity, caring and quality values.

Reporting to the Strategic Land Acquisition Director, the main purpose of the role is to identify, negotiate and acquire interest in strategic land suitable for residential and mixed-use development.

Key accountabilities and typical activities:

-Identify, negotiate and acquire interest in strategic land suitable for residential and mixed-use development in the area of employment with a focus on the priority areas identified by the Strategic Land Team.

-To monitor Development Plans to identify possible future development sites suitable for purchase under option or promotional agreements.

-To carry out initial appraisals of sites, including liaising with Local Planning Authorities, to assess the potential of land for development.

-To liaise with and keep the Strategic Land Acquisition Director informed of all negotiations prior to the formulation of an offer and to agree the basis of an offer with the Strategic Land Acquisition Director prior to its submission, ensuring that all offers are made subject to contract.

-To negotiate the purchase of land through conditional contracts, options or promotional agreements, directly with land agents / landowners providing appropriate instructions to our clients appointed solicitors.

-To advise and support the Strategic Land team on the coordination of necessary technical investigations required to ensure that the land can be satisfactorily developed.

-To assist in preparing papers as required for Executive Leadership Team Meetings, Divisional or Regional Board Meetings, and Strategic Land Meetings and attend as required.

-Engage with the Strategic Planning and Development Delivery Teams to ensure that all relevant milestones and triggers are met regarding planning/acquisition strategies and formal contractual obligations.

Skills & experience -

-Degree in Estate Management or equivalent.

Relevant Experience:

-Demonstrable track record of buying land in area of employment.
-A good understanding of legal agreements for conditional, option and promotion land purchases.
-Competent in producing financial viabilities for residential development opportunities.
-Proven list of land and development contacts in area of employment.
-Strong understanding of national and local planning policy and status of Local Development Plans in area of employment.

Special skills or knowledge:

-Strong mathematics and IT ability.
-Ability to assess and analyse information.
-In depth understanding of budget management.
-Excellent negotiation and networking skills.
-A pragmatic approach to problem solving.

Interpersonal skills and attitude:

-Excellent communication skills.
-Able to work under pressure.
-Able to work with a high degree of accuracy.
-A methodical approach to working practices.
-Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving.
-Able to influence and persuade others.
-Discretion and integrity in attitude and approach.
-A self-starter capable of creating and maintaining momentum in projects.
-Behave in line with our values.

On offer to you is:

-A healthy salary of up to £75,000
-Car Allowance
-Pension Scheme
-Competitive holiday entitlement starting at 26 days per annum
Plus many more rewards and benefits!

To apply for this position, click APPLY NOW, alternatively, call Louisa at Harbron Recruit on 01626 333105 for some more information.

Harbron Recruit Ltd is a family run construction industry recruitment agency based in the South West of England.

Harbron Recruit originally stemmed from a construction company that boasts 25 years of successfully working with the majority of major contractors across the South West.

Recognising the demand for quality construction personnel with the necessary skills and qualifications to carry out jobs quickly and safely gave birth to Harbron Recruit as a major supplier of construction trades to companies requiring temporary, permanent and contract workers on a range of assignments.

Now, as a well-established Recruitment Agency having traded successfully for 10 years within the specialist sector of construction it has enabled us to create long standing client relationships built on a foundation of trust, honesty and integrity.

Based in Devon we provide quality staff to our clients both locally and nationally.

Call 01626 333105 now.

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