Strategic Land Manager - Land Promoter

Location Surrey Job Type Permanent
Salary £60000 - £75000 per annum + bonus, car/allowance, private healthcare Sector Land and Development, Acquisition Management

My client is looking for a candidate to initially become the Strategic Land Manager, with strong potential for progression into a Director/Head position. My client is a well-funded, privately-owned land promoter and housebuilder who provide a well-rounded work-life balance.

My client will purchase and promote long term land anywhere from 500-2000 units in size. You will be covering the Southern Home Counties patch, and will be leading a well experienced in-house land team. You will report directly to the Land Director, with potential for succession in the coming years.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Successfully source potential development sites
  • Negotiate planning conditions and planning obligations
  • Lead and oversee the land acquisition/option agreement process
  • Effectively manage a strategic land portfolio
  • Build excellent working relationships with relevant officers at Local Authorities
  • Effectively manage professional consultant teams
  • Ensure all transactions are properly assessed for financial viability and risk
  • Maintain good relations with landowners
  • Manage the cost recording process Provide input into departmental budget preparation

You ideally will have/be:

  • Understand the National Planning Policy Framework and development plan process
  • Track record of strategic land deals
  • Good understanding of key planning, technical and commercial constraints
  • MRTPI (or equivalent)
  • Strong negotiation and communication skills
  • A contact base of land owners and agents
  • Good management skills and the ability to motivate others

Call me now or email on 020 3948 5217 / - this opportunity is exclusive through Deverell Smith.

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