Strategic Land Manager

Specific Location
Aztec West, Almondsbury, Bristol

Division
South West

Hours of Work
09:00 - 17:30

Brand
David Wilson Homes

Contract Type
Full-time

Closing Date
30 June 2018

Strategic Land Manager

This team is responsible for identifying and sourcing the best locations for new developments. It’s fast moving and, in today’s climate, extremely competitive and commercial in its focus.

 

While we need to be commercial and competitive in bidding for sought after land, we also need to be imaginative in identifying other possibilities – such as land that currently doesn’t have planning permission. It’s a complex area of our work, and one that’s under intense commercial scrutiny and pressure. It’s also the lifeblood of our business, which makes this team’s work even more vital and far-reaching. Entrepreneurial and imaginative in your thinking, you’ll need to be a good assessor of risks, and an even better relationship builder.

  • Identifying new development opportunities through a range of methods such as examination of statutory development plans, housing land audits, potential change of use, liaising with agents and utilising an extensive contact base.
  • Negotiating terms and securing sites, including initial due diligence, formulating offers, managing the legal process and obtaining the necessary internal approvals in a timely and robust manner.
  • Overseeing the promotion of the strategic land bank, appointing and managing external consultants (where required), and liaising with other internal functions including technical and sales.
  • Monitoring the strategic land portfolio having regard to national and local planning policy to identify where opportunities/risks exist.
  • Assisting in preparing planning applications/appeals.
  • Ensuring landowners and their agents are kept fully updated on a regular basis.
  • Co-ordinating the viability process and agreeing land values with owners/agents.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Undertake community engagements as necessary.
  • An excellent understanding of the planning system and planning policy at both local and national levels.
  • Familiar with all legal and contractual aspects of the land process.
  • A proven track record in successfully promoting land through the planning system.
  • Ideally, either qualified to degree standard in a relevant subject such as Planning or Surveying or commensurate experience.
  • Sound geographical knowledge of the area.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able 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 new development opportunities.
  • An extensive contact base.
  • Identifying new development opportunities through a range of methods such as examination of statutory development plans, housing land audits, potential change of use, liaising with agents and utilising an extensive contact base.
  • Negotiating terms and securing sites, including initial due diligence, formulating offers, managing the legal process and obtaining the necessary internal approvals in a timely and robust manner.
  • Overseeing the promotion of the strategic land bank, appointing and managing external consultants (where required), and liaising with other internal functions including technical and sales.
  • Monitoring the strategic land portfolio having regard to national and local planning policy to identify where opportunities/risks exist.
  • Assisting in preparing planning applications/appeals.
  • Ensuring landowners and their agents are kept fully updated on a regular basis.
  • Co-ordinating the viability process and agreeing land values with owners/agents.
  • Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
  • Undertake community engagements as necessary.
  • An excellent understanding of the planning system and planning policy at both local and national levels.
  • Familiar with all legal and contractual aspects of the land process.
  • A proven track record in successfully promoting land through the planning system.
  • Ideally, either qualified to degree standard in a relevant subject such as Planning or Surveying or commensurate experience.
  • Sound geographical knowledge of the area.
  • Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership
  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able 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 new development opportunities.
  • An extensive contact base.
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