Hours of Work
Barratt David Wilson
17 August 2018
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.
Land is the raw material on which we build the homes that we sell. At any given time, you’ll find us working on some circa 400 developments in both towns and rural areas across the UK, and every one poses unique challenges. Some are on previously undeveloped greenfield sites; others see us re-developing brownfield sites, like old factories.
We need people who can bring us fresh ideas and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other.
Our communication, your contribution:
We’re committed to communicating effectively with our people and to recognising and rewarding their contribution. Together, we’re building a stronger future – if you share our passion for excellence, it could be yours to share. We offer a professionally challenging mix of work and all the rewards of a fast-changing and successful business.
What will I be responsible for?
As part of the land team for the new Cambridgeshire Division your role will be to identify, negotiate and secure a consistent supply of appropriate land at commercially acceptable terms to support the company’s business plan. You will be responsible for creating land offers, gathering data to support this, and liaising with other departments to undertake activities to support decision making in site acquisition and development.
Another key part of your delivery role will be to source and secure Partnership Housing deals for the Division’s various developments. A knowledge of this process would also be useful.
You will need to be well-networked with land stakeholders with regards to buying and selling land, able to efficiently process land opportunities to identify workable and practical opportunities, with the ability to move rapidly when necessary.
Experience in land assessment, initial viability, land offers, contract negotiation and report writing will be essential.
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