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DIVISION

Land & Planning

SALARY

£55000.00 - £65000.00

Work location

Berkshire

Job Type

Permanent

Full Time

CONTACT

Steve Rollinson



JOB TITLE

Land Manager

JOB REF

SR/LM

JOB DESCRIPTION

Our client have been established for over 50 years and have become one of Britain’s largest and most reputable homebuilders. As a high performing business they look for high performing people and as such are looking to appoint an experienced Land Manager who will be Berkshire based to assist the Land Director and Land Department in securing an adequate land bank to meet the needs and targets of the business.

Responsibilities:

• Identification of 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 Land Director on major projects and with other relevant duties as required.

Requirements:

• Familiar with all aspects of land purchase (maximization of offer, market research, technical, commercial disciplines) - sales, commercial, technical, design, legal aspects.
• 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.
• Able to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects.
• 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 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.

All conversations will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Salary/Package DOE

Qualifications

No specific qualifications required.

Skills & Experience

No specific skills or experience required.

I have worked with Steve since 2002 and have found him knowledgeable and well connected in the Housebuilding arena. Steve is easy to deal with, straightforward and hardworking and has built a business dedicated to our sector. I would not hesitate to recommend Rollinson & Hunter, especially on confidential senior searches.

Julian Hodder
Managing Director
Barratt Homes

I had the pleasure of dealing with Kerry over a number of months whilst job searching. She was the ultimate professional, engaging, understanding and in touch with her client’s requirements and my needs and aspirations. I would certainly keep a long term relationship with Kerry as she knows her stuff.

Lesley Kelly
Customer Relations Manager

I have had the pleasure to work with Steve on a number of initiatives for over 15 years, and have always found him insightful, personable and intent on delivering positive results. I would have no hesitation in recommending his work.

Paul Hopkins
Managing Director
St James Homes Ltd

I have known Steve for many years and have always found him to be a great source of staff and contacts in the property industry. He has always been very reliable.

Andrew Storey
Owner
Allingham Homes Ltd

I am really pleased with the service I received from Kerry, she gave me lots of tips ready for my interviews and listened to what sort of jobs I wanted to progress in. She was also upfront with her feedback which I really appreciated. I am now happily working in my new role as a Customer Care Co-ordinator. Thanks Kerry for all your help.

Casey Choules
Customer Care Co-ordinator

Steve has built a sound and professional recruitment organisation which has always delivered excellent candidates and ultimately the correct choice for the assignments I have instructed him to undertake. His specialism is property and having run this business for some 15 years now, he has a wide range of candidates and a thorough understanding of "the right person for the right job". He is a highly personable individual, allowing him to make contacts easily with all tiers of an organisation, resulting in success at all levels.

Nick Smith
Real Estate, Property and Business Executive

Kerry has a very in-depth knowledge of the House and Property Sector’ in terms of job roles and equally how they fit within the industry sector. She was able to give a full brief for the role, company culture and an overview of the industry and then by return invested immense time to drill through my CV to find the perfect fit of skills and experience to match the role – I felt so prepared and confident in the interview as I knew what was required and expected and how my experience would add value (this RARELY happens as a candidate). Exceptional screening process and job matching.

Vicki Jones
Executive PA

Kerry has been outstanding throughout every stage of my job search. Kerry's knowledge of her field and her dedication to her candidates is second to none; the depth and scope of preparation information she gave me to better prepare me for my interview was invaluable. Thank you for all your help, Kerry.

Emily Rogers
Marketing Co-ordinator

I was really pleased with the service I received from Kerry at Rollinson and Hunter. I was kept informed from start to finish with the job that I was interested in. Kerry gave me some good tips and advice for the interview and I was so happy when I got the job which included a slight increase in salary after a bit of negotiating. Thanks Kerry for all your help, you're a star!

Denise Ferguson
Customer Service Co-ordinator

Steve is very well regarded in the House Building recruitment sector for his in depth knowledge and contact base of both clients and candidates. I have hired him on a number of occasions with great success and would recommend him to other companies.

Alan Head
Property & Housing Professional

I wanted to extend my thanks to Kerry for her help and preparation towards my interview. I was blown away by the level of help she provided in the run up, compared to other recruiters. I don't know if this was down to my lack of industry experience - but she was so helpful in giving me as much information as she could. I was grateful that she went the extra mile to help point me in the direction of other useful pieces of information and in supplying facts relevant to the role. A refreshing and really positive experience for me as a candidate. It was a pleasure to be referred by her, as a recruiter, and I hope that her clients recognise the extra mile she goes to, to ensure the best possible opportunities for your candidates.

Victoria Jeffery
Marketing Assistant

I applied for a position and was contacted by Kerry and she subsequently secured me an interview. Kerry provided amazing advice and support prior and post interview. I am extremely happy with the service provided by Kerry as she really knows her stuff! I would absolutely recommend her 100%, best recruiter I ever met!

Sam Decort
Sales Administrator

My journey to find a new role after a redundancy was a positive, professional and inspiring one thanks to Kerry and Steve, their enthusiasm lifted my confidence and their guidance was a helping hand through the dreaded interview stages! I am now enjoying a different career path and I have nothing but praise for their great team work. Thank you so much.

Julia Davies
Customer Care Co-ordinator