Land Manager - Borehamwood

Date added: Tuesday, 03 April 2018
Closing date: Tuesday, 01 May 2018
Regional office: North Thames
Location: Borehamwood
Job Type: Land
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Land Manager

A fantastic opportunity for someone to join the talented land team at Taylor Wimpey has arisen.

The Land manager would be responsible for identifying suitable opportunities to meet business strategy and manage current assets through to delivery.  The land manager must be a good communicator as they will be required to negotiate contracts ready for agreement and completion by the Land Director.  The role also requires organisational skills to be able to coordinate land approval processes and monitor land market activity.

The Role:

  • Build a strong network of relationships with key contacts within the geographical area to monitor land and market activity ensuring that Taylor Wimpey becomes a partner of choice for any new land opportunities.

  • Undertake speculative saturation surveys of key locations to identify off-market opportunities.

  • Acquire suitable land on favourable terms, to meet business strategy.

  • Collate all relevant detailed information e.g. build costs, sales projections, engineering, financial to establish a clear assessment of viability for any potential development opportunity. 

  • Prepare the initial land value appraisal and subsequent negotiations to agree terms for consideration by the Land & Planning Director

  • Where necessary, input into the planning application process working with key individuals both internally and externally to ensure successful delivery.

  • Ensure value improvement through smart land acquisition, outstanding management of the planning process, and cost efficiency.

  • Monitor and update the Land & Planning Director on land market activity on a continuing basis and react appropriately to any opportunities.

  • Maintain any internal land and site data systems and provide relevant information to the wider business.

  • Disposal of affordable housing on favourable terms

  • Any other duties as requested by the Land & Planning Director. 

 

The Person:

  • Degree qualification in a relevant subject or where transferable skills can be demonstrated

  • RICS accreditation or desire to gain RICS accreditation

  • Previous successful experience in land acquisition process in housebuilding industry

  • Knowledge of planning policy and process

  • Commitment to a progressive career

  • Full driving licence

 

In order to be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.

The Company:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales.

Our vision is to become the UK’s leading residential developer for creating value and delivering quality. We build over 10,000 homes each year, from one-bedroom apartments to six-bedroom houses all across the country.

Our people are passionate about the house building industry and about our customers. Culturally we pride ourselves in having a diverse work force with an opportunity to grow a career in a variety of environments. We look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in so if you are looking to join a thriving company going through an exciting period then please get in touch.

Internal applicants – please advise your Line Manager if applying for this role.