Senior Land Manager - Chesterfield

Closing date: 04/06/2024

Competitive Salary & Discretionary Performance Bonus & Company Car Plan/Cash Allowance & Holidays (Buy, Sell and Accrual Scheme) & Company Pension & Private Healthcare & Life Assurance & Benefits

With lots of exciting plans in the pipeline, there’s never been a better time to join Avant Homes, let us tell you why…

Avant Homes is a housebuilder operating in Scotland, the North East of England, across Yorkshire and the East and West Midlands, with eight regional offices employing over 600 people.

We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for passionate individuals to help us achieve them. Our mission is to provide affordable yet aspirational homes to our communities, ensuring that new homes are accessible and attainable for all with a product suitable for everyone.

Avant Homes are proud to employ local people across our developments and within our regional offices, teamwork is key to everything that we do.

We are looking for people who want to be a part of something special, so why not start the foundations and build your career with us today?

Due to continued success and future business growth, we have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Land Manager to join our Central team based at our head office in Barlborough, Chesterfield.

We would also be open to speaking with Land Managers and Land Buyers who are keen to progress their career.

The Role

Do you have a proven track record as a Senior Land Manager or Land Manager in the housebuilding industry?

Perhaps you can demonstrate a strong network of contacts within the Derbyshire/Nottinghamshire areas and looking to step up in your next role?

If the answer is yes, then look no further, your next career could be with us!

Joining our team as Senior Land Manager you will be responsible for supporting the Land Director to lead, develop, agree, implement and deliver the region’s land acquisition strategy in order to meet the region’s business plan and future growth requirements.

You will also be responsible for:

  • Managing the land acquisition process ensuring the effective compliance, control and deployment of all available land opportunities.
  • Sourcing and securing land effectively for the immediate, short and medium term via the development of agent contacts, planning leads, methods of formal and informal tender and ‘off market’ land procurement.
  • Identifying the most effective route of procurement both from a legal and planning perspective.
  • Assisting in achieving planning approvals, working with third party providers and with internal departments.
  • Achieving and maintaining a high profile with external property contacts, working relationships with local authorities, local agents, landowners and other developers within the Region’s operating area.
  • Engaging in the process of determining, agreeing and delivering site start programmes and development programmes within agreed timescales.
  • Preparation of effective and relevant legal documentation for each development or phase of development

Who are we looking for?

As well as being able to demonstrate your experience within land management, you must also possess an aptitude to combine strong organisation and communication skills along with the ability to relate to all levels of staff and stakeholders, whilst also maintaining a keen desire to work in a quality driven business.

Excellent relationship building skills are essential for this role along with knowledge of all elements of the land acquisition process.

You must also be able to demonstrate a strong network of contacts across the region along with the ability source land whilst also producing and presenting land offers and negotiating best possible terms.

To be considered for this role you must also possess;

  • A relevant qualification or proven experience in land acquisition, procurement and management.
  • Detailed understanding of the legal and planning frameworks associated with land acquisition and development procurement.
  • Technical, legal, financial and commercial awareness
  • Awareness of codes of practice that impact on land acquisition and planning matters e.g. Planning Policy, Systems and Frameworks on a local basis

What will you get in return?

  • Discretionary bonus
  • Company car plan/cash allowance
  • Buy, sell and accrual holiday scheme
  • Private Health care
  • Company Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Other Benefits including our exclusive Avant discount platform

If this sounds like you, join us and be a part of Avant’s future success!


Apply now