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Strategic Land Manager

Competitive salary + Bonus + Company car (and fuel card) or car allowance

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Land Manager to join our land team based at our North East regional office based in Sunderland.

The Role

To be considered for this role, you will currently be working as either a Strategic Land Manager or Town Planner with experience of working within the house building industry either working for a new homes developer or local authority.

Excellent communication and 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 within the North East region along with the ability source strategic land whilst also producing and presenting land offers, having a full understanding of planning regulations and negotiating best possible terms.

Key duties and requirements

  • To manage the strategic land acquisition process ensuring the effective compliance, control and deployment of all available long term land opportunities.
  • To source and secure land effectively 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.
  • 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, land owners and other developers within the regional operating area.

Who are we looking for?

As well as being able to demonstrate your experience within strategic land management, you must also possess an aptitude to combine strong organisational and communication skills 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.

The ideal candidate will also convey a flexible attitude in relation to business needs.

To be considered for this role you must also possess;

  • A full UK driving licence 
  • A relevant qualification or proven experience in land acquisition and/or planning
  • A strong network of proven contacts and a record of delivery.
  • 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

Avant Homes

The team at Avant Homes receive a high volume of applications for each role. If you have not heard back from us within 14 days, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful at this time.