Senior Land Manager

Date: 9 Jul 2024

Location: Winchester, GB, SO21 1WP

Company: Taylor Wimpey

Department Function

Land and Planning (L&P) works alongside our other functions to ensure we have a coordinated approach on key issues such as emerging planning policy. They also advise our Board on risks and opportunities to help inform strategies, such as proposals to introduce biodiversity net gain, planning viability and design guidance introduced by MHCLG. The Head Office team support our regional Land and Planning teams in developing their skills and expertise. This includes providing guidance and training on emerging policy and best practices, supporting planning appeals, enforcement issues, strategy for major sites including affordable housing, and working through technical planning issues and community engagement.  

L&P also work with regional teams to understand what is happening at a local level and how we can best meet our customer and community needs, while providing support and guidance for each BU. L&P is also involved with the HBF and BPF planning boards, which allow them to influence emerging policy, guidance, and statutes directly on an industry-wide basis.  

Primary Responsibilities

Undertake land purchase exercise  

  • Prepare appropriate briefs for architects for the preparation of feasibility schemes,  
  • Collate build costs, market research, local planning policy summary, any technical information to produce a clear assessment of the potential success of a development,  
  • Liaise with the internal team to produce an initial land value appraisal  
  • Build relationships and liaise with RPs and/or HA consultants to obtain offers for affordable housing disposals  
  • Successfully negotiate terms for land acquisition  
  • Build and maintain relationships with internal staff to enable the sharing of information to ensure land purchase exercise information is provided accurately and on time  
  • Prepare and obtain the necessary approvals to execute documentation  
  • Consider health and safety issues for any potential new sites  
  • Attend relevant meetings as required under the Company’s procedures  
  • Undertake any other duties as required by the Land Director  

Provide and monitor land market activity on a continuing basis and react to opportunities  

  • Build and maintain relationships with local contacts to ensure up-to-date knowledge on current and future market opportunities  
  • Monitor competitor activity, as well as identify new opportunities to work with competitors.  
  • Good knowledge of the geographical area and the main players within it. 
  • Record and retain any land information received from external providers for future reference.  
  • Manage and maintain the land register/portfolio for previously completed sites for any further value or commercial opportunities. 

Support the Technical Department, ensuring commercially viable layouts, advise on planning policy  

  • The commissioning, co-ordination and checking of various consultant designs and reports. 
  • Design economically and understand the commercial aspects of design decisions. 
  • Must be able to communicate well at all levels. 
  • Have a working knowledge of the planning system.  
  • Liaise with external consultants to ensure the successful delivery of applications and decisions. 

Key Competencies

Decision making
Role Model
Managing Poor Performance
Leading Change
Develops Talent
Strategic Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Drives own development and career
Customer Centric Mindset
Builds networks
Dealing with ambiguity
Stakeholder management
Financial and Business acumen

Inclusivity Statement

As a proud Disability Confident Employer, Taylor Wimpey is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce. We actively collaborate with individuals who have disabilities and long-term health conditions which have an effect on their ability to do normal daily activities, ensuring that barriers are eliminated when it comes to employment opportunities. In line with our commitment, we guarantee an interview to applicants who declare to us during the application process that they have a disability and meet the minimum requirements for the role. Join us in building a truly diverse and empowered team.