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Senior Strategic Land & Planning Manager

Bury St. Edmunds

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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

Our entire business begins with the securing of high-quality land, bought at the appropriate time from a variety of sources. Strategic Land identifies land and realises it’s potential over time through planning strategy. After planning approval, the ‘site’ is handed over to our regional business units for the next stage of the process detailed planning and moving into production.  Working as a Senior Land & Planning Manager you will play a key part in this journey managing schemes from initial identification of land to its acquisition (freeholds, options, hybrids and promotion agreements) and beyond. Establishing effective strategies for land interests to be promoted to ensure deliverable housing land for development by Taylor Wimpey businesses and good placemaking. You will be responsible for identifying and managing the Strategic Land assets in the operating areas covered by the regional business units primarily East Anglia, South Midlands and Oxfordshire within the Central and South West Strategic Land team.

A primary focus of the role will be on land, with planning management dependant on candidate experience and career aspirations.


What you will do

  • Acquisition of sites through saturation surveys of key locations, not relying on open market opportunities
  • Structure option, hybrids, promotion, freehold contracts to secure land interests on appriate terms
  • Understand, negotiate and lead on consortium agreements, collaboration agreements, extensions,  renewals, variations and overages
  • Local plan promotion work, including managing consultants, engaging with local authorities and other stakeholders
  • Liaison with landowners over progress on site promotion
  • The monitoring of competitor activity
  • Community engagement on site promotions and planning applications
  • Taking ownership of project viability and delivery
  • Production of progress reports on key projects
  • Produce and manage budgets and professional fees
  • Produce scheme viabilities
  • Management of fee spend in line with budget forecasts

What you will have:

  • Previous experience in a similar role within residential housebuilding
  • Existing contact agent network and desire to Build strong internal and external contacts
  • Strong project management skills across functional teams to deliver projects within time and budget.
  • Strong stakeholder management and experience working up to Board level
  • Work with the regional team to ensure the most desired and economical decisions are made and implemented into the design
  • Professional Accreditation (MRICS/MRTPI)

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work:

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

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

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. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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