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Senior Land Manager/Land Manager

Milton Keynes

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At Taylor Wimpey we focus on buying land where there is a need for homes, where people want to live and where we believe we have a realistic chance of securing planning permission. Land is the critical ‘raw material’ for a housebuilder, so we focus on purchasing the right sites in the right locations.

As a Senior Land Manager, you will play a key role in this journey holding responsibility for undertaking land purchase exercises, monitoring land market activities and advising on planning policies.

What you will do:

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 identifying 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 previous completed sites for any further value or commercial opportunities

Support 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

What you will have:

  • Previous successful experience in land acquisition process in housebuilding industry
  • Knowledge of planning policy and process
  • Commitment to a progressive career
  • Teamworking and collaborative with the ability to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Have a working knowledge of the planning system

Individuals seeking employments 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.

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. 

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

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.

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