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Land Manager - Part Time (2 Days a Week)

Summary
Wakefield
Permanent
Part-time

Vacancy Filled

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

Our business begins with the purchase of high quality land, bought at the appropriate time from a variety of sources. Careful consideration is given as our land team research and develop ideas for a master plan. 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. 

As a Land Manager, you will play a key role in this journey. You will identify suitable opportunities to meet business strategy and land strategy, both short-term and strategic whilst managing current assets and establishing relevant technical constraints and solutions to enable a new opportunity to be successfully developed. You will be responsible for undertaking land purchase exercises and negotiating contracts ready for agreement and completion by the Land & Planning Director. 

Leading on the submission and negotiation of planning applications including S106 agreements and viability models and managing a team of external consultants. You'll need to liaise successfully with other teams within the BU, particularly technical, to manage schemes from initial identification to acquisition and beyond.

Please be aware this is a part time role, working 2 days a week. 

What you will do: 

  • Build a strong network of relationships with key contacts within the geographical area to monitor land and market activity ensuring that Taylor Wimpey becomes a partner of choice for any new land opportunities.
  • Undertake speculative saturation surveys of key locations to identify off-market opportunities.
  • Acquire suitable land on favourable terms, to meet business strategy.
  • Collate all relevant detailed information e.g. build costs, sales projections, engineering, financial to establish a clear assessment of viability for any potential development opportunity.
  • Prepare the initial land value appraisal and subsequent negotiations to agree terms for consideration by the Land & Planning Director
  • Select and manage consultants in the preparation of development proposals
  • Have an in depth knowledge and clear understanding of the continually evolving planning system
  • Deliver projects on time and in compliance with fee budgets
  • Understand the importance of viability in the negotiation and delivery of development 
  • Ensure value improvement through smart land acquisition, outstanding management of the planning process, and cost efficiency.
  • Monitor and update the Land & Planning Director on land market activity on a continuing basis and react appropriately to any opportunities.
  • Maintain any internal land and site data systems and provide relevant information to the wider business.
  • Disposal of affordable housing on favorable terms
  • From time to time manage the disposal of Incedental Land and Freehold Assets as required.
  • Any other duties as requested by the Land & Planning Director

What you will have:

  • Previous successful experience in land acquisition process in housebuilding industry is essential to this role. 
  • Knowledge of planning policy and process
  • Commitment to a progressive career
  • Full driving licence
  • Degree qualification in a relevant subject or where transferable skills can be demonstrated is preffered but not essential.
  • RICS accreditation or desire to gain RICS accreditation, preferred.

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. 

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

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
Healthcare
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.

To all employment agencies

Taylor Wimpey (our/us/we) does not accept unsolicited candidate details, CVs, resumes, applications or any other speculative approaches (Resumes) from employment agencies, executive search firms, recruitment agencies and other staffing agencies unless that agency is specifically appointed by us via an executed service contract for a particular job opening. Please do not forward unsolicited Resumes in response to this advert to any of our employees or any of our regional business offices, including our head office, sales centres and sites. We are not liable for any fees related to unsolicited Resumes. Please refer to our employment agency statement here - Employment Agency Statement ‧ Taylor Wimpey

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