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Head of Land

  • Sector: Land & Planning
  • Location: St Albans, Hertfordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: £90,000 - £110,000 basic plus bonus and package
Job description I am working with one of the leading names in the House Building industry market who are looking to recruit a head of land to oversee the Northern Home counties region covering Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Essex

The role would focus on identifying, negotiating and acquiring new sites and would report into the Managing Director and have full autonomy over projects with the position being a high profile one in the business.

The business is also keen on secure more affordable housing/ partnership projects with Housing associations so a section of your role will involve sourcing and signing up these types of deals.

You will have a portable book of contacts in the residential development agency world and have a demonstratable history of purchasing large (100 unit plus) complex urban sites in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Essex. You will have an intimate knowledge of the planning process and know how to project manage planning applications through the planning system.

You will work closely with the internal and external consultants to successful manage the projects through the development lifecycle.

Ideally you will currently be working for one of the leading house builders or residential property developers but I am also keen to hear from senior candidates working in Housing Associations.

It is essential that you have experience of land buying for large Plc house builders or residential developers and that you good knowledge of the affordable housing industry. 

On offer is a substantial salary plus bonus and because of the nature and level of responsibilities in the role you will accelerate your career.

Key Requirements
Degree qualified (ideally property or construction related)
You are or have worked for large Plc house builders or Housing association
Detailed knowledge and experience of the affordable housing market
A proven track record of acquiring land in Hertfordshire, essex, Cambridgeshire.
Demonstratable history of buying sites 100 units plus
Detailed understanding of managing developments through the planning application and appeal process.


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