senior land and planning manager


£60k - £80k per annum


Northumberland, UK

job type

Permanent / Full Time

I am working with one of the leading names in house building and place-making in the north east. They are looking to appoint an ambitious and regeneration-led land buyer to strengthen the team out of their Newcastle office.
The role would focus on identifying, negotiating and acquiring new sites in the north east and working closely with land agents and housing associations to secure new sites. You would report to the Land Director and have full autonomy over projects with the position being a high-profile one in the business.
You will have a portable book of contacts in the residential development agency world and have a demonstratable history. 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 successfully 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 development consultancy.
It is essential that you have experience in land buying for large Plc house builders or residential developers and that you have worked in Newcastle, Durham and around areas.

  • Sourcing off-market land for purchase in northeast and surrounding areas.
  • Keeping contact with housing associations looking to do partnership JV’s.
  • Liaising and negotiating with landowners and agents of potential purchases
  • Overseeing legal, planning and design consultants pre and post-acquisition
  • Keeping up to date with town planning policy and specifically in key areas you are targeting for letter writing

Expected experiences

  • Degree-qualified and ideal property-related
  • Natural born deal maker doing 1-2 land deals a year consistently.
  • Experienced Land manager or land manager ready to make the step up.
  • Demonstratable track record of sourcing and acquiring land in northeast.
  • Currently working for either a national residential developer or a high-profile investor or agency.
  • Detailed understanding of the planning application and appeals process.
  • A strong network of contacts in the land agency world.
  • Determined, hungry and ambitious.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently from the rest of the team.

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Please note that due to the high volume of applications, only successful candidates may be contacted.

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