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Land Manager

Job Title: Land Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 101
Job Published: July 30, 2018 09:31

Job Description

We currently have a great opportunity for a Land Manager to join our Wates Development team in Leatherhead.


Wates Developments holds a large and growing portfolio of potential residential development land and our team focuses on securing valuable planning consents in sustainable locations, in both town and country throughout the Southern England.  Our business invests in new land opportunities seeking to secure planning consent for residential schemes as well as investing in residential schemes through long-established joint ventures with leading UK house builders.


Key Accountabilities will include:


To identify, investigate, appraise, negotiate and secure interest in land or property.
Undertake and target land searches of medium/long term development opportunities which fall in line with Wates Developments strategy and strategic investment profile
Negotiate and secure land investments on competitive terms
Maintain a good list of agent contacts, representing Wates Developments in a professional capacity to high standards at all times.
Demonstrate a clear strategy for new opportunities evaluating return on investments.
Provide a handover of land interests to the Wates Developments Project team and act as a liaison on land matters/valuations in support of site and planning promotions as may arise and work with team members in creating a project strategy.
Assist in the sale of assets (once consented) or the development/sale of land into joint venture vehicles with Wates Developments partners.

To be successful in the role you will have a good knowledge of commercial negotiation, town and country planning matters, and of contract law; as well as a good understanding of marketing analysis and Pro-map.


Alongside this you will be an active networker with effective communication skills and the ability to identify the right opportunities which will provide return on investment.


A bit about us:


Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a £2bn turnover business.


As a progressive and rewarding business we offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers.


Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, communities and the environment run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do.


The wellbeing and safety of our people is our priority, therefore creating a zero harm culture and encouraging a healthy work-life balance is important to us.  Wates Group are a responsible and inclusive employer and are proud to have been recognized for this through accolades including C2E (Committed to Equality) and Investors in People (Gold).

We value each employee as an individual and offer flexible and competitive packages to support that.

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