Head of Land & Planning - New Build Housing

 

We are currently searching for a Head of Land & Planning for a top 10 UK housebuilder. The purpose of the role is to Identify, assess, pursue and progress potential land and partnership opportunities suitable for the business. Also responsible for pro-actively sourcing, manage and progress land and partnership opportunities and to understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy

 

Role duties:

  • Identify, assess, pursue and progress potential land and partnership opportunities suitable for the business in accordance with the client's Quality Management System
  • Lead and supervise, where appointed, bid submissions
  • Legal agreement negotiations on projects
  • Develop relationships with current and potential partner organisations and other client
  • companies to advance scheme progress and explore additional opportunities.
  • Provide regular updates regarding existing land holdings and proposed future land purchases.
  • Lead involvement in project Community Engagement and Investment
  • Develop relationships with partner organisations and other companies to advance scheme progress and explore additional opportunities.
  • Preparation and production
  • Appoint appropriate Land and Partnership team member to lead the scheme to the Construction Phase and beyond.
  • Procure technical, legal and development information to instruct internal and external parties to appraise site opportunities and constraints
  • Lead proposals from inception to consent
  • Negotiate land values with the involvement of the Regional Managing Director.
  • Manage the Land and Partnership Team’s involvement in Community Engagement and Investment
  • Work closely with all departments and external consultants, monitoring site progress through to consent
  • Negotiate legal agreements, including JV’s, with lawyers and third parties
  • Implement all internal procedures including providing accurate and articulate reports in line with 
  • Delivery of the regional business plan and strategy as a member of the regional management team/board
  • To identify and secure land and partnerships opportunities for the Regional Business to facilitate delivery of the growth plans.
  • To understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy and ensure that all staff reporting to you does the same.

 

 

Successful candidates will possess the following skills and attributes:

 

  • Financial and commercial acumen
  • Ability to influence senior decision makers
  • Able to manage effectively across functional teams
  • Able to multi-task, prioritise and have good time management skills
  • Customer focused
  • Decision Maker
  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Leadership skills
  • Initiative
  • Strong negotiating skills