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Land Manager

Application Reference Number: 0347
Function: Land
Location: Leatherhead, Surrey
Position Type: Permanent
Application End Date: 06/08/2021
Job Purpose: An experienced Land Manager is required to enhance the land team in identifying and acquiring development sites.
The individual will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and securing sufficient land/sites for residential development, with the ability to analyse the sites planning merits alongside being responsible for ensuring the site delivers the required financial returns. The Department is also responsible for managing any land and commercial property assets owned by the Division and so experience in this field would be an added benefit (But not essential).  


Responsibilities and Accountabilities: 

This role will require you to:

  • Follow leads and source land opportunities
  • Be experienced in negotiating and finalising lead deals with both landowners and agents
  • Maintain a high profile with external property contacts by establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with key stakeholders. This will include key persons at local authorities, local agents and land owners
  • The Land team work closely with other departments within Berkeley and must have the attributes to work as part of a wider team with the Technical, Build, Sales and Finance teams to ensure the land acquisition process, management and delivery is effective
  • Appraise a site to establish land value and writing reports on your findings including preparation and collation of land acquisition packs for Main Board Approval
  • Good legal knowledge for acquisition contracts
  • Be well versed to host public engagement and consultation events confidently
  • Understand planning legislation and working closely with planning teams to assess suitability for development and the likelihood of achieving permission for a variety of developments
  • Realise the development potential of a plot of land
  • Manage existing commercial assets and dispose of newly constructed assets
  • Liaise with vendors and external companies to arrange site surveys
  • Provide survey companies with all relevant site information
  • Manage budgets and consultant teams

Technical Competencies:

  •  Experience in Land acquisition and development and planning

 Person Specification:

  • Be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Mathematically-minded
  • Analytical thinking skills and problem solving
  • Able to use your initiative and be self motivated
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of planning, politics, building and construction
  • Able to use a computer and the main software packages competently 

Please note our standard working hours are 8am until 5:30pm Monday to Friday. 


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