Land Manager

Land Manager

McCARTHY STONE | Altrincham, WA141, GB

Posted 6 days ago

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Role Title: Land Manager
Location: North West / Agile role (Lancaster/Merseyside/North Wales)
Competitive Salary + Land Bonus + Company Car/Car Allowance
The Role
Due to exciting growth plans with our Northern Division, we are looking to expand our talented team and recruit an individual who can combine efficiency, organisation, and an exemplar work ethic, with an innovative and creative approach to problem solving and deal making.
We are looking to acquire a minimum of 16 new sites per annum and there is a massive opportunity to bring forward differing types of deals across our product range and to earn site acquisition bonuses every year.
Reporting to the Divisional Land Director you will have the opportunity to develop your expertise and be responsible for the acquisition of sites as laid down in the land purchase programme whilst supporting the delivery of key business performance targets. The management of internal stakeholders and external consultants will be crucial to facilitate the smooth and timely delivery of development projects until the commencement of construction.
About You
Advanced negotiation skills, geographical knowledge of the area, positive strategic approach and being adaptable are highly sought-after attributes for this role.
2-3 years acquisition experience is essential, with ability to demonstrate on application a proven track record in this regard.
Site acquisition experience in one or more of the following - retirement / later living, commercial, care, retail or residential sectors
Advanced negotiation skills
Strong Geographical knowledge of Lancashire, Merseyside, Cheshire, and North Wales and North West
Financial negotiation skills
Experience of managing planning applications
Financial acumen/cost management skills
Competitive salary and bonus scheme
Company car/car allowance
24 days holiday (rising to 28), inc. Bank Holidays with the option to roll over
Health benefits such as: private health care, medical screening by Nuffield Health, Remote GP, 24/7 access to EAP Services (including counsellors and legal advisors) and eyecare voucher
Professional subscriptions funded
Excellent development opportunities
2 days paid volunteering leave per year (supported by the McCarthy Stone Foundation)
Company pension scheme
Key Responsibilities
Be fully aware of the land acquisition budgets for the Division in terms of numbers of sites, units, and timelines for the delivery.
Adhere to Company standard practices and procedures for land acquisition.
Be fully conversant with and follow the Land Department processes and procedures in order to compile board pack submissions.
Work as part of a team to contribute, support and deliver land to feed the business plan.
Develop and maintain contacts strong positive links with agents, local authorities and landowners.
Recommend to the Divisional Land Director ways to promote land purchase programme and to notify them of any major events in the region such as conferences, exhibitions, public meetings etc.
Person Specification:
'A' level standard or equivalent.
An MRICS, or MRTPI or similar qualification preferred.
Full UK Driving licence with ability to travel extensively to fulfil role.
This is an agile role and will require the post holder to travel extensively to fulfil needs of the role.
The role will be based out of our NW office, whilst integrating our recently adopted a hybrid way of working which typically requires 2 or 3 days a week in the office, with the remainder sourcing and agreeing deals to acquire land opportunities tailored to our specific requirements.
About Us
As the UK's leading developer and manager of retirement communities, we provide high quality homes to exacting specifications. We have received Five Star Award for customer satisfaction for 16 years in succession, the only UK developer, of any size or type, to win this award each year since it was established in 2005. McCarthy Stone operates 475 developments across the UK for more than 20,000 people.
We operate in a growing market - in fact the UK's fastest-growing demographic, with amongst the highest purchasing power in the country. Recently acquired by Lonestar in January 2021 we have an insatiable appetite to grow our land stocks to sustain our position as market leader in the sector.
There is considerable opportunity for a more sophisticated approach to the market, via segmented offerings targeting customers in a focussed way, and an understanding that customers are buying a lifestyle, not just a property.
We believe in championing the role, wellbeing, and happiness of older people in society. We help our customers have a better later life, so they feel more connected, recognised, and valued than ever. In late 2020 we launched the McCarthy Stone Charitable Foundation to support local causes that help older people in need across Britain.
We are proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work 2022 as well as making the Great Place to Work Wellbeing list!
_At McCarthy Stone, we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our colleagues. We welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background_
_All applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received, and we hold the right to appoint before the closing date._
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From £45,000.00 per year
Company pension
Life insurance
Referral programme
Monday to Friday
Weekend availability
Ability to commute/relocate:
Conwy: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Land Buying: 2 years (required)
Work authorisation:
United Kingdom (required)
Reference ID: MCCVX800794