land director in exeter

02 November 2018
nick davis, randstad cpe
job type
Car, Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
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exeter, south west
construction & property
sub specialism
job type
working hours
Car, Bonus, Pension, Healthcare
reference number
nick davis, randstad cpe
01454 610000
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job description

Land Director

Are you wanting to work for a leading house developer in the heart of the South West? Working within one of the companies leading regions? Wanting to advance where you are today? Feel it's time to step up to a directors role? Look no further.

Location: Exeter


* Identify potential sites and enable the acquisition of land opportunities in line with the need for business growth.
* Evaluate site potential and assessment of land value and revenue, in terms of ground conditions, site mix, planning approvals and costs, based on feasibility work carried out in conjunction with Technical/Sales.
* Liaise with landowners, land agents, local authorities, housing associations, etc., on land development thereby creating a strong network of contacts within the Divisional geography and an awareness of all land activities, key agents and speculators in the operating area.
* Be aware of local/national issues impacting upon the delivery of results particularly in relation to planning and environmental issues and the impact of the environmental lobby and provide early sight of risks to achievement of land targets with possible solutions.
* Effectively negotiate land deals, in relation to price, covenants, conditions etc., to obtain the results required by the Division to meet targets and to optimise performance.
* Ensure the Land team are fully resourced and well-directed, with clear guidelines to their own job responsibilities, and are provided with full support in achieving these, in terms of communication, training and development, and the organisation of the department's workload.
* Appropriate reporting to the MD and Divisional Board in line with the standard format and schedule including timely and accurate production of Land Packs for authorisation.
* Undertake community engagements as necessary.
* Promote and act in accordance with Group values, systems, policies and procedures.
* Demonstrable effective experience of working, in a similar role, in a major company


* Knowledge and use of business contacts, land owners and speculators, and key players in relevant organisations, eg English Estates, Housing Associations, Environmental organisations.
* Ideally qualified to degree standard in a relevant subject, e.g. Planning, Property Surveying, Technical Engineering, and with membership of a Professional Institute.
* Good technical knowledge and awareness of other disciplines of the business particularly in relation to Sales and Commercial/Technical matters.
* Some legal knowledge to facilitate work in relation to planning approvals and acquisition/securing of land.
* Demonstrable effective experience of working, in a similar role, in a major company

About you:

* A lateral and innovative thinker, an original problem-solver. Able to develop techniques to improve performance, achieve targets and increase the value of the business.
* Able to identify those issues which will have significant impact on the business and to ensure that matters are resolved at the appropriate level.
* Exceptional negotiating and influencing skills; a confident and professional networker.
* A motivational team-leader focused on managing, coaching and developing the Land team to achieve their full potential

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


full project life cycle

educational requirements

Real Estate and Regeneration MSc