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Land Manager - Housing Development

Worcester, Worcestershire
Remote Working
Remote Working
£41,798 to £46,422
Job Type
28 Jul 2022

Land Manager - Housing Development

£41,798 - £46,422 per annum (dependent on skills)

Home based but with regular operational travel within Worcestershire and surrounding area

Permanent, Full Time

Do you have the drive to join our ambitious Development Team?

Platform Housing Group is looking for a Land Manager to join it s growing and successful Land & Partnerships Team. Reporting to and working closely with a Senior Land Manager, you will identify new opportunities across the Worcestershire/Herefordshire/Gloucestershire area utilising agents and your network.

At Platform our Development team sits at the heart of our vision to make a difference by enabling better lives and building better homes. We have ambitious plans and aspirations to deliver large numbers of affordable homes and we are proud to be one of the top 10 Biggest Builders in the social housing sector. Our Land Managers play a key role in delivering our rolling 5-year operational land supply target of both short-term opportunities and long-term strategic land to meet our corporate plan.

What could you be doing?

Identify and secure suitable S106 opportunities

Identify and implement joint ventures and partnerships with local authorities, housing associations, private developers and investors

Identify and secure land led opportunities

Identify and secure package deals with contractors and developers.

Identify opportunities to drive construction innovation including MMC, Zero Carbon, Multi-tenure product range design and sustainability

Oversee and manage planning applications and appeals for your projects to a successful conclusion and in a timely manner

You will have the opportunity to learn more about land led projects from our experienced team and will be supported to develop knowledge in our sector if working for an RP is new to you.

Some things we need from you:

High levels of motivation and diligence with a keen interest in working within a progressive and busy land team

Ideally, you will be experienced in the identification and acquisition of sites, assisting in project acquisition from identification, due diligence, offer, contract, purchase, planning to pre-start on the sites acquired - however we can support you in this area if you are keen to learn

The ability to manage the performance of your own projects to meet the company s objectives

Ideally, you will have experience of finding potential land development opportunities through a range of methods e.g., reviewing statutory development plans, housing land audits, potential change of uses and liaising with a broad contact base such as agents, promoters and landowners

You will be well organised and excellent at building relationships

Although this role is home based, the team meet weekly in our Worcester office and there will be regular operational travel around the patch to manage your projects effectively therefore a driving license and access to your own vehicle is essential.

Check out some of our core benefits

28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) with opportunity to buy and sell leave

Family friendly policies, flexible working, and ability to work from home in most roles

Medicash membership for all employees which includes access to an employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership and exclusive discounts

Pension contribution scheme with employer contributions of up to 8% (inclusive of life insurance and dependent on employee contributions)

Learning and Development opportunities

Green salary sacrifice car scheme

If this sounds like the place for you, we would love to hear from you.

The Company

Join us and find your purpose at Platform!

Working with us is more than just a job, you will be joining an amazing organisation that values you and your contribution, and where you can truly make a difference and change people s lives.

You will join the largest social housing association in the Midlands. We're much more than just houses; we build homes, strong communities, and make a real and positive difference to the lives of our customers.

We recognise the unique and individual needs of people, so if you are interested in this role but would like to explore a different way of working to the standard Monday to Friday, 9-5 approach, then please highlight this on your application or discuss it with us at the interview stage. After all, we want to attract the best people to work for us and we know that one size does not fit all.

Platform is a great place to work, we offer lots of opportunities for you to get involved, share ideas and shape what we do - from networking groups through to fun community and social events. This is an exciting time to

join us, that will provide you with real exposure to the wider dynamics of a truly modern housing association that will play a major part in delivering our 5-year corporate strategy.

If we receive a high number of applications, this vacancy may expire prior to the closing date. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and creates opportunities for all.

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  • Job Reference: 670334657-2
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Recruiter: Platform Housing Group
    Platform Housing Group
  • Location: Worcester, Worcestershire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £41,798 to £46,422
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy
  • Job Type: Permanent