Land Buyer/Land Executive

Location
Lancaster, Lancashire
Salary
Competitive Salary, Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus & Health Care
Posted
19 Apr 2018
Closes
19 May 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Persimmon Homes Lancashire requires a Land Buyer/Land Executive to join their successful and growing land and planning team operating across Lancashire andCumbria.

This role will be based in the regional office in Lancaster. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an environment where your input can be seen on the ground.

As a Land Buyer/Land Executive within our regional office you will report to the Head of Land. The key responsibilities of the role will be assisting in the acquisition of land for residential development and managing the purchase process through to commencement of development on site including land negotiation and contract progression.  You will assist the Head of Land in the identification and assessment of land opportunities and preparation of financial appraisals including appraisal of planning gain contributions, leading to formal valuations and offers to the landowners of new sites, you will be able to quickly learn and develop your land purchase and planning knowledge and the residential planning process from a developer perspective. As you develop you will work alongside internal planning teams and with land owners and external consultants. With support you will be given experience of working within a Major National House Builder delivering residential developments across Lancashire and Cumbria.

QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

The successful candidate will ideally have a RTPI / RICS accredited degree or masters course. The candidate will ideally have at least 2/3 years relevant work experience in the land and development sector and have some land negotiation experience.

SKILLS

The position requires an enthusiastic, confident, hard working individual who is willing to show their initiative working as part of a small team in a busy commercial office. Professional communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills are essential.
The applicant requires a good level of computer literacy and an awareness of the current planning legislation, ability to negotiate and some viability/land appraisal work.

A full driving license is essential.