New Business Manager / Land Buyer

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with travel
£55,000 per annum
22 Feb 2019
24 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Housing, Planning

New Business Manager / Land Buyer

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire with travel

£55,000 per annum

Permanent, Full (Monday - Friday)

Flexible working

Paradigm Housing Group is a successful housing developer, seeking to build 600 new homes every year. The majority of these are for people who might not be able to afford to buy on the open market, either for them to rent or purchase a share in their home, with a view to buying a greater proportion over time. To facilitate this development pipeline, there are two teams within Paradigm’s Development Directorate that focus on acquiring new sites and opportunities: a Land & Planning Team and a New Business Team – each team targeted to secure c.300 plots per annum.

We have an exciting opportunity for a permanent New Business Manager to identify, appraise, secure and progress new business opportunities (primarily section 106 and land and build package schemes). Due to the nature of this role we can offer flexible working arrangements.

You will be responsible for negotiating effectively with land owners, agents, contractors, local authorities and other stakeholders to bring forward schemes, undertaking financial modelling and leading professional project teams. You will negotiate contracts and identify and assess risks and action as appropriate to mitigate those risks.

Working with asset management you will identify and progress opportunities within the Group’s ownership and provide assistance in dealing with land disposals and other transactions relating to existing assets.

The successful candidate must be educated to degree level or equivalent or be working towards a relevant professional qualification. You must also have strong experience in a similar new business or land buying role with a proven track record of acquisition. It is essential that you have experience of the development process and different types of building contracts, along with an understanding of the social housing market and products.

Essentially you must have a full driving licence with access to a car for business purposes.

This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the future success of our business.

At Paradigm, we work hard, strive for excellence, in return we offer a great place to work an attractive range of benefits such as Health Cash Plan, Bonus potential, competitive Pension options and 25 days Holiday on starting in addition to 3 days closure at Christmas as well as supporting flexible ways of working.

We welcome applications from all sections of the communities we work in.

Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.

Closing date: Sunday 24th March 2019

Interview date: To be confirmed