Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for an Assistant Strategic Development Manager to join our team within Vistry Strategic Land. This position is based remotely, reporting once a week to our office in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham. As our Assistant Strategic Development Manager, you will be working on the pre-construction phases of new development opportunities, supporting the Development Managers on all design, legal and technical approvals, as well as co-ordinating with Regional estimating, Technical and Construction teams. The role will suit an individual with at least 3 years post qualification experience in either a Technical, Engineering or Design background who is looking to broaden their experience.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare 
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • BTEC HND/HNC in Architecture, Design, Construction or Civil Engineering
  • Experience of working in a Technical, Engineering or Design role for a housebuilder or residential contractor
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and project management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships across 26 Regions and external parties.
  • Commercially-focussed.
  • Highly organized, motivated and goal-orientated
  • Full driving licence
  • Degree in Architecture, Surveying, Engineering or other relevant subject (desirable)
  • Proven track record of working in strategic land (desirable)
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD. (desirable)
  • SuDs modelling and an understanding of volumetric highways modelling (desirable)


More about the Assistant Strategic Development Manager role…

  • Support the Development Managers to ensure that Vistry Group’s profit and ROCE is maximised by the planning of revenue generation and cost management through the development strategy of a site under an Option Agreement.
  • Capture a clear vision for the development of a site and effectively and passionately promote that vision to all stakeholders.
  • Co-ordinate and interrogate surveys & reports required for the development, and manage associated requirements from initial concept to handover to Regions.
  • Monitor that the application documentation leads to desirable, saleable and efficient developments.
  • Manage the process of obtaining consultant fee proposals and formal appointment documents in accordance with group procedures.
  • Co-ordinate consultants to deliver high-level engineering designs including legal plans.
  • Undertake early-stage value engineering assessments and ensure buildability.
  • Support the Regions by building into the early designs the best approach to securing technical approvals for agreements such as S104, S38 and S278.
  • Support the Regions by ensuring all masterplans facilitate utility designs and initial mains laying onto site, ensuring land and legal agreements completed in timely manner.
  • Monitor that the applications will lead to a satisfactory permission accounting for constraints and with phasing in line with the Option land draw down requirements.
  • Organise the preparation of documentation to establish Market Value and provide input into high level viabilities.
  • Use initiative and persuasion to align internal and external parties to the development strategy.
  • Provide visibility to Group and operating Regions as to progress against target milestones.
  • Manage consultant expenditure within Strategic Land team budget.
  • Assist the wider strategic land team in the identification of new land opportunities and assist in acquiring the site under an option at suitable terms.
  • Show a strong team ethic within a multi-skilled Strategic Land team, demonstrating Vistry’s core values of Integrity, Caring and Quality.


Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

At Vistry Group, we build more than homes. We develop sustainable communities across all sectors of the UK housing market through our leading housing brands Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Countryside Homes. Delivered through Vistry Housebuilding, Countryside Partnerships and Vistry Works with the support of Vistry Services, our values of integrity, caring, and quality continue to shape all we do. We’re proud that our UK Green Building Council membership, 2021 Large Housebuilder of the Year award and status as a UK top-five housebuilder with a five-star House Builders Federation (HBF) customer satisfaction rating allows us to transform land into thriving spaces. We’re also proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. From memories and communities to worthwhile careers, we’re making Vistry.



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