Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Land Manager to join our team within Vistry South West Midlands, at our Coleshill office. As our Land Manager you will be responsible for securing land opportunities to meet the company’s requirements and expansion plans. 

A Land Manager post is a largely self-sufficient role, with the ability to source land opportunities and instruct consultants/development team regarding the legal, planning, development and commercial constraints of any proposal.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.


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

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • 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
  • Expected to be educated to a minimum of Degree standard (on a relevant course) or with suitable alternative experience
  • Computer literate and able to use Excel, Word and PowerPoint to a good standard.
  • Professional manner commensurate with delivering business development and promoting the Company
  • Highly literate able to understand and interpret complex legal documentation
  • Highly numerate with the ability to undertake residual valuations for land appraisals, undertake comparable sales valuations and provided sensitivity analysis
  • Demonstrable track record of buying land
  • A good understanding of legal obligations
  • Proven list of contacts in the area
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of planning authorities
  • Strong mathematic and IT ability
  • Ability to assess and analyse information
  • In depth understanding of budget management
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Able to work with a high degree of accuracy
  • A methodical approach to working practices
  • Decision maker with pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • Able to influence and persuade others
  • Discretion and integrity in attitude and approach
  • A self-starter capable of creating and maintaining momentum in projects
  • Decision making/problem solving/multi-tasking
  • Able to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines as and when the business needs require it

Desirable –

  • RTPI/RICS qualified or working towards a qualification

More about the Land Manager role…

  • Identify suitable land opportunities on and off market for immediate opportunities, however also longer-term land with planning potential for liaison with the Strategic Land department
  • Present to landowners and agents on a formal and informal basis
  • Negotiate legal agreements with Vistry lawyers and third parties
  • Procure technical, legal and development information to instruct internal and external parties to prepare offers
  • Prepare and submit Land Approval Packs and obtain authority to acquire sites in line with Company protocols
  • Business development to promote the Company in the residential and property development sector
  • Manage the offer process and provide support to the Land Director and Managing Director
  • Offer on c15 sites per annum
  • Acquisition of land in line with requirements and acquisition strategy to be agreed on an annual basis
  • To develop and maintain regular contacts with land agents/owners within the area of operation (primarily Bromsgrove & Redditch, Wychavon, Worcestershire, Stratford-Upon-Avon)

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.

Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: 2 Bromwich Court,Gorsey Lane, Birmingham, B46 1JU

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