Land Director

Full Time Permanent

South Wales Jobs

Land Director

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At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success and our goal is to provide a rewarding and fulfilling career in line with our values of quality, service and trust. In addition to this we are committed to being a more inclusive employer and invite applications from a variety of backgrounds.

There is an exciting opportunity to join Bellway, one of the UK’s largest house builders. Our Wales Division located in Cardiff is looking to recruit a Land Director.

The Role

The role of Land Director is responsible for all land purchase activity for the Division, ensuring a consistent flow of new high quality land opportunities for a mix of residential and affordable housing to make sure that the Division’s land targets are met in line with the Division’s business plan and the maximum contribution is achieved from all land purchases

The role of Land Director is a member of the senior management team and reports to the Managing Director.

Principle accountabilities of the Land Director role include:

* Effectively work as part of the senior management team and take a holistic approach to managing challenges and issues.

* Lead, motivate, communicate and develop the land team to ensure that they are fully engaged to achieve best performance to meet the needs of the business.

* Effectively manage the Division’s land and Planning function to ensure best practices are followed, costs are controlled, the department maximises revenue generation and contribution to the Division’s operating profit and increases the value added to the Division.

* Maintain and establish pro-active working relationships with external property contacts, including local authorities, local agents, land owners and other developers within the Division’s geographical area in pursuit of opportunities for Bellway.

* Overall responsibility for site appraisals, ensuring that land proposals are presented in an objective and professional manner with the required input from other departments in line with Group procedures.

* Responsible for all land purchase activity and for maintaining the Division’s land schedule. This includes responsibility for all projects from initial site identification, appraisal, and approval to the point of purchase and obtaining planning consent in line with budgets.

* Ensure that all land opportunities are within budgets and forecasts as well as in line with Group procedures and protocols.

* Provide accurate progress updates and reports to the Managing Director and the strategic land team, including the timely production of land packs for authorisation.

* Hold and chair regular land and planning meetings

* Progress housing association contracts from obtaining initial quotes to exchange of contracts, with assistance from the Technical department.

Experience, Qualifications and Skills


* Significant experience of working as a Land Director, with experience of buying land from a range of sources, both private sale and local authority, although we will consider applications from senior land professionals who feel they are ready to make the step up to a Head of Land / Land Director role.

* Proven track record of turning land opportunities into successful deals.

* Experience of effectively leading and managing a team.

Qualifications and Training

* Degree Qualified in real estate or planning is desirable.

* RICS or RTPI is desirable

* Current full driving licence.

Skills and Aptitude

* Highly skilled at developing and maintaining good working relationships with key stakeholders.

* Strong listening, communication and negotiation skills with the ability to influence accordingly.

* Excellent organisation and administration skills, in addition to attention to detail.

* Works effectively to deadlines and competently works on multiple tasks simultaneously.

* Self-motivating, enthusiastic, flexible and driven.

* Proficient IT skills.

* Committed to diversity and inclusion.

The Role and Working Conditions

* Office based role with regular travel to look at land opportunities and for meetings.

* Willing to be flexible in respect to day to day duties and hours worked.

* Core hours and flexible working options available

In return we can offer you:

Competitive salary.

Competitive bonus scheme.

Company car or car allowance.

Contributory pension scheme.

Private medical insurance.

Life assurance

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