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Strategic Land Manager

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Strategic Land Manager



 We are currently recruiting for a Strategic Land Manager to join an award winning Housing Developer to work within the Development team. The role will be varied role and you will join a like-minded team, managing all aspects of strategic land to ensure new land opportunities are secured and existing sites are promoted to deliver the strategic land plan for the region.


The role:

  • Identify new development opportunities through - statutory development plans, housing land audits, potential change of use, liaising with agents and utilising an extensive contact base

  • Negotiate terms and securing sites, including initial due diligence, formulating offers, managing the legal process

  • Oversee the promotion of the strategic land bank, appointing & managing external consultants, liaising with technical and sales teams internally

  • Monitor the strategic land portfolio, with national and local planning policy guidelines

  • Assist in preparing planning applications/appeals

  • Co-ordinate the viability process and agreeing land values with owners/agents

 What you'll need?

  • An excellent understanding of the planning system and planning policy at both local and national levels

  • Familiarity with all legal and contractual aspects of the land process

  • A proven track record in successfully promoting land through the planning system

  • Either qualified to degree level in a relevant subject such as Planning or Surveying or commensurate experience

  • Sound geographical knowledge of the South West area

  • Articulate, clear and credible, and able to thrive under pressure in a fast-paced environment

  • Exceptional negotiating and influencing skills; a confident and professional networker

  • An extensive contact base


If you are considering a move and have Land Management experience working for either a consultancy or developer, then please apply. On offer is an excellent salary, car/allowance, bonus and agile working is also on offer, with the reporting office being Exeter and sites will be across Devon, Cornwall, Dorset and Somerset.

 Having read the above and hopefully enticed you look into this role in more detail, please do call Jo Lambert on 07771985354 for an informal chat.

Sphere Solutions are a market leader in the South West & Wales construction recruitment sector. With offices in Plymouth, Bristol, Cardiff, Swansea and Southampton. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with local, regional and national contractors, developers and consultancies and offer a bespoke, discreet and professional service delivered by highly experienced consultants.