Assistant Land Buyer (Peterborough)

Function:
Operations
Location:
East Midlands
Hours Per Week:
37.5
Vacancy Type:
Permanent
19 Oct 2021
Salary Details:
Competitive
What you'll be doing?

This team is responsible for identifying and sourcing the best locations for new developments. It’s fast moving and, in today’s climate, extremely competitive and commercial in its focus.

While we need to be commercial and competitive in bidding for sought after land, we also need to be imaginative in identifying other possibilities – such as land that currently doesn’t have planning permission. It’s a complex area of our work, and one that’s under intense commercial scrutiny and pressure. It’s also the lifeblood of our business, which makes this team’s work even more vital and far-reaching. Entrepreneurial and imaginative in your thinking, you’ll need to be a good assessor of risks, and an even better relationship builder.

Reporting to the Land Manager or Senior Land Manager, you will assist the Development Director and Land Department in securing an adequate land bank to meet the needs and targets of the business.

You will be expected to:

  • Support the Land team in the identification and acquisition of sites, assisting in project acquisition from identification, diligence, offer, contract, purchase, planning to pre-start on the sites acquired
  • Assist with the maintenance and expansion of the Division’s key contact base, e.g. land agents, land owners
  • Assist the Development Director/Land Manager on major projects and with other relevant duties as required
  • Support the team to produce professional land packs, ensuring accurate bids are placed for land
  • Carry out significant amounts of travel and some out of hours working, e.g. planning committees
  • Act in accordance with Group policies, systems and procedures
What you'll need?

To be successful in the role, we are looking for:

  • Sound geographical knowledge of the area preferred
  • Ability to work on own initiative, with the drive to take ownership of projects
  • Articulate, clear and credible individual, with the ability to thrive under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Ability to communicate with a wide range of people, engender rapport and trust, and develop and maintain key contacts
  • Exceptional negotiating and influencing skills; a confident and professional networker
  • An innovative thinker, with the drive to seek out and pursue potential development opportunities
  • Preference will be given to those familiar with all aspects of land purchase (maximisation of offer, market research, technical, commercial disciplines) – sales, commercial, technical, design, legal aspects
Our Company and Benefits

We’ve been nationally recognised as a 5 star housebuilder twelve years in a row for supplying high-quality homes for all generations. That’s more than any other major housebuilder. It’s because we combine the brightest minds, the latest technology, and a genuine commitment to putting customers first. We want the best people in the industry to help us shape the future of building. We have tailored opportunities for apprentices, graduates, experienced professionals and ex-Armed Forces personnel to come and help us stay one step ahead, and build the homes that Britain needs.
 
We are building an organisation where anyone with drive and talent can pursue the career they want. We are building a culture where anyone, regardless of gender, race, sexuality, disability, background or any other characteristic, can progress and be proud to work for us.
 
As part of working for Barratt Developments PLC and specifically for this role we offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Competitive Bonus Scheme
  • 25 days holiday (increase by 1 day for every 3 years continuous service up to 28 days)
  • Choice of Flexible Benefits
  • Enhanced Family Friendly Policies
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