Recruiting Now: Land Manager

November 2022

Become Willan Living's new Land Manager to start an exciting career in land acquisition and planning, with support from our growing family team.

A new opportunity has become available for a full time Land Manager to join our growing property development company based in Penrith, Cumbria. The position is suited to a detail orientated, motivated and organised individual who wishes to progress their career with a company who has exciting plans for growth.

The ideal candidate will identify suitable land opportunities, assist with land acquisition, manage the planning process, and support pre-construction project management, working with the technical team and external project professionals, and reporting directly to the company’s Managing Director.

While experience in a similar role would be preferred it is not essential and training will be provided to a suitable candidate who is able to demonstrate a well-rounded skillset and willingness to learn.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Source new land opportunities and off market deals
  • Establish relationships with local authorities, land agents, landowners, and other developers
  • Develop and maintain a sound knowledge of the local planning system
  • Assist with land appraisals, viability studies and optimising site layouts
  • Develop and maintain a sound understanding of technical aspects
  • Assist with formulating offers and negotiating land purchases
  • Develop and maintain a thorough understanding of legal contracts and processes
  • Assist with progressing land purchases through to legal completion
  • Manage planning consultants during the planning application process
  • Ensure all external consultants meet with the company’s objectives and local regulations
  • Assist with organising professional investigations and reports
  • Review project documents for accuracy and completeness
  • Provide planning updates at team project meetings
  • Manage land issues on site post land purchase
  • Conduct site visits as required

Experience and Skills

  • Experience working in construction, land acquisition or planning
  • Experience in project management
  • Knowledge of local planning legislation
  • Knowledge of legal processes relating to land acquisition
  • Understanding of technical aspects
  • Wide contact base
  • Full UK driving license

Hours and Salary

  • Job type: full time, permanent
  • Hours: Monday to Friday, approximately 40 hours per week
  • From £30,000 per annum, dependant on experience
  • Salary negotiable dependant on skills and experience
  • Company pension
  • Mileage contribution

To apply please email a cover letter and your CV to

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