Land Manager

Job reference: 000697

Work Location: Within the Boundaries of Tees Valley

Closing date: 16/12/2021

Salary: £50,333 per annum

Employment type: Permanent

Department: Thirteen Developments

Role Category: Roaming

Hours per week: 37 hours per week

Anticipated Interview Date: To be Confirmed

Contract Duration: Permanent

Role Category - the way you'll work:

This role is categorised as a roam role. Roaming roles are a mixture of home and hub working with, in some instances, a degree of being out and about delivering services to customers. Your working day will be determined by what you need to do and where you need to go to maximise your productivity. This means that you could start and finish your day in different places depending on what you need to do, so we’ll support you working from a variety of locations. 

The Role:

We’re looking for a Land Manager who will be responsible for identifying, evaluating and securing sufficient land/sites for residential development to support our objectives of achieving of not just providing properties, but offering a home to suit each person’s needs and ensure that person is part of a community and their home is part of a place. 

In this role, you’ll establish and maintain effective working relationships with local authorities, local agents, landowners and other developers within our geographical area across the North East and Yorkshire, to ensure up to date knowledge of current and future market opportunities. You’ll also maintain effective working relationships across the organisation to ensure opportunities are maximised to assist with the land acquisition process.

You’ll conduct land appraisals in line with our land appraisal system of ProVal and LandVal to determine the valuation of any potential development land. You’ll also produce a clear assessment of the potential success of a development by collating build costs, market research, local planning policy and technical information, as well as successfully negotiating and preparing offers to pursue land opportunities to meet our land requirements that are within budgets and forecasts.

Liaising with the planning and technical teams and external consultants, you’ll ensure the successful delivery of applications and decisions, as well as maintaining and managing the land portfolio. 

The Person:

Whilst 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 does not have planning permission. It’s a complex area of our work, and one that is under intense commercial scrutiny and pressure. It's also the life of the business, which makes the land 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 Head of Land, you’ll assist the Land & Planning Director and the Development directorate in securing an adequate land portfolio to meet the needs and targets of the business, in line with our Strategic Partner status with Homes England. 

We’re looking for someone with a sound knowledge of all technical aspects covering land acquisition and development of land and associated legal agreements. You will be analytical, a driven individual with a hunger for success, will enjoy meeting targets, overcoming challenges and, most importantly, a team player to support your colleagues.

The future is exciting, and we only want the best to be part of it.

At Thirteen we're about homes and so much more.....

At Thirteen, we’re more than just a landlord. We believe everyone is an individual. That’s why we don’t just provide properties; we offer a home to suit each person’s needs.

And we’re not just about somewhere to live; our range of extra services means we can give people a helping hand specifically tailored to them if they need it.

Our strength, capacity and ambition to deliver what our customers need means we can change things for the better.

We’re the largest housing association in the North East and among the biggest 25 nationally. Today we own and manage some 34,000 properties in the North East region, 30,000 of them in the Tees Valley. Thirteen is still an organisation that’s local at its heart - and although our work is largely in the Tees Valley, we welcome applications from further afield because our ways of working mean we can often be flexible about where our colleagues are based.

Our skilled colleagues and board directors work tirelessly to support 70,000 tenants and customers, bringing a breadth of experience and a can-do attitude to ensure a high-quality customer experience.  We welcome applications form people of all backgrounds to join our committed team.

So come and be part of making a difference. Great days for everyone are made at Thirteen.

Are you up for the challenge of bringing our vision to life and having great days at work?

There’s more information about this role in the documents attached to this advert, including the benefits of working for Thirteen.

If you’d like to talk more about the role please contact Phil Jones, Land & Planning Director for an informal discussion. Phil can be contacted on 07765 716647. 


In some circumstances, for example roles that are critical to the business where the market demand for candidates with that skillset is particularly high, we may shortlist, interview and potentially make an offer during the period that the advert is open. 


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