Persimmon West Midlands, part of Persimmon plc one of the UK’s leading house builders, are looking for a Land Director based at our Regional Head Office.
You will be an experienced Land Director looking for their next challenge or an ambitious Senior Land Manager ready to make the next step in their career with a background and demonstrable history of buying sites in the region.
Reporting to the Director in Charge, your role will include the identification, financial assessment and negotiation of immediate and future development opportunities. You will be responsible for developing and implementing the land acquisition strategy for the delivery of sustainable opportunities in the West Midlands operating area. Managing the process right through from inception to conclusion, you’ll need the ability to work equally well on your own initiative as well as with the Planning, Technical and Finance Teams on the appraisal of sites. You will be assisted by a Land Buyer and be responsible for their development.
The role is based at our Head Office which is currently in Wolverhampton but will be moving to Telford in January (Wilkinson House, Stafford Court, Stafford Park 1, Telford TF3 3BD).
The successful candidate will ideally be degree qualified in a relevant topic. A proven track record in the industry (residential development and housebuilding) is an absolute must, plus the ambition to build your career with this progressive business.
As an experienced land purchaser, you will bring excellent communication skills along with a strong contact list. You will be a self motivated and enthusiastic individual capable of creating, negotiating and driving land opportunities. Whilst it is preferable that you have operated in a similar role, you may be seeking your first move to this level. A proven track record in residential development and housebuilding is a must plus the ambition to progress your career with this successful business.
You will have detailed knowledge of the residential property market, land and land acquisition process in the West Midlands area (Staffordshire, Shropshire and the Black Country). You will be conversant with current planning legislation with excellent negotiation skills with relevant experience gained as a Senior Manager or Director of a house building business.
Competitive Salary, Company Car/Car Allowance, Pension, Life Assurance, Bonus & Health Care
Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory background check e.g. employment history and criminal record check. These background checks are job specific to certain vacancies within Persimmon.