Overview

Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a new opportunity for a Land Buyer to join our team within Vistry Central Home Counties, at our Broxbourne office. As our Land Buyer, you will be responsible for sourcing viable, attractive, and profitable land opportunities in line with the businesses core strategy across the region. Successful candidate will be part of a growing business, working alongside a  Land Manager and reporting directly to the Land Director. 

 

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

 

Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Agile working possible (dependent on role)
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Degree qualified, ideally property related
  • A confident communicator, with strong negotiation skills and have excellent presentation skills
  • Excellent geographical knowledge 

  • An understanding of the residential market, plus a  network of contacts within the industry
  • Able to negotiate land agreements with solicitors, agents and third parties
  • A good understanding of residual appraisals
  • An understanding of both national and local planning policies
  • Positive attitude towards teamwork
  • A commitment to work as required to meet the needs of the business

Desirable…

  • Have experience either from a Land Agency or Developer background 
  • Ability to identify viable land development opportunities both on and off market for delivery in the short to medium term
  • Build a short and medium term pipeline landbank based on strong margin and advantageous deal structure and cashflows 
  • Maintain and expand the Division’s key contact base, e.g. land agents, land owners, local authorities
  • A good understanding of Excel and residual appraisals
  • Technical ability and good understanding of the planning process

More about the Land Buyer role…

  • Identify and appraise new land opportunities for residential development.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with local authorities, local agent, landowners, and other developers within the Business Units area of operation.
  • Prepare accurate viabilities, supporting the Senior Land Manager or Land Director with acquisition strategies which will involve presenting development opportunities to senior colleagues for approval.
  • Collate build costs, sales market research, local planning policy and technical information to undertake a detailed assessment of a sites potential for development.
  • Work with the Planning Manager to obtain planning consents, discharge planning conditions and manage S106 obligations and CIL payments.
  • Work closely with the pre-construction, commercial, sales and affordable housing teams and external consultants, monitoring site progress.
  • Assist in negotiating legal agreements with lawyers and third parties.
  • Assist in preparing approval packs for the Main Board to obtain approval to proceed with land acquisitions.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.

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Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Turnford Place,Great Cambridge Road, Broxbourne, EN10 6NH

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