Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have an exciting opportunity for a Strategic Land Manager to join our team within Vistry Services, where you can be based at one of our regional offices but ideally around the Midlands. As our Strategic Land Manager, you will be required to identify and acquire good strategic long term development opportunities across the region. You will be responsible for helping to grow the company’s strategic land portfolio and, in doing so, grow our reputation as a leading long term land promoter throughout our operating territory. 


This is a perfect opportunity for an experienced Land Buyer to take the next step in their career to Land Manager.


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
  • RTPI and/or RCIS qualification
  • Experience at senior level within UK construction/house building
  • Excellent demonstrable track record of negotiation
  • Detailed knowledge of the land acquisition process, relevant legislation, geographical area of business and its key contacts – e.g., agents, vendors, and planners
  • Sound knowledge of technical issues influencing development sites
  • Well-developed analytical, oral and presentation/communication skills
  • Ability to formulate strategic plans (long term and tactical) and ensure full engagement
  • Good understanding of the Town Planning process and procedure
  • Good commercial understanding of land purchase contracts
  • Ability to manage projects and multi-disciplinary teams

More about the Strategic Land Manager role…

  • Work closely with the Strategic Land Directors to deliver the Vistry strategic land strategy, ensuring land requirements are met and managing and mitigating risk on the existing portfolio
  • Establish and develop strong relationships with key individuals and groups such as Local and Regional Land Agents, Homes England, Landowners and Planning Authorities
  • Monitor land market activity on a continuing basis and be both proactive and reactive to opportunities in the market
  • Implement the land acquisition strategy through the identification, acquisition and delivery of sustainable opportunities, negotiating contracts to achieve the most favourable terms and conditions
  • Ensure value improvement through smart land acquisition and cost efficiency within annual budgets and forecasts
  • Maintain a sound knowledge of all technical aspects covering the acquisition and development of land and associated legal agreements
  • Continue to seek ways of improving contribution to the organisation’s goals and enhancing the reputation of the company
  • Acquire suitable land on favourable terms to meet business strategy
  • Develop strong relationships with key contacts both internal and external
  • Meet with your team members to discuss their progress on a regular, but not less that quarterly basis.
  • Manage disciplinary and grievance situations in line with Company policy with assistance from Group HR.
  • Manage and report all absences in accordance with Company policy.
  • Monitor the performance and effectiveness of direct reports.
  • Train, develop and coach direct reports.
  • Ensure that employees are not discriminated against or harassed or bullied at any time.
  • Ensure you have read the Company’s health and safety policies and procedures observe them at all times.
  • Report any accidents or near misses immediately to your manager and record them in the accident book.
  • Ensure your workplace is kept tidy and any hazards are eliminated or reported to your line manager.
  • Wear appropriate protective clothing on site at all times.
  • Attend all health and safety training as required by the Company

Finally, let’s tell you 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. 



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
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