Area Land Director, Exeter

  • Land Director – Exeter
  • Permanent position
  • Competitive basic salary plus bonus scheme and company car
  • Excellent Colleague benefits package

About us

We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector and we’re looking for people like you.


We’re a family-owned business and we’re going places, proud of what we do and the people we work with. We have ambitious growth plans for the future, now employing over 600 people and growing all the time.

Land acquisition is a key focus of our strategy and we have substantial funds available to invest over the coming years to support our growth plans. As a team, we take great pride in delivering high-quality sites to provide our customers with excellent places to live across a diverse range of locations.

Churchill Retirement Living is a trusted and respected retirement housebuilder with developments up and down the country from Penzance to Penrith.

We’ve won a host of awards; most recently we have been recognised by The Sunday Times as the 3rd best company to work for, and in 2016 became the first-ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We seek a potential business leader with a proven Land background who can drive Churchill’s further expansion into the West Country as part of the Company’s national growth plan. Entrepreneurial in style, the candidate will ultimately take on wider responsibilities and will represent the West Country at Area Director level.

You will be based in the Exeter area and familiar with working to policies and standard company practices as you ensure site selection is in accordance with the defined criteria.

You will maintain budgetary control over all aspects of the Land operations in this area including approving any additional costs on land projects and agree exceptions to project budgets, so that profit margins are maintained.

You will be a motivating, supportive manager for as the team grows, you will need to lead the team; be responsible for their career development, setting and meeting their targets and conducting any necessary training and one to ones.

Your communication skills will be excellent with an ability to build working internal and external relationships; in particular with the Regional Managing Director, Main Board and Solicitors, representatives of Local Authorities, Estate Agents and Surveyors.

The role comes with extensive travel requirements within the region therefore you must have a valid UK Drivers Licence. The hours of work are Monday to Thursday, 9:00 am – 5:30 pm and Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

About you

 You will have been previously in a Senior Management post with experience in buying Land for residential developments.

 A proven track record in land purchase is essential and would be desirable if you have a sector associated qualification such as RICS or MRTPI qualification also.

You will have advanced negotiation skills with tact and the ability to influence other people and confidence to present in meetings. Your communication skills will be professional and able to build working internal and external relationships; in particular with the Regional Managing Director, Main Board and Solicitors, representatives of Local Authorities, Estate Agents and Surveyors.

We are seeking a driven, ambitious and diligent Land Director to join our growing business.  

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Company car or cash for car allowance
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 28 days + Bank Holidays
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Individual Medical Insurance
  • Health Screening
  • Professional Subscriptions

If you want to be part of our success story, please send your CV and a covering letter to quoting reference number SW1187.