Land Manager - Essex

A new opportunity has arisen for a Land Manager to join the Eastern Region covering the Essex and surrounding areas. Working with our talented Land Director this opportunity will suit either an experienced Senior Land Buyer ready to take their next step or a proven Land Manager looking for a new challenge with a company that is committed to their land investment strategy.

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

We pride ourselves on building beautiful, quality, purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Developments are designed to take away all the hassle and fears that can be experienced by older people and provide security, peace of mind and independence.

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 became the first ever retirement living specialist to have been named overall ‘Housebuilder of the Year’ by the WhatHouse? Awards.

About the role

We are recruiting for a commercially astute Land Manager / Senior Land Buyer to support our business’ growth covering the Essex and surrounding areas. Our regional office is based in St Albans and you will meet together as a Land team on a weekly basis (when it is safe to do so).

You will work alongside and support our land team to investigate and appraise all possible sites for development throughout the Region including areas such as Essex, Suffolk, Norfolk, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

As a Land Manager/ Senior Land Buyer, you’ll be working closely with our Land Team as well our planning, construction and design teams on a day to day basis. The role is fast moving and sociable; you’ll liaise with Local Authorities, Estate Agents and Land Owners on a day to day basis.  You’ll be required to make a minimum number of recommendations to purchase land in line with the Regional Land objectives.

Excitingly, you’ll have the opportunity to help the company grow through the acquisition of new sites.  You’ll see your efforts rewarded with successful planning applications and customers who love their independent, safe and secure home - knowing you’ve had a part to play in this.

Your duties will include finding new sites for the company to purchase, negotiating the purchase of them and undertaking detailed reviews of settlements.

 Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 9.00am - 5.30pm and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday.

About you

You’ll have previous Land Buying experience within the property sector, preferably gained with a New Build developer.

You will have the ability to influence decisions using appropriate methods and facts and proven negotiation, communication and organisational skills.

You will be analytical, a driven individual with a hunger for success, will enjoy meeting targets, overcoming challenges and supporting your team.

It’s essential that you’re a competent driver with a valid UK driver’s license as you’ll be spending a large proportion of your time out of the office. 

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive bonus scheme 
  • Annual holiday entitlement - 24 days + Bank Holidays
  • Company car provision or cash car alternative
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Individual Medical Insurance
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to both yourcareer@churchillretirement.co.uk quoting the job number EAS1134.