Assistant Land Buyer – Byfleet

Job title:         Assistant Land Buyer

Location:         Byfleet

Reference:       SE1242

  • Exciting new opportunity available for an experienced Sales professional looking to start their career in Land Acquisition.

About us

We are Churchill Retirement Living, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector. We are a family-run, privately-owned, financially robust business with ambitious growth plans for the future and this all starts with land acquisitions

We are proud of what we do and the people we work with; and in order to turn our growth plans into reality, we will be investing c£300m in land and build projects over the next 5 years. We have absolute confidence in the UK retirement housing market and are ready to invest further, in order to maximise the opportunity before us.

Churchill Retirement Living is a multi-award winning business and in 2020 we were voted the 03rd ‘Best Company to Work for’ in the Sunday Times Awards. Our accolades also include being named the ‘Best Medium House Builder’ at the WhatHouse? Awards and maintaining our 5* HBF Customer Satisfaction Rating for over 10 years.

There has never been a better time to join our Land Team, with our clear strategy, in-house team of experts, industry leading planning support and the very best Colleagues on board to help achieve our goals.

About the role

You will be an integral part of the regional land team, gaining an understanding of the entire process of land acquisition and our requirements within your first few months.

As an Assistant Land Buyer you will be responsible for researching towns and taking a proactive approach to identifying suitable land opportunities from a variety of sources. Alongside the Land Buyers and Manager you will visit our target towns, meeting with Land Owners and Agents to explore the viability of sites. You will also assist with site appraisals and valuations.

Excitingly you have the opportunity to be involved in the whole process and build your knowledge and understanding of Land Acquisitions, seeing your sites progress through the due diligence process to contract exchange and legal completion.

You will also have the opportunity to monitor your sites through design, planning, commercial and construction.

About you

We are looking for a self-motivated, engaging and confident sales professional who is looking to transfer their experience into the world of land buying.

If you have property or estate agency sales experience this would be an advantage but is not essential, as it is your tenacity, resilience and ability to build relationships we are most interested in.

The successful Assistant Land Buyer will also have strong verbal and written communication skills, be engaging, personable and comfortable meeting new people for the first time.

Due to the travel involved in this role you will require a full UK driving licence.

Career opportunities with Churchill Retirement Living

We are a fast paced and exciting place to work. We offer our Colleagues multiple opportunities to learn, develop and nurture successful careers with us.

As an Assistant Land Buyer you will work within an established and highly experienced team of professionals, whose knowledge, passion and expertise is second to none.

You will gain an insight to the end to end process land acquisition, design, planning, commercial and construction, having every opportunity to progress your career within the business.

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive Land Incentive Scheme (with payments upon exchange)
  • Company car provision or cash for car alternative
  • Annual holiday entitlement 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
  • Additional day off for your birthday
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Individual Medical Insurance
  • John Lewis vouchers - £200 for all expectant mums and dads
  • Health Screening
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions
  • Employee referral scheme

If you want to be part of our success story send your CV and a covering letter to both quoting the job number SE1242.