Job title: Land Director
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.
We are proud of our beautiful, quality and purpose-built one and two bedroom apartments in desirable locations across the UK for those looking for an independent lifestyle in later life. Our 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 03rd Best Company to work for in 2020, 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 are recruiting for a Land Director to lead and support our Midlands regional Land Team based in our Bromsgrove Office.
You will be responsible for acquiring land and will be 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 Department’s operations 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, leading the team; responsible for their career development, setting and meeting their targets and conducting any necessary training and one to ones.
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.
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, 9am – 5.30pm and Fridays, 9am – 5pm.
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 an RICS or MRTPI qualification also.
You will have advanced negotiation skills with tact and the ability to influence other people with clear, professional communication skills and confidence to present in meetings.
How you’ll be rewarded
- Competitive salary
- Bonus scheme
- Company car
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.