Land Manager – Bristol

About us

We are Churchill Retirement PLC, the fastest growing company in the UK retirement house building sector. We are a family-run, privately-owned, financially robust business and we have ambitious growth plans for the future.

We are proud of what we do and the people we work with; and in order to turn our ambitious expansion plans into reality, we will be investing £500mil in land and build projects within the next 5 years. We have absolute confidence in the UK retirement housing market and are ready to invest further!

Churchill Retirement PLC are a multi award winning business and 2020 we were name the ‘Best Medium House Builder’ at the WhatHouse? Awards and we were voted the 03rd ‘Best Company to Work for’ in the Sunday Times Awards.

This is an exciting time for Churchill Retirement PLC’s Land Department – we have a clear strategy, agile infrastructure, industry leading planning support and the very best team to achieve our goals.

About the role

We are recruiting for a commercially astute Land Manager to support our business growth for the South West Region. based remotely but typically travelling to our regional office in Ringwood once a week.

You will support our land team to investigate and appraise all possible sites for development throughout Bristol, Gloucestershire and South Wales.

You will investigate and appraise all possible sites for development, working closely with the Land team and the Regional Managing Director as well as 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 and being rewarded not only on site acquisition but also on legal completion of the site.

Your duties will include finding new sites for the Company to purchase, negotiating the purchase of them and responsibility for all transactions and information being accurate and timely.

Hours of work are Monday to Thursday 9.00am – 5.30pm and 9.00am – 5.00pm on Friday. Please note that overtime may be required during peak times.

About you

You’ll have previous land buying experience, either as a Land Buyer or Senior Land Buyer within the property sector, buying brownfield sites either for a developer for residential use or for other sectors for commercial use e.g. retail or care.

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 and overcoming challenges.

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

How you’ll be rewarded

  • Competitive salary
  • Company car provision or cash for car alternative
  • Land Bonus scheme
  • Annual holiday entitlement – 24 days minimum + Bank Holidays
  • Group Personal Pension Plan
  • Life Assurance
  • Private Individual Medical Insurance
  • John Lewis vouchers – £200 for all expectant mums and dads
  • Day off on your birthday
  • Health Screening
  • Eye Care Reimbursement Scheme
  • Professional Subscriptions

If you want to be part of our success story, please send your CV and a covering letter to quoting the job number SW1193.