Land Buyer

Horsham, West Sussex
Circa £35,000 per annum
12 Jul 2019
28 Jul 2019
DEV - 033
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Land Buyer

Role information

Southern Housing Group is recruiting to a key post in its growing New Business Land Team in Horsham.

To deliver 10,000 new affordable homes in 10 years, with 6,000 in the South Region, stretching from Reading to Brighton and east to Kent, we are developing a land led strategy - with the financial resources to deliver. This is supported by our Strategic Partnership with Homes England outside London for circa 1,000 affordable homes to start on site by March 2022.

We are recruiting an experienced Land Buyer who can source, negotiate for and buy land across the Region – with planning support from the team.

Led by the Senior Land Manager, the team secures land acquisition on a range of exciting sites in our key target areas from urban extensions to Greenfield sites and negotiates directly with landowners, agents and house builders and contractors, with support from the Delivery Team. A strong commercial understanding of the land market is a core skill.

Who we’re looking for

An experienced land buyer preferably qualified with a relevant surveying degree or RICS qualification or equivalent experience, with the drive to secure sites in the land market against our competitors.

What we’ll offer you

  • A salary of circa £35,000 per annum dependant on experience

  • 23 days holidays plus public holidays with three extra days at Christmas & New Year.

  • A great pension scheme

  • The ability to buy extra leave and discount cards

  • Flexible working

  • Employee referral scheme

  • Cash claim-back on medical treatments

  • Travel to work loan

  • Discounted rates on a cycle scheme, personal medical plans, life assurance, give as you earn, critical illness and travel insurance

  • Find out more on our careers page

Why work for Southern Housing Group?

Southern Housing Group is one of the largest housing associations in the UK and has a well-established reputation as a successful business with social objectives. The Group provides a a range of homes for people in housing need, including social rent, affordable rent and shared ownership and for outright sales.

We provide homes for more than 72,000 customers in over 28,500 homes, making lives better and investing in communities. With around 1,000 employees, we’re an organisation that’s growing.

We are a member of the G15, which represents London's largest housing associations. The G15 houses one in ten Londoners and builds a quarter of London's new homes.

Southern Housing Group won the “Housing Association of the Year” award at the WhatHouse? Awards 2018. The Group also won the award for “2018 Best Large Development” at the National Housing Awards for our development at Bow River Village in London.

Closing date: 28th July 2019

Please include a supporting statement explaining how your skills and experience meet the criteria of the job description and person specification.  

Unfortunately, due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to respond to every application. If you have not heard from us within 7 days, please assume that your application has not been progressed. After this period of time, we will delete all your personal information. We thank you for your interest in working at Southern Housing Group.