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Senior Land Manager

Employer
Yorkshire Housing
Location
Yorkshire, Agile Homeworking
Salary
£69,760.48 per annum plus a £2,000 Car Allowance
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

Looking to lead a Land and Planning team? Look no further! We have a rare and fantastic opportunity for a Senior Land Manager!  

This is a role with meaning, so you’ll be coming in and making a real difference to thousands of customers lives by leading on our land acquisitions to meet our important growth strategy.

Here’s a couple of other things we think you should know: 

  • You’ll play a lead role in shaping and driving the future of Yorkshire Housing with loads of scope for new ideas, innovation and progress.
  • You can work where, when and how you want with our hub, home, roam approach.

We believe work is something you do, not somewhere you go so if you want to work for a company who are truly flexible and where you are valued then this could be the role for you!

 

A bit more about us

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that.  

Yes, we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and make it possible for current and future customers to have a place they’re proud to call home. 

But we’re also all about making a positive difference in people’s lives. We’re transforming our business by investing in people, processes and technology to deliver a consistently great experience for our customers. 

 

What you’ll be doing?

You’ll be driving the team forward to continue securing a strong land pipeline to ultimately meet our exciting growth strategy.  Activities like securing land suitable for a range of tenures, monitoring development plans and pipelines to ensure targets are met along with keeping the Head of Acquisitions regularly informed will all be key areas of responsibility.

From an external perspective, you’ll be crucial in developing and maintaining regular contact with land owners along with leading on negotiating purchases with agent and owners. Also you’ll be working positively with Local Authorities.   Internally, you’ll liaise with a wide variety of stakeholders keeping teams up to date with progress and handover information to sales.

This will be alongside effective programme management of the land, from a supply perspective. You’ll work with the Head of Acquisitions, to manage the S106 acquisition programme, ensuring targets and financials are met along with required specifications, approvals and funder requirements. All of which will be aligned with the Business Plan. On top of this you’ll actively pursue and secure land purchases for all tenure types, carrying our feasibility studies and making recommendations!

When it comes to reporting, we’ll need you to be comfortable preparing Directors and Board reports on new opportunities and also be able to present to the Development Committee when required.

Sounds good? Here’s what we need from you…

  • Experienced in land buying for residential development and of varying sizes and complexity.
  • Excellent understanding and experience in social and private sector housing developments 
  • Experience of managing land pipelines, budgets and achieving targets.
  • Experience of leading a team to achieve targets.
  • Experience of programme forecasting and financial forecasting. 
  • Knowledge/Experience of negotiating and acquiring S106 affordable housing units
  • Excellent communication and networking skills 
  • Good IT skills 
  • Actively promote value for money and efficiency
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Full UK driving license
  • Eagerness to develop own skills and adapt to change.        
  • Personal values and approach that align with Yorkshire Housing’s values
  • Ability to work flexibly in line with Hub, Home and Roam principles.
  • An understanding of Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity and how this is applied through our service to customers and colleagues.

 

What’s in it for you?

In return, we offer £69,760.48 per annum plus a £2,000 Car Allowance for 35 hours per week with 25 days annual leave (rising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.

But that’s not all. We offer a reward package to suit everyone. At Yorkshire Housing, you can claim back for prescriptions, eye tests and more with our cash plan, make the most of a variety of retail discounts and take advantage of our pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 9%, just to name a few.

Our people’s health and wellbeing is our top priority, and at Yorkshire Housing, you can make the most of our readily available wellbeing support package. This includes access to a library of fitness classes, as well as an instant My GP service and free counselling sessions with our employee assistance programme.

 

So, now you’re really interested? 

At Yorkshire Housing, we’re building a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse, where everyone can be themselves. We believe difference is what makes us stronger, so we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds for this role.

We know that not all candidates will meet every single desired requirement. If your experience looks a little different from what we've identified and you think you can bring value to the role, we'd love to learn more about you, please go ahead and apply!

If you require any additional support with your application, or have any further questions, please contact our lovely recruitment team via email at recruitment@yorkshirehousing.co.uk.

 

The fine print

Applications for this role will close on the 12th of March 2024. If a competitive candidate pool is identified, we reserve the right to close the role early, therefore, we would encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible. 

Company

We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.

Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home.

You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:  

  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  

 

OUR PRIORITIES 

Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:

 

Great Customer Experience 

We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 

 

Homes and Places to be Proud of  

We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 

  • Quality  
  • Safety 
  • Affordability 

We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.

 

Growth 

We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 

We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  

 

Employer of Choice 

We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.

 

Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 

We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 

Company info
Website
Telephone
0113 825 6000
Location
The Place
2 Central Place
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS10 1FB
United Kingdom

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