As a positive self-starter, with a drive to exceed targets, you will be proactive and be responsible for all aspects of projects from inception through to completion; working in conjunction with our; Design, Planning, Technical, Commercial, and Partnerships teams, therefore strong leadership and management is a must. 

key aspects of the role

  • Identify and acquire development opportunities within the South West operating area – though an established network of contacts, land agents and land promoters.
  • Appraising the site to establish a land value – using our inhouse appraisal system (excel based)
  • To have a good understanding of sales pricing within the region and sourcing comparables to justify these assumptions.
  • Engage with both internal and external stakeholders throughout the acquisition process – project manage all aspects of the acquisitions process and internal teams such as; technical, planning, commercial, partnerships, design to ensure the project is delivered on-time and on budget, additionally, you will be responsible for managing solicitors, vendors and their agents.
  • Prepare and compile board approval packs – these involve reports from all internal teams and stakeholders and is presented to the exec board for approval
  • Good understanding of acquisition contracts is required – you will be responsible for your own contracts, with Director oversight.
  • Programme / schedule internal sign off meetings to ensure internal stakeholder support

Qualifications & Training

  • Educated to degree level 
  • MRICS welcome but not required
  • Good level of IT proficiency
  • Hold a full UK driving licence

Knowledge & Experience

  • A proven track record in sourcing and acquiring development sites – you will be expected to acquire at least 3-4 sites pa, depending on level
  • Undertaken all aspects of appraisal work
  • Sound working knowledge of the planning system
  • To have lead / managed own acquisition contracts
  • Excellent contact base of agents, landowners and promoters in the South West region
  • Good understanding of Commercial costs and Technical constraints which affect development

Skills & behaviours 

  • Self-starter
  • Driven by results
  • Flexibility
  • Organised
  • Good at meeting people and making self-introductions
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to pull together a strong bid / offer
  • Strong negotiation skills
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel and Word skills

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