As a positive self-starter, with a drive to exceed targets, you will be responsible for all aspects of projects from inception through to completion, liaising with our; Technical, Commercial, Planning and Partnerships teams, therefore strong leaderships and management is a must. The role will require you to; compile and present board packs to support the acquisitions, as well as instructing solicitors and all aspects of an acquisition contract that is required.

key aspects of the role

  • Identify and source development opportunities within the South West operating area – though a network of contacts, land agents and land promoters.
  • Appraising the site to establish a land value – using our inhouse appraisal system (excel based)
  • Report & justify sales values in the site areas – good understanding of sales pricing and comparables
  • 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, albeit with the assistance of the Director if required
  • 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

Knowledge & Experience

  • A proven track record in sourcing and acquiring development sites – you will be targeted to acquire at least 3-4 sites pa, depending on level but this is by no means a cap.
  • Undertaken all aspects of appraisal work
  • Sound working knowledge of the planning system
  • To have lead / managed own acquisition contracts
  • Good contact base of agents and landowners / promoters in the South West patch
  • Good understanding of Commercial costs and Technical constraints which affect development
  • Ability to do initial viability appraisals

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
  • Good negotiator
  • Good Microsoft excel and word skills

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