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Associate Land & Planning Director

Job Title: Associate Land & Planning Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leatherhead
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2020-11-14-9C68C640B620
Job Published: November 14, 2020 11:01

Job Description

Job Description

  • Management of people and land in implementing strategies to safeguard the interests of the company & ensure deliverability of planning consents with the aim of maximising returns on capital & profitability.

  • Promote land for allocation or consent adding value to the companies' existing land/property portfolio.

  • Prepare, submit reports, forecasting & updated valuations of the portfolio to support the growth of the business.

  • Identify opportunities to advance planning strategies or maximise return on sites wherever possible

  • Liaise with key stakeholders, landowners & agents whilst upholding the Wates Guiding Framework values to promote trust & build relations to deliver planning consents.

Candidate Description

We are looking for an experienced land and development professional with solid experience in; leading teams, the UK planning system, legal land contracts, land transactions and politics. This individual must understand how to act within parameters of legal terms and have detailed experience in land management and the valuation of residential land whilst maintaining budgets for promotion and planning applications.

To be successful in the role you will have a solid track record in securing consents and be an effective communicator with the ability to be a positive representative of Wates Developments acting with integrity whilst engaging positively with 3rd parties through the promotion of land.

Employer Description

Wates Group was established in 1897 and it is now one of the largest, most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK.

We employ circa. 3,500 people, working with a diverse range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. Our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

We offer our people the opportunity to grow their careers whilst working together to deliver the promises we make to our customers. Learning and development activity is aligned with our business priorities and in 2019 we invested c.£1.2m in 6,741 training days

As a responsible and inclusive employer, we are committed to equality and proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including gold accreditations with both Investors in People and C2E (Committed to Equality).

Our In-house Recruitment Team embrace diversity and are focused on finding the best people to join us here at Wates.