Role Overview:

In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Land Manager to join our team within Vistry North East Midlands, at our Enderby office in Leicestershire. As our Land Manager, you will be reporting into the Land & Development Director, the Land Manager will be responsible for securing land opportunities to meet the company’s requirements and expansion plans. 

A Land Manager post is a largely self-sufficient role, with the ability to source land opportunities and drive each deal through from Terms Agreed to Land Completion due to a broad understanding of the legal, planning, development and commercial constraints and opportunities of any proposal.


Let’s cut to the chase, what’s in it for you…

  • Competitive basic salary and annual bonus
  • Company car, car allowance or travel allowance
  • Up to 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Private Healthcare
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Competitive contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance – 4 x your annual salary
  • Share incentive schemes
  • Employee rewards portal with many more benefits…

In return, what we would like from you…

  • Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
  • Educated to a minimum of Degree standard (on a relevant course) or with suitable alternative experience
  • Computer literate and able to use Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to a good standard
  • Track record of successfully acquiring residential land within the East Midlands
  • Experience negotiating and managing through to completion complex, multi-party legal agreements
  • Experience of working in a PLC housebuilder
  • Excellent communication skills and a professional manner, commensurate with delivering business development and promoting the Company
  • Highly literate able to understand and interpret complex legal documentation
  • Highly numerate with the ability to undertake residual valuations for land appraisals, undertake comparable sales valuations and provided sensitivity analysis
  • A good understanding of legal obligations
  • Proven list of contacts in the area
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of Local Planning Authorities in East Midlands
  • In depth understanding of budget management
  • Excellent negotiation and networking skills
  • A pragmatic approach to problem solving
  • A methodical approach to working practices
  • A self-starter capable of creating and maintaining momentum in projects
  • Decision making/problem solving/multi-tasking
  • Able to work accurately under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Can influence and persuade others
  • Willing to work extra to meet deadlines, as and when the business needs require it


  • RTPI/RICS qualified or working towards a qualification

More about the Land Manager role…

  • Represent and promote the business unit within the East Midlands property sector.
  • Develop and maintain regular contact with key land agents/owners within the East Midlands.
  • Identify suitable immediate land opportunities, on and off market.
  • Source longer-term land with planning potential and liaise with the Strategic Land Team accordingly.
  • Present to landowners and agents on a formal and informal basis.
  • Negotiate legal agreements with Vistry lawyers and third parties.
  • Procure and review technical, legal and development information during bid preparation process.
  • Present bid proposals to Regional Board in advance of submitting offers.
  • Prepare and submit Land Approval Packs and obtain authority to acquire sites in line with Company policies and protocols.
  • Manage the offer process and provide support to the Land Director and Managing Director.
  • Offer on a minimum of 15 sites per annum.
  • Acquire land in accordance with annual Land Strategy priorities and focus areas.

Finally, let’s tell you a bit more about us…

We’re Vistry Group, the UK’s leading provider of affordable mixed-tenure homes. Our core values of integrity, caring, and quality shape all we do; our partnership-led approach helps us build sustainable communities where they’re needed most.

You’re probably familiar with our unmatched portfolio of brands: Linden Homes, Bovis Homes, and Countryside Homes. We also have Vistry Works, our timber frame manufacturing operation, and Vistry Services, our support functions. Together, we build more than homes, so there’s nowhere better to build your career. We’re proud that our culture sees everyone treated fairly and respectfully, with diversity and inclusion a top priority and reasonable adjustments provided during the application process. Join us in making Vistry.



Job Type: Permanent – Full Time
Location Detail: Penman House, 1 Penman Way,Grove Park, Leicester, LE19 1SY

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