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Assistant/ Graduate Land Buyer

  • 30,000
  • Residential Development
  • Southampton

About the company:

My client have been established as a privately owned housebuilder for coming up to 70 years and have been passed through 3 generations of one family, who has a passion for crafting exceptional homes and creating distinctive street scenes. They are a regional house builder who has projects ranging from Lands’ end to Southampton and has a vison of becoming a leading regional developer that brings traditional thinking to modern day living by creating special places across the South. They are a company that places the community at the heart of all they do, ensuring their homes are consistently built to the high standards that their family would be proud to live in. It was these values have led to the Company being selected to work with pioneering legacy landowners with shared visions, including the Duchy of Cornwall and the Ashfield Estate.

About the role:

The successful candidate help with the identification, initial research and appraisals of new sites, with a focus on negotiating and agreeing prices and terms directly with vendors and Agents. A key area of this role will be to have strong commercial acumen to help make decisions on the feasibility of the project by liaising with internal teams on benchmarking, costing and terms.

Your clear and open communication style in communicating planning and site information for each team is absolutely key, in order for everyone to deliver high quality work to set deadlines. This will include regularly reviewing and updating site valuations and budgets to ensure they reflect the current proposals and values and continue

What are we looking for in a successful candidate?

  • Land Management experience in the New Homes Development field
  • A solid understanding of Land purchase processes and other regulatory legislations
  • Sound knowledge of design and construction processes
  • Be confident in chairing Land meetings and dealing with Consultants
  • High degree of commercial acumen and awareness
  • Ability to build relationships and interact effectively with all stakeholders
  • Ability to organise, plan and manage workloads and work under pressure
  • Confident in leading presentations and group meetings
  • Have vision, commitment and enthusiasm for change
  • Naturally an influential character with a strong ability to listen and negotiate
  • Resilient and able to persevere during challenging negotiations


Degree educated within a relevant discipline, e.g. Real Estate, Town Planning, Urban Planning, etc.

About the benefits and rewards:

The company offers excellent opportunities and offers a basic salary in the region of £30,000.

In addition to the basic salary there will be benefits including car allowance, pension, and healthcare.  As well as long-term career prospects and progression, you will also work closely with the Project Manager and Contracts Manager who can offer support should you need it.