Penguin Recruitment

Land Buyer / Graduate Planner

£25000 - £30000 per annum + Negotiable depending on experience
26 May 2021
23 Jun 2021
Megan Field
Job (Function)
Town Planning
Contract Type
Full Time

Land Buyer / Graduate Planner



Salary c£25k-£30k negotiable depending on experience, + benefits!

Are you an ambitious Land Buyer or Graduate Planner who would like to explore a role in Land acquisition? Do you want to work for an exciting and forward-thinking company? Are you a persuasive, confident and charismatic negotiator?

My client is an executive House Builder based in the North West, who have presented the exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Land Buyer or Planner to join their Land team, where the successful candidate will assist in the identification, assessment and securement of strategic opportunities.

In this role you will assist the team in securing new sites and identify strategic opportunities that the company will promote through the plan process. The primary objective will be to identify sites, both short-term and strategic, on which to prepare viabilities and submit offers on, and entire into contracts.

In this role you will assist the team in the following:

  • Monitoring local plans, SHLAAs and neighbourhood plans within the operating area
  • Identifying sites with potential for residential development and investigating planning constraints and land ownership.
  • Assisting in the preparation of financial appraisals and offer letters.
  • Managing a range of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries.
  • Assessing planning applications and monitoring outcomes.
  • Researching and designing planning policies to guide development.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders involves in the planning process.
  • Supporting senior team members as required.

To be considered for the position:

  • Bachelors or Post Graduate degree in a Planning related subject.
  • 1+ years' previous experience in a similar role desirable.
  • Ability to manage workload and work to deadlines.
  • A 'can-do' and outgoing attitude, this role involves negotiation which requires confidence and clear communication, both oral and written.

SO WHY APPLY? The successful candidate will be offered a competitive starting salary and bonus package. With this role comes continued support from an experienced, professional team as well as training and commitment to your professional development. This role is open to Graduate Town Planners who have an interest in Land acquisition and the confidence to negotiate!

Interested? For applications, and more information regarding this role and similar roles in Town Planning, please submit your CV to Megan Field at or call 01792 365 104.

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