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Assistant Land Manager

Job Description

Assistant Land Manager
Permanent Role - £40k to £50k

Job Purpose

  • Undertake appraisal of opportunities under the Hidden Homes Programme and other New Business schemes
  • Prepare gateway reports for scheme approvals in line with WHA governance procedures.
  • Assist in the appointment process for external consultants required as part of the project team such as Employer's agents, Architects, and Solicitors in line with WHA's procurement procedures.
  • Manage the input of consultants and internal teams to ensure risks are identified, managed and scheme proposals optimised.
  • Create and maintain risk registers for projects under your supervision, up to grant of planning permission.
  • Update project cashflows in Sequel on a monthly basis and monitor allocated scheme budgets.
  • Update the Development Programme Tracker with Hidden Homes and New Business opportunities.
  • Attend pre-application meetings with the Local Authority
  • Attend meetings with the GLA and support grant negotiation and application process.
  • Work with Solicitors to conclude any legal agreements required to facilitate redevelopment.
  • Attend consultation meetings with internal teams and residents.
  • Prepare materials for internal and external stakeholders as required to support scheme proposals.
  • Hand over scheme to the New Homes Delivery team post planning, or retain project and manage throughout the delivery phase (as required)
  • Attend monthly site meeting to check progress, quality, and general contractor performance for schemes under construction. To identify and report up any concerns and potential risks (as required)
  • Associated administrative tasks on an as required basis (raising purchase orders, ensuring project files are up to date and meet audit requirements)
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to ensure projects meet pre-determined objectives and ensure alignment with wider business objectives.
  • Attend site visits/ progress meetings (as required)
  • Participate in continuous improvement initiatives for the department and Organisation at large to improve our customers' experience.


  • 1-3 years relevant work experience
  • Undergraduate degree, preferably in a related subject
  • Newly qualified RICS surveyor or working towards
  • Project management experience
  • An interest in housing development
  • Development appraisal knowledge and/ or experience
  • Knowledge of the planning system and development process
  • Effective communication skills and collaborative approach with the ability to build and maintain effective working relations both internally and externally.
  • Desire to learn and take initiative as appropriate.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Good report writing skills.
  • Good numerical skills and attention to detail
  • Intermediate Word, Outlook, Excel & PowerPoint skills

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