Strategic Development Manager



In a Nutshell…

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Strategic Development Manager to join our team within Central Services Team at Vistry Group, attending the Bishops Cleeve office fortnightly, with the remaining time working in an agile environment. As our Strategic Development Manager, you will achieve planning permission and enable the timely purchase of strategic land assets held within the Vistry Group portfolio for both the Vistry Homes and Vistry Partnerships businesses.

We are pleased to say, this role can accommodate agile working arrangements.

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
Agile working arrangements possible for this role
28 days annual leave plus bank holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 days per annum
Free private healthcare from your start date
Company contributory pension scheme
Life assurance – 3 x your annual salary
Sharesave scheme
Cycle to work scheme – up to £3000
Support with a professional membership
Denplan, GymFlex and many more…In return, what we would like from you…

Behave in line with our company values – Integrity, Caring and Quality
Degree in Engineering or Surveying or related subject
Ideally a member of ICE or RICS or working towards
Previous experience of working for a national housing developer
Previous experience of working with strategic land is advantageous
Excellent communication and project management skills
Confident when working with landowners, agents, local authorities, and other stakeholdersMore about the Strategic Development Manager role…

Ensure that Vistry Group's profit and ROCE is maximised by the planning of revenue generation and cost management through the development strategy of a site under an Option Agreement
Capture a clear vision for the development of a site and effectively and passionately promote that vision to all stakeholders
Be an ambassador for Vistry to agents, landowners, statutory authorities and the general public
Monitor that the application documentation leads to desirable, saleable and efficient developments
Monitor that the applications will lead to a satisfactory permission accounting for constraints and with phasing in line with the Option land draw down requirements
Create 'high level' viabilities and to negotiate S106/CIL agreements maintaining a viable scheme
Challenge design, technical, planning and commercial consultants to provide commercially deliverable solutions
Sense check that cost plans and cash flow forecasts are robust to support the valuation process
Organise the preparation of documentation to establish Market Value and Price Payable and to serve Price Notices
Ensure operating regions are provided with developable and viable land purchases and associated development strategy with opportunities to enhance value
Use initiative and persuasion to align internal and external parties to the development strategy
Provide visibility to Group and operating Regions as to progress against target milestones
Manage consultant expenditure within Strategic Land team budget
Assist the wider strategic land team in the identification of new land opportunities and assist in acquiring the site under an option at suitable terms
Show a strong team ethic within a multi-skilled Strategic Land team, demonstrating Vistry's core values of Integrity, Caring and QualityFinally, let's tell you about us…

Vistry Group came together at the start of 2020, bringing together the energy, talent and deep-rooted experience of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and Vistry Partnerships. With a wide range of skills, experience, and backgrounds – we have come together to live our values of Integrity, Caring and Quality.

We are all about people, and it is our people, around 3000 of us, who have created a UK top-five housebuilder, with a five-star rating. We care about the wellbeing of our people and we value diversity and inclusion, seeking to create a supportive, dynamic environment where talented and dedicated people can develop their career.

Inclusion and diversity are paramount to us here at Vistry Group – we firmly believe that this culture nurtures stronger performances across the wider business. All of our applicants and employees are treated fairly and respectfully, regardless of any protected characteristic/s. If you require assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during your application process with us, then please do not hesitate to contact us – we will always be happy to help

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