Land/Planning Manager

Peace Recruitment
KY1 1AB, Kirkcaldy
Up to £55k + package
Closing date
21 Feb 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Residential Property
Manager, MRICS
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Peace Recruitment, are working on a Land Buyer/Manager role with a Fife based housing developer.

You will be joining a business who have over 30 years of experience building quality homes in the private and affordable sector.

Working closely with internal stakeholders you will be primarily focussed on acquiring land to meet the company s targets for private and affordable housing. You will develop and maintain effective relationships with agents, landowners and property professionals in order to maximise opportunities


• Sourcing of land through a variety of means. This will range from land agents / landowners / consultants through to desk top analysis and subsequent visits to view potential land opportunities.

• Creating and maintaining strong relationships with land agents, landowners and other stakeholders.

• Maximise the potential to source land and ensure the Company is fully up to date with what is happening in the marketplace.

• Review of all land opportunities and carrying out initial assessments to establish the sites that we wish to pursue.

• Carrying out of Market Research. One of the most important aspect of the valuation of potential development land is market research. In the undertaking of an initial appraisal a number of criteria should be used.

• Obtaining of existing site records relating to services, adoptable highways, drainage as well as the co-ordination of land registry / ownership enquiries.

• Preparation of appraisals for sites utilising COINS land appraisal software.

• Manage external consultants and the flow of information to agreed timescales. This will involve the co-ordination of both internal colleagues and external consultants.

• Preparation of planning documentation as sites progress through the pre-application enquiry and full planning application process.

• Liaising with Planning Department representatives through the planning process and managing the discharge of pre-commencement planning conditions.

• Keeping up to date with planning policy and Local Plan cycles.

• Attend public consultation events and planning meetings.

Essential Criteria

• Full UK/EU driving licence.

• Minimum of 2 years land buying or planning experience, or a property related role.

• The ability to demonstrate effective negotiating and influencing in order optimise successful results.

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to effectively liaise with both internal and external teams

• Report writing skills and an eye for detail.


• Experience of COINS ERP system.

• Degree qualified (ideally in Surveying or Planning).

In return

  • Competitive Salary of up to £55k + 5k car allowance
  • Yearly Bonus
  • Hybrid Working
  • Support and Personal Development


Peace Recruitment Group specialises in construction, property & engineering recruitment. Our award-winning business is all about your needs. We know the construction world inside out, but it’s how we put that knowledge to work for you that really counts.

No more skills shortages. No more disruptive staff churn. No more square pegs in round holes.

Whether you’re looking for staff for your business or a new job for yourself, we have a proven track record of delivering the goods and our passion for great service means we always put your satisfaction first.

Our relentless networking, industry knowledge and expertise keeps our finger on the pulse when it comes to who’s out there. When you need a candidate with a specific kind of experience and skill-set, that’s exactly what we send you. We keep people in jobs they’re good at rather than shuffling them from one company to another. And we’d rather take the time to track down the right candidate than push someone into a job they don’t suit.

If you’re interested in good people doing good jobs, talk to us.

Find Us
0131 516 8908
Peace Recruitment Limited
Unit 2 Washington Court
6 Washington Lane
EH11 2HA

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