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Land Rights Support Officer

National Grid
Welcome applicants from anywhere in the UK with current team members being geographically spread. 
Our starting salary range spans £37,000 – £49,000 dependent on level capability.
Closing date
21 Feb 2024

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About The Role

Circa 5 Brand New Roles – UK Wide – Permanent – Structured Training/Support 

Great Britain's electricity infrastructure is undergoing an ambitious, exciting and vital transformation. Together with industry, we are creating a cleaner, greener system, one that protects the planet and serves generations to come.

As a result of the energy transformation we are seeing unprecedented growth in our land rights workbook and are looking to grow our new Strategic Infrastructure, Land Rights Team. We're looking for Support Officers to assist with the delivery of projects, within our Strategic Infrastructure team, promoted as Development Consent Orders and/or Compulsory Purchase Orders.
You'll be part of a high-performing team who provide expert land rights service for National Grid. This will be in accordance with current legislation and guidance, best practice and procedure, to ensure National Grid adheres to its licence obligations and ensures we secure land rights for our existing and new assets.

In this role you can enjoy our hybrid working from office and home. You'll be flexible to travelling to offices and project sites as required. 
As such we’d welcome applicants from anywhere in the UK with current team members being geographically spread. 

We are open to full time and part time applicants, as well as flexible working arrangements. 

About You

What we do isn’t just important – it’s essential. That’s why we look to recruit experts in their field. In this case, we’re looking for someone who has/is:

•    Excellent interpersonal, influencing and communication skills to ensure effective engagement with all relevant stakeholders. 
•    A positive, can-do attitude and be able to identify and problem solve.
•    Organised, able to coordinate interlinked activities and have good attention to detail and have experience of working collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams.
•    Some experience in contract management, stakeholder management and project management. 
•    Some experience and/or knowledge of delivering land activities for infrastructure projects. 
•    Awareness of (or a willingness to learn) the legal and regulatory parameters that National Grid works with. 
•    Awareness or (or willingness to learn)  the consenting regimes and processes relevant to complex linear projects such as Planning Act, DCO, CPO and TCPA. 
•    Preferably degree qualified (or equivalent), or have ‘on job’ experience in land rights, contract management, stakeholder management or project management.
•    Prepared to progress career through structured training programmes both via on job experiences and formal training courses. 
•    Commit to 16 days of formal training off site over 2 year.   

Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of colour are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At National Grid, we’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace for everyone. So if you’re excited about this role but your experience or qualifications don’t match the job description exactly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You might just be the right person for our growing business in this role or another one. 

What You'll Do

Your activities will be varied including:

•    Managing (often competing) internal/external stakeholder and customer requirements.  You’ll prioritise, manage time, and organise tasks. 
•    Working with External Affairs to agree and implement project messaging, comms and mail drops to all known interests in land. 
•    Gathering, collating and reporting on the progress of land rights deliverables such as survey access, Heads of Terms and land access requirements for construction.  
•    Supporting the Surveyors with the delivery of all land rights and acquisitions for our infrastructure projects from development to construction. 
•    Providing support with the implementation of National Grid land rights policies and procedures.  
•    Assisting with project reporting on programme, key milestone delivery, risk, contract and financial management on a monthly basis. 
•    Working closely with the supply chain, legal firms and professional bodies to keep abreast of progress and monitor KPI’s of these service providers.   
•    Being passionate about delivering a high quality service, with significant enthusiasm to achieve results in a fast paced, high pressure environment.  

What You'll Get

Spanning staff levels 5 and 6, our starting salary range spans £37,000 – £49,000 dependent on level capability.
Dependant on an assessment of requirement and business need, a company car maybe offered

Please indicate your desired salary upon application to assist us in determining your best level match. 

As well as your base salary,  you will receive a bonus based on personal and company performance and a competitive contributory pension scheme where we will double match your contribution to a maximum company contribution of 12%. You will also have access to a number of flexible benefits such as a share incentive plan, salary sacrifice car and technology schemes, support via employee assistance lines and matched charity giving to name a few.

About Us

The British Energy Security Strategy set out the Government's ambition to connect up to 50GW of offshore generation to the electricity network by 2030. Facilitating this ambition will require significant reinforcements to the onshore electricity transmission network. National Grid Strategic Infrastructure will make this happen.

Here at National Grid, we connect homes and businesses to power, making sure supply and demand match each other. We make sure the lights are on in schools, operating theatres, and sporting arenas; we’re thousands of people working on behalf of millions of people. 

Our investment in Strategic Infrastructure via the Great Grid Upgrade will mean more home grown power, greater energy security and a cleaner future. 

Whatever your role, wherever you work with us, you’ll help us hit stretching targets and achieve our far-reaching goal: to secure, clean energy that supports our world far into the future. Here, you will be at the heart of energy.

More Information

This role closes on February 21st at 11:59, however we encourage candidates to submit their application as early as possible and not wait until the published closing date as this can vary.  

We aim interview week commencing the 4th March 2024. 

We work towards the highest standards in everything we do, including how we support, value and develop our people. Our aim is to encourage and support employees to thrive and be the best they can be. We celebrate the difference people can bring into our organisation, and welcome and encourage applicants with diverse experiences and backgrounds, and offer flexible and tailored support, at home and in the office. 

We're committed to building a workforce that represents the communities we serve, and a working environment in which each individual feels valued, respected, fairly treated, and able to reach their full potential.


Through our energy transmission network, we connect millions safely and reliably to the energy they need. It’s this purpose that drives us forward. Join us and, together, we’ll work to build a more sustainable, better-connected future.

National Grid touches the lives of almost everyone in the UK, with an energy network that stretches across the Atlantic. We’re an international team, and our work underpins the lives of millions of people. Feet forwards, head up, and eyes bright, we’re working hard to create value for people today – and shape the future of energy tomorrow.

In the UK, we don’t generate or sell energy – we join the dots to get energy from A to B. From making a cup of tea in the morning, to keeping the lights on in hospitals, our electricity network puts power in the hands of people. Without it, the world as we know it would grind to a halt.

From apprentices to experienced professionals, engineers to asset analysts, we need people with the spark required to keep us ahead of the curve: energised people, serious about innovation and eager to shape a connected future that benefits customers, communities and our world.

Change is happening faster than ever. To succeed, we need to be as focused on the future as we are on today. That means having a bold vision for the future – but also staying true to the values that led us here today. Looking forwards, without losing sight of who we are.

Why work for us?

The world of energy is changing beyond recognition. Working at National Grid, you won’t just be touching the lives of almost everyone in the UK – you’ll be shaping the way we use and consume energy for generations to come. Whether you’re fresh out of university or a seasoned professional, a career at National Grid means a place at the forefront of technological evolution. It means thrilling potential, and access to industry-leading training and development. Because, as National Grid advances, our people will move forward too.  

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