Land and New Business Director in West Malling - Orbit Group

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West Malling, England
Job Type
Full Time
Date Posted
18 days ago

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Job Description

Orbit is a fantastic business and one thats really going places.

Orbit was formed in 1967 with the aim of providing good-quality housing for people who would otherwise not be able to afford to buy their own home.

Over 50 years later, were one of the leading housing providers in the UK.u00A0 Our services have diversified, our housing portfolio has expanded, and our reputation as an innovator within our sector has grown.u00A0 But one thing that has never changed.u00A0 Our belief in people and what they can achieve.

Your role at Orbit.

With an established track record delivering over 10,000 homes to date and ambition to build a further 6,500 new homes before 2025, Orbit is one of the countrys major housing developers.

We are recruiting a Land and New Business Director for our Orbit Homes Southern region.u00A0 We have a good number of developments in progress, numerous sites starting this year and a strong pipeline of land for direct build and other contracted schemes.u00A0

As the Land and New Business Director you will;-

Lead and manage the Regional Land & New Business Team by formulating strategic and subjective objectives that align with Orbit Homes and South Region objectives.
Identify, negotiate and acquire commercially beneficial, land and development opportunities of mixed tenure and in accordance with agreed business plans (5-year land supply at circa 500 units per annum).
Manage project delivery pre-contract to ensure all necessary approvals, contracts, detailed planning consents and any associated agreements are in place to facilitate start on sites within approved timeframes and ensuring regular progress update and forecasting is maintained with Finance, Sales, Commercial and Construction Teams.
Support the Regional RMD in all matters associated with Land, New Business and Development and be an effective member of the Regional Management Team.
What will help you make a difference.

Comprehensive knowledge and experience of the land acquisition and planning process within the Private and RP Sector.
Large established contact base.
Exceptional business and commercial acumen.
Competent knowledge of JCT Contract and Development Agreement Documentation
Excellent communication skills and experience working with internal and external partners.
Brilliant leadership skills, with the ability to support, motivate and drive a team forwards.
It would be beneficial to have a knowledge of RP governance, controls and development audit processes.
In depth knowledge of Joint Ventures and Quasi-partnerships.
We know that an inclusive environment makes us more accessible and ensures we attract, engage, promote and retain great people. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of background, age, gender/gender identity, sexual orientation, ethnicity/nationality, religious belief, faith or disability.u00A0 As part of our Armed Forces Covenant commitment, we welcome ex-services professionals to consider career opportunities at Orbit.

Why Orbit?

Rewarding your contribution.

For those who want or need more of a work life balanceour view is that this role is suitable for WorkSmart. This means we would consider a more flexible working arrangement, where your hours and work location are managed according to business, customer and personal needs. Agile working arrangements will be discussed during the interview process.

Some of our core benefits include:

Car allowance u00A36,600
Group bonus potential up to 20% of salary
27 days annual leave plus bank holidays and the Orbit day
Private medical insurance
Excellent contributory pension scheme
Life assurance
A great pick and mix of flexible benefits including the option to buy and sell holiday and much more
Our culture and purpose.

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.u00A0 We are proud to be a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, this demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We support our colleagues to be at their best through our wellbeing programme #ThisIsMe, our corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, our innovative approaches to making the world and our homes a greener place and our leading reward and recognition package. Because of this our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

Each year we build many new affordable homesu00A0and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties.u00A0 Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and thrive.u00A0 We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

Work for Orbit.u00A0 Believe in people.

We have so much more that wed like to share with you so please submit your CV demonstrating the value you could bring to Orbit.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.


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