Land Buyer

Southern (Leatherhead & Beaconsfield)

Work as part of a fast paced, entrepreneurial team where decisions and deals can be made quickly and competitively.

We are looking for a Land Buyer to join our Southern Land team to source and acquire land and development opportunities across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

The role will predominately be based from Beaconsfield working alongside our in-house planners and architect, with some time also spent in our Leatherhead office. Therefore, you will be happy to commute between both locations.

About the role

As Land Buyer you will report directly to the Land Director assisting with:

  • Selecting locations to undertake land searches, taking into consideration market values, planning potential, local plan policies etc
  • Identifying potential sites with an assessment of the technical and planning constraints
  • Gaining a good understanding of local plans and potential planning permissions and scope to improve existing planning consents
  • Making initial contact with landowners or their agents
  • Collating information and preparing land exchange packs
  • Building effective working relationships with local authorities, agents, landowners and land agents to keep up to date on current and future market opportunities
  • Appraising new opportunities and conducting market research for new and existing opportunities

About you

  • Previous experience of sourcing and buying residential land sites
  • Knowledge of current planning and government legislation
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Adept, confident and clear communicator
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Deal driven
  • Good local knowledge of the area.

What we offer in return

  • A great opportunity to grow and develop in a small, supportive team
  • A privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially strong company that has stood the test of time
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • Pension scheme paid via salary exchange
  • Annual leave starting at 25 days to a max of 30 days
  • Free life assurance
  • Many wellbeing benefits - on-demand GP service, discounted gym membership, Employee Assistance Programme and a cycle to work scheme
  • Discount scheme with savings across a range of sectors
  • Plus great social events throughout the year.

Shanly Group is an equal opportunities employer.


We will always try to fill our roles directly where we can.

When we need some extra help, we work with selected recruitment agencies who we have agreed fees and terms and conditions in place with. A member of our HR team will directly engage with the recruitment agency, discussing the role requirements and process fully. Candidates should only be put forward to a member of our HR team following this specific instruction.

We will not pay any fee to agencies who submit a speculative and unsolicited CV to any of our employees and without the agency having received a specific instruction from the HR team. In this instance, we reserve the right to contact the candidate directly without incurring any agency fee.

Speculative or unsolicited candidate and/or CV submission to Shanly Homes Limited, Sorbon Estates Limited and all associated, subsidiary, holding, related or connected companies will be seen as evidence of full acceptance of this policy.



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Grow with us

Shanly Group is passionate about investing in young people.

Be it via the support we provide through our charitable arm, the Shanly Foundation, or via our employment and training initiatives, we remain committed to attracting youngsters to the various professions within the construction industry.

We facilitate work experience opportunities and engage with our local schools through attendance at careers fairs and we work with schools to deliver on-site visits.

We also provide careers support to local children by taking part in mock interviews and giving advice on how to write an effective CV.

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