Land Manager

Southern (Leatherhead)

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

Shanly Homes - the privately-owned, award-winning regional housebuilder - is looking for a Land Manager to join their Leatherhead regional team to source and acquire land and development opportunities across Surrey, Sussex and Kent.

 About the role

As Land Manager you will report straight to the Land Director covering:

  • Conducting land appraisals in line with our robust system to determine the valuation of potential development land
  • Establishing and building effective working relationships with local authorities, agents, landowners and other developers to keep up to date on current and future market opportunities
  • Successfully negotiating and managing offers for land in line with regional budgets
  • Preparing site profitability statements, putting together development programmes, sales market research and acquisition build budgets
  • Ensuring the successful delivery of planning applications and decisions by liaising with the planning team and external consultants
  • Working collaboratively with the wider teams to enable a smooth transition once a site has been secured.

 About you

  • Strong experience in sourcing and managing own land acquisition leads and negotiations within the residential property sector
  • Demonstratable knowledge and application of current planning and government legislation
  • Adept, confident and clear communicator
  • Proven negotiation skills
  • Deal driven
  • Good local knowledge of the area.

 What we offer in return

  • Friendly, supportive team with a welcoming culture
  • Located in central Leatherhead town, close to many cafés, shops including Sainsburys and Waitrose.
  • Easy to commute to with great road connections being just off the M25 and within a 15 minute walk to Leatherhead train station
  • A privately-owned business with all the benefits of a financially strong company that has stood the test of time
  • Competitive salary and car allowance
  • Annual land bonus schemes
  • Enhanced pension scheme paid via salary exchange
  • BUPA cover
  • 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 many 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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