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Head of Land

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

Are you an exceptional, talented and values led leader in Land acquisition who wants to make a difference?


Then this could be the role for you! We’re looking for a Head of Land to join us on a 12-month FTC contract covering maternity leave. You’ll have overall accountability for all acquisitions of land and property and be responsible for the operational delivery of the Development Programme (pre-construction) which supports the Growth Strategy of 8000 homes. 


About Yorkshire Housing 

Here at Yorkshire Housing our customers are at the heart of what we do – we’re not just your typical housing provider! In a nutshell we own and manage nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire and our mission is to make it possible for our tenants to have a place they’re proud to call home.

We have huge growth plans – that’s where you come in! You’ll oversee, manage and develop new partnerships and joint ventures to secure a more stable land pipeline as well as ensuring funding is in place and funding programmes are managed via the programme manager.


About the role

This exciting role has strategic responsibility and sits within our senior leadership team. The key responsibilities include Leadership, Growth Delivery, Performance and Communication & Engagement.

Leadership – Provide inspiring, confident, and clear leadership to your teams and the wider business, empowering colleagues to find the best solutions and take forward our culture of innovation, flexibility and service excellence.

Growth Delivery – Lead on the land and S106 team to identify and purchase sites and properties required to deliver the growth strategy as well as continuing to identify new opportunities and new ways of delivery through effective partnerships.

Performance – Ensure that the right annual targets and performance measures to deliver current and future performance outcomes are established and monitored across Land and S106 Acquisitions and Funding, and that these are achieved.

Communication & Engagement – Lead and manage communications within the Land, S106 and Funding team as well as the wider Development Team and more widely as part of the YH Leadership Team.

Already feel this is the role for you? Find out more in the Job Description.


So, what are we looking for in a candidate? 

If you have the skills, experience, and tenacity to make all this happen then we would love to hear from you! 

The below would also be great: 

  • A track record of leading a large and diverse land acquisitions programme.
  • Sound knowledge and experience in Land and S106 acquisitions and able to identify and manage risk.
  • Able to work effectively and collaboratively with peers and the wider senior management team.
  • A credible and articulate leader, who can inspire teams towards shared goals and deliver excellent service and high performance.
  • A natural coach, able to direct and lead in order to develop the team and other colleagues to perform to their best.
  • Confident, independent, and effective decision maker.
  • A sound understanding of the challenges facing the housing sector, and the regulatory and legal frameworks we operate within.
  • Personal values and approach that align with YH’s values.


What’s in it for you… 

We offer an excellent salary of £83,000 plus a £2,000 car allowance per annum for a 35-hour week plus 25 days annual leave (rising annually to 30 days) plus Bank Holidays.  

That’s not all - we offer a reward package to suit everyone. At YH, you can claim back for prescriptions, eye tests and more with our cash plan, make the most of a variety of retail discounts and take advantage of our pension scheme where we’ll match your contributions up to 9%, just to name a few.

We also promote a flexible approach to work and a real focus on your development with a number of internal and external training opportunities!

One of our biggest priorities is the wellbeing of our staff and you can make the most of our readily available wellbeing support package. This includes access to a library of free fitness classes, as well as an instant My GP service and free counselling sessions with a trained professional. 


The fine print  

At YH, we’re actively building a work environment that’s inclusive as well as diverse. We believe difference is what makes us stronger and recognise the importance of our teams reflecting the communities we serve, so we welcome and encourage candidates from all backgrounds for this role.  

If you require additional support with your application, please us by email at  

The closing date for applications will be 5th March 2024 – don’t wait to get your application in as the role may close early!

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