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Land Director

Cognisant Limited
Package to Attract the Best + Lucrative Site Acquisition Bonus (Paid on Exchange).
Closing date
25 Jan 2022
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As Land Director you will be responsible for the identification and acquisition of sites to be redeveloped into new build care homes. You will have responsibility for a regional area and be tasked with acquiring a number of sites per annum to achieve the companies business plan. You will have an existing network of contacts, and continuously build this network to give yourself the best possible chance of identifying potential sites. Whilst you will mostly be mobile within your patch, you will also have the option to work remotely from the business HQ, or at a serviced office, where you will have all the business tools and support to undertake your. The main aspect of the job is to work your network to identify sites that fit the company site profile (1-2 acres), then undertake due diligence to determine suitability and route to purchase (go and physically see the site, competitor analysis, understand locality/demand, planning, technical constraints, vendor aspirations) and present your findings to the Group Land Director. A decision will be then made to run further checks, and if the site remains viable, present your findings for approval to submit offers. Key to your success, will be the ability to maintain a healthy pipeline of potential sites at various stages that will feed the business and subsequent target achievement.


Our client is an industry leading developer and operator of new build care homes, it has extremely strong backing and financial firepower. The business is targeting to increase the delivery of new developments by a third, and as part of this expansion plan now seeks to appoint a number of Land Directors to identify the land required to do so. The business has internal resource in the field of planning, design, technical, commercial and construction delivery and makes decisions quickly to enable transactions to be progressed in an efficient and rewarding manner.


We are keen to speak with individuals who have a track record of acquiring development sites, have a great network of agents and introducers and have a passion for property development. You will be a robust, entrepreneurial character who is able to generate viable opportunities, and enjoys working within a fast paced environment. You are dynamic, commercial and a self-starter, who both wants to achieve professionally but also wants to be renumerated accordingly for the sites that you secure. We are extremely open minded as to the property sector you have gained your experience within – it’s your attitude, skill and passion that we are keen to see.


Cognisant is an executive recruitment consultancy, working across all disciplines, connecting people and businesses within the following sectors:

  • Housebuilding & Residential Development – Speculative & Affordable
  • PRS, Student & BtR
  • Mixed-Use & Regeneration
  • Commercial Development – inc. Industrial & Logistics, Office, Retail & Leisure
  • Real Estate
  • Facilities Management

Cognisant offer over four decades of expertise, and with our national coverage we partner with clients from major quoted organisations, large SMEs, to niche, privately owned companies. Cognisant offer the full suite of recruitment services, including: Executive Search & Selection, Advertised Selection, Contingency, Benefits & Salary Benchmarking and Competitor Analysis all on either a permanent or interim basis, executive or non-executive. If you are looking for your next role or are hiring we would love to talk.

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For a confidential conversation please contact Mark Heald, Director on 07796 514558 or via email on

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