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Land Apprentice

Job Introduction

Gleeson Homes are looking for Land Apprentice to join the Land Manager based out of our new area office in Penrith. This is a new role to join a busy land department covering the Cumbria region

Role Responsibility

Assisting with land opportunity identification including:

  • Reviewing ‘Local Plans’
  • Reviewing Barbour ABI information
  • Regular contact with local land agents
  • Land Registry searches
  • Send speculative interest letters to landowners
  • Trawl for land opportunities and SHLAA (Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment)
  • Monitor Local Authority planning policies/delivery document progress
  • Assisting in preparation of land offer bid packs including:
    • Printing/compiling reports and drawings
    • Applying for service records
    • Preparation of offer letters
  • Assisting in preparation of planning applications including:
    • Printing/compiling reports and drawings
    • Occasional liaison with external consultants
    • Assisting in production of ‘in-house’ reports
  • Assisting with Planning Policy identification including:
    • Reviewing ‘Local Plans’
  • Possible attendance at relevant planning meetings, including planning committees, primarily in an observational capacity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Must have a driving licence and own transport
  • Must have a minimum Grade C GCSE, or equivalent, in maths and English
  • Strong personal organisational skills
  • Computer literate, ideally with experience of Microsoft Excel

Package Description

  • Relevant training provided
  • Generous holiday entitlement of 26 days per annum + bank holidays
  • Holiday Buy Back Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme (with company and voluntary contribution)
  • Healthshield membership (upon successful completion of probationary period)
  • Life Assurance Scheme
  • The opportunity to join our Share Purchase Plan upon completion of a year working with Gleeson Homes

About the Company

Gleeson Homes specialises in building low cost homes on brownfield sites across the North of England, transforming areas of derelict land into brand new communities of new homes which are priced to suit local people.

Gleeson Homes, building in excess of 1,000 houses per year, is part of the MJ Gleeson Group of companies and is expanding in a rapid, controlled manner throughout the North of England and The Midlands.  We are currently opening Area Offices at the rate of one per year.

Gleeson Homes and Regeneration


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