Welcome to WV Living


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At WV Living, we are a team of ‘can do’ people who work together to make a positive difference, and enable better lives.

We are an ambitious organisation focused on delivering the best homes for people in Wolverhampton; working for us gives you the opportunity to make a difference to their lives.

We invest heavily in skills and training for our employees; you will develop and grow with us through your time, benefiting from regular professional development conversations, and varied training opportunities.

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Salary – competitive

We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Land and Planning to join the WV Living team.

The Business
Based in Wolverhampton, WV Living was established in 2016 by City of Wolverhampton Council as a house builder to deliver high quality open market housing in the city, and where possible address derelict council owned opportunities.
The foundation of WV Living has always been to provide choice and offer local people the opportunity to buy high-quality, good value homes.

We work to benefit the communities in the city, and we do this by delivering on four key objectives:

  • Profit for Purpose
  • Creating desirable homes and communities
  • Creating local investment and employment
  • Delivering regeneration and neighbourhood improvements

We are committed to delivering new homes to meet the demand in the city, which has had insufficient new development in some areas over recent years.

We endeavour to tackle new build sites deemed to be commercially unviable by other developers, historically this has resulted in them remaining vacant and derelict for several years. These sites will provide additional housing supply for the city and deliver 25% affordable housing wherever commercially possible.

WV Living’s aim is to provide high quality new homes in desirable surroundings, which have been constructed in a socially responsible manner. A sustainable approach to construction is not just beneficial for the environment; it makes commercial sense and brings benefits to our workforce, customers, shareholder, and the local community. As we embark on a period of ambitious growth, with an aim to deliver approximately 200 homes per annum, we want to know if you want to join us on our journey?

The Role
Working as part of a small team, reporting to the Development Director, your role will be focussed on identifying land with development potential, appraising sites, and ensuring a robust and efficient acquisition process. The key responsibilities are:

  • Identify potential sites for acquisition, this will be achieved through proactive approaches to landowners and liaising with local agents and internal stakeholders
  • Compilation and review of technical site assessments and appraisals
  • Securing of planning and associated permissions via negotiations and liaison with the relevant authorities, local residents and other stakeholders
  • Financial evaluation through to acquisition
  • Ensure that all internal and external stakeholders are updated and contribute effectively through site appraisal and feasibility assessments

The successful candidate
We are looking for an experienced Land Manager/Director with a demonstratable track record of acquiring land for residential development in the Wolverhampton/West Midlands area. You will have previously worked for developer directly or as an agent supplying sites. You will need to be proactive, tenacious, and diligent. In return you will be rewarded with a competitive salary, generous pension scheme with a business that can offer long-term career development and opportunity.

Email information@wolverhampton.gov.uk now with your CV and cover letter.