Thinking of a career in urban regeneration, house-building and looking for a job with real potential, training and opportunity?

Becoming a member of the Gleeson Group could be the answer.



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Current Vacancies

Land Manager - Wakefield



To be responsible for the acquisition of land in a region and to secure new sites for development to a meet or exceed Gleeson Developments regional forecast performance. To see acquisitions through the legal process and attain satisfactory planning approvals on acquired sites.




  • To research and attend seminars, conferences and events to keep fully informed of the current and key issues affecting land acquisitions and its principle.
  • Agree HOTs and purchase land to ensure continuity of land supply to at least meet future forecasts
  • Provide detailed land bids, that demonstrate the company’s requirement in respect of profitability that is met
  • Demonstrate that site acquisition terms concur with agreed and authorised land bids
  • Negotiate and prepare the legal documentation associated with land acquisitions
  • Draw to the attention of the Group Land Director any issues which may affect existing or future obligations
  • Liaise with legal representatives and advise on the legal status of developments
  • Brief design teams, external consultants and internal departments to ensure the successful delivery of planning on sites:-


    • Ensuring planning is delivered within time, budget and within any other obligations, if applicable
    • Negotiate on behalf of the company and in conjunction with the Group Land Director, planning agreements that meet the company’s requirements in respect of forecast profit




  • Educated to degree level in a related discipline
  • Community involvement/public exhibitions
  • Commercially astute
  • Good communication and negotiation skills
  • Team player
  • Up to date knowledge of land acquisition legislation
  • IT Literate (Microsoft Office)
Strategic Planner - Fleet

Reporting to our Planning Manager, you will provide technical support to the Strategic Land team to enable the effective submission of planning proposals, appeals and assist in monitoring the progression of the Gleeson portfolio through the planning system. This will include the need for independent research and attendance at meetings reporting back to the team and making recommendations on planning strategy choices.

This role is ideally suited to someone who is a chartered member of the RTPI, commercially focused with a broad range of experience in all aspects of the English planning system. You will be organised, passionate and conscientious, and enjoy being an integral part of the team.

Candidates from a variety of backgrounds will be considered providing they can demonstrate relevant post qualification experience.



  • Management of existing strategic land holdings
  • Initial site and planning appraisals against policy for potential development opportunities
  • Strategic site identification
  • Ongoing review of planning policy and impact on current and future sites
  • Preparation of written representations for local plans and planning applications
  • Co-ordination and collation of information from external consultants
  • Co-ordination and preparation of public consultations and political engagement work
  • Preparation and co-ordination of detailed planning applications and discharging of conditions
  • Assist in negotiation of 106 agreements associated with applications.
  • Managing multiple consultants to allow for the effective promotion of strategic sites
  • Providing detailed planning advice and formulating strategies for the successful delivery of development projects throughout the country
  • Liaising with local authority officers, external consultants and third parties on a range of planning matters
  • Strategic planning - including the identification of suitable sites and the preparation of local plan representations and Neighbourhood Plans
  • Work on Planning Appeals
  • General research of planning policy, planning guidance and legislation
  • Assisting with and contributing towards general business development on behalf of the Company


  • A chartered member of the RTPI
  • Ability to demonstrate relevant post qualification experience
  • Computer literate
  • Good communication skills

Full driving licence

Build Manager - Wakefield



Directly responsible for the successful commencement and completion of each development within Gleeson Developments Limited.


In line with the approved feasibility and approved budget, working to both construction and sales programmes as well as ensuring compliance with and enforcement of all current health and safety legislation, NHBC requirements and building regulations.




Assist in compiling data on potential sites to be purchased, including liaising with the Technical and Commercial Departments in relation to soils investigations, trial holes, and with Area Surveyor(s) in obtaining quotations for demolition, security, etc.


Responsible for planning and programming the site in line with the approved feasibility and in accordance with the preliminary budgets and estimates. Approve staffing levels and site set-up requirements.


Oversee and ensure that all staff directly under your control, including sub-contractors, work in accordance and comply with the Company Safety Policy.


Prepare the Site Safety Plan, check all assessments are in place and regularly updated, ensure all matters relating to COSHH are in place and that all sub-contractors and suppliers comply with Construction Health & Safety requirements.


Responsible for undertaking an audit of Health & Safety procedures on a regular basis.


To ensure checks are made, that all persons operating plant and equipment are correctly certified.


In conjunction with the Technical and Commercial Departments, responsible for highlighting and resolving queries and problems.


Be conversant with latest NHBC standards, liaise with NHBC inspectors and Area Mangers and ensure Reportable Items are kept to a minimum and should a development be under LA Building control, liaise with their inspectors as necessary.


Responsible for attending to any specific problems concerning Service Authorities and to ensure that these are processed in line with the development programme.


Responsible, where necessary, for reinforcing requirements with regards to labour and material. As well as corresponding on shortages of labour, quality of workmanship, quality of materials and take whatever appropriate action is required to overcome these specific problems, including terminating orders where persistent breaches have occurred.


Attend the regular site meetings to discuss, monitor and overcome disputes and problems of either a financial or productivity nature.


In line with Gleeson Developments Customer Care Policy work to resolve any customer related problems that arise.


Be aware of all company policies, including customer care, final inspection, key release, nine month check and endeavour to gain a good position in internal league tables.


To monitor sub-contractors performance in this respect and take immediate and appropriate action if it is evident that a specific sub-contractor regularly produces sub-standard workmanship.


Attend weekly sales/build meetings.


Attend monthly SMT meetings and prepare information and reports for presentation at the meeting.


Liaise with both the Sales Department with regards to specific requirements, preparation for “Open Weekends”, special promotions, etc.


On the commencement of each project provide a clear programme indicating the show house completion dates and legal completion dates in line with the development/budgeted programme in conjunction with the Regional Directors releases.


Prior to the commencement of each development, liaise with the Technical and Commercial Departments with regards to the environmental assessment, notifying all local residents of the intended site commencement date and liaising with any local schools, community centres, regarding potential site hazards and other health and safety items.


Report on a regular basis to your Regional Director and the Construction Director on progress, problems, customer care, Health & Safety issues, any threatened legal action, etc.


All encompassing role with regards to the successful commencement and completion of all projects directly under their control and must ensure that the Board’s requirements and expectations in respect of profitability, safety, sales and quality are fully met and all staff under their control thoroughly understand and are capable of meeting Gleeson Developments requirements.


To comply with the Groups Health and Safety Policy and procedures.


Responsible for the motivation, training and assessment of relevant staff, as applicable.



In depth knowledge and understanding of the house building industry (preferably with a high volume house builder).

Excellent communication and presentational skills

Awareness of changing health and safety legislation

Excellent organisational skills/management skills

Excellent problem solving skills

Proven ability of working to tight deadlines

PC skills

Sales Administrator - Sheffield




To provide sales administration support to the Sales Director and Sales Manager.




Co-ordinate stationery requests for sales staff

Forward enquiries to sales staff from website

Send out brochures

Ensure plot files are updated with correspondence

Produce final inspection log

Produce nine month inspection log

Send out relevant customer letters throughout the reservation stages

Answer initial telephone enquiries

Process customer extras and liaise with Commercial and Accounts regarding quotations and payments

Typing and circulating sales correspondence

Arranging contracts and transfers for signature and logging whereabouts

Receiving exchange and completion notifications from solicitors and informing sales staff accordingly

Producing the Home Owners Manual

Assist with customer care management

To provide assistance and support to the Regional Director as required




Understanding of the house buying process

Experience and knowledge of sales activity on site

Confidence and ability to converse with people at all levels (particularly purchaser, solicitors, Heads of Department, Regional Director and CEO).

Team player (to become an integral part of the region & sales team)

Attention to detail

Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines

Experience of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)