Lands Support Officer

  • Job Reference: 003554
  • Date Posted: 6 January 2021
  • Employer: Cadent
  • Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Competitive salary, generous pension scheme and a range of benefits
  • Sector: Operations
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Lands Support Officer

Base Location – Eastern Network (main offices are Leicester and Coventry)


Salary – Competitive, plus a generous pension scheme and a range of company benefits


Here at Cadent we’re at the start of an exciting journey of transformation, growth and evolution. We’re new but we’re 200 years old. (You might have known us as part of National Grid but now we’ve transformed ourselves to Cadent). We’re the UK’s largest gas network connecting and keeping energy flowing to our customer’s 12 million homes and businesses across the UK.


We’re proud of our story so far and we’re super powered up about what our future holds.  That’s where you come in!  Join us as a Lands Support Officer and start a transformation journey adding real purpose and direction to your career and feel genuinely proud about what you do.



About the Role


To assist in the delivery of expert land support for the Cadent business, to ensure that land rights are delivered for all works/projects requiring consents from third parties in accordance with current best practice, process and guidance, and in a manner that enhances Cadent’s reputation.


Key Accountabilities:


  • Ensure access to land to allow capital and maintenance plans to be delivered to programme
  • Negotiate and settle damage and associated claims, agree reinstatement
  • Assist senior colleagues on large or complex construction projects
  • Carrying out land referencing and title searches on new jobs
  • Ensure Cadent complies with relevant legislation to deliver these consents e.g. Gas Act 1986
  • Assist with the successful delivery of crop loss and drainage compensation claims, ensuring value for money and consistency across different networks
  • Carry out landowner visits (MAINT5 Obligations) to ensure the location of gas mains through land are known and make landowners aware of the Health and Safety obligations and processes relating to works in close proximity to our assets
  • Managing external suppliers to deliver works on behalf of Cadent
  • Obtaining support from senior colleagues (Senior Land Officers and other Land Officers) to develop skills and build capacity to handle work independently or with minor supervision. Handling route issues/cases with minimal support whilst escalating complex ones



About You

You will possess the following skills, knowledge and qualifications:


  • Excellent communication skills required; be comfortable speaking with landowners, developers and other third parties out in the field
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Preferably educated in a lands/surveying discipline or with previous experience in lands or wayleaving
  • Good standard of education, demonstrated by A-C grades or equivalent qualifications including English and Maths





At Cadent we’ve got a whole host of standard and flexible benefits. You’ll get 25 days holiday + statutory days with the option to buy/sell also, a generous pension plan as well as the opportunity to earn bonus. Flexible benefits include: cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car, insurance and healthcare packages plus access to our Occupational Health services. 



Diversity and Inclusion


Cadent has a commitment to Diversity and Inclusion  -  the more diverse our organisation is, the more able we are to respond to and reflect our communities in all their diversity.  We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people with a diverse variety of backgrounds; age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. 


We want our employees to achieve a work life balance and are happy to discuss flexible working options with you if the role can accommodate it.


If you require any reasonable adjustments during the application process, please let us know.  We’re committed to be Disability Confident in line with the Department For Work and Pensions scheme.


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