Senior Sales Manager (Housing)

Longhurst Group
Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: Up to £53,000 (starting salary dependant on qualifications and skills)
17 May 2019
09 Jun 2019
Sales, Sales Manager
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Title: Senior Sales Manager (Housing)

Directorate: Development and Sales

Salary: Up to £53,000 (starting salary dependant on qualifications and skills)

Hours: 36.25 per week

Location: Midlands

Reference Number: LG222

What sets us apart from most developers is a strategy that combines quality design with a commitment to sustainability and an expertise in consultation. This strategy allows us to put our customers first, build great homes, provide great services, and ultimately filters into what we as the Longhurst Group stand for, “making a difference” and “improving lives”.

Could you share an ethos like this? If so, our Senior Sales Manager opportunity may just be the role for you.

The role

Due to expansion of our Development and Sales team, we are now looking to appoint a Senior Sales Manager to our business function.

The successful candidate will assume responsibility for 2 New Homes Sales Managers, as well as a wider sales team, and work in conjunction with the larger business function to lead the provision of a stand-out sales service for Longhurst Group.

Our new Senior Sales Manager will take on the responsibility for all property sales, including shared ownership, Leasehold Schemes for the elderly, outright sales and other home ownership options we offer. This role will play a key part in facilitating the sales of the homes we build, the homes that will help solve the housing crisis and achieve our Group objectives and goals.

Sales team management will encompass a large part of the role. Our successful Senior Sales Manager will set individual targets for their sales team, ensuring effective performance, and ensure that the output of the sales team meets with excellent standards of customer care. This role will play a key part in ensuring Business Plan targets are met and exceeded, and that the financial expectations of our housing schemes are satisfied by the sales team. Critically, our new manager will lead the successful delivery on sales across our housing projects, ensuring that gross margin on turnover is achieved.

About You

As our ideal candidate you will have worked within a senior level sales and/or business development role within the housing/housing development industry.

We are looking for a values driven, yet commercially aware and innovative sales manager. An effective and passionate motivator you will be able to lead from the front on the delivery of sales across our portfolio.

A confident communicator, you will be comfortable working with staff and stakeholders at all levels both internally and externally.

About Us

Longhurst Group is one of the UK’s leading housing providers, providing more than 22,500 homes across the Midlands and the East of England, and is a leading independent provider of care and support services. Passionate about people and committed to its vision of ‘Improving Lives’, Longhurst Group does not stand still and has an exciting future ahead with ambitious growth plans for housing, care, support and community investment. Everything we do is about helping people, enhancing their wellbeing and improving lives.

Why Apply

At Longhurst Group we value and respect our people. We recognise that our success rests on the shoulders of committed staff and board members so we want to make sure that everyone feel supported and appreciated. Being part of Longhurst Group means living our values. In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the Boundaries and Fun and Fair. It is through our values we will continue to shape the future making a positive difference within our local communities, creating places where people want to live.

Benefits Package

In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll enjoy excellent employee benefits including

  • A competitive salary
  • Car allowance provision
  • A contributory average salary Pension Scheme
  • Generous paid annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and 3 additional concessionary days.
  • A commitment to learning and development
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free onsite parking at majority of sites

How to Apply

If you are reading this and believe you have what it takes to become our Senior Sales Manager, please visit and Apply Now

For a completely confidential further discussion, please contact Josh Pickersgill on 07970 287 951 or at

Vetting Requirements

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify eligibility to work in the UK at interview, copies will not be taken. Proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature.

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants from minority ethnic groups and people with disabilities and invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Closing date: Friday, 7th June (12PM)

Interview date: Thursday 13th or Friday 14th June 2019