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New Homes Officer

Posted: 28 Apr 2021 Closes: 14 May 2021
Home based (Travel as required across our geography- Midlands/East of England). Up to £29,224.97 per annum
Permanent & Full-time longhurst-group/604604

Your experience selling homes can improve lives.

Longhurst Group is one of the leading housing groups in the Midlands and East of England, providing more than 23,000 homes and a wide range of care and support services, with a team of 1,300 colleagues.

Guided by our shared values, our vision is to improve the lives of our customers and communities, focusing on two clear themes of work: Health and wellbeing and economic resilience. You can see how we’ll achieve this vision through our Improving Lives strategy by watching this video.

To help us deliver this ambitious vision, we are now looking for a successful, passionate New Homes Officer to work as part of our Growth and Development team on a contract basis up to a maximum of 12 months..

The Role

When you join our Development and Sales team no two days will be the same, you will be responsible for providing a service on behalf of Longhurst Group, Keystone Developments and the Blue Skies consortium in relation to all aspects of affordable home ownership.

Advising on specification, assisting the New Homes Manager in the managing and monitoring of marketing suites, our appointed selling agents and solicitors you will be the main point of contact for the customer from reservation through to completion. This busy role puts you at the forefront of helping us to improve lives through the provision of affordable housing.

Becoming an ambassador of Longhurst you will collaborate with external Agents and Partners in the progression and monitoring of sales, work closely with the New Homes Manager in implementing strategies on challenging sales schemes and ensure sales are delivered within target and given timescales.

As a confident negotiator you will thrive on attending site meetings and home buy events ensuring sales progress smoothly. Responsible for the full sales cycle you’ll be confident in progressing applications, void inspections alongside progression reports and audit checks.



If you’re looking for a sales role that helps the communities, it works in then we’d love to hear from you.

About You

With a successful property background, you’ll be well networked and adept at both marketing and property sales. Your application will demonstrate success in full lifecycle sale with a significant understanding in the legal processes of residential sales.

A charismatic individual, you’ll be comfortable working in a result driven environment liaising with internal and external customers daily. Building strong rapport with those that you work with and support you’ll be able to help improve our customers lives guiding them through the sales process.


For this role you will need to be comfortable working independently and travelling between different sites, having a flexible approach to your work whereby there may be occasional working of evenings and weekends.

If you are ready to take your next career move and join a leading UK housing association click “apply now” today.


Our Offer

Our offer has been created to underpin our two key pillars (health and wellbeing and economic resilience) and five core values: In it together, Heartfelt Service, Own it, Push the boundaries and Fun and Fair.

Demonstrating our strong investment in your health and wellbeing and economic resilience, we offer a competitive 28 days annual leave plus bank holidays and generous sick pay entitlements, as well as other paid leave.

A choice of defined benefit pension schemes, extensive learning and development opportunities, plus more. See Our Benefits attached.

If your application shows that you have the right knowledge, skills and that you share our values, we'll invite you to meet one of our team. We can’t wait to meet you…

Vetting Requirements

(The important things – Naturally working with our customers we need to complete pre-employment checks before you join us. This role is conditional upon receipt of two satisfactory references (one from your current employer).

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. Original proof must then be provided by day one upon successful candidature).

Equal Opportunities

Longhurst Group is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applicants that reflects the diverse communities we work with. We invite applicants to contact the employer to identify any additional support they may need during the recruitment process

Apply today #LonghurstGroup #ImprovingLives.

Applications close on 14th May at midday
Interview date 25th May - Remote interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams.

Longhurst Group

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