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Title:  Area Sales Manager


Plymouth, South West, GB, PL4 9NJ

Department:  Development/Regeneration
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  190476

Sanctuary is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Area Sales Manager


Plymouth based with a balance of home and office working


£41,016 - £43,175 per year plus Sales Incentive Scheme


Plus Company car or car allowance


35 hours per week


We have an excellent opportunity for an Area Sales Manager to join our thriving Sales team is part of the Sales and Marketing Directorate within Development. The team is responsible for all new build sales within Sanctuary of both Shared Ownership and Open Market tenure. With a strong background in customer service and excellent negotiation and presentation skills, you will be an experienced people manager who can lead a team to deliver successful results.


Through our exciting development programme we aspire to build 30,000 new homes. This is an excellent opportunity to join our ambitious Development department who will be delivering this project. Therefore, if you are a hardworking and ambitious individual who strives for success, this could be the role for you.


The role of Area Sales Manager will include:

  • Being responsible for all sales activity across various sites in the South West region, including management of sales staff/external agents
  • Ensure any pipeline sites are ready to launch in line the sales programme from a legal & sales perspective
  • Manage your own and team KPIs to deliver the business plan sales programme is delivered
  • Ensuring all internal/financial processes are followed accordingly
  • Reporting and analysing critical data and present information to the wider team
  • Managing and motivating a regional team to ensure targets and goals are exceeded


Skills and experiences:

  • Degree, management qualification or relevant professional qualification
  • Experience within new home sales
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills
  • Proven experience of working to deadlines and prioritising workloads, both for self and others
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Knowledge of Help to Buy regulations, consumer codes and outright sales current practice
  • Previous managerial and customer service experience
  • Intermediate knowledge of MS Office systems, including Excel and Word
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 25 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme
  • Sales Incentives based on individual sales targets/KPIs
  • £41,016 per annum (rising to £43,175 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 12 August 2022


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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