• Job description

    Our people are at the forefront of delivering our ambitious vision and we’re looking for an experienced, inspirational, and strategically minded Head of Talent to join a forward-thinking organisation focused on high performance and being an employer of choice.

    Our vision at Longhurst Group is clear; to improve lives. Intrinsic to this is an absolute commitment to be a high-performing and inclusive organisation that enables our people to be themselves and perform to their highest ability. To achieve this goal, we are now looking for an inspirational Head of Talent to shape our talent management, resourcing, learning, career, and leadership development across the Group.

    This role will be pivotal in ensuring that quality people are at the heart of everything we do at Longhurst Group and have the skills, capabilities, and motivation to deliver exceptional results and levels of customer experience. Engaging with our Senior Leadership team you’ll develop inclusive and fit for purpose workforce strategies that ensure we have the skills and talents we need now, and in the future, addressing existing and predicted labour shortages.

    As we progress our digital journey and enhance our digital offering to our customers, you’ll play a key role in building the digital capabilities of our people to maximise the benefits of our investment.

    You’ll be instrumental in the design and delivery of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy and approaches to build an inclusive and welcoming environment where colleagues can thrive.

    A key part of our leadership team, you’ll lead a first-class learning and development and talent function that supports the needs of an ambitious organisation and, ultimately, supports our people to provide the best possible service to our customers.

  • Benefits

    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 31 day annual leave plus bank holidays
    • Pension Scheme
    • Life Cover (as part of pension scheme membership)
    • Membership of our Health Care Cash Plan including Employee Assistance programme
    • Free Eye Tests
    • Free flu vaccinations
    • Investment in your personal development through our extensive learning and development opportunities.
    • Professional subscription for membership fees relating to your role.
    • Family friendly, carers leave plus other paid leave
    • Long Service Awards
    • Carers Networking Group and resources to support Unpaid Carers

    If your CV 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…

  • How to apply

    How to apply


    Please click apply now to submit your CV today. In the event of high applicant volumes, we reserve the right to close this advert and CV submission window early.

    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).

    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

    As an equal opportunities’ employer, Longhurst Group is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimin ation on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

    We pride ourselves on looking after our colleagues and as part of our commitment we are an Employer for Carers and would welcome your application if you have additional unpaid caring responsibilities.

    We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Longhurst Group.

    Our company

    We are 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.

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