Executive Recruitment
Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Chief Executive

"We have one of the largest and most ambitious residential development programme in the sector, with projects ranging from partnerships with small housing associations to the creation of whole new towns."

Fiona Fletcher-Smith, Chief Executive

People, Passion, Inclusion, Responsibility, Impact


Thank you for your interest in L&Q and this new and important role of Group Director, Development and Sales.

L&Q is one of the UK’s leading housing associations. Today the L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 100,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East, and we are delivering our ambition to provide thousands of new homes every year. We hold an asset value in excess of £35bn. We have the largest and most ambitious residential development programme in the sector,  with projects ranging from partnerships with small housing associations to the creation of whole new towns.

Our vision is that everyone should have a quality home they can afford. We combine our social purpose and commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods we can be proud of.  

This is a truly unique opportunity to support L&Q’s mission to build thriving communities and play a key role in solving Britain’s housing crisis. In this pivotal role, you will be responsible for devising and leading our ambitious development programme and will be integral to the delivery of our strategy to strengthen our organisational culture. You will prioritise the needs of our residents, provide excellent services and create great places for people to live.  

You will lead L&Q to be an ethical developer, collaborating with our residents to build for the way people want to live now and in the future. You will lead on innovation in construction, be committed to solving environmental issues and move our ESG agenda forward. You will above all, prioritise quality and safety in everything we build for our communities.

We are looking for a strategic, socially and commercially focused individual with the energy and drive to make a difference.  As a member of our Executive team you will provide insight and constructive challenge to support the delivery of the Group’s overall corporate and business plans. You will also bring a depth of experience of regulatory and legal issues.  You will be strongly aligned to L&Q’s culture and values, demonstrating a collaborative, enabling leadership style. You will be a champion for diversity and inclusion and have a deep and authentic commitment to our social purpose.

This will be an interesting and challenging role that we expect to evolve over time as we continue to play our part in tackling the housing crisis. We want to do this by creating some of the most exciting, diverse and dynamic communities in the country.

If you’d like to be part of our journey, we’d like to hear more about you.

Thank you again for your interest.

Fiona Fletcher-Smith
Chief Executive

Group Development Director Role

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