House Builder Recruitment Services

Vertical Recruitment are experts at placing industry experienced talent into permanent, temporary and contract roles in house-building disciplines at all levels, from new entrants and intermediate positions, up to company directorships and senior-level boardroom executives.

We draw on our deep knowledge of the UK house-building market and our nationwide networks to find industry professionals with the skills and experience required by our clients. We consult on contingency assignments, executive search and exclusive retained recruitment services, adopting the most suitable recruitment approach for each role.

For our long-term clients, we provide ongoing consultation and collaboration, and can help you to make key decisions regarding remuneration, talent retention and succession planning.

Vertical Recruitment work with companies throughout the house-building segment, from traditional housebuilders and residential developers, to social housing and affordable housing providers, to private rented sector specialists and related SMEs.

House Builder Recruitment in the North West

We are based in Manchester and work with some of the North West’s best-known housebuilders to provide unparalleled sector insight and to place the region’s top talent into roles across Liverpool and Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside and Cheshire. But our client base extends nationwide too and we can recruit for housebuilding roles wherever your company is based in the UK.

Our clients range from independent and SME Housebuilders through to national PLC housebuilders. We source candidates based on their technical excellence, whether they are recent graduates or seasoned industry veterans, to give our clients the knowledge they need in every individual.

This not only provides immediate value for the employer and candidate alike in temporary, contract and permanent roles, but also ensures placements have the desired longevity. We go beyond a simple CV search, to make sure our shortlisted candidates are a good match for the client’s company culture and to align their future career path with your own organisational goals for mutual success.

Make Vertical Recruitment your first port of call when you need to recruit housebuilding employees, or if you are searching for your next job in a related discipline.

House Building Recruitment Experts

With more than 15 years’ experience in recruitment for the UK property and housebuilding sectors, our directors understand the importance of the discipline.

During the 2010s, NHBC figures show 1.4 million new residential properties were registered to be built in the UK – with annual registrations up 81% over the decade. The strongest growth was in the West Midlands (169%) and the North West (148%), two regions where Vertical Recruitment have a strong presence and proven track record.

Some of the main housebuilding disciplines we recruit for include:

  • Asset Management
  • Commercial Manager
  • Construction Management
  • Contracts Manager
  • Estimator
  • Land and Development
  • Land Buyer
  • Project Manager
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Site Manager
  • Technical

However, this is not all of the roles we recruit into. If you are seeking a house builder professional at any level, or you need continuing recruitment consultancy services for these and other UK property sector disciplines, we can help.

We value expertise and experience, especially in a segment like housebuilding where there is a high level of competition to recruit and retain the best talent. As such, we can find candidates from a range of different backgrounds, whether that’s a university degree in business management or marketing, an NVQ in a specific trade or discipline, or someone who has proved their capabilities by working their way up through the sector.

We also seek relevant qualifications and proven credentials from contractors and applicants for temporary jobs in housebuilding, so that no matter the type of vacancy you need to fill, you are always assured of the same high standard of shortlisted candidates.

Who We Work With

Vertical Recruitment have a strong track record and reputation working with national and multinational brands in the UK housebuilding sector, and independent SME house builders.

Many of our clients are based in the North West, including Merseyside, Lancashire, Cheshire and Greater Manchester. We collaborate with Place North West to compile the annual Vertical Salary Review, which provides insight into the rates of pay across a variety of property and construction disciplines in the region.

We use the data from this survey to underpin our recommendations when consulting with our clients on remuneration and benefits packages before advertising jobs in housebuilding and related disciplines, so you can be confident of attracting the best talent at the best value.

Salary is not the only concern for many house builders. While 72% of the people we surveyed said they look for a higher salary when they change jobs, almost half (48%) value better prospects for career progression and more than a third (37%) want improved work-life balance.

We have also seen company culture valued more highly in recent years, which highlights the importance of finding an applicant who is a good fit for your organisation as a whole, and not just for the basic job specification.