Five unexpected jobs in housebuilding

Do you dream of working in construction but struggle to put flat pack furniture together? Perhaps you’d love to explore interior design but you don’t know your periwinkle from your powder blue? In this job bible, Keepmoat showcases the unexpected job roles available in the housebuilding and construction industry.

Take a deep dive to explore the often unknown opportunities beyond the traditional roles in the sector ahead of World Youth Skills Day on 15th July. From architecture to land acquisition, here are five unexpected jobs in housebuilding.

Design Manager

A Design Manager role is perfect for people who are passionate about home design and building communities. In this creative role you’ll design attractive, high-quality and inclusive homes that people want to live in.

As a Design Manager, you’ll be responsible for managing all the processes relating to producing a set of drawings that a building can be built from, so if you love picking out coordinating scatter cushions and surrounding yourself with colour wheels – this could be the job for you!

Land & Partnerships Director

Working in a Land and Partnerships role involves delivering regional business plans and targets, plus creating a robust pipeline of land acquisition. The role involves proactively sourcing, managing, and progressing land and partnership opportunities to facilitate the delivery of new homes!

For a role in this area, you will need to have some knowledge of land, be team-focused, be able to multitask, make decisions, be motivated and enthusiastic, and have strong negotiation skills.

Katie Dean, a Regional Land & Partnerships Director at Keepmoat manages the North West land acquisition strategy keeping a focus on expanding the division, maintaining existing relationships with land agents, local authorities, and affordable housing providers, alongside building new connections to expand opportunities in the area.

Katie comments: “As a woman in a largely male-dominated sector, I have seen first-hand the impact that diversity can have on the industry. Housebuilding has changed a lot during my 20-year-long career and there are so many roles available in construction that young women might not be aware of – land and partnerships roles being one of them!”

Architectural Technician

An Architectural Technician is responsible for the general day to day running of the technical team to support the overall innovation of the architectural process. The goal is to create a top quality product, implement best practice build methods, and assist with paperwork.

A role like this requires creativity, problem solving, passion, excellent communication, and collaboration – consider this one if you’re a person who loves attention to detail and processes!

Regional Managing Director (RMD)

Working as a Regional Managing Director requires a variety of experience within the business world. An RMD role involves being responsible for the day to day running of a regional office, commercial activity and ensuring high quality work is completed – a busy but rewarding role.

If you’re a senior manager with a great business brain, an RMD role could be your next challenge!

Marketing Coordinator

Goodbye content creator, hello marketing coordinator! If you love social media, always stay ahead of the trends and understand the world of branding and marketing – this is absolutely the place for you within housebuilding and construction.

In a marketing role at a UK housebuilder, you’ll be responsible for delivering online content, drafting email newsletters and even getting stuck into the creative of the brand! Perfect for those with a creative, digital edge.

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