This week, we’re talking to team member Emma Keir, who is a Principal Recruitment Consultant in the Cardiff office, and who declared “BRC has such a fantastic reputation in social housing recruitment across South Wales.”
Having joined the agency in February 2019 as a Trainee Consultant, Emma has worked her way up to her current role within the Property Services, Assets and Development Sectors.
What do you particularly enjoy about your current role at BRC?
“Having worked up from Trainee to Principal Consultant level, it’s been so rewarding to work on different roles for candidates in the social housing and supported housing sector in Wales and see them progress into careers they really enjoy.”
What areas of social housing recruitment does your department cover?
“There is such a variety of positions available to fill, ranging from trade Supervisor to Maintenance Surveyor to Planned Maintenance Manager.”
“I work within Property Services which handles existing properties as well as Development which handles jobs in new build schemes – land acquisition, tender and construction phases. This includes all social housing as well as local authority housing.”
“I have also provided recruitment to public sector organisations including police and universities. The diversity in public sector recruitment is great.”
How much of your role covers social housing recruitment?
“Social housing recruitment can focus heavily on roles within residential, but there are also local authority roles to fill in areas including leisure centres, schools and libraries.”
What do you particularly like about your job at BRC?
“There is lots of crossover between social housing recruitment and the local authority recruitment work we do at BRC. There is a high level of variety in roles and my job is all about building rapport with candidates and clients.”
“It takes time to build relationships with candidates and managers in the sector, but everyone is always friendly and welcoming of the call. I really enjoy speaking to people and getting back out meetings again.”
How is the social housing recruitment sector looking at the moment?
“There are candidate shortages and big market changes since Covid. There are currently more jobs available than people to fill them. More candidates are being gradually attracted into the social housing sector because of job security and the benefits.”
Why do you enjoy working with BRC in South Wales?
“BRC has a great working environment and I’m continually supported by my amazing colleagues. It is a fun and challenging workplace, with a fantastic commission structure and a massive database of clients and candidates across South Wales.”
“Relationships are everything and BRC has been successfully in the social housing sector for more than 20 years.”
To find out more about the social housing jobs currently available with BRC Jobs, please visit here.
To register as a candidate with BRC Jobs, please visit here.