Homes For Scotland 2022

Scottish Housing & Property Salaries 2022

2020 / 2021 has been a particularly strong year for housebuilding in Scotland, with many of the housebuilders pushing through ambitious growth plans, along with continued robust sales. This subsequently increased the demand for both site management and technical staff.

This demand, coupled with a larger number of people deciding to explore new opportunities, has meant that demand has, in many cases, outstripped supply. We have therefore seen a significant increase year on year in salaries.

Sourcing experienced site managers, who could manage complex sites, additional COVID regulations, materials and sub-contractor shortages, and an increased number of completion/handovers have been a key area for recruitment in the last 12 months. It’s reflected in the most significant salary increase we have seen to date (over 10% increase).

Looking ahead into 2022 / 2023, the pace of new house sales is widely expected to level out to a more realistic output. There is still the impact of inflation, cost of materials, and supplier availability, but there has been a closer emphasis on company culture and staff engagement to retain existing employees. Companies that have decided to offer a more flexible approach to working (where appropriate), should also see a better pool of available candidates as the sector adjusts to the new way of working.

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Nicola Monro
Head of Housing & Property Division

Nicola joined the construction recruitment market in 2003, working with a large international plc. Her proven track record has spanned a number of specialisms, from trades & labour, to commercial roles to senior appointment. After joining a boutique agency in 2013, to help grow the business, Nicola was incremental in developing the strategies that grew the business to become a key player in the market. Nicola is delighted to be working with the Contract Scotland team, who she has considered the benchmark in the Scottish construction recruitment market. She looks forward to growing the housebuilding division into the “go to” agency of choice in this sector. She is keen to ensure the level of service her network expects is consistently met.

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Adam Rahma
Recruitment Consultant

Adam joined Contract Scotland back in October 2021 after spending over 7 years working within the fitness industry. Adam felt that it was time for a new challenge and to get out of his comfort zone, which he has undoubtedly achieved.

Adam feels that his experience in forming customer relationships and helping people transform their lives both mentally and physically will stand him in good stead for a rewarding career within recruitment, helping people get the job they’ve always wanted.

He is working within our housebuilding team beside Nicola and Marie, and he is working on permanent vacancies predominantly at Site and Assistant Site Manager level. He has started to visit sites and meet clients face to face and is enjoying the variety the new role brings.

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Marie Savage

Having joined the Admin team in June 2017, Marie moved over to the Housing & Property division as a Resourcer in the Summer of 2019.

Working alongside Nicola and Adam, she’s actively speaking to candidates, dealing with vacancies, working her way through the numerous applications we receive and ensuring that all candidates return their registration forms.

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