The housing sector is an increasingly complex and dynamic industry which requires senior business professionals to navigate through a range of challenging issues. Following the economic crash and financial crisis of 2008 which saw house a 15% fall in UK house prices and a fall in the number of property sales to 0.86 million in 2009 from a peak of 1.67 million in 2006, the market has recovered to reach 1.07 million in 2013.

Despite this, the market continues to experience significant challenges. Increased regulation and restrictions on banks capacity and willingness to lend, coupled with an overall shortage in housing continues to see demand outstrip supply. However, government initiatives such as Help to Buy mortgages and a commitment to make planning permission easier and quicker, should enable substantial market growth over coming months and years.

We understand the need for making sure you have the right senior leadership team in place to develop and deliver a clear, competitive strategy that will deliver growth for your business. We are experts at finding the right calibre candidates in niche markets, who are not only experienced in the sector, but also have the commercial awareness to deliver cost effective solutions.

With such a diverse range of niche sectors, including housing associations, local authorities, not-for-profit service providers, and private building organisations, we have the experience to identify the best candidates to fit your business. Some of the roles we have successfully recruited for previously include:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Sales & Marketing Director
  • Senior Development Manager
  • Senior Land Manager

    Phil Sharp

    Phil set up Elliot Marsh in 2000 and has spent over 20 years in the recruitment industry. He leads Senior Executive and Non-Executive assignments, and is a specialist recruiter in a number of different areas including Automotive, Avionics & Defence, Energy, Engineering, Scientific and Property.


    James Parr

    James has been working in the recruitment industry for over 10 years, delivering to a huge mix of companies, from start-up through to multi-nationals. James specialises in hard-to-fill roles, mainly focusing on technology, IT, marketing/comms and professional services.


Regional Construction Manager South East Negotiable VIEW JOB
Senior Financial Accountant - Construction North West £60,000 to £80,000 VIEW JOB
Residential Construction Manager South East Negotiable VIEW JOB
Director of Housing North East Negotiable VIEW JOB



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"It is very refreshing that we can rely on a specialist sector recruiter to identify the right people suitable to help our business grow."

"Having worked with Elliot Marsh for in excess of 5 years I have found them to be a consistent, highly committed, professional and motivated recruitment company."

"We were delighted with the whole process and we felt comfortable in the knowledge we were appointing from the very best available talent. We will certainly be using Elliot Marsh Ltd in the future."