6th June 2019

From Copper to Supported Housing Recruiter

Jade Wright is our Supported Housing recruiter within the Social Housing division, she now supports Housing Associations and Charities to support and look after our communities, but like most in recruitment, that wasn’t always the case. This is Jades story about how she went from being a ‘bobby on the beat’ to beating the competition. “When you were a child, […]

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Recruitment Canaries

11th April 2019

Recruitment Canaries ‘What do Leaders Really do’ Event

Who are the Recruitment Canaries? The recruitment industry is often seen to be very competitive, with agencies jostling over clients and unwilling to share successes and insights with one another. In fact, if you search ‘Cross collaboration recruitment agencies’ online, you’ll find next to nothing! However, the Recruitment Canaries are bucking the trend on this. In 2018, […]

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Chan Kataria

31st January 2019

Equal Housing – A Discussion with Chan Kataria

Welcome to the final blog post before the Equal Housing event on 07.02.18, we’ll have follow-up posts from the other speakers, but this week we speak to Chan Kataria about his views on Housing. Chan Kataria is the Group Chief Executive of EMH Group, a housing and care group with a turnover of over £100m, over […]

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Chantelle Miller

9th January 2019

Equal Housing – A Conversation with Chantelle Miller

With the Equal Housing event on the horizon, the third instalment of our campaign focuses on Chantelle Miller to discuss how got into Social Housing and her views on diversity. Chantelle was a NHF Future Leaders conference guest speaker 2018, an active CIH East Midlands member champion. Chantelle will also be an advisory board member […]

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Shelter Housing

19th December 2018

Transforming Lives – an Interview with Shelter

Last time, Niyaa People’s Social Housing Recruitment Manager Matthew Guest spoke to Tansy Crowley-Sweet from Castle Vale about what it’s really like to work in Social Housing. He’s now taken the opportunity to speak to Amy Mullins-Downes, Service Manager at Shelter in Birmingham about how they have created exciting initiatives to aid the homeless and […]

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Faisal Butt

13th December 2018

Equal Housing – An Interview With Faisal Butt

Earlier on in the year we launched our Equal Housing campaign which highlighted the Diversity issue within Leadership roles in the Housing sector. With our event on 7th February 2019 drawing ever closer, for our second installment I spoke to Faisal Butt, Lead Commissioner for Housing at Barnet Council to discuss why he chose to […]

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Aileen Evans

31st October 2018

Equal Housing – A Talk With Aileen Evans

National Housing Summit 2018 certainly created headlines both inside and outside of the Social Housing Sector. Theresa May’s announcement that Housing associations, which are private and non-profit-making providers and managers of low-cost homes, will be able to bid for a share of the £2 billion fund stretching as far ahead as 2028-29. During the two […]

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Half a decade with Matthew Guest

10th October 2018

Half a Decade with Matthew Guest (+ a video)

Matthew Guest or ‘Guesty’ as he’s known by many of his colleagues, is our Section Manager here at Niyaa People. Over the five years he’s been here he’s worked his way up from a Trainee to becoming a key part of the leadership team, managing his own desk and now his own team. His journey […]

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Interview with Castle Value Community Housing

17th September 2018

Social Housing Interview with Castle Vale Community Housing

In our last post we spoke to our Trades and Labour team to highlight a topic of concern for the industry. This week’s post is written by Matthew Guest (Section Manager and Head of the Public Sector Property and Housing team at Niyaa People) and he speaks to Tansy Crowley-Sweet (Customer 1st & Income Manager at […]

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Social Housing disabled adaptions

22nd August 2018

Could you wait 9 months for the bathroom?

– Written by Michael Stephens (Trades & Labour Consultant) How I KnowAs a specialist Recruitment Consultant, I spend 45+ hours a week focusing on Trades and Labor recruitment within the East Midlands, purely for the public sector: Councils and Housing Associations. That’s a pretty niche market and it means I get to discuss with my customers […]

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