Richard Unwin

Senior Recruitment Consultant

With 20+ years of experience in construction recruitment, I have successfully partnered with Main Contractors, Fit out companies, and Drylining subcontractors. My recruitment process is thorough, honest, and confidential when needed. I manage the entire recruitment cycle from job brief through to shortlisting, interview preparation, offer management, and onboarding.

Why Work with Me?

  • Comprehensive Recruitment Process: I ensure a seamless experience from the initial job brief to onboarding.
  • Integrity and Confidentiality: I handle each recruitment phase with the utmost honesty and confidentiality.
  • Established Client Base: I have a loyal, repeat client base that trusts me to find the right skills and cultural fit for their business.
  • Exclusive Candidate Representation: I work exclusively with candidates seeking a move, ensuring their confidentiality and leveraging my network to connect them with otherwise inaccessible clients.

Whether you're a client in need of hard-to-attract talent or a candidate seeking your next opportunity, I am here to assist. Please get in touch:

M: 07534 814 695
E: richard.unwin@tsrecruitment.co.uk

 
 
 

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Bricklayer Foreman
36000 - 36000
UK

Bricklayer Foreman / Manager

£36,000 - £38,000 plus van

Are you looking for a permanent role as a Site Foreman / Manager?

Are you looking for local work in the Hull area?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a regional main contractor based in Hull who are looking to recruit a bricklayer foreman / manager.

Benefits

  • Basic salary circa £36,000 - £38,000 per annum
  • Permanent work in and around Hull.
  • Van and fuel card
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contributions
  • Private healthcare

Job Role & Responsibilities of the Site Manager:

  • Oversee / Manage construction refurb and restoration projects up to £1 million
  • Rough 50/50 split between management and bricklaying
  • Bricklaying duties include repairs and restoration work
  • Management duties include reading technical drawings, managing direct labour and subcontractors
  • Order materials for site and manage the logistics
  • Carry out site inductions and toolbox talks
  • Liaise with the Contracts Manager providing progress updates.
  • Ensure projects are complete within timescales and budget.

Company Details

  • Project values up to £1 million
  • Main contractor specialising in restoration work
  • Main contractor with a regular repeat client base
  • Long established local business

Knowledge/Experience:

  • 5 plus yearsexperience working as a Bricklayer
  • NVQ level 2 or higher in Bricklaying
  • SMSTS, CSCS and First aid qualifications preferred
  • Happy n a hands on role on the tools and managing site
  • Computer literate
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#smsts #sitemanager #sitesupervisor #bricklayer #jobsinhull #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction

Trainee Site Manager
30000 - 30000
UK

Trainee Site Manager

£30,000 - £36,000 plus van

Are you looking to move into a management role?

Are you looking for permanent work in and around Manchester?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a regional main contractor based in Manchester who are looking to recruit a Trainee Site Manager.

Benefits

  • Basic salary circa £30,000 - £36,000 per annum
  • Permanent work in and around Manchester and the Northwest.
  • Van and fuel card
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contributions
  • Progression and support to be a Site Manager

Job Role & Responsibilities of the Site Manager:

  • Oversee / Manage construction refurb projects up to £1 million
  • Manage direct labour and sub-contractors, reading drawings and offering technical advice.
  • Carry out site inductions and toolbox talks
  • Complete site reports and send to the Contracts Manager.
  • Ensure projects are complete within timescales and budget.
  • Manage deliveries and the logistics of site.
  • Order materials and plant for site ensuring costs are managed.

Company Details

  • Project values up to £1 million
  • Main contractor specialising in restoration work
  • Main contractor with a regular repeat client base
  • Long established family business

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong technical knowledge of refurb projects
  • SMSTS, CSCS and First aid qualifications
  • Preferably a trade in previous years
  • Computer literate
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#smsts #sitemanager #sitesupervisor #traineesitemanager #jobsinmanchester #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction

Environmental Consultant
35000 - 35000
UK

Senior Environmental Consultant

Newmarket

Are you an experienced Environmental Consultant?

Are you wanting to work for a growing company with long term stability and progression?

TS Recruitment are actively working with an environmental consultancy / construction contractor based in Newmarket who are looking to recruit an Environmental Consultant.

Benefits

£35-38,000 per annum

  • Car allowance and travel expenses
  • 9.00am 5.30pm Monday to Friday
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Increased holiday allowance up to 25 days based on length of service
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contribution
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance 2x salary

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • Provide end to end Project Management for environmental claims projects
  • Write technical reports on domestic properties, public buildings and land after environmental damage
  • Offer solutions and advice to minimise the environmental impact
  • Observe Health, Safety and environmental procedures
  • Ensure reports and projects are commercially focussed
  • Excellent organisation skills including time management and motivation working in an autonomous role
  • Mentor junior Environmental consultants when required
  • Liaise with internal stakeholders, clients and insurance companies

Company Details

  • Specialist contractor who works on environmental incidents within construction including fire, flood and environmental damaged domestic properties and buildings.
  • Nationwide business based from the Newmarket office with a willingness to travel to sites
  • Over 10 years of trading history

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Proven experience in a similar role as an environmental consultant
  • Preferably degree educated within Environmental Science, Environmental Science or Geology
  • Full UK driving license
  • Excellent communications skills including face to face, telephone and written

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#jobsinsuffolk #environmental #geology #jobsinconstruction #construcitonjobs #environmentalscience

Groundworker
30000 - 30000
UK

General Builder / Groundworker

Exeter

Are you looking for a permanent position?

Are you a groundworker / general builder?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a construction contractor based in Exeter who are looking to recruit a General Builder / Groundworker.

Benefits

  • £30-35,000 per annum
  • Company Van and fuel card
  • 8.00am - 4pm site hours
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Increased holiday allowance up to 25 days based on length of service
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contribution
  • Discretionary annual bonus
  • Life assurance 2x salary

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • Lead member of a team of 2
  • Carry out construction repair work on domestic properties including groundworks, concreting and basic joinery.
  • Drive machinery on site, use power and hand tools
  • Work will include underpinning on damaged domestic properties
  • Read and work from site drawings
  • Liaise with Project Managers, clients and the commercial team
  • Ensure health and safety is followed on site
  • Keep accurate records and ensure work is to a high standard
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Occasionally work away from home Monday to Friday

Company Details

  • Specialist contractor who works on fire and flood and environmental damaged domestic properties.
  • Nationwide business based from the Exeter office covering the South West region
  • Long established stable business

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Experience working in a similar role working on domestic properties
  • Multi skilled preferably from a groundworks background
  • Proficient with using hand and power tools
  • Must be able to provide a basic DBS check
  • CSCS card and plant tickets preferred
  • Good time management skills and personable
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#jobsinexeter #groundworker #builder #jobsinconstruction #construcitonjobs #cscs

Assistant Quantity Surveyor
25000 - 25000
UK

Quantity Surveyor

Rotherham

Are you looking for a QS role with opportunities to take on more responsibility in time?

Opportunity to become a senior member of the management team

TS Recruitment are actively working with a small developer / contractor based in Rotherham who are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor.

Benefits

  • Competitive basic salary dependant on experience, plus Bonus
  • 8.30 - 5pm office hours with some flexibility
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Westfield healthcare
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contribution

Job Role & Responsibilities:

  • A mix of commercial and project management duties
  • Manages small projects from contract award to handover with support of the Site Manager and Managing Director
  • Carry out valuations on site.
  • Procure materials and plant for site.
  • Complete payment applications to the client
  • Coordination of Health and Safety documents
  • Manage the client relationship including progress reports and face to face meetings
  • Raise invoices and approve subcontractors and supplier invoices for payment

Company Details

  • Small successful contractor working on new build housing developments, commercial new build and fit out projects.
  • 10 years of trading history
  • Contracts values from £50k to £5 million
  • Career development to become part of the senior team

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Commercial experience working on similar projects.
  • Experience delivering projects with values from £50k to £5 million
  • Experience working for a small construction contractor
  • Good IT and numerical skills.
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#quantitysurveyor #estimator #projectmanager #jobsinconstruction #construcitonjobs

Project Manager
250 - 250
UK

Project Manager Dry Lining Contractor

Sheffield

£250-270 per day

Are you a Dry Lining Project Manager looking for a fresh challenge?

Are you looking for 12 months work in Sheffield?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a Dry Lining Contractor based for a major project in Sheffield.

Benefits

  • £250-270 per day
  • 12 months work in Sheffield
  • PAYE option if preferred

Job Role & Responsibilities of the Project Manager:

  • Oversee drywall and ceiling packages on a high-rise project in Sheffield.
  • Manage direct labour and sub-contractors offering technical advice when needed.
  • Oversee quality control and upload all relevant information.
  • Reporting into a Contracts Manager regularly update on site progress.
  • Commercially aware and ensure the project is completed within budget.
  • Attend Site Management meetings and update main contractors.
  • Order materials for site
  • Carry out toolbox talks and ensure health and safety processes are followed
  • Quality control responsibilities evidencing and uploading work on the relevant systems

Company Details

  • Project values from £1 million to £5 million
  • Specialist drywall and ceilings contractor
  • Work for Tier 1 main contractors
  • Work on commercial and residential projects.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong technical knowledge on drywall and ceilings.
  • SMSTS, CSCS and First aid qualifications
  • Preferably a fixer by trade
  • Good IT skills and able to complete technical reports
  • A proven track record of delivering similar projects

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#smsts #sitemanager #project manager #drylining #drywall #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction

Estimator
50000 - 50000
UK

Estimator Mechanical

Wakefield

£50,000 to £60,000 per annum

Are you an Estimator from a Mechanical & Electrical background?

Are you looking for a permanent position for an established M&E Contractor company?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a specialist Mechanical & Electrical Contractor based in Wakefield who are looking to recruit an Estimator to join the business.

Benefits

  • Basic salary circa £50-60,000 per annum
  • Office hours 8am to 5pm
  • 28 days holiday including bank holidays
  • Pension after qualifying period

Job Role & Responsibilities of the Estimator:

  • Work closely with the Commercial Director and Estimators in the team
  • Take off quantities from drawings and input data on the relevant system
  • Prepare and submit mechanical and electrical estimates
  • Liaise with clients and offer value engineering / technical advice
  • Finalise and review tender bids and attend prestart meetings
  • Agree / negotiate with subcontractors

Company Details

  • Specialist M&E contractor
  • Project values from £20k to £5 million
  • Work on commercial projects such as schools and warehouses
  • Work for Tier 1 Main Contractors

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Commercial experience working as an Estimator.
  • Experience working on projects over £2 million.
  • A strong mechanical and electrical knowledge.
  • Good IT skills.
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#estimator #jobsinconstruction #construcitonjobs #m&e #mechanical

Site Manager - Birmingham
48000 - 48000
UK

Site Manager Dry Lining Contractor

Birmingham

£48,000 - £50,000 per annum

Are you a Dry Lining Manager looking for a fresh challenge?

Are you looking for permanent work in the Birmingham area?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a Dry Lining Contractor who are looking to recruit a Site Manager.

Benefits

  • Basic salary circa £48,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • Permanent work in Birmingham
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday entitlement rising by 1 day per each year completed up to a max of 25
  • Yearly pay rises 2% per annum
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contributions

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Oversee drywall and ceiling packages on high-rise residential schemes.
  • Manage direct labour and sub-contractors offering technical advice when needed.
  • Oversee quality control and upload all relevant information.
  • Reporting into a Contracts Manager regularly update on site progress.
  • Ensure projects are complete within timescales and budget.
  • Attend Site Management meetings and update main contractors.
  • Order materials for site and be commercially aware.
  • Carry out toolbox talks and ensure health and safety processes are followed

Company Details

  • Project values from £1 million to £5 million
  • Specialist drywall and ceilings contractor
  • Work for Tier 1 main contractors
  • Work on high rise student accommodation and residential projects.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong technical knowledge on drywall and ceilings.
  • SMSTS, CSCS and First aid qualifications
  • Preferably a fixer by trade
  • Good IT skills and able to complete technical reports
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#smsts #sitemanager #sitesupervisor #drylining #drywall #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction

Site Manager - Bath
48000 - 48000
UK

Site Manager –Dry Lining Contractor

Bristol

£48,000 - £50,000 per annum

Are you a Dry Lining Manager looking for a fresh challenge?

Are you looking for permanent work in the Bath and Bristol area?

TS Recruitment are actively working with a Dry Lining Contractor who are looking to recruit a Site Manager.

Benefits

  • Basic salary circa £48,000 - £50,000 per annum
  • Permanent work around Bristol
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Holiday entitlement rising by 1 day per each year completed up to a max of 25
  • Yearly pay rises 2% per annum
  • 3% employer and 5% employee pension contributions

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Oversee drywall and ceiling packages on high-rise residential schemes.
  • Manage direct labour and sub-contractors offering technical advice when needed.
  • Oversee quality control and upload all relevant information.
  • Reporting into a Contracts Manager regularly update on site progress.
  • Ensure projects are complete within timescales and budget.
  • Attend Site Management meetings and update main contractors.
  • Order materials for site and be commercially aware.
  • Carry out toolbox talks and ensure health and safety processes are followed

Company Details

  • Project values from £1 million to £5 million
  • Specialist drywall and ceilings contractor
  • Work for Tier 1 main contractors
  • Work on high rise student accommodation and residential projects.

Knowledge/Experience:

  • A strong technical knowledge on drywall and ceilings.
  • SMSTS, CSCS and First aid qualifications
  • Preferably a fixer by trade
  • Good IT skills and able to complete technical reports
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#smsts #sitemanager #sitesupervisor #drylining #drywall #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction

Site Manager
40000 - 40000
UK
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Quantity Surveyor
30000 - 30000
UK

Quantity Surveyor – Dry Lining
Location: Manchester
Salary: £30,000 to £50,000 plus package (dependant on experience)

Are you a Quantity Surveyor looking for a fresh challenge? Are you from a drylining or other subcontract background? TS Recruitment are actively working with a Drylining Contractor based in West Yorkshire who are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveyor to join their business.

Benefits

  • Basic Salary: Circa £30,000 - £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
  • Annual Leave: 31 days including bank holidays
  • Life Assurance
  • Pension Contributions: 3% employee contributions

Job Role & Responsibilities

  • Manage Labour Costs on Site: Oversee and control labour expenses.
  • Subcontractor Wages: Ensure timely and accurate wage payments.
  • Payment Applications: Prepare and submit payment applications.
  • Cost Value Reports: Compile and analyse cost value reports.
  • Complete Final Accounts: Finalise project accounts.
  • Budget Management: Ensure projects are completed within budget.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the commercial team and directors.

Company Details

  • Experience: Over 20 years of trading.
  • Turnover: £10 million.
  • Culture: Family feel with long-term working relationships.
  • Projects: Work on commercial projects such as schools and hospitals.

Knowledge/Experience

  • Experience: Previous experience working as a Quantity Surveyor.
  • Specialization: Drylining or subcontract experience.
  • Education: Preferably degree educated.
  • Skills: Good IT and numerical skills.
  • License: Full UK driving license.

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#quantitysurveyor #jobsinconstruction #construcitonjobs #qs #drylining

Tiler
35000 - 35000
UK

Tiler / Finisher Fire and Flood damage

Newmarket

Salary £35,000 - £38,000 per annum plus company van and excellent benefits

Are you a tiler / finisher with experience working on domestic refurbs?

Are you looking for permanent position for a reputable growing company?

TS Recruitment are recruiting for a tiler to work on domestic properties after fire and flood damage.

Benefits

  • £35,000 38,000 per annum
  • Company van and fuel card
  • 8am 4.30pm Monday to Friday
  • £25 living allowance when working away plus lodge
  • 20 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Holiday allowance increases based on length of service increasing up to 25 days after 5 years services
  • Life assurance 2 times annual salary

Job Role & Responsibilities of the Tiler / Finisher:

  • Carry out all aspects of wall and floor tiling on domestic refurb projects
  • Work will include ceramic tiling on kitchens and bathrooms both wall and floor
  • Work will be site based on domestic properties
  • Finishing duties will include grouting, silicone and cleaning and making good
  • Read client specification and ensure a quality finish
  • Ensure Health and Safety policies are followed
  • Work closely with other trades / team members and the Project Manager
  • Willingness to travel to different sites as required (paid travel £25 per night)
  • Roughly 2 out of 4 weeks will be working away from home.

Company Details

  • Leading contractor in the environmental remediation sector
  • Excellent pipeline of work with long term framework agreements in place
  • A company that values its staff and can offer a job for life

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum 4 yearsexperience working as a tiler
  • Domestic refurb experience essential
  • CSCS qualified and NVQ preferred
  • Full UK driving license

Applications

If you feel that you have the relevant experience to be successful in this position and would like to find out more, please apply online today attaching a copy of your current CV.

Due to the vast number of applications that we receive, it is not possible for us to contact all applicants; therefore, only suitable candidates will be contacted. If you do not hear anything back within 7 days of submitting your application, you have unfortunately not been selected.

TSR are an Equal Opportunities employer. All applications will be dealt with in the strictest confidence.

#tiler #finisher #housing #construcitonjobs #jobsinconstruction #plannedworks