Mark Noakes

What is your role?
I am responsible for our Residential Development and Housing Association recruitment team working with our clients and candidates across the North of England. We provide executive search, permanent and interim services, as well as career advice, CV assistance and lots more. I enjoy meeting people where possible and make a concerted effort to do so as much as I can. I am keen to drive forward our team in this area as well as continuing to offer the service that I expect.

Education
Left school at 15 after completing my GCSE’s. It wasn’t that I was intelligent and did them early, I was born in August so was a young school leaver.

First Job
Office Junior for Swinton Insurance in Sale. I got the job after applying to an advert in my local paper, my salary was £6,000!

Shortest Job
I have been very fortunate in my career to have a good amount of stability. Although it wasn’t a job I did spend 3 months in college after I left school, it just wasn’t for me. I have been working since then.

What was the secret to your success?
I don’t think there is any secret to anyone’s success. The harder and smarter you work the more successful you tend to be. I have always tried to treat people the same, and in a way that I would want to be treated

What piece of advice would you give to someone starting out in the industry?
The residential new build sector is a diverse and exciting industry full of challenges and opportunities. It can provide you with personal development, reward and pride in delivering much needed housing.

What is the best advice you have received?
“Don’t sweat the small stuff and don’t worry about things you cannot influence”. A client told me this a good few years ago, I do have to keep reminding myself of it though!

What makes Kingsley Recruitment different?
To me everything is about people. Do we have a great benefits package? Yes. Do we pay well and have a good commission structure? yes. Do we have flexibility in working? Yes. But its all about the people. As a family orientated business we focus on what drives each other, what each individual wants from working here and we work together to make that happen.

My latest Jobs

North West
Residential & Housing Association
Permanent
I am Working exclusively with a fast growing bespoke house-builder in the North West I am looking to appoint a QS/Senior QS.
North West
Built Environment & Surveying
Permanent
Kellen Homes is a fast growing house-builder in the North West, delivering mixed tenure housing across the region.
North West
Residential & Housing Association
Permanent
Are you a Senior QS with experience of new build housing schemes? Do you currently work within either a residential developer or contractor delivering these projects?
North West
Residential & Housing Association
Permanent
Interested in working for a 5* house-builder? Experience of identifying, negotiating and securing land across the North West? Want to go out searching for sites with the knowledge behind you that the business has the funds and aspirations to actually go on and secure them? I am keen to talk to you!
North West
Residential & Housing Association
Permanent
Are you currently working in a land acquisition role within the North West housing sector (either house-builder, agency or Housing Association)?
Yorkshire
Built Environment & Surveying
Permanent
Kingsley are retained to appoint a Development Manager to assist in the accelerated delivery of the program, with phases 4 and 5 set to see a further 1,100 homes built over the next 5-7 years.