Housing Specialist and Manager, MPA Masonry

Mineral Products Association
Contract type
Leicester, England, United Kingdom Hybrid
Closing date
07 Aug 2022

About the job

Great opportunity and a new and additional post for an experienced practitioner in the built environment (such as the housing, construction or concrete industry, e.g. as an architect, house-builder, or product expert) looking for their next career move within our leading UK Trade Association.

Within the post, you will have the chance to contribute to an essential industry critical to the UK construction and manufacturing sector.

Reporting to, and supported by, our Director responsible for this area, you will help delivering industry objectives for our Members. As an example, some of the core duties will involve:


  • Providing technical and market support for our Masonry product area and Members, the sector group including manufacturers of concrete blocks, aircrete blocks and mortars.
  • Contributing to development of best practice guidance and key policy messages related to housing and masonry.
  • Developing and maintaining contacts, such as housing developers, housing associations, planners, designers, within the construction industry and favourably influence them to specify masonry and concrete construction products.
  • Assist in the promotion of concrete, masonry, mortars as sustainable construction materials of choice.

That's just for starters!

As with all of our roles, you certainly won't be short of interesting and varied work!

In all of this, you you will form part of a small but highly effective and agile team as well as work closely with our Member companies, central/devolved Government departments and the regulatory agencies.


What are we looking for in you in return?

  • Experience in the built environment such as the housing, construction or concrete industry such as an architect, house-builder, or other product expert.
  • Previous experience of industry committees and/or the development of standards and consensus across multi-disciplined contributors, together with the ability to represent the masonry sector at a senior level to Government, industry and on national/international committees.
  • Knowledge of masonry construction and the market for construction materials.
  • Finally, a self-starter, who can self manage a workload independently, but also works closely and effectively with colleagues.

Time to change and influence your whole sector for the better? We'd love to hear from you.

Please note: The main location for this role is our Leicester office, but the main London office or a home based option will also be considered as long as you have good access attend meetings when required. Travel will be involved as required, both within the UK to our Member locations and occasionally mainland Europe.



CVs to Steve Huxam - [email protected]