Bovis Homes Group PLC
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Careers
We’re not just bricks and mortar; find out what it’s like to work at Bovis Homes.
Be your best with Bovis Homes
Our aim is to become an employer of choice within the construction industry, attracting and retaining the best talent.
Join a multi-award winning team
Bovis Homes is one of the UK’s leading housebuilders with a proud reputation for quality build and design.
Our people have skills across a range of fields, including land buying, planning, design, surveying, engineering, purchasing, construction, sales and marketing, public relations and customer service.
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Working at Bovis Homes
A name associated with build and design quality for more than a century.
Bovis Homes is a name that has been associated with build and design quality for more than a century. Ever since, Charles William Bovis started up his company in London in 1885 the business continues a tradition of Great British building which lives on in Bovis Homes to this day. Bovis Homes now have regional offices across the UK, becoming a PLC in 1997 and members of the FTSE250 and FTSE4Good indices.
We have circa 1100 staff nationwide, with expertise across a wide range of professions, ensuring the highest possible quality in every area of design, construction and customer service.
With a career in construction you will be part of an industry that offers exciting and rewarding roles.
Here at Bovis Homes there is a sense of pride that comes from supplying quality homes within the communities in which we operate. Our business creates a wealth of opportunities for our people to learn, grow and do the very best job they can and be recognised for it.
We are confident in our people strategies and on-going support, we know that we can trust our employees to take responsibility to enhance the success of Bovis Homes. Our employees work together towards a common goal, achieving a highly respected business where we attract people who care and act with integrity to ensure we build quality on time.
If you have a passion for your work and seek an exciting and challenging career, then come and join our team. We offer a variety of roles, both on-site and office based, with the potential to learn, develop and succeed.
Top reasons to work for Bovis Homes

  • Company values
  • Feeling valued
  • Being part of the ‘team’ at this exciting period
  • Being treated fairly
  • Being recognised for doing a good job
  • Having a voice
  • Employee engagement
  • Safe work environment
  • Goal, vision and success of Bovis Homes
  • Career progression
  • Learning and development opportunities
  • Competitive salaries and benefits
  • Work/life balance
  • Free parking
  • Free lunch for office based staff

Rewards & benefits
We offer a competitive benefits package benchmarked against market data to attract and retain the best talent.
Benefits may vary depending on contract, subject to specific terms and conditions of employment.
The benefits we offer include:

  • Bonus schemes to reward strong performance
  • Competitive holiday entitlement starting at 26 days per annum
    • Up to 29 days, in accordance with length of service
    • Option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Annual salary reviews
  • Flexible early finish on a Friday
  • Occupational sick pay from day one
  • Competitive Pension plan with Life Assurance Scheme
  • Private medical insurance
  • Essential car user scheme or competitive car allowance for those required to drive on business
  • Share schemes

Other company schemes include:

  • Voluntary dental scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • House purchase scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free parking
  • Complimentary lunch at each of our regional offices

People development
At Bovis Homes we invest in our people, developing the expertise that is at the heart of our business and its success.
We take pride in what we do and aim to attract talented individuals, providing ongoing opportunities to support individual career paths.
The Bovis Homes Training Centre acts as the focal point for learning and development initiatives, and offers a wide variety of learning and ongoing development solutions covering all aspects of leadership, technical skills, health & safety and soft skills, whilst supporting professional development as well as routes to further and higher education.
Bovis Homes are committed to creating a learning environment, developing knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve individual and organisational performance. We employ a blended approach to engage with different learning styles and helping our staff to achieve their potential.
Our state of the art Bovis Homes Training Centre is equipped with the latest interactive technology, designed to encourage collaborative learning, as well as providing a supportive and flexible learning environment.
Below are listed just some of the learning and development initiatives on offer:

  • Educational sponsorship
  • National Vocational Qualifications
  • Professional qualifications
  • Staff development programmes from training needs analysis
  • CITB accredited courses
  • Health and safety training
  • Defects preventative training
  • Effective snagging training
  • Sales training
  • Customer service training
  • Systems training
  • IT training
  • Trainee Assistant Site Manager scheme
  • Apprenticeship schemes
  • As well as a variety of leadership and managerial training

Meet our people
Ella Hammond
Strategic Planning & Development Coordinator
I joined Bovis Homes in July 2014 as a Business Administration Apprentice reporting into the Strategic Land Team. As well as general receptionist duties, I gained experience working with Sales Advisors and the Technical department but spent most of my time becoming involved in land acquisition and the planning process. The Bovis team welcomed me into the fold and encouraged me to utilise my skills to the best of my abilities to grow and learn. Whilst supported by the Bovis team and the Learning & Development department, I achieved a Level 2 NVQ in Business Administration during my apprenticeship.
A year later, and once I had completed the Level 2 business apprenticeship, I was successful in securing a permanent role as Strategic Land Administrator and went on to completing a further business administration apprenticeship at Level 3.
It was then that I undertook additional studies in Town Planning Technical Support at Level 3 which was supported by the Bovis Homes Educational Sponsorship policy.
I now sit within the Strategic Land Team as part of Bovis Homes Central Services covering the businesses wide area as Strategic Land and Development Coordinator. I look forward to continuing to progress in my career and aim to take on additional responsibilities, once I have completed my level 3 studies, so that I may have a long, successful and rewarding career with Bovis Homes.
Adam Elvin
Project Manager, Western Region
I applied to join Bovis in 2010 and was successful in gaining a place on their Apprenticeship Scheme as a trainee carpenter. I worked four days per week with one day study release where I attended the local college and was successful in completing NVQ Level 2&3 in carpentry. During this time I received full support from the site management team, Learning and Development Department and Area Build Manager.
Bovis Homes recognised my ability and commitment to the business and in 2013 I was successful in receiving promotion to the position of Assistant Site Manager where I continued my training to become a fully-fledged Site Manager in November 2014, it was then that I was responsible for my very first site.
In 2016 and 2017 I won the Pride in the Job award at the Kemble site.
My attitude, effort and commitment have been recognised once again and I achieved further promotion earlier in 2017 to the role of Project Manager.
Bovis Homes helped shape my career from apprentice to taking full responsibility for the sites and build projects in my region.
Stefan Perera
Junior Surveyor, South East Region
I joined Bovis Homes in March 2014 on a casual contract as Payroll Assistant and was offered a permanent contract a few months later. In November 2015 I applied to transfer department to the, what was then, Eastern Commercial Team as Payment Clerk and was successful in my application. Whilst in this role I have been given the opportunity to develop myself and my career. I commenced HNC studies in Quantity Surveying in September 2016 which the company has sponsored – I am due to complete studies in May 2018. The two year course has allowed me to gain further knowledge within this environment and widen my experience within the construction industry. I have most recently been successful in achieving promotion to the role of Junior Surveyor within the new South East Region.
Bovis Homes have given me the opportunity to choose my career which has driven me to succeed in this chosen area. I am fully supported by the management team who offer support and guidance as necessary. I look forward to a long and rewarding career with Bovis Homes Limited.
Dave Russell
Area Build Manager, Southern Counties Region
I joined Bovis Homes in 2009 as a Materials Controller within the South West Region and was quickly promoted to the position of Assistant Site Manager. I then achieved further promotion to Site Manager and then Area Build Manager, all within just 5 years of joining the company. My hard work and determination had certainly been noticed by Bovis Homes, and in particular Mark Sexton who believed in me and through my commitment fully supported me to unlocked my potential – if it wasn’t for him I wouldn’t be where I am now. My career has been developed through the Bovis Homes learning and development programmes and I have been successful in achieving my career aspirations.
In February 2017 I decided to leave the company for pastures new. Within a week I realised I had made a huge mistake and was lucky enough to secure the role of Area Build Manager within the Southern Counties Region of the business. I re-joined the business just 4 weeks after leaving: sometimes people throw away something good for something better, only to find out later that good was actually good enough and better never even came close.
Yasmin Mogaji
Programme Manager, Northern Home Counties
I joined Bovis Homes in January 2017 in the role of Build Secretary for Northern Home Counties Region which is based in Milton Keynes. The region was relatively new and experiencing many different changes. My skills and commitment to Bovis Homes were soon recognised by Peter Stone the Regional Build Director.
Within just 9 months I was successful in achieving promotion to the role of Build Programme Manager. Encouraged by my Build Director, Peter Stone and mentored by Robert Matthews and other Area Build Directors, I have been able to utilise the skills picked up working for NHBC in the Health & Safety and Engineering departments and latterly as PA to the Head of Technical Services.
The promotion has given me the opportunity to “build” on my background whilst constantly learning new skills with close liaison with other Build Programmers, Area Build Directors and Site Managers. I find the construction industry a stimulating environment to work in and this opportunity is truly exciting, opening-up a whole new chapter to my career!
Richard Price
Head of Surveying, Western Region
I initially joined Bovis in 2006 as a part time sales manager working weekends and holidays whilst I was at university studying for my Building Surveying degree. It was a sandwich course with the third year to be spent on a placement working within industry so in 2008 I moved across from sales into commercial to work as a Commercial Assistant on a fixed term contract. I then returned to University to complete my final year and thankfully once I graduated returned to Bovis and was offered a permanent contract as Assistant Buyer. I received all the necessary support and guidance in my new role from my manager and the wider team and just one year later progressed to the position of Buyer.
Given the nature of my degree course and the importance of CPD I was then given one site to run as a surveyor alongside my buying responsibilities.
A year later I was successful again in receiving further promotion to Quantity Surveyor, it was here that I took on additional responsibility to mentor trainees within the department to develop my man management skills.
Bovis Homes have given me the opportunity to build my career and my hard work and determination has recently secured me the role of Head of Surveying working in a department that I have helped shape for the future. I could not have asked for more support from my colleagues and management in helping me progress and provide me with opportunities.
Staff recognition awards
Each year Bovis Homes celebrate its staff’s individual and team success by hosting a recognition award ceremony.
The ceremony is designed to recognise the commitment and dedication of those who have excelled in the last 12 months and beyond.
There are many award categories recognising a variety of skills and experience across our business. These include accolades for Health & Safety, innovation and outstanding achievement, as well as best Sales Advisor and Apprentice.
A panel of Senior Directors decide the winners, with awards being presented by a member of the panel on the night. The event is attended by Directors, Senior Managers, award nominees and Bovis Homes winners of NHBC Awards.
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