Home Building Skills Partnership

The Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) was set up by the Home Builders Federation in 2016 (initially funded by CITB) and is a collaboration of home builders and supply chain organisations working together to attract and develop the workforce of the future and in doing so change the culture of the home building sector.

Size of the Challenge

HBF Sector Plan

The Skills Partnership has developed a sector skills plan, with six of the largest home builder members. The plan reflects the priorities and activities needed to attract and develop the workforce of the future, and in doing so change the culture of the home building industry.

The plan highlights the industries main priorities in achieving a real measurable difference and has also been referenced against both the CITB and CLC strategic plans

HBF Sector Plan

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The long term key aims of the Partnership focus on:

Ultimately, the objective is to instigate a shift in culture and behaviour at all levels of the home building industry – from the major home builders, right through to SMEs. Together we can achieve that.

Women into Site Management Roles

The Home Builders Federation (HBF) has teamed with Women into Construction to launch a nationwide employment programme for women, helping to address the gender imbalance in the construction workforce, which currently sees just 16% female representation.

Working closely with employers Barratt Developments, Bellway Homes, Cala Homes, The Hill Group, Keepmoat, Persimmon Homes, Redrow, St. Modwen and Vistry Group, the project hopes to attract women into Site Management roles by offering a unique funded programme that will provide support with childcare and training costs to make the opportunity more accessible.

House Building Careers


Find out about more careers in housebuilding at our dedicated website

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Skyblue Evaluation of the Home Building Skills Partnership

As part of its £2.7m CITB funding agreement, an independent evaluation of the work of the Home Building Skills Partnership (HBSP) has been produced by consultancy Skyblue.

Read More

Click here to view the HBSP Skyblue Evaluation Portal.

Home Builders Visitor Card

The Home Builders Visitors Card is available for workers who do not perform a construction related role but visit home building sites on a regular basis.

For more information and how to apply visit Home Build Skills Cards

Latest Newsletter

Skills newsletter  (2)

Spring 2024 - Home Skilled Newsletter final.pdf (1)

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The team

Jemmy Herdman

Jenny Herdman

Director for Home Building Skills Partnership
Lynda Tahri

Lynda Tahri

Head of Communications, Skills
T Hill HBF 2023

Tracey Hill

Project and Contract Manager
Cath Bullough - HBF

Cath Bullough

Project and Relationship Manager
Deena Shaw - HBF

Deena Shaw

Project Coordinator