There are many disparate organisations that provide built environment careers support to
diverse and under-represented audiences.
Building People brings these organisations and initiatives together to facilitate
discussion, collaboration and change. We support them to identify common challenges, then lead on the delivery of
collaborative solutions (e.g. our collective
response to the Construction Leadership Council’s Skills Plan).
The Building People Communities Network is open to all organisations and initiatives that
work with diverse audiences to facilitate careers in the built environment. We meet on a quarterly basis, membership
is free and we ask you to join in by sharing your opportunities, content and vacancies via our aggregating and
connecting platform. This is how we join the dots and improve diversity across the built environment - together.
You can see who has joined in below. We’re so proud of this network and all the brilliant
work we collectively deliver.
Please get in touch to join in.
BAME in Property is an organisation for BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnicities) and
non-BAME professionals who are passionate about increasing ethnic diversity in the property
and planning sectors.
Our vision is to facilitate careers in construction as well as work with organizations
looking to improve their diverse representation including advancement of black and ethnic
At DiverseCity Surveyors, we offer quality support services and educational training
[including CPD] to BAME Surveyors who are members of the Royal Institution of Chartered
Surveyors [RICS], irrespective of their physical location, across the world.
Renaisi is a social enterprise that has been creating the conditions for strong, inclusive
communities to thrive for more than 20 years.
BuildForce is a UK-wide Alliance of employers, industry bodies and charities (currently 100+
strong), established with the mission of transitioning military service leavers and veterans
to new careers in the construction sector and built environment.
Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a
seamless transition to a new career in construction.
Career Forces helps anyone with the personal qualities and skills associated with UK Key Workers such as Police Service, Fire Service, Medical staff, and military personnel. We can help business leaders to recruit incredible people and build on their business success.
This guide is here to help individuals expand their competences by finding CPD courses,
expanding their knowledge and diversity within the modern construction industry where
professional currency is the key to staying ahead of the game.
Finchale Group is an independent charity and leading provider of specialist employment
programmes that support people with complex barriers to employment that want to make a life
change to realise their full potential.
Project Recce has a simple mission: to become the number one organisation in the UK for
veterans wishing to enter employment in the construction industry.
A Fairer Chance (AFC), is a Community Interest Company formed in September 2011. Its overall
objective is to reduce worklessness across the UK’s priority groups.
Bounce Back is a Charity and a Social Enterprise focused on the training and employment of
people in and leaving prison. We work inside and out with a firm belief that everyone has
the ability to change and deserves an opportunity to do so.
Forward empowers people to break the often interlinked cycles of addiction or crime to move
forward with their lives. For more than 25 years we have been working with people to build
positive and productive futures.
Construct-Ability is the Disability, Non-visible disabilities and neurodiversity network for
the construction, housing and engineering industry.
The Health and Wellbeing in Planning Network is a peer to peer support network for
practitioners working to integrate health, wellbeing and health inequalities issues in
spatial land use planning systems and practices.
As Access Consultants we believe that it is crucial to provide an environment ensuring that
all people, no matter their age, physical or cognitive ability, race, or gender, can access
equally and as Architects we understand the briefing, procurement, construction and
As a charity, Mates in Mind aims to provide clear information to employers about the
available support and guidance on mental health and wellbeing, and how they can address this
within their organisations.
We collaborate to increase understanding of Neurodiversity in Planning - how we work and
learn, design inclusive places and communicate effectively, with diverse minds.
Building Equality is an alliance of construction consultants, engineers, developers,
contractors, and institutions who are passionate about working together and harnessing our
collective power to drive LGBT+ inclusion in the construction industry.
Freehold is a leading and unique networking forum for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender
real estate professionals working within the real estate sector.
LGBT Property Professionals are a networking event based in Manchester, our aim is to connect
all professionals of the property sector & raise awareness.
Planning Out is an LGBT network for professionals in the town planning sector.
We enable Engineers, Architects and Business services professionals, with UK Refugee
Protection, living in London, to go back to work in their profession.
Let’s Build is a televised forum discussing how we can revitalise the construction industry
through diverse and inclusive practice.
NAWIC is an international not-for-profit association dedicated to the advancement of women in
the construction industry.
Real Estate Balance is an association run by a group of female and male leaders from
different organisations and disciplines engaged in real estate who are focussed on
addressing the gender imbalance in our sector.
Growing awareness and numbers of tradeswomen, giving all householders the choice of using
tradeswomen and creating more access to training in skilled trades for women, especially
survivors of abuse.
We are a group of dynamic and brave real estate professionals. We are dedicated to gender
equality and diversity in the real estate industry through informal education and networking
We believe that as a plumbing and heating company we’re unique. Established in 1990,
Stopcocks have always put the needs of the customer first.
Helping to create a diverse industry through support and community.
Women into Construction is an independent not-for-profit organisation that promotes gender
equality in construction.
The FIS Women in fit-out sector has been formed to help bring greater recognition to a
crucial part of the construction team and to encourage women to enter the sector.
Women in Roofing are actively promoting skills and diversity in the construction industry and
support advancement and employment enabling both individuals and businesses to realise their
full potential, create value and make a difference.
Here at Your Energy Your Way, our team not only brings years of renewables experience but
also wider electrical, plumbing and roofing expertise.
The creator of the award-winning ‘Design Engineer Construct! Learning Programme for young
people (and their teachers!), Class Of Your Own works around the world with schools,
colleges, universities, NGOs and industry to educate the Future of Construction.
Construction Youth Trust is a charity whose aim is to inspire and enable young people to
overcome barriers and discover a career in the construction and built environment sector.
The CSTT was established by The Worshipful Company of Chartered Surveyors to help individuals
overcome the barriers they face in pursuing a career in Surveying.
The JBT Construction Programme is based on Joe’s years of managing construction-training
George Clarke founded MOBIE in 2017 as an educational charity to train and inspire young
people to innovate in the design and construction of HOMES in the UK and abroad.
ULI is the oldest and largest network of cross-disciplinary real estate and land use experts
in the world. ULI is its members—delivering the mission, shaping the future of the industry,
and creating thriving communities around the globe.
Proud to be part of a movement founded on love and passion for youth - offering a unified
response to prepare unemployed youth to fill eminent labour market gaps.
Promoting diversity and inclusion in the built environment workplace through support and
mentoring, aiding transition into the industry.