About Us

Gentoo Homes is a proud North East based house builder that has built over 3000 new homes since 2001.

We are a responsible builder that understands housing development isn’t just about constructing modern homes with great specification in desirable locations but creating sustainable homes and establishing new communities.

As part of the Gentoo Group, Gentoo Homes re-invests all profits into supporting the wider Group initiatives. For more information visit Gentoo Groups website.

Gentoo Homes is also a proud supporter of local community projects surrounding our developments.

We are a proud 5-star NHBC accredited housing developer providing a range of high-quality two-bedroom bungalows to five-bedroom luxury homes throughout the region. We provide around 200 homes per year and all of our house styles are thoughtfully designed and based in carefully selected locations. We take pride in every aspect of our work and endeavour to offer all of our customers a home that exceeds their expectations and provides them with the lifestyle they desire.

We know our success is down to our people. Therefore, we offer competitive salaries and an extensive benefits package to ensure that we attract, reward and retain our talented people. This includes a fantastic pension scheme, generous annual leave entitlement and a range of flexible working arrangements. We also like to reward long service and recognise the continued staff contribution through an online employee discount and recognition platform.

We understand the importance of gaining practical experience in the workplace whether that be through an apprenticeship programme or works experience.

We have created 276 apprenticeship opportunities to date, with 90% of our recruits going onto secure a full time, permanent job with us. You will benefit from a combination of hands-on working opportunities and off-site training while studying toward a formal qualification in your chosen career. 

Our exciting roles also come with a generous 29 days holiday, excellent terms and conditions and a company pension scheme. Apprenticeship recruitment is reviewed annually, and opportunities will normally be advertised at the beginning of each calendar year. 

We also offer work experience where we can assist you in gaining knowledge for your course or qualification. We appreciate and value all applications, however, due to the high demand we are not able to offer everyone a placement, but we do encourage you to keep applying. 

Work experience provides many benefits, giving you skills and experience that will allow you to stand out to potential employers as well as helping you choose the right sector to work in.

If you have any questions, or require any further information please email work.experience@gentoogroup.com

Current Vacancies

Assistant Site Manager

  • Location: North East
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent

We have a number of exciting opportunities to join the Gentoo Homes Construction team in the role of Assistant Site Manager working alongside a site team. In this key role, you will be assisting the Site Manager in the delivery of all site based activities on one of our luxury new build developments.

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Commercial Assistant

  • Location: Sunderland
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent

We have a new and exciting opportunity for a Commercial Assistant to work with Gentoo Homes’ Commercial team to assist in managing all Commercial aspects of Gentoo Homes’ build programme. You will be an integral part of the team managing the costs involved in delivering build targets. You will monitor orders and invoicing and assist the Commercial team in Subcontractor management. You will be responsible for contributing to the overall Group strategy by delivering on development objectives ensuring the organisation is able to respond positively and appropriately to challenges and opportunities.

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Engineer/Senior Engineer

  • Location: Tyne and Wear
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join our Technical function in the role of Engineer/Senior Engineer. Overseeing all aspects of engineering from land bid stage to post completion, you’ll be responsible for the following: • Involvement in the efficient delivery of appropriate due diligence for land bids, design and build information to all departments, including land, construction, commercial, marketing and sales and customer care. • Proactively manage the appointment of consultants and ensure that they perform in line with their agreed scope of services and produce the detailed information required within agreed timescales • Programme and actively monitor pre-contract and site clearance works to ensure timely starts on site to achieve or exceed Business Plan targets • Design proposals, ensuring compliance and recording on appropriate tracking logs. • Review and value engineering of all civil engineering designs including drainage, road construction and earth works • Inspect an...

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Site Manager

  • Location: North East
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Type: Permanent

We have a new and exciting opportunity to join the Gentoo Homes Construction team in the role of Site Manager, leading a site team on one of our luxury developments. In this key role, you will be responsible for leading the delivery of residential new build homes to programme and budget. Excellent build quality and a first class finish are required as customer satisfaction is at the forefront of our business.

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