Section Manager

Social Housing

When Matthew left school at 16, he went straight into working in residential and commercial lettings. When start-up recruitment companies starting calling the letting agents for office space, he decided to look at working in recruitment. The anticipated industry growth and progression potential attracted him into a new career.
Since Matthew joined Niyaa People in 2013, he has progressed from Trainee Consultant to Section Manager of the Housing team where he still recruits for Social Housing professionals across the Midlands.

What’s your time been like at Niyaa People so far?

“My journey has been one of growth for me personally as well as professionally, which reflects how the business has progressed. I joined a team of 6 people back in 2013 and now I manage a team the same size.”

What do you like about your desk?

“It allows me to connect with professionals that have a genuine passion to provide safe and secure communities across the Midlands.”

What advice would you give to someone coming into recruitment?

“Be around the high performers as much as possible and take one or two of their attributes and implement them into your own style.”


Best thing about recruitment? 

The proud feeling after you have placed the right person into the right job

Best recruitment moment? 

Being promotion to Section Manager, I had a small team that were really invested in getting me over the line, it felt like we had all been promoted!

If I’m not at work I’m… 

Following Villa home and away

Favourite place in the world? 

Las Vegas

Favourite food? 


What’s on your bucket list? 

See Villa win a cup final at Wembley

What would your superpower would be? 

To be able to pause time

Get in touch with Matthew if you’re interested in speaking more about Social Housing recruitment or vacancies.

“Niyaa People have been a pleasure to work with, in particular Kamran. He fully took on board our requirements and ensured that we found the right candidate for our position. I highly recommend Niyaa People and will definitely contact them for any future recruitment needs.”
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