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Clerk of Works
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/21/177445
  • Published: Thu 30/12/2021, 16:54 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 16/01/2022, 16:54 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £30,000 - £39,999
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Clerk of Works

Team:  Capital Construction Service (Assets)

Salary:  £34,033 - £37,132 per annum 

Job Family:  Enabling CBG 11

Hours: 37 per week

Location:  Various across Central Bedfordshire

Contract:  Permanent

Closing Date: 16th January 2022

Interview Date:  w/c 24th January 2022


More about the role:

You will have at least 10 years in a construction role - Clerk of Works and other relevant professionals such as Site Managers, Building Control Inspectors, Building Warranty Inspectors etc are welcomed.You will need to hold a Higher National Certificate or equivalent qualifications, valid CSCS card, Driving Licence and membership (or be working towards) with a professional body like ICWCI, MCIOB, ICE.

Knowledge of H&S Legislation, CDM 2015, construction technology and regulations are a must.


The successful Clerk of Works will be responsible for checking the contractor’s compliance with the contract drawings, specification, Building Regulations and Building Warranty standards and producing a report of your findings following each visit. You will carry out snagging inspections prior to Practical Completion and issue lists of identified defects

Taking pride in meeting client’s expectations and requirements is key to this role and with your technical knowledge and previous experience you will excel in this area.  You will be customer friendly, efficient and connected in how you work, while ensuring you maintain the best interest of the Council.  Mobile working is a key part of this role, and your IT skills will allow you to examine proposals and produce reports when away from the office environment.


You will ensure you’re always up to date with current best practice in building construction, legislation, Health and Safety, CDM, British Standards, Approved Codes of Practice to ensure that all workmanship and materials are of an appropriate level of quality. 

We have a great company and work culture, encouraging every member of staff to progress and grow with the business alongside great benefits.


Central Bedfordshire Council is a financially stable, modern, forward thinking with an efficient operating model.  Recently described in an independent review as ‘an impressive Council’ we are only 35 minutes from London, but without the inner-city challenges and pressures.  Central Bedfordshire is a diverse area and is home to around 264,500 people, living in picturesque villages, hamlets and historic market towns and with great transport links – making it easy to get to and to get around. 


The Capital Construction Service has been established to bring under one remit all the Council’s major construction activities including residential, commercial, health and social care, agricultural and educational buildings.  Staff in the service work on an exceptional variety of construction projects within Central Bedfordshire. Projects can include extending or modifying existing properties as well as constructing new ones and will range in value up to £40M with no two jobs the same. 


 What we can offer you 

  • Once you have joined us you will be eligible to join the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). The LGPS is a valuable part of the pay and reward package for employees working in local government, for more details on the scheme click here
  • You will receive an annual leave allowance that starts at 24 days + 8 statutory holidays which increases with length of service, rising to 29 after 5 years of service and 31 after 10 years (plus statutory holidays. In addition, there is an option to buy an additional 5 days annual leave per year. 
  • Agile working is promoted, and we recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. With this in mind a flexitime scheme is also operated which can help manage work and personal commitments.
  • Through an experienced company, the Employee Assistance Programme offers support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues, this is available via the telephone and online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week.
    To find out more about working at Central Bedfordshire Council click here
    Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.

You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Recruitment Pack Clerk of Works


 For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: or call 0300 300 4946


 For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace. We are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
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