Trainee Supervisor
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/158481/25644
  • Published: Tue 19/07/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 31/08/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours plus 5.5 hours contracted overtime
  • Salary: £31,707 - £33,648 total pay including 5.5hrs p/w contracted overtime *Pay award pending
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brighton

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Trainee Supervisor

Job introduction

To support the Project Manager in the supervision of Contractors, Operatives and Apprentices and ensure high productivity, satisfaction and value for money is met through effective resource utilisation & planning.

Responsible for ensuring the efficient operation of responsive repairs, other work streams covered by the project team and adherence to all health and safety policies. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Keith Perry - Project Manager on 07592 591491.

About the role

• To directly line manage a group of operatives. Responsible for carrying out PDP’s, one-one’s and return to work interviews and working with HR colleagues as required to ensure reportees are well managed.

• Supporting the Project Manager in carrying out PDP’s, one-one’s and return to work interviews for the wider team by scheduling meetings, sending out necessary paperwork in advance, attending meetings and writing up notes from sessions.

• To carry out Health & Safety inspections including reporting any unsafe act, or condition, any accident or incident in line with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.

• To undertake health and safety checks including ladder checks, work equipment, PPE inspections and vehicle checks.

• To prepare and support co-delivery of Tool Box Talks, Operative Training Sessions and Contractor Review meetings

• To attend site, with necessary support as required, to carry out pre inspections to ensure all works required are detailed.

• To allocate works to appropriate resource taking into consideration availability, skill set & turnaround times.

• To carry out post inspections with supervision as required to sign off completed works. Including, checking all works specified have been completed, checking & addressing quality of works (with both contractors and operatives as appropriate), ensuring schedule of rates (SORs) used and quantities charged to ensure correct payments are made to contractors and suppliers.  

• Attend sites, with the Project Manager as appropriate, and carry out post and health and safety inspections 

• Monitor contractor KPI’s to assist in managing performance by running relevant reports and extracting and analysing contractor data using Excel.

• Collaborate with other teams that do not form part of the Project Team (for example scaffolding roofing and gas) to gain knowledge and answer trade specific questions to help problem solve more complex operational issues/complications of specifications/works with operatives and/or contractors. 

• Respond to complaints by investigating and providing details to necessary parties and assist with any actions arising from the complaint investigation/resolution.   

• Build highly effective relationships with all staff, management, internal colleagues, and external stakeholders. 

• Keep all supplied council assets in a good condition in line with Brighton & Hove City Council’s code of conduct. 

• Undertake any other duties as required by the council, provide back up to other supervisors as necessary. Attend informal and formal meetings and training sessions as required.  

Please read our Apply for a job at the council ( pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is term-time only. For part time applicants, where your working week is less than the council’s basic 37 hour week, contracted overtime rated pay will not form part of your working hours. This is because overtime rated pay is payable for hours worked in excess of the council’s basic 37 hour week. Your starting salary will be pro rata based on the basic annual salary elements of pay between £25,927 & £27,514.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.

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