Clerk of Works
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/216221/10876
  • Published: Wed 19/10/2022, 17:03 PM
  • Closing on: Wed 30/11/2022, 17:03 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £36,554 - £39,707 per annum pro rata
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Shefford, Bedfordshire, Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Clerk of Works

Team:  Capital Construction Service (Assets)

Salary:  £36,554 - £39,707 per annum 

Job Family:  Enabling CBG11

Hours: 37 per week

Location:  Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role 

Contract:  Hybrid - Permanent

Closing Date:  30th November 2022

Interview Date:  TBC - Applications will be considered on receipt.  


About Us 

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  


As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  


This is a great time to join us on our journey. 


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 welcome. You will also hold a level 4/5 (HNC/HND) 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:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. 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. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.  

  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home  

  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences 

  • Staff network and support groups 

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here 

  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available 

  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers 


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’. 


Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 


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


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


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



Central Bedfordshire Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment. This post is subject to the disclosure of criminal records.   


Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 


To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 


If you require assistance to apply for our roles, help with writing your CV, interview techniques or careers advice please contact our team of careers advisors at Our service is confidential, impartial and free for all. 

How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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