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Clerk of Works
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2219VR
  • Published: Fri 25/11/2022, 9:57 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 11/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Range 5 - £32,723 - £38,632 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Mobile - Works from different locations. Meetings at clients homes / Gun Wharf, Kent

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Clerk of Works

We are currently recruiting for and Clerk of Works to assist the Property Services management team to ensure that the 3000 homes owned and being built by the Council are being constructed and maintained as per the required specifications, as per the required regulations and to an acceptable standard.

To monitor, report and document the quality of work being completed on all new build development projects.

To monitor, report and document the quality of work being completed on decent homes planned works programmes.

Undertake ad-hoc quality inspections on major planned work projects.

To assist with signing off repairs and voids as and when required.

To work closely with contractors and monitor the quality and quantity of work undertaken, always ensuring contract compliance (including a range of specialist contracts). To utilise specialist computer software to comprehensively administer works’ orders.

To approve variation orders and issue CIA’s on planned works programmes.

Collate, scrutinise, and validate contractor applications of payments ready for the Contracts Manager, Development Manager or Project Manager to approve.

To issue variation orders to contractors and to document and administer accordingly.

Assist, as necessary, with the preparation, in consultation with budget managers, the monthly monitoring returns for Capital, Planned and Revenue budgets ensuring these are recorded accurately and liaise with the Managers to achieve this.

Assist with maintaining the HRA’s asset management systems, ensure they are regularly updated with reliable and appropriate sign off and completion information.

To attend and Property Services client-side team meetings as and when required.

To attend development and planned work progress meetings as and when required.

To lead on addressing poor quality with contractors and report any quality issues to the Development and Contracts Managers accordingly.

Assist the Development Manager with managing defects for new build projects.

To assist the Property Services Management team with any complaints or dis-repair claims as and when required.

To provide technical cover across Property Services.

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers


Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager, please e-mail

Interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile


Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.