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Clerk of Works - Housing Services
  • Employer: London Borough of Havering
  • Reference: 1768
  • Published: Tue 09/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 29/05/2023, 16:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: 36033
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Essex

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Clerk of Works - Housing Services

Grade 6- £34341-£37725pa (plus Market Supplement £7770pa) 

About Us

The London Borough of Havering owns and manages over 11,000 homes with a significant development and regeneration programme which will deliver essential affordable homes across the borough.

We have introduced a new Housing Asset Management Strategy and have significant programmes of work to deliver, including Building Safety, Decent Homes and Compliance works. We have committed to net Zero Carbon by 2040 and are developing strategies and programmes to deliver this essential goal.

Under a new Housing senior management team, we are looking to transform how we deliver housing services to our customers, putting them at the heart of everything we do.

To help us deliver an exceptional service, we are looking for a Clerk of Works to join the Housing Property Services Major Works and Direct Delivery Team, working alongside our Project Managers, Quantity Surveyors, Resident Liaison Officers and external contractors in delivering the programmes of planned works and improvements to our Housing stock, as well as new build programmes. This role reports to the Senior Clerk of Works.

About the Job

Undertaking the duties of a professional clerk of works, you will work independently and with a minimum of supervision within a team environment.

You will oversee the quality and safety of work on construction projects being delivered by the team, ensuring that building plans and specifications are followed correctly.

Building good relationships with all stakeholders, you will make sure that projects are delivered on time and to a good standard, attending meetings on site, monitoring progress, and producing regular reports on progress to Project Managers, the Senior Clerk of Works and others in the design team.

You will make sure value for money is achieved through rigorous testing/inspection of materials and workmanship throughout the building process.

To ensure delivery of a customer-focused service, you will consult and liaise with tenants and leaseholders to make sure that their requirements are met.

The post covers a 36 hour week but you may be required to work evenings, weekends and occasional public holidays in order to meet service requirements.

You will be required to visit construction sites on a regular basis to conduct inspections and assessments, which will involve physical activity, such as the use of ladders and other inspection aids, in all weathers.

About You

You are an experienced Clerk of Works/Surveyor/Trade Foreman, on new and occupied sites, with in-depth knowledge of relevant JCT terms of contract, and legislation and statutory requirements including CDM Regulations, Asbestos Regulations, Scaffolding Regulations, Planning and Building Regulations and related compliance requirements.

You have some experience and knowledge of Local Government practices and procedures.

You work with accuracy, prioritising, planning and managing your workload to meet conflicting demands and deadlines

Your personal and professional demeanour enables you to create and maintain effective working relationships, consulting and negotiating with others, including site managers, contractors, clients, consultants and residents.

You can prepare progress reports and are competent in using Microsoft Office software and a variety of remote communication packages such as Skype, Zoom and Teams.

 You understand what constitutes unfair discrimination and its effects on the community and employees, including disadvantaged groups in both.

You are capable of undertaking site visits and accessing all parts of building sites, including the use of ladders and scaffold, and hold a valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle for use at work.

Please view Job Profile here

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Tony Richards, Senior Clerk of Works on 01708 432138 or 07773 592335

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Monday 29^th May 2023, however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.

You will be notified if your application has been successful.  Interviews are scheduled for week commencing 12th June 2023

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770

Additional Information

We want everyone to choose Havering. When you apply for a job with us, your application is considered on its merits regardless of your age, disability, ethnicity, faith, gender identity or sexual orientation. Our residents and service users come from all walks of life, and so do our employees. Find out what it means to Choose Havering.

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