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Clerk of Works

The Role

The Major Works Section is seeking a Clerk of Works to monitor and report on the Wandsworth Client Housing and Regeneration Departments building contracts involving multi-trade work to occupied residential properties using both traditional and non-traditional forms of contract. Projects include new build housing, major estate refurbishments and cyclic maintenance with an annual budget in excess of £30M. Existing experience of the role is preferred but applications will be particularly welcome from construction supervisors with relevant technical knowledge and background experience of quality control and health and safety on site.  You will also need to be able to communicate effectively with tenants, leaseholders, contractors and consultants.

The successful applicant will be joining an established team of professionals which has an exceptional record of maintaining and improving the Councils housing stock whilst achieving a high level of resident satisfaction.

This post attracts a Car User allowance, for which you must hold a current driving licence free of serious offences along with the use of a car insured for business purposes.

The Housing & Regeneration Department has a wide range of projects including the continued development of its ambitious new build programme which the Major Works Section assists the Estate Regeneration Teams to achieve.

This position is integral to ensuring the Housing & Regeneration Department continues to achieve its high quality standards of work during the current period of dynamic change within the borough and presents an exciting opportunity for professional development.

The position offers working arrangements that can contribute to a healthy work-life balance. These can include flexible working (dependent on service need), and a generous holiday allowance of 31 days plus bank holidays. In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments. A wide range of developmental/training opportunities are also offered.

Richmond and Wandsworth are currently reviewing our pay, reward and benefits framework, in partnership with Trade Union colleagues. We are developing different options that make sure we have a fair and transparent system in place.

We have two Clerk of Works posts, one permanent and one fixed term (to November 2020), please indicate on your application which position you are interested in.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Sunday 12th May 2019

Shortlisting Date: Monday 27th May 2019

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019

Useful Information:

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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