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Clerk of Works

Job Description

Our client based in Middlesex is currently recruiting for a Clerk of Works to join their Housing Asset Management Team as soon as possible.

This is a full time, temporary position working in the public sector.

The purpose of the role is to manage contractors on site and in discussion with the PM/QS can provide verbal and written instructions to the contractor. Sometimes this will involve having to take decisions without having recourse to the PM/QS.


  • The Clerk of Works is required to act as an inspector on behalf of the employer under the direction of the Client Representative. The Clerk of Works is responsible for inspection of building works and associated works on projects allocated to ensure that such works are executed in accordance with the contract documents and with any instructions issued from time to time by the Client Representative. In addition to the Clerk of Works duties the postholder may be required to carry out additional duties as detailed below.
  • As directed provide cover for other Clerk of Works, in order to maintain continuity, during period of leave, sickness and other absence with responsibility for the day to day administration of projects during such periods.
  • Undertake responsibility as directed for the preparation of design/quotation/tender documentation on some projects and administer through to final account stage where required.
  • To be responsible for resolving customer complaints/claims quickly and to a satisfactory outcome.


  • HNC/HND in building surveying or equivalent.
  • Essential is a site management qualification or evidence of working towards a site management qualification
  • Full clean Driving licence
  • Knowledge of the issues involved in providing technical client advice for planned and responsive maintenance
  • Knowledge of building legislation, health and safety regulations and good technical knowledge
  • Knowledge of managing repairs contracts
  • Knowledge of good practice in commissioning and procurement and value for money in matters relating to the delivery of the capital programme.

Our client is looking to move quickly and is therefore offering between £30 - £32 per day Umbrella LTD Inside IR35 dependant on experience and qualifications.

If interested or have any questions, please feel free to get in touch via email at or ask for James on 01772208967