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Senior Clerk of Works

  • Job reference: JAMC550
  • Location: Hackney, London
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Building Surveyors (All Levels), Maintenance Surveyors (All Levels), Project Management
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Job description: A local authority based in Central London is looking for a Senior/Managing Clerk of Works to join their team. This is a full time, ongoing agency role and the successful candidate must have a full qualification along with membership to a chartered body. The successful candidate must have experience based in Local Authority work and must have experience in a management capacity.

This post is a key part of the Property and Asset Management team (PAM), and has a fundamental role to deliver a quality control, quantity checks and inspection service ensuring best value in relation to all construction projects values to £50m, across a portfolio of 33,000 properties, ensuring that contractors meet the specified standards required.

You will lead a team of up to eight building clerk of works, and one project support administrator, and will be responsible for ensuring all works are appropriately inspected and carried out in line with the relevant specifications.
The Clerk of Works Manager provides specialist technical resource in relation to building works, expert strategic support and advice in relation to the overall work of the whole team.
In particular clerk of works provide technical input on repairs and detailing, and the manager will be responsible for ensuring a consistent approach to this advice.
You will work with the Area Repair Surveyor in Building Maintenance, particularly with respect to forming recommendations on the delivery of high value repairs, in accordance with internal procedures.
To appoint and commission external surveyors for ad hoc building surveying work.
To lead on developing clerk of works inspection procedures, and contribute to revising and updating new specifications as required.
Procedures include undertaking and recording surveys of the condition of buildings for a variety of purposes, including condition surveys in support of investment planning, leaseholders section 20 confirmation that the works are required.
To lead with the PAM leadership team, you will play a leading part in ensuring that Hackney Council meets all of its statutory and regulatory requirements.
A contribution to the overall leadership of the Housing department as a key member of the PAM Leadership Team.
Work with the other council departments proving ongoing information on what works are being undertaking and how that may affect their services.

The client is looking to move quickly with this position and as such are offering £350 - £400 p/day Umbrella Ltd (dependant on skills & qualifications), for the duration of this role. If this sounds of interest, please email a copy of your up to date CV to or call Jamal at Service care Construction on 01772 208967.