Do you want to help improve the housing standards across our city and increase our resident satisfaction? Are you passionate about ensuring repair and maintenance works to council housing is carried out correctly and to a satisfactory standard?
If so, we would welcome your application to join the Business and Performance Team as a Clerk of Works.
You will be part of the Housing Investment & Asset Management Service which delivers a wide range of projects across asset management, sustainability and energy, mechanical & electrical and planned and major capital works for our housing stock of approximately 12,500 properties.
The aim of the service is to focus on improving housing quality and supply, achieving carbon reductions, improving the services and living conditions of our residents and reducing homelessness across the city.
Now is a great time to join Brighton & Hove City Council as we expand our housing team to deliver our exciting strategic plans for Housing into the future.
For an informal discussion, please contact Marcus Richardson - Quality Assurance Manager on Mob: 07500 982823 or via email: email@example.com
About the role
The role of Clerk of Works will be to:
- Inspect construction maintenance and improvement works carried out to council housing stock during or after its completion
- Complete inspection reports and document any quality issues with work or materials used, in conjunction with contractual specifications and legislative standards
- Carry out independent sign off inspections in support of the delivery of new homes
- Monitor that corrective actions are taken following the identification of issues
- Survey work where issues have been identified from residents or stakeholders outside the organisation
You will work within the Business & Performance Team team to undertake property surveys and produce reports in connection with maintenance & improvement work the council undertakes. These visits will be independent of the teams delivering the works, and are designed to give assurances that all work is being delivered to a high standard. You will work cross service with colleagues from our delivery teams, our repairs service and our Customer Services team to help manage and advise on individual cases where issues are reported.
You may also be asked to participate in showing resident inspectors completed pieces of work for them to look at in empty homes, new homes and work delivered through our capital programmes.
In return for your skills and hard work, we offer:
- A standard working week of 37 hours per week
- A full induction and development
- Flexi time
- Paid annual leave
- Pension scheme
- Rental Deposit scheme
Please read our Apply for a job at the council (brighton-hove.gov.uk) pages carefully. They give you all the guidance you need to complete your application as well as information on what will happen after you’ve submitted your application and at interview.
As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (CV guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) and Shortlisting questions guidance (brighton-hove.gov.uk) as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.
Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see Gov.uk for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.
We are a workplace that supports flexibility and employee wellbeing in the way we work whilst providing the best service for our customers. Team and service working arrangements are designed to support both employee work life balance and team collaboration. These would be part of your individual working arrangements alongside any personal preference agreed with your manager in advance of joining.
Working arrangements are subject to Government guidance at the time. Your contractual location will be the designated council office for your team and travel to and from your contractual location would be at your own expense.
The Council is still currently piloting its hybrid working arrangements, but there may be a requirement in the future to return to office based working.
For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (brighton-hove.gov.uk)
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Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.
Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (brighton-hove.gov.uk).
Please note that this post is subject to a Basic Disclosure Criminal Records Check.