Clerk of Works and Surveying Manager

Hackney, London
£51,567 - £53,574
05 May 2021
18 May 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority

Hackney Council is passionate about its housing stock, and committed to continue to maintain and enhance its homes and estates in both the short term and into the future. The guiding principles for investment are defined in the Council’s new Housing Asset Management Strategy 2019-2027. This document also sets the ambitions for the quality of our varied housing stock, ranging from Victorian street properties and pre-war mansion blocks to tower blocks on large estates. This is an exciting time to join Hackney and contribute to the strategy’s aim of homes in which people want to live and are proud of.

Our Property and Asset Management service is changing to enable the team to achieve the delivery of the capital programmes necessary to achieve the ambitions set in the strategy.  We are looking for a Clerk of Works and Surveying Manager who will lead on quality control and inspections of construction works under an annual capital investment of up to £50m per annum.  This is a demanding role and yet it comes with the opportunity to influence and lead a specialist technical team to deliver a high quality service.

As Clerk of Works and Surveying Manager you will play a key role in ensuring that capital works programmes are delivered to the correct technical standards, and that planned programmes contribute to the council’s wider strategic objectives for its stock as set out in the Housing Asset Management Strategy, and particularly in areas of fire safety, energy efficiency, design standards and accessibility.  You will lead on annual condition surveys of buildings which are used to form annual programmes.

The successful candidate will have significant technical experience, especially on housing maintenance contracts.  They will have a track record of embedding rigorous standards and procedures within inspections, and working with contractors to achieve positive outcomes.   Importantly, the successful candidate will be passionate about social housing, will have sound knowledge of housing sustainability requirements and building regulations, will demonstrate the ability to lead staff by example, and work effectively within multi-disciplinary environments.

For more information, you can find the Council’s Housing Asset Management Strategy at the link below: [] 

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: 18 May 2021

Interview date: 02 June 2021

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available

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