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Clerk of Works

The Guinness Partnership
£39,366 rising to £41,438 after 12 months
Closing date
27 Jul 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Residential Development & Construction, Construction, Health and safety
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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About Us
The Guinness Partnership is one of the leading providers of affordable housing and care services in England. We build and manage homes and provide housing services for around 135,000 customers nationwide. Of our 65,000 homes, more than 70% are let at a social or affordable rent, while around 10,000 are owned or part-owned by the people who live in them.

Our vision is to deliver great service, provide great homes, to be a great business and to be a great place to work. Because everything we do is about our customers, our communities and our people, any profit we make is re-invested in new and existing homes and improving services.

Over the next 3 years Guinness plans to build a large number of new homes across the country, and we’re expanding our team to help us do this. We’re looking for experienced and talented development professionals, who share our vision and values, to join our team and help us deliver our exciting new build programme.

We are keen to speak to experienced Clerk of Works, or construction and trade professionals with a passion for delivering a high standard of build quality and compliance throughout the construction process.

This is a permanent full-time vacancy.

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Clerk of Works to join our development teams covering London and the South East.

You will be joining Guinness at a fantastic time with real opportunity to influence how we manage the delivery of our major, complex development and regeneration projects. Reporting to the Construction Design & Quality Managers, you’ll be primarily responsible for:
Monitoring the quality of all materials and workmanship ensuring compliance with the building contract/development agreement and drawings/specifications. Carry out all snagging and technical inspections to ensure completion to required standard.
Working with our consultant Employers Agents to advise of potential problems and establish satisfactory construction outcomes.
Working in close partnership with the contractor and consultancy team, to support the overall objectives of construction to time, cost and quality of the project.
Ensuring the Golden Thread of information and detailing is well managed and documented appropriately.
Keeping accurate records on site and report regularly to the Guinness project manager using a bespoke software package. Provide specific contract and general technical support to the team.

What we’re looking for
We’re a customer-focussed organisation so we know that how we do things is just as important as what we do. You’ll not only be a skilled Clerk of Works, but you’ll also have great customer service skills and a willingness to go the extra mile to get the job done. You’ll also be able to demonstrate:

  • Proven construction experience in either a trade role or supervisory/ management role. 
    • Knowledge of current building regulations.
    • Proven customer service experience.
    • Good attention to detail.
    • Knowledge of contractual and non-contractual defects.
    • Technical construction skills.
    • Appropriate Construction Skills certification Card (CSCS) Card.

Essential Qualifications:

  • Minimum HNC/HND in Construction, Surveying of the Built Environment
  • Member of the Institute of Clerk of Works (ICWCI) or CIOB, RICS (any membership grade, including student)

If you’re interested in finding out more about the key responsibilities of the role and/or to ensure you meet the essential criteria, please review the attached role profile.

The Guinness Partnership is an equal opportunities employer.  We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


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