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Clerk of Works (Electrical Broadband Installations)

London Borough of Hackney
£40,632 - £42,609
Closing date
22 Aug 2021

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Homes and Asset Management, Technical services
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Local authority
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Fixed Term/Secondment Contract (12 months)

Hackney Council is looking to recruit a Clerk of Works to support the ‘Better Broadband’ programme. This programme aims to retrofit the Council’s housing stock  (c. 30,000 homes) with full fibre broadband, working in partnership with a number of full fibre broadband operators. This will give residents in Council homes access to fast and affordable broadband services.

The Clerk of Works post will be in the Electrical Services team within the Property & Asset Management Service, and the postholder will report to the Electrical Engineer who is the lead for broadband installation projects.

The postholder will support the Electrical Engineer to manage the broadband roll-out programme and multiple broadband operator installations. While the Council will not be managing broadband installation works and contractors directly, we have a key role in ensuring that works are carried out safely, considerately, and in accordance with agreed methods and standards. We also need to fulfil our responsibilities as a client, to enable broadband operators to proceed with work efficiently and without undue delay.

The role will cover all aspects of work on site. In particular, it will involve attending sites to manage access, inspect works, check for compliance in regards to health and safety and RAMS, check for compliance with design standards and specific design proposals, carry out quality assurance checks, and deal with any issues arising from installations. It will also involve liaising with various Council teams, external broadband operators and contractors, and with residents.

It is essential that you have good knowledge and experience of construction projects/works and site management, health & safety legislation and best practice, electrical competency and cable management systems and have asbestos awareness training.

It would also be great if you also had knowledge/experience of the following:

- Civil engineering street works - excavations and reinstatements

- Understanding of non-electrical building services (e.g. communications services or other utilities)

- Fire safety and fire-stopping standards relevant to electrical or communications installations in multi-dwelling blocks

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. 

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 22 August 2021

Interviews: TBC

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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