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Clerk of Works

  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/19/113775
  • Published: Tue 05/11/2019, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 18/11/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28785 to £36876
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils

Service Area: Homes First, Property Services

Base: 1 Grove Road, Eastbourne and Southover House, Lewes

 

Title: Clerk of Works

Grade: Band E

Salary: £28785 to £36876

Hours: 37 hours a week

Contract: Permanent

 

The Homes First Property Services team deliver asset investment and responsive maintenance services for tenants and leaseholders of Lewes District and Eastbourne Borough Councils.

Homes First manages a combined property portfolio of over 8,500 homes and will invest almost £20M per annum in maintenance, service contracts, major repairs and improvements.  Our service is also growing as the Councils’ new investment companies develop new housing covering a range of different tenures and accommodation types. Our team is growing as we strive to provide more contract management services in-house.

Your Role

You will protect the Councils’ interests at all times by monitoring and reporting on major repairs contracts, improvement projects and development schemes.  The portfolio of projects amount to approx. £10 million per year and consists of a wide range of schemes such as: roofs, external decorations, lift replacements, kitchen & bathroom replacements, boiler and heating repairs.  With 8,500 properties, this role offers a diverse range of properties from rural clusters to urban estates in Eastbourne and Lewes.    Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Act as a first point of contact for our tenants and leaseholders
  • Support our growing team of Project Surveyors
  • Support the development of our asset management database and associated IT systems
  • Ensure the clients requirements (set out in project drawings, prelims, specifications) are understood by the construction team and the desired outcomes are achieved.
  • Undertake regular scheduled and un-scheduled site inspections at different stages of the programme
  • Take measurements and samples to ensure that the workmanship and materials deployed meet the quality and design standards
  • Utilise your knowledge of health and safety and CDM regulations to maintain safety standards.
  • Investigate all accidents and health and safety related incidents
  • Issue weekly progress reports on each project
  • Notify the contract administrator if designs, specification, workmanship or management fail to achieve expected standards. Monitor progress against contract periods and extensions of time.
  • Attend pre contract, progress and snagging meetings
  • Check and approve project health and safety files

What You’ll Need To Succeed

  • Recognised building / technical qualification
  • Excellent knowledge and experience of health and safety regulations including CDM and Asbestos regulations.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office
  • Excellent building pathology knowledge including designs for traditional and non traditional housing
  • Building and planning regulation knowledge
  • Knowledge of construction methods, materials and standards, contract law incl. JCT and other forms of contract.

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  • Employer: Lewes and Eastbourne Councils
  • Reference: SD/19/113775
  • Published: Tue 05/11/2019, 16:00 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 18/11/2019, 17:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28785 to £36876
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Eastbourne Borough and Lewes District Councils, East Sussex

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