Clerk Of Works / Housing Surveyor – Technical

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Clerk Of Works / Housing Surveyor - Technical
Contract / Temporary

Caerphilly 5240741

Posted: 20th November 2023 17:24
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  • Pay Rate:

    £14.17 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 08:30 -16:30

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months


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Temporary Clerk Of Works / Housing Surveyor - Technical

Reference no: Caerphilly 5240741

Pay Rate: £14.17 per hour PAYE

37 Monday – Friday, 08:30 -16:30

This opening assignment is for 6 months


Experienced clerk of works required to cover planned maintenance, including capital projects. Supporting project officers and designers, monitor works on site, keep appropriate records including labour, plant, progress, health and safety, reporting back to officers as required. Attend pre contract and site progress meetings as required

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake pre and post inspections and contract duties and assist in the preparation and control of contract works and response maintenance where required.
  • Undertake full property inspections including void properties and specify required works.
  • Record and refer any issues identified relating to property conditions or tenancy conditions eg breaches of tenancy, safeguarding, domestic violence, to relevant Estate Management Officer.
  • Take and report any defects to the housing stock and process any work relating to resolving these defects.
  • Identify tenant damage and unauthorised tenant alterations and provide technical assistance where required.
  • Undertake site inspections to ensure that the work undertaken is in accordance with the specification and contract requirements and associated documentation.
  • Agree variations and issue directions to contractors and operatives within the in-house workforce when required, and maintain site records and administration.
  • Post inspect work as required and ensure that it conforms to departmental and contractual standards and in full compliance with all relevant legislation, completing customer satisfaction surveys when required.
  • Assist in the implementation of a programme for planned improvement works and preventative maintenance.
  • Prepare specifications of work for planned improvements, in compliance with WHQS standards, including kitchen and bathroom design and general maintenance, ensuring that all relevant areas of legislation are considered and addressed to safeguard the Council, members of the public, employees and contractors

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:


  • Relevant Level 3 qualification on the Credit and Qualifications Framework.


  • Knowledge of relevant Risk Assessments. Method Statements, Safe Systems of Work and Health and Safety issues relating to the post.
  • Knowledge of building construction.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and understanding of asbestos containing materials and the associated risk.


  • Experience of working in a building maintenance, repair service or equivalent business environment.
  • Experience of working within a large organisation and the ability to demonstrate good organisational skills and customer care.
  • Experience of working with asbestos.
  • Experience of working in a housing or construction related service
  • Examining risk assessments, plans of works etc.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Good diagnostic skills and experience to pre-inspect and diagnose requirements for repairs, new installations or refurbishments
  • Good communication skills including the ability to effectively interact with customers and colleagues both verbally and in writing, and be able to provide detailed, technical explanations to others.
  • Ability to carry out site surveys, recognise building defects, analyse, evaluate and offer a solution
  • Ability to co-ordinate and organise technical information.
  • Ability to assess and deal effectively with tenants queries on a daily basis with a full commitment to the principles of Customer Care


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Job Ref: Caerphilly 5240741
Clerk Of Works / Housing Surveyor - Technical
Client Category: Local Authority

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