Clerk of Works/Property Surveyor – Housing

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Clerk of Works/Property Surveyor – Housing
Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire
Contract / Temporary

Stoke 5240207

Posted: 13th November 2023 08:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £19.64 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm

  • This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

  • Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire,

    ST1 6AY

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Temporary Clerk of Works/Property Surveyor – Housing

Job Ref: Stoke 5240207

Pay Rate: £19.64 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, 8am to 4pm 

Role Length: This opening assignment is for 5-6 months

City: Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

The purpose of the role is to work on the delivery of projects and programmes, which maintain or improve the City Council’s Housing Stock – this shall include working with and motivating key partners/stakeholders to ensure projects are delivered.  To maintain records and other appropriate information, distributing to relevant parties when required.  Additionally, you will be responsible for identifying and engaging project support when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Acting as the housing investment and maintenance surveyor to ensure the delivery of high quality and cost effective management of the responsive, voids, and planned maintenance service for the directorate.
  • Be responsible for the monitoring and co-ordination of the responsive, voids, and planned maintenance service for the directorate.
  • Promote technical excellence across the Directorate, and ensure that services and provision is delivered efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensure the appropriate maintenance, improvement and investment in the City Council’s Housing Stock is completed within the predetermined timescales to the prescribed specification, ensuring value for money, is attained in every case.
  • Review and challenge where necessary the charges being made by operatives in the completion of all work undertaken in the various work streams.
  • Monitor, challenge and correct any deviations from a client perspective where there are concerns regarding value for money, quality of work, and conformity to specifications, and the management and authorisation or refusal of variations to works orders, and to report to the Project Manager – Pre construction.
  • Assist the Project Manager – Pre construction with the monitoring of programmes of work and report on individual and overall project programming and delivery. Review works in progress on a regular basis with the Project Manager responsible for the delivery of the works, and to provide statistical analysis as requested/required.
  • Ensure financial control, policies and procedures are adhered to for all work.
  • Authorise applications to ensure eligibility of work and to examine schedules of work, estimates and quotations for accuracy.
  • Carry out property and site surveys to ensure proposals are practical and suitable. To prepare schedules of necessary works to meet Unitas’ needs and to undertake the submission for approval, monitoring, valuation and certification of payments.
  • Measure, specify and prepare detailed scale drawings showing existing and proposed layouts.


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



  1. Good level of education with an intermediate professional qualification or diploma in related discipline.



  1. Considerable experience of complex project management and of delivering agreed outcomes.
  2. To have a proven understanding of Health and Safety and Construction, Design & Management (CDM) regulations.
  3. Experience of monitoring and managing budgets.
  4. Experience of using computerised management systems.
  5. Experience of developing excellent working relationships with external agencies and stakeholders.
  6. Significant experience of preparing cost estimates / schedules of work and contract documents.
  7. Extensive experience in the preparation and delivery of short and long term business plans and projects.
  8. Proven experience of applying novel solutions in order to resolve complex problems.



  1. Thorough knowledge of project management practices.
  2. Proven knowledge of building maintenance and refurbishment.
  3. Appropriate vocational/technical qualification.
  4. Extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework for housing maintenance.
  5. Signification knowledge of property maintenance, housing decency standard and property defects.


Skills & Abilities:

  1. Able to prepare and write progress records. Able to prioritise, plan and manage own workload and projects to meet conflicting work demands.
  2. Be able to generate confidence, respect and trust of key stakeholders including Ward Members and City Council tenants.
  3. Ability to effectively manage and co-ordinate a team Property Surveyor and Technical Officers.
  4. An effective communicator who can inform and involve internal and external partners, stakeholders and tenants.
  5. The ability to operate within politically sensitive environments.
  6. Excellent written, numerical and analytical skills.
  7. Proven ability to use own initiative and make robust decisions in demanding situations.
  8. A proven track record demonstrating successful negotiation; persuasion and problem solving.
  9. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Clerk of Works/Property Surveyor – Housing
Client Category: Local Authority

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