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Title:  Clerk of Works - New Build Construction Sites


London, Greater London, GB, N22 6HE

Department:  Development/Regeneration
Operation:  Sanctuary Group
Requisition Number:  99862

Sanctuary Group is one of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and community services. With around 13,000 employees, we maintain a culture where diversity is valued and talent is nurtured and rewarded.


Clerk of Works – New Build Construction Sites


Wood Green, London – covering London, the South East and Essex regions


£37,306 per annum inclusive of policy allowance (rising to £39,270 per annum inclusive of policy allowance after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance) plus company car


35 hours per week – Monday to Friday


We are looking for an experienced Clerk of Works  New Build Construction Sites to assist in our ambition to develop in the region of 1,000 new build homes each year across England. You will be responsible for monitoring the construction and delivery of a range of projects including residential homes for rent and sale, apartment blocks and care homes. With a background in monitoring standards and controlling contractors to ensure quality is maintained and that all work is carried out within specification, this is a great opportunity to progress and develop your career within an ambitious organisation.


The role of Clerk of Works- New Build Construction Sites will include:

  • Ensuring all new build projects are in line with the Group’s technical design and quality standards
  • Visiting all projects on a regular basis and building excellent relationships with the relevant contractors and internal colleagues
  • Ensuring properties are fit for purpose, completed to a high standard and meet the needs of the intended end user
  • Making recommendations for changes throughout the project as and when required
  • Monitoring any budgetary issues and ensuring these are escalated to the Construction Manager
  • Producing detailed reports during the construction works and communicating this information to the relevant teams


Skills and experiences:

  • HNC in Building and Construction or equivalent is desirable
  • A proven track record within residential developments, ideally Social Housing or within the new build sector of the construction industry
  • Previous experience in managing quality in construction projects in a complex and demanding environment
  • An up to date working knowledge of building compliance and regulations
  • Ability to prioritise, plan, schedule and evaluate works and solve problems effectively
  • Excellent customer service engagement with experience of managing external contractors
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • This role will involve driving on company business. In order to drive a company vehicle, drivers must hold a full valid UK driving licence


Why work for us?

One of the UK’s leading providers of housing, care and commercial services, Sanctuary Group employs more than 13,000 people and manages over 100,000 units of accommodation throughout England and Scotland, including general rented, retirement living, supported housing, student and key worker accommodation and care homes. Sanctuary also provides a range of other services including maintenance, care and telecare, all of which are delivered by our dedicated employees who are completely committed to customer service. 


Ready to join us?

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, we offer you access to a range of great employee benefits and the opportunity to develop and progress within your career. Benefits include:

  • A pension scheme with matching employer contributions from Sanctuary up to set limits
  • 25 days leave (rising to a maximum of 30 days) plus public holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Health & well-being plans
  • Discounted products & services
  • Personal advice and counselling
  • Family-friendly arrangements
  • Tax efficient savings through our Cycle to Work scheme
  • Learning and development opportunities


Role salary is £34,377 with an additional policy allowance of £2,928 per annum (rising to £36,187 with an additional policy allowance of £3,083 per annum after 12 months, subject to satisfactory performance)


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Closing Date: 10 May 2021


We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.


‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’


Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers. 
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Group is a trading name of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

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