Clerk of Works


Home & Neighbourhood Office Broadwater Farm, United Kingdom

Closing Date:

03 Jul 2022

Job description

Contract Terms

Salary: PO2 £35,496 – £38,385

Location: Haringey, North London

Contract: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: 36 Hours per week

Closing date: Sunday 3rd July 2022

About Haringey

Haringey Council is one of 32 in London. Haringey is an extremely diverse borough and the Council has set clear ambitious objectives through its borough plan to make Haringey a better place to live, encourage investment and create opportunities that all can share. Haringey’s vision for the future is one of sustainable growth, in housing and jobs and on helping our residents and businesses take advantage of that growth.

We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. As the shape of local government continues to change, we are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.

About the role

To act as an impartial, independent inspector and guardian of quality. To ensure that work is carried out to Haringey Council’s standards, specification, and schedule. To ensure the correct materials are used and the workmanship is of a high quality. To make recommendations to the Clerk of Works Team Leader based on findings onsite.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • To become familiar with all the relevant drawings and written instructions, checking them, and using them as a reference when inspecting the work 
  • To make visual inspections of projects onsite 
  • To take measurements and samples on site to make sure that the work and the materials meet the specifications and quality standards 
  • To ensure knowledge of legal requirements is up to date and to check that the work complies with these requirements 
  • To have a working knowledge of health and safety legislation and to bring any shortfalls observed to the attention of senior management 
  • To work as part of the Clerk of Works team and to provide advice and guidance to team members when needed 
  • To give advice and guidance to the Homes for Haringey Project
  • Manager or Senior Project Manager on site control or other site issues arising from inspections 
  • To work in a collaborative and solution focussed manner
  • To keep clear, concise, and auditable records of all activity  
  • To advise the Clerk of Works team leader on the amount/level of COW resources allocated to specific projects 
  • To prepare a schedule of defects at the end of the defect’s liability period for communication with the contractor. To inspect remedial work and report findings to the client.
  • To monitor the performance of main and sub-contractors onsite
  • To attend site meetings, make reports on progress of the main contractor and sub-contractor 


We offer a local authority pension and a healthy work-life balance, with flexible working hours, work from home days, generous annual leave, and an interest free travel loan. The team is currently working remotely, but plan to return to some office based work in the coming months. We are committed to our employees and offer many opportunities for professional development. This includes training, shadowing and mentoring. You will be part of a wide professional network, across London and the UK.


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