Clerk of Works (End of Defects)

Bedford, Bedfordshire
Circa £35,000 plus £2000 car allowance
29 Sep 2021
19 Oct 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

Clerk of Works (End of Defects)

Bedford - Hybrid working

Full Time



Circa £35,000 plus £2000 car allowance


bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford.


We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 housing association developers in the country, we are committed to providing quality repair and maintenance services to our Residents. Our amazing hard-working team make sure our properties are maintained to the highest standard, whilst ensuring our homes meet the needs of our Residents.


We are currently looking for a Clerk of Works to specialise in undertaking all End of Defect inspections, coordinating and monitoring progress and following up with contractors to ensure that works are completed to a satisfactory standard. You’ll also support Clerk of Works colleagues when required in undertaking inspections of workmanship, material and design compliance on site.


What you will be doing:


  • Coordinating timely end of defect inspections and managing the contractor and their works through to completion
  • Ensuring that all defects are rectified in a timely manner


Provide support when required by carrying out the following:


  • Attending site weekly, undertaking compliance inspections, providing detailed reports and negotiating to correct any site issues
  • Coordinating timely snagging and back snagging inspections
  • Completing all data collection information as required
  • Knowing each scheme’s individual specification, design, terms and conditions


We’d love to meet someone with:


  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Sound construction technical knowledge - Ideally with experience of working as a Site Manager
  • Time served building trade apprenticeship or equivalent
  • Good understanding of Building Regulations, NHBC standards or equivalent
  • Excellent organisational skills and a methodical approach
  • Strong customer service skills
  • The ability to liaise in a non-confrontational style in order to resolve any issues on site or post completion


Amongst what we offer you is:


  • A competitive salary of circa £35,000 plus £2000 car allowance
  • 28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays
  • A generous contributory pension scheme
  • Private health care
  • Free life assurance
  • Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym
  • Opportunities for learning and development
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Retail discount scheme


Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application.


Closing date: 19th October


We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible.