Recruiter: Kingdom Housing Association
Construction Inspector (Clerk of Works)
Job Title: Construction Inspector (Clerk of Works) - 1 x Permanent, 1 x Temporary 1 Year
Application Closing Date: 23 January 2022
Hours: 36 per week
Salary: £30,592 - £33,919 per annum
Kingdom Housing Association (KHA) is the parent organisation within the Kingdom Group and is one of the leading providers of affordable housing in East Central Scotland.
We currently develop affordable housing in Fife, Perth & Kinross, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire and have Alliance agreements with Ochilview Housing Association and with Fife, Glen and Ore Valley Housing Associations, through our Fife Housing Association Alliance (FHAA). Over the next 5 years we aim to develop approximately 2,000 new affordable homes for ourselves and our Partners.
Kingdom aspires to be an employer of choice. We obtained Gold IiP and IiYP accreditation and are striving towards Platinum for both and we’re currently the highest placed Scottish RSL on the Best Companies to Work For list.
We live by our CARES values of Customer, Accountable, Respect, Efficient and Supportive and these are the key principles to how we provide, manage and maintain affordable housing.
About the Role
You will utilise your expertise and skills within the Capital Investment team to ensure that the properties developed for Kingdom and our partners, whether for social rent, mid market rent or shared ownership, achieve the required standards in specification, method of construction, quality of work/materials and compliance with the agreed criteria for each contract.
You will monitor sites from start to finish and provide effective quality and compliance observations/guidance throughout the process. You will be able to spot problems from technical data before the project has commenced on site but also identify and help to avert issues that arise during the construction phase.
You will liaise with our tenants and our contractors to investigate defects issues, requesting remedial works as necessary, whether highlighted by our tenants or identified at end of year defect inspections. You will provide a high level of support to our Project Officers at relevant points, whether at site meetings or in the event a complaint has arisen.
You should be educated to HNC level, ideally with a qualification in a related discipline (SCQF level 7) or be able to demonstrate relevant technical experience. You must have knowledge and/or experience of house building trades and a good understanding of different construction methods. IYou will have an excellent knowledge of Health and Safety, Building and CDM Regulations.
You should have a passion about quality within the construction industry, be an effective communicator with the ability to negotiate with key stakeholders. It is essential that you are able to collaborate with your colleagues and across the organisation.
You will be well organised, have good IT skills with the ability to analyse project data effectively and be diligent in respect of maintaining records.
You must have a driving licence and access to a car for business use.
You will be required to complete a satisfactory Standard Police Act Disclosure Scotland check.
- An attractive salary and benefits package.
- A contributory pension scheme.
- Generous annual leave entitlement.
- A range of learning and development opportunities.
- Enhanced family friendly and sick pay entitlements.
- Discounted gym membership.
- Access to our employee benefits platform.
- Our employee counselling service.
- We will consider flexible working options to support you to have a good work life balance.
If you would like to discuss any aspect of the job please contact Scott Curtis, Senior Construction Inspector at [email protected] Please note Scott will be unable to respond to messages from 3pm on 24 December to 9 January due to annual leave.
How to Apply
You can apply online by visiting our website: https://www.kingdomhousing.org.uk/jobs/ and click on the Kingdom Housing Association Vacancies link. Applications must be made using our online application form and CV’s will not be considered.
Although our hope is to hold interviews in person, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, interviews may be held by video call. We will provide further information on this to all those invited to interview. Interviews will be held week beginning 7 February 2022.
Kingdom is committed to contributing towards the eradication of homelessness. As part of that, we particularly welcome applications from people who are currently registered homeless or have been in the last 12 months. We will guarantee shortlisting to any applicant who meets that criteria and the essential criteria for the vacancy. If you wish your application to be considered under the scheme, please state this under “Supporting information” on your application form.
Scottish Charity No: SC000874
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