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Clerk of Works

Clerk of Works inspecting a building site

A clerk of works makes sure that construction work is carried out to agreed quality standards, specification and schedule, and that health and safety procedures are being followed. They are responsible either for several construction projects or for the long-term maintenance of several buildings.

They are also known as site inspectors.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries for clerks of works are around £25,000 a year. After experience this can rise to around £45,000 a year. Senior clerks of works can earn up to £60,000.

Some jobs may be on a contract basis, for a certain number of weeks or months, and pay an hourly rate between around £20 to £35.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most jobs are with big employers such as local authorities, housing associations, government departments, hospitals, universities, airports or industrial plants.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
5210
1.2 %
RISE
2029
5275
  United Kingdom
2024
72965
3.3 %
RISE
2029
75407

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

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