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Clerk of Works

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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 £18,000 to £25,000 a year. After experience this can rise to around £30,000 a year. Senior clerks of works can earn £40,000 a year or more.

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

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2017
6153
0.1 %
FALL
2022
6149
  United Kingdom
2017
69677
0.4 %
RISE
2022
69922

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What Does it Take?

You need:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Construction Industry Training Board (CITB)
Tel: 0344 994 8800
Website: http://www.citb.co.uk
Website (2): http://www.citb.co.uk/bconstructive
Twitter: @CITB_UK
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citb.uk/

CITB is the Sector Skills Council which covers a wide range of sectors in the development and maintenance of the built environment. Its careers website (bconstructive.co.uk) provides a wide range of information on jobs in the construction industry.

Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate of Great Britain Incorporated
Tel: 01733 405160
E-mail: info@icwci.org
Website: http://www.icwci.org/
Twitter: @ICWCIGB

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