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Clerk of Works

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
20 Apr 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

'Clerk of Works'

Working within the Project & Property Management Department

Directorate - Estates & Facilities on behalf of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Main duties of the job

  • To develop, assist and train Junior members of the capital projects team.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of capital procurement policies and the Trust Capital Procedures Manual.
  • Advising and monitoring compliance with standard legislation and procedures.
  • Ensure that relevant statutory, environmental, professional and technical standards are identified and maintained in relation to the capital development, land and property issues.
  • Assist in developing a sustainable environment strategy and management system and polices for the Trust.
  • To prepare progress reports and recommendations on delegated projects for Trust wide reports such as the Trust Capital Programme Group, Charity and Environmental reports and Capital progress and highlight reports.
  • To be prepared for occasional exposure to unpleasant working conditions in relation to 'on-site' working.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, Staff restaurants and on-site Staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all Staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

Onsite parking is available from �50 per year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The Capital Projects Department provides a service to the Trust that ranges from - Estates Strategic Planning, Refurbishments, New Builds, Estates projects and Minor Capital works as well as ongoing planning of future Capital developments in line with the Trust Clinical and Estates Strategy.
  • The Clerk of Works will be responsible for the inspection of all Capital Projects across all sites to ensure compliance with technical specifications and safety requirements. Inspections includes the approval of design documentation from stage 2 RIBA to handover and defects liability periods.
  • To review all Capital Projects from RIBA Stage 2 to completion undertaken by ESHT to ensure that they meet the required standards in terms of Safety and Quality.
  • Input into the development and operation of the departmental policies and procedures relating to Quality and Safety.
  • Undertake designated roles specified within terms of contract.
  • With reference to construction elements review contracting methods to ensure safety can effectively be controlled.
  • Review risk assessments and method statements to ensure they meet standards and quality of the works.
  • Produce monthly assurance reports is emphasis risks, issues and ensure continuous improvement.
  • Liaison, guidance and management of the Trusts internal Capital Project Management Team (interim and substantive) and external consultants in respect of the core objectives of this role.

Person Specification



  • Degree of equivalent in Engineering / Construction related subject.
  • Professional / academic qualification to Masters level or equivalent level or experience of capital development


  • Relevant professional or management qualifications e.g., Chartered Status such as RIBA, RICS, CIOB, APM, PMI, etc.
  • Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI)



  • Professional background including specialist knowledge in more one or more of the following areas for at least 5 years: ? Architecture ? Engineering ? Quantity Surveying ? Building Surveying ? Project Management ? Construction Health and Safety
  • An equivalent level of experience with a minimum of 3 years' experience delivering capital schemes within the NHS.
  • Significant and proven/demonstrable experience of management, and of practical experience in project management of delivering complex building projects across large complex sites within an acute hospital healthcare environment or similar.


  • Relevant professional or management qualifications e.g., Chartered Status such as RIBA, RICS, CIOB, APM, PMI, etc.
  • Institute of Clerks of Works and Construction Inspectorate (ICWCI)



  • Excellent numerical, verbal and writing communication skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical subjects to non-technical people.
  • Excellent IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, Project


  • Knowledge of NHS and OJEU procurement regulations and NHS consultant and contractor frameworks

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




BN21 2UD

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