September 14, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
The Clerk of Works is a new role, and the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting period of transformation.
Working Pattern
Full time
Closing Date
October 14, 2022


Fixed term contract until 31 August 2027 with the option to extend for one or two further years
Full time, office based, average of 40 hours per week
Monday to Friday 09:00 - 17:00

The Clerk of Works is a new role, and the successful candidate will have a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting period of transformation, supporting the delivery of a range of interesting and challenging construction projects at Harrow School.

You will be responsible for regularly inspecting construction sites focusing on workmanship, quality, compliance with the building contract, specification and drawings, employers’ requirements, health and safety, progress in accordance with the contract programme and coordinating activities, supporting the main contractor who is responsible for forward planning and executing works always minimising impact on business-as-usual activities.

You will report to the Head of Capital Development and maintain regular contact with colleagues, the Employer’s Agent/Contract Administrator, design team and main contractor working across a diverse range of interesting and challenging projects.

The skills
Your post qualification experience and knowledge as a Clerk of Works, working on large-scale and complex projects in the UK construction industry, will be invaluable, enabling you to build and maintain positive authoritative relationships with contractors, delivering high quality and compliant construction projects in a live operational environment. Your training, CSCS and SSSTS or SMSTS qualifications combined with a range of skills including attention to detail and accurate record keeping will enable you to produce exemplary inspection reports, that are informative, adding value, facilitating a focus on safety, quality, compliance, and progress with minimal impact on normal school operations. You will enjoy being part of a small, professional team responsible for delivering an exciting, ambitious, and inspiring capital development programme at Harrow School.

The benefits include: 

  • • Free lunch.
    • Free parking.
    • Automatic enrolment in the School’s pension scheme
    • Use of the School’s sports facilities such as the  swimming pool, gym, and running track.
    • Subsidised membership of the tennis, golf, angling and social clubs.

The environment
Harrow School is situated within a beautiful site in Harrow on the Hill, northwest London, and is one of the best-known schools in the world, with around 840 pupils.

The Estates Team comprises 60 staff members providing an important and vital role keeping the school estate maintained and operational whilst delivering important improvements through a range of construction projects which form part of the Estate Master Plan.

The Estates Department is split in two primary functions: Estates and Grounds, and Capital Development.

The Head of Estates and Grounds is responsible for building and grounds maintenance and the Head of Capital Development is responsible for the successful delivery of all major construction projects.

For a detailed job description please click on the 'view document' link below. For any questions email the HR department at 

If you are interested complete the online application form and attach a covering letter explaining your suitability for the role considering the job description and person specification. Please do not submit a curriculum vitae because this will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 9 October 2022.
Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are important to us at Harrow. We believe in diversity of thought and actively welcome anyone regardless of their background to bring their valuable and relevant skills to our community.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All successful applicants must be willing to undergo enhanced child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with any past employer and the Disclosure and Barring Service, and it is an offence to apply for the role if the applicant is barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children. No member of staff will be able to start until these checks are complete and this process takes, on average, a month. Please plan accordingly. 
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