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Clerk of Works

Keele University
Keele University Campus
Grade 7, Salary Range £36,333 – £44,414
Closing date
19 Apr 2023

Keele University is looking for an ambitious individual to join the established and successful Capital Projects Team within the University’s Estate and Campus Services Directorate.

The successful candidate will be responsible for workmanship & quality for construction works carried out for Keele University. Working with professional construction consultants as well as colleagues in the Capital Projects team, the successful candidate will be carrying out site inspections & surveys across a wide range of construction works from new buildings to refurbishment with values from from £10k to £60m. They will be able to offer their professional advice & experience on buildability & construction site organisation to developing projects as well as the opportunity to directly manage the end to end delivery of smaller capital works.

The successful candidate will come from a clerk of works position or another site supervision, site inspection role in the construction industry. They will be qualified in relevant construction discipline or have sufficient relevant construction experience or have a construction related professional accreditation (e.g. ICWCI, RICS, CIOB, CIBSE, etc…). They will have excellent knowledge of construction techniques (both modern & traditional) together with excellent knowledge of health & safety. They will be highly organised, able to balance multiple ingoing projects, be skilled in dealing with consultants & managing contractors. Experience in higher education is desirable but not essential.

The Benefits

The University recognises that its success depends upon the contribution and dedication of its talented staff. In return, we have a competitive benefits package available, including:  

  • Competitive rate of pay with annual increments within the grade  (Keele Spine)
  • Generous annual leave entitlement with opportunities to purchase additional leave  
  • Excellent staff pension scheme   
  • Access to continued personal, professional and career development   
  • On site ‘outstanding’ nursery    
  • Discounted health & fitness facilities on site  
  • Cycle to work scheme (subject to eligibility)

Please note that the starting salary will typically be at the bottom of the pay scale shown above

The University is committed to operating flexible working practices wherever possible. 

The University

Keele University is renowned for its exciting approach to higher education, innovative research, beautiful campus, strong community spirit and excellent student experience.  With a turnover in excess of £170 million, over 12,500 students and a total staff of approximately 2000, the University provides high quality teaching across a wide range of academic and vocational subjects and promotes world-class research.  Further information can be found at

Keele University values diversity, and is committed to ensuring equality of opportunity, and to proper and fair representation across its senior decision making groups. In support of these commitments, the University particularly welcomes expressions of interest and applications from women and from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds, for this post.

Keele University values equality and diversity across our workforce and to ensuring our staff community is reflective of the diversity of our student population. In support of these commitments the University welcomes applications from individuals of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

Closing Date: 19th April 2023

Interviews will be held on: 28th April 2023

Post reference: KU00003254

How to Apply

For full post details and to find out more about working at Keele please click the 'apply on website' link. 

Keele University employees wishing to apply should login to Employee Self Service and click on the 'View current vacancies' link.

For informal enquiries may be addressed to Jonathan Cain (  Applications to this address will not be accepted. 

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