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Clerk of Works (Mechanical)

University of Exeter
Exeter, Devon
£41,732 up to £51,283 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Closing date
18 Dec 2023

Location: Exeter (Hybrid)
Salary: Starting salary will be from £41,732 up to £51,283 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Contractual hours: 36.5
Application closing date: 18/12/2023

Finance, Infrastructure and Commercial Services / Estate Service

This role offers the opportunity for hybrid working – some time on campus and some from home.

This new full-time post is available immediately on a permanent basis.

Summary of the role
The post-holder is responsible for the provision of site mechanical inspection services, quality control and commissioning on all estate projects. Such projects will include the construction of new build projects and extensive refurbishment works to decarbonise the estate as the University moves towards net zero in 2040. In addition, the Clerk of Works will be required to input into smaller capital refurbishment works and long-term maintenance projects.

The successful candidate will work within Estate Service, Engineering and Direct Works and alongside the Sustainability Team, Built Estate, Space Management and Administrative Teams, based at Streatham Farm, Streatham Campus, Exeter.

You will work together within a small team of dedicated estates mechanical and electrical engineers, implementing and delivering maintenance contracts, long term maintenance projects and capital construction projects.

The role involves close collaboration with other professionals within Estates, professional and academic services teams, stakeholders throughout the university and external consultants and contractors.

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification for full details of this role by clicking on the apply button shown.


We offer some fantastic benefits including:
- 41 days’ leave per year
- options for flexible working
- numerous discounts at leading retailers
- onsite gyms on all of our campus’ and a cycle to work scheme
- sector leading policies around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), paternity leave (up to six weeks full pay) and a Fertility Treatment Policy
- stunning campus environments in Exeter and Cornwall, in the beautiful South West of England

The University of Exeter

We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 200 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024 and QS World University Ranking 2024). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2023, underpinned by Gold ratings for Student Experience and Student Outcomes.

Our world-leading research impact has grown more than any other Russell Group university in recent years, and we are home to some of the world’s most influential researchers, seeking to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today. More than 99% of our research is of international quality and 47% is world-leading (2021 Research Excellence Framework).

We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world on our website. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Commitment
We are committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.

Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community.

With over 30,000 students and 7,000 staff from 150 different countries, we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN and Project Juno for Physics), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer.

So, if you’d like to join us as a Clerk of Works, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency

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