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Chartered Building Surveyor

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An award winning multi-disciplinary practice of professional chartered surveyors and construction consultant, working within the residential, commercial, education and leisure sectors looking for a Chartered Building Surveyor with at least 2 years experience in a role involving Building Surveying, Employers Agent
and Contract Administration procedures. The successful candidate will be a Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. They are located in London and are paying £60,000 annually.

The key responsibilities include:

• Assisting in establishing a client’s requirements and undertake feasibility studies
• Undertaking a variety of surveys and inspections
• Preparing and producing specifications for works, tender and contract documents
• Coordinating members of the design team and project stakeholders
• Acting as Employer’s Agent and Contract Administrator
• Site visits, assessments and projections for future work
• Writing reports and preparing documents (plans, contracts, budgets etc.)
• Analysing site activities; prepare progress reports on time, quality and cost of projects
• Advising on and acting in accordance with the Party Wall Etc Act, as an appointed surveyor
• Advising on and acting in accordance with CDM Regulations and in the capacity of Principal Designer

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Infrastructure Engineer – (Bedfordshire)

admin 07/12/2021 0

The ideal person will need to have the skills down below;

  • Degree Qualified
  • Minimum of 2 years post-Graduation experience in Residential Housing market
  • Good communication and management skills
  • Experience of on-plot private engineering essential
  • Infrastructure Design, S38, S104, S278
  • Competent in Microdrainage and PDS
  • High level of Technical skills

Challenging work from concept design, liaising with 3rd parties / Clients and producing detailed designs to tight deadlines and budgets

Competitive salary and extensive benefits package including Pension

Salary negotiable for the right candidate dependant on experience and qualifications

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Senior Architectural Technician

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I am currently recruiting for a Senior Architectural Technician role for a client based in Bedfordshire. They are looking for someone that can use AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop and Revit to produce detailed drawings for various residential projects.

  • Drafting the necessary planning drawings, in particular house types and multi-unit planning layouts, and assisting in producing all supporting documentation.
  • A working knowledge of the planning systems that affect design, and an ability to adapt to specific local authority design guidance’s.
  • Liaising and communicating with the residential team and other practice departments
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in a dynamic and supportive environment
  • 5+ years’ experience within the residential sector
  • Relevant degree level educated – desirable
  • A strong portfolio demonstrating proven design ability and exceptional presentation skills
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD and Adobe Photoshop is essential
  • Experience with Revit, Sketchup and Rendering software’s is desirable
  • Understanding of Microsoft Office Software (Publisher in particular)
  • Knowledge and understanding of current UK Planning and Building Regulations
  • Confident in drafting/ hand sketching (experience in residential layout design is preferable)
  • Working well as part of a team as well as individual creative thinking
  • Confident, personable and proactive
  • Strong communication with a high standard of written and spoken English
  • Experience in writing Design and Access Statements
  • Experience with client interaction
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Coronavirus: Everything You Need to Know

admin 06/04/2020 0

The coronavirus pandemic has reached the UK shores and it will be having major after-effects to all businesses up and down the country. Most patients who contract the virus make a full recovery and can return to work. But regardless of whether they can go back it works, it will still have an effect on your company. 

But at the moment, there are positions within the public sector that have become essential to keep everything in order during this hard time. Here at Carrington Bake Recruitment, we can help anyone who is looking to help during this uncertain time by applying to our roles in councils and in social care.

What is Coronavirus?

First reported in Wuhan, China on 31st December 2019, the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a new strain that has not been previously identified in humans. The virus transmits between animals and humans, causing the following symptoms: 

  • A cough 
  • A high temperature
  • Shortness of breath

As it is a new disease, experts still don’t know how the virus spreads. However, similar illnesses transmit via cough droplets. According to advice from the NHS, it’s very unlikely that it can spread through items such as packages and food. 

However, the disease does appear to be spreading quickly across the globe. Latest figures from the World Health Organisation (WHO), released on 5th April 2020 indicate that there are over 1,133,758 confirmed cases of the virus worldwide; though it’s important to note that only around 62,784 have been fatal. 

Government Guidance

Following the government’s decision to put the trains coming in and out of London on reduced service, the government has suggested the people who don’t work within key positions to be in complete lockdown. This means people shouldn’t leave their house unless it is for these reasons;

  • Shopping for basic necessities as infrequently as possible.
  • One form of exercise a day — for example, a run, walk, or cycle — alone or with members of your household.
  • Any medical need to provide care for or to help a vulnerable person.
  • Travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary and cannot be done from home.

Government support

Several businesses across the country are already struggling financially, with many having to make the tough decision to make staff redundant. While this will be unavoidable for many employers, the government has recently announced a number of schemes to help businesses retain their staff and keep operating.

This includes:  

  • Coronavirus Retention Scheme, which will enable the government to pay 80% of staff wages up to £2,500 per month, for three months
  • Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme, which offers loans of up to £5 million for SMEs through the British Business Bank. These should be available to access now. 
  • Grant funding of up to £10,000 for small businesses or up to £25,000 for retail, hospitality and leisure businesses
  • Deferring VAT and income tax payments 

For more information about these schemes, be sure to visit

What Can I Do With Carrington Blake Recruitment?

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Here at Carrington Blake Recruitment, we receive daily new positions within the public sector that are becoming essential to make sure things run smoothly. From social care workers to administrators within local councils. Without these workers, local areas wouldn’t be able to function and people that need the care and support won’t receive it due to the current crisis.

If you would like to offer support to your community or would like to find a job you can give back to those in need, submit your CV to us now and one of our representatives will be in touch to see what roles are available for you to apply.

Contact us on 0207 537 6607 or email us your CV today on

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How to Stay Motivated During Your Job Search

admin 13/03/2020 0

Taking the bold step to start your job search is like starting a new journey itself. When looking for a job it can take longer than expected and you can end up going for weeks, even months without any response. There are multiple reasons why things have not gone in your favour, this includes; employers hiring internally, you’re not meeting their standards, closed vacancies, or limited positions for your desired role.

Despite all these factors, it is important to remain positive and motivated during your job search and what you enjoy doing. Here we have shared some tips on how to stay motivated during every stage of your job search.

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Have a Strategy

You need to identify what you are looking for and how you want to achieve it. This includes establishing the organisation, job position, and job location you wish to get into. This would ensure that you remain on task, achieving goals and your research is effective. Working in large chunks can be daunting,  instead, break up your goals into more realistic and achievable ones.

Search Smart

The saying ‘Quality, not Quantity’ is pivotal in this stage of your job hunt. Don’t get desperate and carried away and hence apply to every job that you see online. Take your time to screen jobs and ensure that it is exactly the position you are looking for. Searching smart saves your time and can also expose you to ‘hidden’ roles and organisations you didn’t even know you were looking for.

Join Job Search Groups/Recruitment Agency

It can be useful to interact with other people going through similar situations as you can bounce ideas off one another. Sites like LinkedIn provide a networking space to communicate with employers directly and you can also find communities that share their most recent job listings in your area of interest. Recruitment agencies can do the majority of the hard work for you including editing your cv and looking for your perfect role for you, so it might be useful to invest in one.

Get Constructive Criticism

A little criticism never hurts. Getting feedback from honest people including family and friends can be very useful. This is because they can help you identify what you need to improve on during your job hunt; whether your cv or your strategy. In addition to this, constructive criticism can be a form of encouragement when your strengths are recognised.

Get a Mentor

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Everyone needs a little help and you can not completely know every single aspect that needs to be touched without guidance. A mentor would be very useful to have to guide and give you tips on how to approach your job search. They can also offer feedback and keep you constantly motivated. It would be more beneficial to get a mentor that currently works in the sector you wish to work in as they can lead you to potential employers.

  • Enjoy the process
  • Look at the bigger picture
  • Remain active
  • Take a break

Maintaining a positive mindset whilst job searching can be very difficult, however, persistence, determination, and discipline are key. In the end, it will definitely be worth it.


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Why Choose Us?

Here at Carrington Blake Recruitment, we not only help you find a new placement you want but also we help you all the way of your professional career. One of your consultants will be able to support you through the different roles you

If you need help updating your cv or want to find out about the latest roles contact us on 0207 357 6607 or visit our website.

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