Becoming a Monitor
Due to the continued growth of the Scheme, there is always a demand for Monitors to carry out construction site, company and supplier visits in and around city locations across the UK and Ireland.
The Scheme’s national network of experienced industry professionals visit and report on construction site, company and supplier activities, providing guidance and encouragement in order to raise industry standards.
This role offers flexibility and would suit those looking for a part-time position or for a role that fits around existing commitments. If you are a current or retired experienced industry professional, with a wide and comprehensive knowledge of the UK construction industry, then this role is ideal for you.
Monitors are self-employed and remunerated per visit and are able to carry out as many or few visits as they would like, subject to a minimum of 5 visits per month.
Monitor Selection and Assessment Process
Prospective Monitors should appreciate that the process of selecting and appointing new Monitors can be protracted, often taking several weeks to complete.
Once an application is received, this will be assessed and those selected will then be put through an assessment process comprising of two main stages:
Stage 1 – Observation – Shadowing Monitor Site Visits
Stage 2 – Assessment – Conducting Monitor Site Visits
On the basis of a successful completion at Stage 2, and having received a letter of appointment as a Scheme Monitor, the administration office will begin to send details of the sites to be visited. When completed, the reports should be sent to the Scheme office. However, first reports will be reviewed by an experienced Monitor Trainer for further feedback and advice to enable any amends to be made to the reports where necessary prior to them being sent to the contractors.
The Scheme will ask the Monitor Trainer to arrange a meeting with the new Monitor a few months after they start, to shadow them on a couple more visits and discuss their progress. This gives the new Monitor the opportunity to raise any queries but also receive some valuable feedback and further guidance from an experienced Monitor.
New Monitors will also be invited to attend a Monitor Development Workshop, normally in the first few months after appointment subject to availability, which will provide them with further important information about the Scheme and the role of the Monitor, and also provides an opportunity to meet fellow Monitors and members of the administration team.