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Posted by Military Resettlement Headquarters - MRHQ on Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Are you looking to become part of something that’s really exciting? Somewhere where you could have independence to run your own team but support whenever you need it? Somewhere that the better you perform, the better you’re rewarded?

To Charter Projects, the Site Foreman is the most critical role in all their Project Squads. They are the pilot in the plane.

The Site Foreman (or Site Manager) is a leader, an organiser, a problem solver and above all is likeable, friendly, warm and great with clients and their team. They are the leader of a team of ‘Gentleman Builders’ and their values are key to what makes Charter Projects different.

Duties include:

  • Organising manpower, materials and equipment
  • Supervising and carrying out works on site
  • Planning and organising upcoming tasks and ensuring everything is ready to go to ensure the work flows without a hitch
  • Quality control – using checklists to ensure its done right every time
  • The ability to follow plans, schedules, specifications and budgets. They make it simple and easy to follow
  • Creating, leading & managing a great team of your own staff plus subcontractor partners. Your skill will be in knitting everyone together so they work for the unit as a whole. They’re all one family!
  • Driving the project actively. They need doers not watchers to ensure tasks are completed on time and to the required quality standards
  • You are the enforcer of site health and safety. Everyone deserves to go home safe and sound
  • Reporting & communicating progress to the client and rest of your team
  • Training other employees and carrying out inductions
  • Maintaining accurate site records so they can do it right every time and if something does go wrong, share your learnings with everyone. If you don’t, you’re destined to make the same mistake again

Candidate Background

What would your ideal candidate look like?

Typically, but not necessarily, the Site Foreman will be an experienced construction worker, often specialising in a particular trade. They will need to be very organised and be good with systems as that is the core of our operation. They will be very successful if they can solve and share problems helping everyone to refine and improve the existing systems. They’re there to support you though, you’re never on your own.


Site Foremen will have 2 or more years relevant industry experience, typically having worked as a senior multi-skilled builder or carpenter in the past. They would ideally like candidates to hold the following industry certificates:

  • Equivalent of a Level 3 City & Guilds / NVQ in specific trade
  • First Aid certificate
  • Construction Skills Certificate Scheme (CSCS) holder
  • Site Supervisor’s Safety Training Scheme (SSTS) or Site Management Safety
  • Training Scheme (SMSTS)

Personal attributes are key to them. Here’s what they expect from all their employees:

  • Be honest and trustworthy
  • Be respectful
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity to people of other nationalities, religions, etc.
  • Be flexible and understand the agile mindset
  • Demonstrate a sound work ethic
  • Deal with the client and public in a positive, courteous and respectful manner
  • Good communication and team-working skills.


  • They operate an industry-leading performance-related bonus where the Project Squad will be rewarded if their project is performing well.
  • A site phone and tablet are standard issue.
  • They tend not to encourage overtime as it suggests they haven’t planned or organised the work well enough. They believe everyone earns the right to spend time with their families at the weekends and evenings. Sometimes, however, they hit a spike where they need to respond and deal with it on a case by case basis.

Generic Detail

  • Each Project Squad is typically made up of 7-8 members dependent on the size of the project and will include a Site Foreman, Carpenters, Multi-skilled builders, Skilled labourer, Labourer and Apprentice.
  • The Site Foreman reports in to the Projects Manager. The Projects Manager will have 3-5 jobs that they support. They are key to ensuring you have everything you need and are able to deal with any difficulties you might be facing.
  • This role offers the opportunity to progress to supervisory positions, be trained on a wide range of equipment and move on to other positions as you acquire training and experience.
  • They strongly believe in the principle of continual improvement and professional training.
  • They are an extremely social company. They work hard and play hard. They like each other and like to hang out.

Next steps
If you have the right attitude and experience for the job, you can apply via MRHQ or directly to the link provided. Once you have registered, they’ll be in touch to discuss next steps.

Locations: Greater London
Contact: 0330 043 2505

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