Keith Clarke makes personal plea to construction adviser applicants

The Construction Industry Council chief executive Keith Clarke has made a personal plea for nominations for the Government’s chief construction adviser role.

The Government has set a deadline of 23 September for nominations to the £120,000 per year, three days per week role.

Mr Clarke is on the selection panel along with representatives from the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Office of Government Commerce.

In an email understood to have been sent to 2,000 industry figures, he said: “The new position of chief construction adviser gives us a key opportunity to move construction up the clients’ agenda and make them more effective in their interaction with the industry to mutual benefit.

“We need the best person possible for this from the private sector. The pay is £120k for a notional three day week, but we should expect the individual to be spending considerable hours and be a person of influence rather than a follower or commentator. We will get what we deserve if we don’t encourage individuals to apply.”

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