Occupational supervisors/team leaders work in a supervisory role and will be in charge of a team working on a construction project.
The Role
  • Taking on aspects of your team’s particular type of work, such as bricklaying, demolition or drilling
  • Ensuring workers follow company policy and procedures
  • Following plans
  • Using hand and power tools
  • Showing new and inexperienced construction workers how to do the job
  • Setting out and checking work
  • Working with technical drawings and plans
  • Setting the team tasks so the work is done properly and on time
Salary
  • Newly trained occupational supervisors/team leaders can earn in the region of £19,000 - £25,000
  • Trained with experience occupational supervisors/team leaders can earn in the region of £25,000 - £35,000
  • Senior occupational supervisors/team leaders can earn in the region of £35,000 - £45,000
Self-employed occupational supervisors/team leaders set their own pay rates. Salaries depend on location, employer and any overtime you may do.
Qualifications & Training
You need a good level of experience in your area of work to be a successful occupational supervisor or team leader. It’s useful to have an SVQ/NVQ Level 2 to show you know your job inside out and can therefore support and supervise other people doing it. You can also take an NVQ Level 3 as a site supervisor, to gain leadership and supervisory skills.