Vacancy - Trainee Access Consultant

We are seeking a Trainee Disabled Access Consultant, primary location in Cheltenham, but working nationwide, but other M4 corridor locations considered.

The Opportunity:

Our busy Disabled Access division is looking to expand and is seeking a trainee to join the team and be part of our growth plans.

Working with a Director, our aim is to take you from trainee to NRAC Consultant level with the eventual aim that you will both generate and manage your own workload.

You will get the opportunity to work throughout the UK on sites ranging from multi-million pound new developments to Grade I listed country houses.


Initially the bulk of your work will be on site completing Access Audits and or Accessibility Guides of existing buildings and environments. With time you will progress to the appraisal of plans for new developments and the provision of more strategic and sometimes contentious advice to clients and consultants. You will work on a diverse range of properties across all sectors. In terms of location the bulk of our work is concentrated in the South but we have worked as far afield as Belfast and Aberdeen.

Personal Qualities:

You will need to demonstrate an enthusiasm for the subject and a willingness to learn quickly. You must be willing to take on responsibility, with our support, and be happy to work relatively autonomously to deadlines.

We are increasingly working towards a paper-free office and aim to embrace technology wherever we can and use it to become more efficient thus you must be happy to work with and welcome change and new tech.

We are not going to say you need to be hard working as this is a given!

Essential Skills and Experience:
  • Construction Knowledge - either through experience and/or qualification.
  • IT literate -  we collect data on site with tablets and are working towards a paper-free office so it is essential that you are IT literate.
  • Written Communication – much of our work is report based so good written communication skills essential.
  • Verbal Communication – you will be client facing ‘day one’ so great verbal communication is a given.
Desirable Skills and Knowledge:
  • Disability Awareness – some experience of disability desirable but not essential.
  • Construction-related qualification – HND, Degree etc
  • Knowledge of Disability Legislation

Formal qualifications are not essential but a construction-related qualification from HND level upwards is an advantage.


A fully supported training program will be provided based on both internal and external training to include:

  • User Need – learning about different disabilities on a pan disability basis
  • Equality Legislation
  • Property and Construction Legislation (where necessary
  • Disability Awareness and Etiquette
  • Access Auditing
  • Access Appraisals
  • Access Statements/Strategies
  • Accessibility Guides
  • NRAC membership
  • Plan reading (where necessary)
Rewards and Benefits:

Competitive salary and benefits package to include:

  • Death in Service benefit*
  • Sabbatical (after 6 years service)*
  • Laptop (full remote working available)
  • Mobile Phone
  • Performance related bonus scheme
  • Non-contributory Pension
  • Flexible hours/working arrangements available

* subject to successful completion of probation period

Interested in this role?

Send your CV and letter via email, telling us why you are the right candidate for the role. Your letter should be a maximum of one side of A4.