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Click on a link in the table below to take you to your preferred building control job in the Local Authority Building Control network. (No agencies please.)

If you have a job you would like to post please contact LABC by mailing us at info@labc.co.uk. Alternatively you can call the team on 020 7091 6860. (Please allow up to a week for the vacancy to go live.)  

Are you a recent school leaver or young person looking for a career in building control? Work experience within a local authority building control department is a fantastic way to get your foot in the door and it also looks great on your CV! Contact your closest LABC representative about any work experience vacancies they may have. Or are you a new trainee interested in a building control qualification?

Council/Company Vacancy Closing date 
NYBCP Assistant/Building Control Surveyor 19 April 2018
Kirklees Assistant/Building Control Surveyor 22 April 2018
Lincs Building Consultancy Trainee Consultant Surveyor - Building Control 22 April 2018
Wycombe Team Leader - Building Control 23 April 2018
Maldon Building Control Officer  2 May 2018
Wolverhampton Senor Building Surveyor (Building Control) 4 May 2018
Oxford Senior/Building Control Surveyor 7 May 2018
West Suffolk Assistant Building Control Surveyor 7 May 2018

CURRENT VACANCIES:

Wycombe District Council

Team Leader - Building Control

Permanent Contract : Full time, 37 hours per week : Grade 8

Salary: £46,632 - £53,888

With a strong portfolio of commercial work within the district and partnerships under the LABC PAS, we offer an excellent opportunity to further your career by joining an innovative and forward thinking building control team as team leader.

We can offer you real job satisfaction, personal development and the support of a friendly, professional team.

You will be a qualified building control surveyor to MRICS or MCABE with significant experience within a building control service and be a full member of the RICS, CABE or CIOB with evidence of continuous professional development and demonstrate competence in handling complex cases including enforcement cases.

Your role will include a mix of having responsibility for an area for site inspections, managing the surveying team to ensure plan checking and site inspections targets are met and working proactively to retain and win building control work.

You should be able to think, plan and act with a creative approach to problem solving and delivery in demanding circumstances and with competing priorities.

We value the importance of career development and will fully support you to achieve and maintain a good level of CPD.

Please telephone Alison Pipes, Building Control Manager on 01494 421425 for an informal discussion about this position.

Please refer to the job description for further details of the role and expectations.

We offer a generous benefits package including private healthcare, flexible working and pension scheme.

For more information and to apply online, visit our website at www.wycombe.gov.uk/jobs or call our job pack request line on 01494 421 141 quoting Job Reference PBC02.

Job Ref: PBC02

Closing: Monday 23 April 2018


North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership

Assistant/Building Control Surveyor

£15,115 - £31,601 p.a.

About Us

North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP) was the first Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the UK. We provide a flexible and modern building control service on behalf of Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby Councils. We process Building Regulation applications under the provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Building Act 1984. In addition to Building Regulations, we undertake work in relation to dangerous structures and demolition notifications across the Partnership area. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge across all types of project and construction techniques, and encourage innovative solutions.

The Role

Can you help towards effectively delivering the Building Control function throughout North Yorkshire? The Partnership requires a Building Control Surveyor/Assistant Surveyor to help ensure that appropriate buildings meet the regulatory standards in safety, sustainability, accessibility and design. You will need to be a team player, able to prioritize a busy workload and demonstrate a proactive approach to plan assessment and site inspection work, checking compliance with Building Regulations and associated legislation.

You need to be able to perform within a highly competitive market, working to ensure a strong and efficient performance culture with a focus on service excellence and customer satisfaction.

If you are training towards a role as a Building Control Surveyor and are unsure if you would meet the essential criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal discussion.

We offer a generous holiday entitlement, car lease scheme, payment of professional fees, flexible working options, free parking, employer contribution pension scheme, childcare vouchers scheme

Full job description and application forms are available to download from www.ryedale.gov.uk or email hr@ryedale.gov.uk

Closing date for applications is midday Wednesday 18 April 2018. Interviews to be held on Monday 30 April.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this vacancy please contact Robert Harper or Michelle Lanaghan on 01347 822703.

Closing date: 18 April 2018.


Lincs Building Consultancy

Trainee Consultant Surveyor - Building Control

Grade 4 - £18,746 - £21,962 per annum

37 hours per week

Lincs Building Consultancy delivers the Building Control services for East Lindsey District Council and is an established ISO 9001 accredited and customer focussed building control provider.

We are looking to recruit an Assistant Building Control Surveyor to join our team. Educated to A-Level standard or equivalent and with the enthusiasm to be successful in a highly respected Surveying discipline, the role will provide the opportunity to undertake a formal training programme, as well as learning on the job with a variety of domestic and commercial projects across our large, diverse and interesting district which encompasses growing market towns, vibrant coastal resorts and the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding natural beauty.

To ensure we maintain our high standards of performance and quality, proficiency in using IT systems, databases and the ability to work as part of a team is key, as is a self-motivated and organised approach and being an effective communicator.

In return we offer a wide range of benefits including payment of academic/ training fees, excellent holiday entitlement, payment of a professional fee, career average salary pension scheme and other salary sacrifice schemes.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith on 01507 613189. For an application pack visit www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/jobs, or alternatively contact Jacky Brown on 01507 613188.

Closing: Noon on 22 April 2018.


Kirklees Council

Assistant/Building Control Surveyor

£25,951 - £34,538 per annum

Flint Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6LG

You will be appointed to the grade appropriate to your qualifications and level of knowledge and experience, please see the Person Checklist contained within the job description.

The Capital Delivery & Facilities Management service is tasked with making the Kirklees economy more resilient and better able to adapt to economic and environmental pressures and challenges. It does this by developing and delivering integrated strategic plans and services to stimulate economic and environmental activity. It also carries regulatory functions and aims to create fair conditions for businesses to operate.

You will undertake duties relating to building regulations and other associated legislation within a Building Control Section and provide support to Junior Officers.

Requirements for this job:

  • Knowledge of building regulations
  • Experience in Building Control/Regulatory Work
  • Ability to carry out all types of domestic and residential inspections
  • Ability to determine new dwelling and simple commercial applications
  • Ability to deal with dangerous structures following assessment by a senior colleague
  • Familiarity of basic computer software
  • Understanding of competition in the Building Control market
  • Ability to carry out inspections in varying weather conditions including working at heights, exactions and in roof spaces, and working in defective and dangerous buildings
  • BTEC Higher National Certificate / Diploma or degree in Building or equivalent

It is essential that you hold a full and valid driving licence and be willing to pass the Kirklees driving test; it is expected that you will either use a council vehicle or your own car to travel to and between sites.

An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check will be required for this job. A conviction may not exclude candidates from appointment but will be considered as part of the recruitment process.

In order to be short-listed for this job please demonstrate how you meet the Job & Person Checklist as detailed on the attached Job Description. CV’s will not be accepted.

Closing: 22 April 2018


Wolverhampton Council

Senior Building Surveyor (Building Control)

Salary: £34,538 - £39,177 (Pay Award Pending)

37 hours per week

Job Ref: WLV000002147

The City of Wolverhampton is now amongst the top 10 economic growth areas in the UK, thanks to more than £3.7 billion worth of investment on site or planned. The city has already seen rapid developments with major projects like i54, The Way Youth Zone and i10 and more exciting developments are planned for the west side of the city. The leisure led mixed user scheme includes a multi screen cinema, restaurants, bars, hotel, multi storey car park and apartments.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Building Control officer with excellent communication skills and a pro active approach to problem solving to help deliver a first class service to all our customers.

If you want to join our friendly team you should hold a HND in Building Studies or equivalent and have previous experience in a Building Control organisation. You should also be willing to undertake further training as necessary.

Ideally, you should have experience in all aspects of Building Control work with a proven track record of determining domestic and commercial Building Regulation applications. A Building Surveying degree and membership of a recognised professional body such as RICS, ABE or CIOB would also be an advantage.

To apply visit https://www.wmjobs.co.uk/job/32432/senior-building-surveyor/ and for further information or an informal discussion please contact Steve Burson, Building Control Manager on 01902 555597.

Closing: Friday 4 May 2018

Interviewing: Wednesday 16 May 2018


Oxford City Council

Senior/Building Control Surveyor

Permanent Contract: Full time, 37 hours per week : Grade 7-8

Salary: Up to £44,656 per annum inclusive of a market supplement of £4,000 per annum (pro-rata for part time)

The role

Do you have an interest in buildings and construction and want a role where you can make a difference? If yes, then a career as a Building Control Surveyor may be for you. We have a career grade scheme that will provide opportunities for you to develop and learn on the job, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.

We are currently engaged with a wide range of build projects, including the £450 million Westgate retail development, numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford Colleges and an extensive variety of developments ranging consisting of small and large scale domestic works and you could be part of this process.

As a Building Control Surveyor your role will be to ensure that Building Regulations, associated legislation and statutory requirements are followed when domestic, mixed use and commercial buildings are designed, constructed, altered, extended or converted. You will be part of a team that delivers results while providing excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of applications and associated construction projects.

Interested in this fantastic opportunity? If so then we would love to hear from you.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

What we offer:

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (increases to 32 days after 5 years)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff offers including Vectis Card
  • Subsidised Leisure Membership and Discounted travel
  • Flexitime (dependent on role) and home working opportunities
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cyclescheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Learning and Development Programme

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles.

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing: Monday 7 May 2018

Interviewing: 17/18 May 2018


West Suffolk Council

Assistant Building Control Surveyor

Permanent Contract: Full time, 37 hours per week : Grade 7-8

Salary: Up to £24,657 - £25,463 per annum depending on qualifications/experience (potentially rising to £29,909 through annual Performance Review awards)

The role

We are working together to provide a shared service across our two authorities, which makes for an exciting and varied working environment in a beautiful part of Suffolk. An exciting opportunity has recently become available for which we require a person with drive and determination to join our dedicated Building Control team.

We are looking for a hardworking and confident individual with an HNC or degree in a suitable construction related subject wishing to develop and pursue a career in building control.

A building control career with us offers the opportunity to be involved in virtually all aspects of the construction process. Reporting to the Senior Building Control Surveyors you will be expected to advise, negotiate and instruct builders, developers, property owners, agents and the general public to enable compliance with the Building Regulations by telephone, in person, in the office or on site.

The post holder will have strong customer service focus with a flexible and self motivated approach. Good communication and influencing skills with the ability to deal effectively with people, sometimes in difficult circumstances are essential. Site visits are required in a large rural area and therefore you will need to hold a driving licence and have access to a car.

In return we can offer you our benefits package which includes discounts on supermarkets and high street shops, cashback on holidays, childcare vouchers, and money off household bills, together with a competitive salary and pension scheme. We also have flexible working arrangements, learning and development opportunities and generous annual leave entitlement.

Visit to apply: www.westsuffolk.gov.uk

Closing: Monday 7 May 2018

Interviewing: 23 May 2018


Maldon District Council

Building Control Officer

Salary: £32,642 - £37,381

Post Number MDC001299

A fantastic and exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced professional within the flexible and modern building control service at Maldon District Council. We are now looking for someone with a working knowledge of the Building Regulations 2010 (as amended), with (or working towards) an appropriate qualification (RICS, CABE, CIOB) and some experience in building control to join our team.

Your role will include a mix of having responsibility for an area for site inspections, plan checking and working proactively to retain and win building control work. You will need to be a team player, able to prioritise a busy workload and demonstrate a proactive approach to plan assessment and site inspection work, checking compliance with Building Regulations and associated legislation.

You should be able to think, plan and act with a creative approach to problem solving and delivery in demanding circumstances and with competing priorities. If you are training towards a role as a Building Control Surveyor and are unsure if you would meet the essential criteria, please do not hesitate to contact us for an informal discussion. For more information or an informal chat, please contact Matt Leigh (Group Manager: Planning Services) on 01621 875740 or download and read the job description. To apply please follow the link to Maldon District Council website.

Closing Date: 2 May 2018