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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 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. 

Are you a new trainee registering for a relevant ONC/HNC or degree course? Or an existing trainee who has lost funding but needs to progress onto an ONC/HNC or degree course? LABC Bursary Scheme may be able to help you.

Council/Company Vacancy Closing date 
Lincs Building Consultancy Consultant Surveyor 8 Dec 2017
City of York Building Control Surveyor 30 Nov 2017
Poole Senior Building Consultancy Surveyor 27 Nov 2017
Somerset BCP Building Control Surveyor 24 Nov 2017


Fylde Council

Senior Building Control Officer (2 posts)

Salary: £25,951 - £31,601

Fylde is a small progressive local authority situated on the Fylde Peninsula of the Lancashire Coastline. With easy access to the Lake District, Liverpool and Manchester, Fylde is a vibrant place to live and work with a thriving visitor economy. You will be based in the newly refurbished Town Hall offices that also offers majestic views of St Anne’s beach and the Ribble estuary. We can offer a fantastic opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of the residents in our local community. This is your chance to become part of a great team, delivering high quality services throughout the Borough. The Council is seeking to recruit highly motivated, and experienced people to join our Building Control Team. The post holder will be working towards, or be a hold full member of a RICS, CABE or CIOB and will have and a proven track record within the industry. A full driving licence is required as the post includes essential car allowance. Additional staff benefits include 32 days paid leave a year (including bank holidays).

The council also operates a flexible working policy to accommodate a work/life balance. Additional benefits of the post include : Free staff car parking. A competitive pension scheme, and a reduced rate annual membership for the YMCA sports facility on 9 sites across the Fylde coast. We operate a one council, one team approach in all we do, working together in the most effective way to meet the needs of our customers. – if you share this Vision then we want to hear from you. To have an informal discussion regarding this role please contact Keith Vernon, Building Control and Land Charges Manager on 01253 658 679. Or email

Closing date: 20 Nov 5pm

Interview dates: w/c Monday 27th November 2017

Somerset Building Control Partnership

Building Control Surveyor

Salary: £31,601 to £34,538

The Partnership provides services across areas of outstanding natural beauty such as Exmoor, the Quantock Hills, the Mendips and the Somerset Levels and coastline; along with the historic towns of Bridgwater, Burnham, Glastonbury, Frome, Minehead, Taunton, Wellington and the City of Wells. We are seeking to recruit two dynamic Building Control Surveyors to cover the Mendip and Taunton Deane areas, but with the ability to work flexibly across boundaries. If you want to be part of our growth and success we need you to:

• Be a team player, prepared to play a full part in our service improvement.

• Be committed to delivering a high quality and customer focused Building Control service to our customers and partners.

• Play your part in the wider contribution Building Control can make to the partner councils.

In return for this we will provide you with the opportunity for professional development, excellent technology and the chance to be actively involved in all aspects of the building control field. The Partnership is hosted by Sedgemoor District Council, and office bases are provided in Bridgwater, Taunton and Shepton Mallet. The opportunity to work from home is encouraged. For an informal discussion about these posts, please contact Nigel Hunt, Partnership Manager on 01278 435226. 

To apply please visit their website:

Closing date: 24 Nov

Lincs Building Consultancy

Consultant Surveyor - Building Control

£25,951 - £30,153 per annum (Grade 6)

The council is committed to investing in our people. We offer a generous employee benefits package including membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme (career average), excellent holiday entitlement (including the option to buy and sell leave), annual payment of a professional fee, access to free counselling and support services plus other generous benefits to support you in your working life. 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. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, forward thinking and experienced Consultant Surveyor to join the Building Control Team. 

An effective communicator with good interpersonal skills, you will have recent experience of working in Building Control with a specialist working knowledge in all disciplines. You will have an understanding of local government and the wider context Building Control as well as a sound, up to date knowledge of principles of law and administration relating to Building Control. Ideally, you will be a corporate member of RICS, CABE or CIOB, however applicants with a construction-related HNC or degree, a Building Control background or relevant experience may be considered. You would be utilising your expertise in many ways across our large, diverse and interesting district which encompasses growing market towns, vibrant coastal resorts and the Lincolnshire Wolds area of outstanding natural beauty.

As a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Surveyor you will be responsible for your own area, confident in dealing with all aspects of the Building Control service and help us maintain our high standards of performance and quality. The ability to work as part of a team is key as is a self-motivated and organised approach and being an effective communicator. A commitment to continuous improvement and quality is essential together with experience of computerised records systems and a capacity for innovation being an advantage. A full driving licence is essential. Further information about this exciting opportunity can be viewed on the council’ job and careers webpage.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith, Building Control Team Leader, on 01507 613189. Although this vacancy is a full time position, applications for a job share are welcomed and will be considered.

Closing date: Noon 8 December

City of York Council

Building Control Surveyor

Salary Grade 9, Level 1-4 (£28,785 to £33,446 per annum)

The Building Control team within City of York Council are looking to appoint a suitably qualified/experienced Building Control Surveyor. With its spectacular architecture, friendly people and a wealth of cultural and entertainment facilities, York offers a quality of life that's hard to match, let alone beat. But there's much more happening in York, as the city makes a name for itself as one of the most commercially dynamic centre’s in northern Britain. As new housing construction complements the development of large-scale retail facilities. York is also a great place for you to develop your career in Building Control. 

Our service is professional and marketable. If you can combine detailed experience of the operation of the building control function with a clear commitment to the development and delivery of customer-centred services, then you could help us to deliver even higher standards whilst gaining experience of the diverse range of developments and constructional practices which York offers. A high level of self-motivation is a must. You will need to be an effective communicator, able to deal with developer negotiations, and equally comfortable working independently or as a part of a team. You should be working towards, or hold, a recognized qualification in Building Control, (IBC, ABE, RICS,) or have experience of working in Building Control. If you share our commitment to achieving ever higher standards of customer service, we offer casual car user allowance, free car parking, occupational pension scheme and great career development opportunities. To apply please follow the link to the York website

Closing date: 30 Nov