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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 
Leeds  Group Engineer 17 August 2018
Wokingham Business Development and Marketing Manager 19 August 2018
Chiltern & South Bucks Building Control Surveyor 19 August 2018
Rochford Building Control Surveyor 23 August 2018
Reading Senior Building Control Surveyor 28 August 2018
Reading Building Control Surveyor 29 August 2018
Barnet Senior/Building Control Surveyor 31 August 2018
North Somerset Area Surveyor 31 August 2018
Aylesbury Vale  Building Control Surveyors 31 December 2018

 

CURRENT VACANCIES:

 

Barnet Council

Senior/Building Control Surveyor

Package up to £60k per annum plus benefits

The London Borough of Barnet is an ambitious authority with one of the most significant programs of growth in the region. Depending on your qualifications and experiences, we are looking for either a senior or building control surveyor to help us to deliver a high quality Building Control service, if you are pro-active and enthusiastic, then you should apply. This is a full time position.

The ideal candidate will need to demonstrate a proven recent track record and have an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of Building Control and allied legislation with excellent communication and organisational skills, you will be able to plan and coordinate a wide range of short, medium and long term tasks.

The main responsibilities of the post will be plan vetting and site inspections of building work in relation to all types of buildings but in particular high risk complex buildings, enforcement, dangerous structures and demolitions. Good IT skills, accurate record keeping and effective communication skills are essential requirements. A full, clean driving license and use of a car is also essential for business purposes.

All activities will be delivered in accordance with the Building Control Performance Standards 2017 and an LABC accredited Quality Management System.

We value the importance of career development in a team environment and will fully support you to achieve and maintain a good level of CPD and competencies required to deliver the service, which is essential to your own development and our quality of service.

Further job description, details of the role and expectations are available on request.

If this opportunity sounds like the role for you and you would like a confidential discussion, please contact Shaun Reville on 020 8359 4021; or mobile: 07715619892 or e-mail shaun.reville@barnet.gov.uk.

Closing: 31 August 2018


 

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Senior Building Control Surveyor

Salary £37,116 - £40,164

About the role

Calling all Experienced Building Control Officers

Aylesbury Vale District Council is seeking a motivated and ambitious Senior Building Control professional looking for a fresh challenge –

  • Are you eager to grow your career in a forward thinking local authority?
  • Are you looking to get involved in new and exciting projects?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level?

Your new role

We offer you the opportunity to join our Built Environment Team which has recently been restructured to provide improved resilience and enhanced career opportunities. Our aim is to become a top quartile performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of. To assist us in achieving this we are growing our teams so we are ready to take on new challenges. You will provide leadership and direction to our built environment teams to ensure the delivery of the Council’s objectives including the planning growth proposed in our emerging local plan.

What you'll need to succeed

You would have experience of successfully working with complex building control inspections, and working with a wide range of stakeholders, including working alongside elected members and hold an extensive background in building control. You will have the ability to demonstrate skills in research, evaluation and preparing reports, notices and schedules, whilst having a clear and precise understanding relevant legislation and regulations.

What you'll get in return

Not only is this an excellent opportunity for your own personal development, in return we offer fantastic structured career progression and a chance to work on a range of strategic projects. You will earn a competitive salary with additional benefits that include generous holiday allowance, flexible working, Local Government pension scheme, free parking on site, smart modern offices and a local station with direct links to London. You will be working as part of a dynamic team, for an organisation that always seeks to promote from within and invest in staff through its internal training programmes.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Henry Allmand, Group Manager for Commercial & Built Environment Services via recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk

On Monday 12 March it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire (including Aylesbury Vale District Council) may become a single unitary authority. Further details regarding the Minister’s ‘minded to’ decision are available on our website (https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/modernising-local-government).

Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future but we do not anticipate any immediate impact. Changes are likely to take a period of time and will not affect all areas of the Council.

If you have any further questions, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

Closing: 31 August 2018


Aylesbury Vale District Council

Building Control Surveyor

Salary £32,676 - £35,328

About the role

Calling all Experienced Building Control Officers

Aylesbury Vale District Council is seeking a motivated and ambitious Senior Building Control professional looking for a fresh challenge –

  • Are you eager to grow your career in a forward thinking local authority?
  • Are you looking to get involved in new and exciting projects?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level?

Your new role

We offer you the opportunity to join our Built Environment Team which has recently been restructured to provide improved resilience and enhanced career opportunities. Our aim is to become a top quartile performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of. To assist us in achieving this we are growing our teams so we are ready to take on new challenges. You will provide leadership and direction to our built environment teams to ensure the delivery of the Council’s objectives including the planning growth proposed in our emerging local plan.

What you'll need to succeed

You will have experience of supporting Principal Officers and Managers within the built environment to maintain a professional high standard of service throughout. You will have worked with a wide range of stakeholders and have a background in building control or construction, and have the ability to demonstrate skills in research, evaluation and preparing reports, notices and schedules, whilst having a clear and precise understanding relevant legislation and regulations.

What you'll get in return

Not only is this an excellent opportunity for your own personal development, in return we offer fantastic structured career progression and a chance to work on a range of strategic projects. You will earn a competitive salary with additional benefits that include generous holiday allowance, flexible working, Local Government pension scheme, free parking on site, smart modern offices and a local station with direct links to London. You will be working as part of a dynamic team, for an organisation that always seeks to promote from within and invest in staff through its internal training programmes.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Henry Allmand, Group Manager for Commercial & Built Environment Services via recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

On Monday 12 March it was announced by the government that the five councils in Buckinghamshire (including Aylesbury Vale District Council) may become a single unitary authority. Further details regarding the Minister’s ‘minded to’ decision are available on our website (https://www.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/modernising-local-government).

Any changes made to the structure of local authorities in the county may affect council employees in the future but we do not anticipate any immediate impact. Changes are likely to take a period of time and will not affect all areas of the Council.

If you have any further questions, please contact our recruitment team at recruitment@aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk.

Closing: 31 August 2018


 

North Somerset Council

Area Surveyor

Salary: JG7: £27,358/JM1: £30,756/JM2: £34,106 per annum

Post Ref: DASU0718

Building Control at North Somerset is transforming and we are looking for excellent individuals like you that are customer focused and have great communication skills. This is an opportunity to start a rewarding career that allows for flexible working and generous leave and pension benefits. We welcome applications from all sections of our community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, belief or sexual orientation. Indeed, disabled people are in good company with us as we have been designated as Disability Confident Leaders for the extensive support we provide to our valued staff. It will be your job to undertake the assessment of building regulation applications to ensure works on site comply with prescribed technical standards and approved details. This career grade post is an excellent opportunity for both recently qualified and experienced building control surveyors alike. The starting salary will be dependent on your experience and ability to demonstrate your expert skills and knowledge. Whatever your level of experience we will help you to develop your career by providing training and support. Apply now to join a group of likeminded, professionals who are dedicated to helping people and business thrive within quality developments.

Want to know more? For an informal discussion, please contact Jason Beale on 01934 426 011.

Anticipated interview date: Friday 31 August 2018

To apply -please follow the link to the council website.

Closing Date: 17 August 2018


Leeds City Council

Group Engineer

PO4 - £37,107 to £39,961

Post Ref: 17888

We are looking for a highly motivated and committed individual to work as Group Engineer as part of the Leeds City Councils Building Control Team. To manage and supervise work in connection with a range of Building Control functions. Dealing with domestic plan vetting and carrying out site inspections. Dealing with dangerous structures and demolitions. Dealing with small and medium commercial applications and site visits. Ability to write detailed reports on complex issues, reached reasoned conclusions and make recommendations without supervision.

The work will incorporate dealing with a range of services and functions throughout Leeds City Council to consistently high standards which meet Directorate and wider corporate objectives. Building Control degree with relevant experience and or a member of a recognised professional body.

The successful candidate should be experienced, enthusiastic and self-motivated and able to manage their own workload. They should have, excellent customer care skills, be able to work to deadlines and use their own initiative with the minimal supervision.

For an informal discussion please contact David Pickles 0113 3787943 or Roger Oldfield 0113 3787941

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. To apply please follow the link to the council website.

Closing Date: 17 August 2018


Reading Borough Council

Senior Building Control Surveyor

Grade RG6m - 7b (scp 38-42) from £34,106 up to £38,052 p/a plus Market Supplement £6,000 p/a and 1 professional fee paid

Contract permanent, full-time 37 hours per week

Job ref ENV0859

Reading is an exciting and forward thinking unitary authority with a busy and friendly Building Control Service. The Building Control Service deals with all aspects of the Building Regulations, including the examination of full plans/Building Notice applications, site inspections, dangerous structures, unauthorised and regularisation applications and enforcement duties as and when required. We deal with a wide range of interesting development proposals throughout the town.

You will be a member of the team of Building Inspectors maintaining a caseload of applications for Building Regulations approval, including some complex and challenging projects. You will be expected to proactively seek opportunities to promote our Building Control service and increase market share. You will hold the relationship between the Council and developer in respect of minor/major development proposals, providing an efficient and effective building control service and representing the service on a wide range of projects.

We require an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who can demonstrate a capacity and enthusiasm for hard work. You will be required to liaise with members of the public or their agents, so will need to be comfortable working away from the office and confident when dealing with customers. You will be working in a flexible office environment, with the chance to work from home, so will need to have good organisational and administrative skills and an ability to use computers for recording and retrieving information.

The post holder would also be required to join the out of hour's rota for dangerous structures call out for which a monthly payment is made. You must also possess a full current driving license.

To apply, visit the Reading Borough Council website, and for further information, please do not hesitate to contact Raza Saneie-Khansari by either email Reza.Saneie@reading.gov.uk or telephone call 0118 9372427.

Closing: 28 August 2018


Reading Borough Council

Building Control Surveyor

Grade RG5m - 6b (scp 32-37) from £29,055 up to £33,136 p/a plus Market Supplement £3,800 p/a and 1 professional fee paid

Contract permanent, full-time 37 hours per week

Job ref ENV0860

Reading is an exciting and forward thinking unitary authority with a busy and friendly Building Control Service. The Building Control Service deals with all aspects of the Building Regulations, including the examination of full plans/Building Notice applications, site inspections, dangerous structures, unauthorised and regularisation applications and enforcement duties as and when required. We deal with a wide range of interesting development proposals throughout the town.

You will be a member of the team of Building Inspectors maintaining a caseload of applications for Building Regulations approval, including some complex and challenging projects. You will be expected to proactively seek opportunities to promote our Building Control service and increase market share. You will hold the relationship between the Council and developer in respect of minor/major development proposals, providing an efficient and effective building control service and representing the service on a wide range of projects.

We require an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills, who can demonstrate a capacity and enthusiasm for hard work. You will be required to liaise with members of the public or their agents, so will need to be comfortable working away from the office and confident when dealing with customers. You will be working in a flexible office environment, with the chance to work from home, so will need to have good organisational and administrative skills and an ability to use computers for recording and retrieving information.

The post holder would also be required to join the out of hour's rota for dangerous structures call out for which a monthly payment is made. You must also possess a full current driving license.

To apply, visit the Reading Borough Council website, and for further information, please do not hesitate to contact Raza Saneie-Khansari by either email Reza.Saneie@reading.gov.uk or telephone call 0118 9372427.

Closing: 29 August 2018


Wokingham Borough Council

Business Development and Marketing Manager

Salary: Up to £36,153 plus possible relocation package and access to the market leading Local Government pension

Full-time, permanent contract

Are you a ‘mover and shaker’ with exceptional marketing skills looking for your next move? If you are the exceptional candidate we are looking for, please read on…

This is a newly-created position within Building Control Solutions, a shared services partnership between The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, West Berkshire District Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

Our ambition is simple – to be the building control service of choice for all building projects in our diverse patch, recognised for outstanding customer service and value for money.

About you

We are looking for an excellent leader and manager; raising the profile of Building Control Solutions, and improving its market competiveness and the viability of the business.

You will be a problem solver with the drive and flair for developing and marketing our business. You will need excellent communication and administration skills; leading on marketing and business development to enable business growth through efficiency and increased custom. Your impact on our business will therefore be huge – this is a key appointment for us.

About us

Employed by Wokingham Borough Council, you will enjoy all the usual benefits of being a local authority employee, including generous leave entitlement, membership of the local government pension scheme, flexi-time and the opportunity for smart working.

You will be based in Wokingham town centre, a short walk from the railway station and easily accessible by car (subsidised parking is available), although you will be expected to travel to our Newbury offices from time to time.

To apply, visit www.wokingham.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/ and for informal enquiries, please contact Steve Broughton or Roger Paine on 0118 974 6239. Please note that CVs are not accepted.

Closing: 19 August 2018

Interviewing: To be confirmed

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.


 

Aylesbury Vale District Council

Building Control Surveyors

Package: £33,336 - £40,968 plus lease car, generous pension scheme, and a negotiable relocation package would be considered for the right candidate

Calling all experienced Building Control Surveyors

Aylesbury Vale District Council is seeking motivated and ambitious Building Surveying professionals looking for a fresh challenge –

  • Are you eager to grow your career in a forward thinking local authority?
  • Are you looking to get involved in new and exciting projects?
  • Are you looking for an opportunity to take your career to the next level?

Your new role

We offer you the opportunity to join our growing Built Environment group which has recently been restructured to provide improved resilience and enhanced career opportunities. Our aim is to become a top quartile performer, delivering high standards of customer service and development of a quality that we can be proud of. To assist us in achieving this we are growing our teams so we are ready to take on new challenges. You will provide a professional and high quality building control function within an ambitious and positive team environment.

What you'll need to succeed

You would have experience of successfully working with complex building inspections, and working with a wide range of stakeholders and hold an extensive background in a surveying-related discipline. You will have the ability to demonstrate skills in plan checking, site visits, building notices and time management, whilst having a clear understanding relevant legislation and regulations. Your professional background is not as important as your passion and commitment to building safety and the built environment generally.

What you'll get in return

Not only is this an excellent opportunity for your own personal development, in return we offer fantastic structured career progression and a chance to work on a range of strategic projects. You will earn a competitive salary with additional benefits that include lease car, generous holiday allowance, flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme, free parking on site, smart modern offices and a local station with direct links to London. You will be working as part of a dynamic team, for an organisation that always seeks to promote from within and invest in staff through its internal training programmes.

How to apply?

The challenge awaits so step up and help us manage, shape and grow the beautiful Vale of Aylesbury.

Please register and apply via our website https://jobs.aylesburyvaledc.gov.uk/ (If you have any questions please call Henry Allmand on 01296 585320 (Mon-Fri 9.00am to 5.30pm) or email hallmand@aylesburyvalesdc.gov.uk.

Closing: 31 December 2018


Rochford District Council

Building Control Surveyor

Package: (PO1-PO4) £34,909 - £37,233 (including a £5,000 market forces supplement - non contractual) 

Relocation pack of up to £5,000 available in approved cases.

Benefits

Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi time scheme, and staff discounts.

About you

We are looking for a highly motivated individual who has some knowledge of all aspects of Building Control and allied legislation, with some experience in Building Control, gained from a range of building regulation submission types.  You will be able to apply your knowledge of building construction to practical situations and have a proven ability to manage and positively progress projects.  Additionally, you will engage with customers, ensuring that complex or difficult matters are explained in a polite and professional way.  You will have the ability to win customers’ trust to ensure they return to use our services again. 

The Job Role

The post holder will be responsible for assisting team members in providing a building control checking service within Rochford District Council. The main responsibilities of the post will be plan vetting, site inspections of building work, enforcement, and administering demolition notices.

Good IT skills, accurate record keeping and effective communication skills are essential requirements.  A full, clean driving licence and use of a car is also essential for business purposes, for which a mileage allowance will be paid.

To apply for this post you must have achieved an educational standard where you have or are working towards achieving qualifications with a large building construction content. You will also need to be willing to continue your studies towards achieving a relevant degree level /professional qualification from the CIOB, RICS or CABE.  Familiarity with quality management systems would be an advantage. 

Starting salary will be determined by qualifications and experience and the post is career graded allowing progression within the scale after reaching measurable competency levels.

Rochford District is an attractive area, with a mix of urban and rural spaces in a tight geographical area.  Rochford is easily accessible with a main line station to London Liverpool Street (50 minutes) and London Southend Airport.

Benefits

The Council offers a range of benefits as part of its remuneration package - these include Local Government Pension Scheme, generous annual leave, flexi scheme, and  staff discounts.  In addition, relocation expenses would be considered, up to £5,000, for those wishing to relocate to the are

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Richard Snape (Team Leader Building Control) on 01702 318051. To apply visit the Rochford District Council website

Closing: 23 August 2018

Interviewing: Week commencing  3 September 2018