Full time
Salary
Salary dependent on experience and qualifications, £30,262–£32,886 per year, plus an upfront £10k recruitment payment and £10k retention payment after two years.

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The Council is seeking an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with the ability to organise a broad and interesting workload efficiently and effectively, you will deal with the full range of building control work within one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

The service has a reputation for delivering a high-quality customer focused service and maintains a very large market share of building control work. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication and customer service skills.

The successful applicant will ideally be a Corporate Member of RICS or equivalent with extensive experience in building control, and a full clean driving licence and use of a car on a daily basis is essential.

We also offer a range of staff benefits, including a generous annual leave entitlement, an excellent pension scheme and flexible working, in addition you will be able to enjoy your leisure time within one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

In addition to our attractive remuneration package, relocation support of up to £8,000 (which is not liable for tax or national insurance deductions) may also be available to you if you would be moving to the Isle of Wight to take up this role. Alternatively, if you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. This Council and its schools recruit according to the Council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the Council.

Responsibilities
  • To inspect new building works for the purpose of ensuring the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people in and about buildings.
  • Examination of full plans applications to ascertain compliance with Building Regulations and associated legislation and passing and rejection of plans.
  • Inspection of building works in progress and keeping adequate records of these works.
  • Take appropriate action in respect of work contravening Building Regulations, including negotiating and problem solving, issuing notices and attending court as necessary.
  • Inspect dangerous structures on a 24-hour basis and take appropriate action as necessary, including instructing contractors to carry out emergency works to remove the danger, issuing notices and attending court.
  • To inspect properties to be demolished, examine method statements, determine conditions that need to be applied and issue appropriate notices to proceed. Inspect demolitions in progress and on completion.
  • Give technical advice and deal with relevant enquiries from building professionals, agents, other council departments, councillors and the general public.
Essential qualifications/skills
Confident and self-motivated with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, architects, engineers, builders and the general public and to be customer focused.
Able to demonstrate experience in using a recognised building control computer package and proficient in the use of Word.
Extensive experience in building control surveying and able to demonstrate authoritative knowledge and understanding of relevant legislation and all forms of building construction.
Possess the necessary skills to deal simultaneously on numerous projects, work independently on own initiative to manage a daily area workload and to meet all deadlines.
Ability to examine, interpret, evaluate and assess all forms of information provided, including plans, structural designs, fire engineer reports, energy use assessments and new and unusual construction techniques/materials.
Relevant construction qualification (Minimum HNC or equivalent).
Minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and maths.
Desirable qualifications/skills
Corporate Member RICS or equivalent.
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