Full time
G7 £44,310 to 46,410 including £10k market supplement

Apply by
11:59 pm
Interview date(s): 15 October 2019


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 Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, 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 700 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.


Why Oxford City Council?

The answer is simple – because you want a building and construction role in a world class city, where you will make a difference. 

A difference, not only to the community you serve but also to your personal development. And, you get to work on a diverse range of build projects that include large scale developments and numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford colleges; an opportunity that few other employers can offer.

We are now investing in our Building Control Team so that we can compete and win work by delivering excellent customer service. We have a new improved salary package designed to attract the best building control surveyors to give us the competitive advantage we need to retain and grow our business.

We have a career grade scheme and offer on the job learning opportunities, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.

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? Read on and apply now. We would love to hear from you.

Essential qualifications/skills
A relevant, construction related degree or a minimum of a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in a construction related discipline or equivalent.
Ability to undertake all necessary site inspections and surveys which may include climbing ladders, working at height and entering confined spaces.
Proven technical experience of dealing with domestic and commercial building works.
Sound knowledge of the primary legislation and technical guidance that applies to building control.
Excellent organisational and communication skills with commercial awareness and a customer focused stance.
Ability to effectively manage own casework and offer additional support to colleagues as required.
Ability to work outside normal working hours and attend evening inspections and meetings when required.
Desirable qualifications/skills
Able to carry out fire safety risk assessments and domestic access audits.
To possess a full, valid driving licence and to be able to carry out a numerous site inspections across the city on a daily basis.
To have a proven history of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Possess full CABE, RICS, CIOB or other relevant professional membership. Alternatively, being in the final stages of achieving full professional membership in a construction related discipline.
Further information

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 website. 

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.

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