Full time
Competitive salary of circa £44k per annum plus standby payment arrangement for when on call. Starting salary dependent on skills and experience.

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Are you interested in developing your career in building control?

The ideal candidate will have a proven track record and an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of building control, excellent communication skills and a can do approach. You will have a positive attitude to team working and continuous improvement. Customer focus and a business oriented approach is key.

Starting salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience that you bring to the post.

You will carry out a full range of building control activities and will organise your own case load.

An awareness of safety of sports grounds legislation would be desirable but not essential.


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 more complex buildings, enforcement, dangerous structures and demolitions.

Essential qualifications/skills
A proven recent track record and an in-depth knowledge of all aspects of building control and allied legislation. A degree in the relevant subject and / or membership of a relevant institute is essential.
Excellent communication and organisational skills.
You will be proactive and enthusiastic.
Ability to plan and coordinate a wide range of short, medium and long term tasks. You will be able to manage a busy caseload.
A positive attitude to team working and training, be customer focused and business orientated.
Good IT skills, accurate record keeping and effective communication skills.
A full, clean driving license and use of a car is also essential for business purposes.
Desirable qualifications/skills
An awareness of safety at sports grounds legislation would be desirable.
Further information

The role offers a full range of local government terms and conditions including flexible working, pension and access to further qualifications based training funded by from the Council's Apprenticeship Levy.

While the post is full time (37 hours per week) we will also consider applications for part-time, job share and short term cover arrangements. We look forward to receiving your application as we search for the right person to join our team.

For further information please contact Peter Smithson or Ian Aston on 01924 306570/306560.

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