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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Brighton and Hove City Council
Hove, East Sussex
£37,568 - £40,578 plus £3,000 market supplement
Closing date
26 Jun 2022

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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Job introduction

Brighton and Hove is a unique and vibrant city, a centre for culture in the South East; and which is a great place to live, work and develop your career in Building Control.

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with preferably substantial Building Regulations experience, to join our dynamic, highly performing Building Control Team. This post is career progressive and we will ensure that you gain valuable building control experience across the entire spectrum of small, medium and large complex construction projects.

The Brighton & Hove Building Control Service is under a new manager we will be looking to invest in the service to enable us to embrace change and ensure there is additional experience in the Team, while also future proofing the team with opportunities for all levels.

We have the projects to inspire, motivate, develop and satisfy your professional aspirations. We have a professionally qualified management team to encourage you, while you learn and progress in a supportive environment.

About the role

The successful candidate will be working closely with the other Principal and Senior Officers to deliver a high quality service to clients and ensure that the Council’s statutory function is effectively discharged.

You will enjoy stimulating and varied work in this role – no two days are the same. You will have the chance to work in a supportive working environment with opportunities for personal development and professional growth. As a Chartered (or working towards) professional (RICS, CABE, CIOB), you should bring construction industry experience and knowledge of Building Control relating to a wide breadth of buildings, including high rise.

You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Building Regulations. You will be keen to provide an excellent customer service, driving forward new schemes within the city and effectively turning our vision into reality. Ideally you will be working towards or have achieved the LABC Fire Safety Competent person’s accreditation.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the City including taking decisions of allocated Building Regulation applications, Notices and matters allocated by the Building Control Manager, enabling the delivery of quality developments in line with legislation, industry performance guidelines and internal targets.

We will offer opportunities for you to learn, progress and manage to become a highly skilled professional. We support and encourage you to achieve your true potential, job satisfaction and deliver benefits to the Brighton and Hove community to make a real difference for their health, safety and welfare.

You will be able to do work largely at home whilst, as part of the COVID 19 recovery, you will be able to work at our base in Hove Town Hall on agreed days.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mary Imbery- Building Control Manager on 07810 470822.

To apply, please visit our website. On applying, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement.

Closing date: 26 June 2022.

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.

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