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Building Control Surveyor

Job Information


The postholder is responsible to act as a surveyor within the Building Control function for the Council and to assist senior staff in all matters relating to the Building Act, Building Safety Act and Building Regulations to meet the requirements of the legislation. 

The postholder will be expected to help provide a Building Control Service to ensure legislative compliance of submissions and site work.

The postholder will be expected oversee schemes over a range of building practises.

The post holder falls into the requirement of having to be registered with the Building Safety Regulator as set out in Part 2A, Registration of Building Control Profession, of The Building Act 1984. Specific reference is to be made to sections 58A to 58M of The Building Act 1984 which relates to the registration of building inspectors.


  • Experience in the building environment.
  • Knowledge of the Building Regulations and their processes.
  • Registration required with the Building Safety Regulator.
  • Ability to work under pressure with several completing demands.
  • Ability to solve problems and demonstrate innovation in problem solving liaising with other professionals where necessary
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Commitment to customer care
For further information please contact the hiring manager Gordon Dickson;

Why choose us? 
We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 
  • 26 days annual leave plus public/bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years of service (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme 
  • Flexi scheme (if applicable) – up to 2 days flexible leave available per month (pro rata for part-time employees) 
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands 
  • Commitment to work/life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours 
  • A range of salary sacrifice schemes are available 
  • Staff networks - run by staff, for staff, providing opportunities for peer networking, mutual support, staff development e.g. Apprenticeship, Armed Forces, ASD, Enable (disability), LGBT+, Menopause, Mental Wellbeing, Racial Equality 

Further information 

Please note that this is a full time position but applications on a secondment or part-time basis would be considered for the right applicant. 

For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please see the attached guidance notes here

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email or ring 01670 623930 with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored into the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format, please see the alternative methods below.  This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.

Alternative application format: 

British Sign Language:   

For those with speech difficulties or hearing loss: Text relay service dial 018001 01670 623930 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, and other websites, your application process will be directed to our Tribepad system.  Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered on Tribepad, including your invite to interview if you are shortlisted. Please check your emails regularly, including Spam/Junk, after the closing dates for notifications.

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