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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Job Information

The Role
The postholder is responsible to act as the senior member of staff within the Building Control function for Northumberland County Council. You will be assisting the Building Control Manager in all matters relating to the Building Act, Building Safety Act and Building Regulations to meet the requirements of the legislation.
You will be expected to help provide a Building Control Service to ensure legislative compliance of submissions and site work, servicing complex and complicated schemes.
The role 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.
Building Control is currently a team of 13 people delivering the service across Northumberland within the Public Protection service. We are looking for a person experienced in construction and design who is either registered or undertaking validation with the BSR to join our team.

Location West Hartford 
Contract Type, Permanent
Salary – Band 8,  £37,336 - £41,418

Requirements of the Role
  • Processing applications and inspection of construction for compliance with the Building Regulations in a given area.
  • Providing supervision to less experienced members of staff and support to management. 
  • Extensive 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 complex problems and demonstrate innovation in problem solving liaising with other professionals where necessary
  • Valid UK driving licence
  • Commitment to customer care
Northumberland is world-renowned as a visitor destination and an ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. There is no better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than on an everyday basis!
Northumberland County Council’s (NCC) vision is “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, in which you can access the activities you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive”.
For further information about NCC, please visit our website.

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 – 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, home working, flexible working, term-time only, and compressed hours
  • Car leasing scheme
Please visit our website for more information regarding our benefits.

Further information
Please note that this is a permanent 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 check the Northumberland Council website.
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 hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk 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 or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. This information will be treated as confidential and will only be used to check that you meet the essential requirements of the post.
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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