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Building Control Surveyor / Senior Building Control Surveyor

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001128
  • Published on: Tue 09/05/2017 08:28 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 04/06/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: G7-G8: £33,235 with possible progression to £40,081 per annum – part of career grade scheme
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role


If you’re looking to develop a career as a Building Control professional then Oxford City Council is the place for you.

We are currently engaged with a wide range of build projects ranging from the £450 million Westgate retail development, historical building works within the world famous Oxford Colleges, refurbishment of tower block accommodation through to small and large scale domestic works. We are fully committed to creating a sustainable model for Local Authority Building Control (LABC) and you could be part of this exciting new journey.

You will be delivering excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of applications and associated construction projects. The career grade scheme provides opportunities for you to develop leadership and management skills, improve commercial awareness and encourages you to take an innovative approach to the job.

We are on a continuous improvement journey with high ambitions and if you want to be part of this process and help develop an outstanding Building Control service, in a world class city then we'd like to hear from you.

About us


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 2015 we secured Champion IiP status along with Overall IiP Employer of the Year 2015, demonstrating our commitment to our employees and their wellbeing. We also scooped the Association of Public Sector Excellence Council of the Year award in 2015 and the Municipal Journal Best Achieving Council prize in 2014.

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities now is a truly exciting time to be working in Local Government. We are all about going above and beyond to improve outcomes for local people, and you might be surprised at the range and quality of services we provide.

We offer a great range of benefits which include generous holiday from 28 days per year plus bank holidays, Local Government defined benefit pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and the ability to work flexibly in many of our roles. We offer well defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also support our staff through the employee wellbeing programme with a range of services including resilience training, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.

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 web site.


Applications should be made via our on-line 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.


Closing Date: 04 June 2017
Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 13 June 2017

For an informal discussion about the post please contact, Paul Smith on 01865 252063 or email

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. Disabled Applicants who meet the essential criteria on the role profile will be invited to interview.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.

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