Building Control Surveyor / Senior Building Control Surveyor

Employer: Oxford City Council

  • Reference: 001276
  • Published on: Thu 16/11/2017 15:52 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 03/12/2017 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time, Permanent
  • Hours: 37 hours per week.
  • Salary: G7-G8 (Career Grade Scheme): Up to £44,081 per annum, inclusive of a market supplement of £4,000 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxfordshire

The role

Do you have an interest in buildings and construction and want a role where you can make a difference? If yes, then a career as a Building Control Surveyor may be for you. We have a career grade scheme that will provide opportunities for you to develop and learn on the job, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.

We are currently engaged with a wide range of build projects, including the £450 million Westgate retail development, numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford Colleges and an extensive variety of developments ranging consisting of small and large scale domestic works and you could be part of this process.

As a Building Control Surveyor your role will be to ensure that Building Regulations, associated legislation and statutory requirements are followed when domestic, mixed use and commercial buildings are designed, constructed, altered, extended or converted. You will be part of a team that delivers results while providing excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of applications and associated construction projects.

Interested in this fantastic opportunity? If so then we would love 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.

What we offer

§ 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (increases to 32 days after 5 years)

§ Local Government Pension Scheme

§ Staff offers including Vectis Card

§ Subsidised Leisure Membership

§ Discounted travel

§ Flexitime (dependent on role) and home working opportunities

§ Childcare Vouchers

§ Cyclescheme

§ Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health

§ Learning and Development Programme

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 for these vacancies should be made by answering the questions provided along with a copy of your CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the criteria. You will also need to complete a shortened application in for us to collect contact information.

Note: If the questions and shortened application are not completed your CV and cover letter will not be submitted to the recruiting manager.

If you have any queries about applying please call 01865 252848.

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: 03 December 2017
Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): W/C 11 December 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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How To Apply

CV applications accepted for this campaign only.

In order to apply for this vacancy you will need to answer the questions below and complete a copy of the shortened application form (can be found on Oxford City Council advert).

1) Explain your understanding of the fee and non-fee earning elements of Building Control and the wider commercial aspects of the industry. (No more than 500 words)

2) Identify the main types of applications that can be submitted to Building Control and the statutory notifications regarding the inspection process. (No more than 500 words)

The answers to your questions and your shortened application should be submitted to along with a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Please note that if part of the above is not completed then your application will not be submitted to the Recruiting Manager.

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