Havering’s Building Control Service is seeking to appoint a Building Control Apprentice to join our team to administer and enforce the Building Regulations and associated legislation. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic and enjoy providing a helpful and responsive service to our clients and have an understanding of the Building Construction process and Legislative framework.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, customer care and be capable of effectively managing workloads
This is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to develop their career in a busy Building Control Department and who are committed to providing a quality Service to the Local Community.
Building Control Apprentice
Year 1-£11292 (£6 per hour) Year 2-National minimum wage dependent on age (if under 18 remain on the £6p/h).
To administer and enforce the Building Regulations and associated legislation. To provide a comprehensive Building Control Service to the public in ensuring that their building works comply with the Building Regulations.
The postholder must have experience of dealing with the public including in potential confrontational situations. They must have a basic understanding of the Building Acts and Regulations. They must have experience in administrative functions including the use, interpretation and preparation of technical information, including record keeping and report writing. They must also be able to use windows based software and to manage a workload with supervision.
To demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equalities and Diversity in both service delivery to the community, in relationships with colleagues and in employment practices.
The postholder must be able to work evenings/weekends on an occasional basis, own a current valid driving licence and have access to their own vehicle [or alternative vehicle arrangements] and have business use on their car insurance policy, to carry out the activities associated with the post.
The postholder must possess a flexible approach to work, including 'hot desking' and different working patterns.
Under supervision and guidance of qualified Building Control staff, to examine plans, calculations and other details of building work to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and to inspect sites and building works to establish compliance with deposited plans and Building Regulations.
Maintain detailed records.
Investigate complaints about possible contraventions of Building Regulations.
Assist the enforcement of the Building Regulation and other legislation relevant to service delivery.
Assist with the inspection and control of dangerous structures.
Inspect demolition work to ensure compliance with environmental notices
Liaise with bodies and agencies and organisations within and outside the Council.
Use Information Technology in undertaking service duties.
Contribute to and support service improvement projects and similar initiatives.
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills, customer care and be capable of effectively managing workloads; be educated to a minimum 4 GCSE level Grade A-C Grade which maths and English are included or equivalent and be prepared to undertake further training to achieve an NVQ in Building Surveying. It is desirable for the candidate to hold a valid driving licence and have daily use of a vehicle and have business use cover on their insurance policy.
The London Borough of Havering is a Disability Confident employer. Candidates who declare that they have a disability in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and meet the essential criteria as specified in the Job Profile will be guaranteed an interview.
Priority consideration on all advertised roles will be given to London Borough of Havering Redeployees.
The London Borough of Havering is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable groups and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please be aware that a Disclosure and Barring Scheme (DBS) check will be required for any position with access to these groups under the provision of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.
In addition, the Authority reserves the right to request employees undertake a basic disclosure check (Disclosure Scotland) where required for the role this includes anyone who has access to (or information obtained directly from) a government database, or has a GCSX account. These posts will be required to have a Basic Disclosure Scotland check as per the requirements of BPSS (Baseline Personnel Security Standards).
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Help Desk on: 01708 432770
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Ron Adams on 01708 432710 or Billy Baldry on 01708 432740.
All applications must be made online. The closing date for the receipt of applications is 11th November 2019 however interest in this job may be high and we therefore reserve the right to close the vacancy early.
You will be notified if your application has been successful.
Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact the Recruitment Helpdesk on 01708 432770.