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Building Control officer
  • Employer: London Borough of Newham.
  • Reference: LBN02174
  • Published: Thu 07/11/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 30/11/2019, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £30,000 - £49,999
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Newham Dockside

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Building Control officer

Newham Council offers a unique working environment within a London borough that is home to some of the largest and most exciting regeneration projects in Europe. This includes the Olympic Legacy and the Royal Docks, building thousands of new homes and creating thousands of new jobs, leading to a major uplift of the borough as a whole.

With c.2000 new homes targeted to be delivered per year by 2025 and 25 major regeneration projects underway, including Stratford City, the Olympic Legacy, Canning Town redevelopment Newham is leading in the delivery of creating distinctive and high quality places and is an exciting place to live, work and stay.


Building Control Officer

£31,548 - £45,585 pa.

London Borough of Newham is a unique in that it has some of the largest housing developments and exciting regeneration projects in Europe. With an abundance of land for development, world-class transport and digital infrastructure, and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce, the borough is ideally placed to accommodate much of London’s growth in the 21st century. As development and investment in the UK’s capital moves steadily eastwards, Newham is set to become a new heart for London.

With the growth in complex developments particularly high rise developments. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with preferably substantial Building Regulations experience, to join our dynamic, highly performing Building Control Team.

The post is career progressive and we will ensure that you gain valuable building control experience across the entire spectrum of small, medium and large complex construction project. The successful candidate will be working closely with the Principal and Senior Officer to deliver a high quality service to clients and ensure that Councils statutory function is effectively discharged. In addition, you will have the opportunity to gain experience in building control on sites within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. You will enjoy stimulating and varied work in this role – no two days are the same. You will have the chance to work in a supportive working environment with opportunities for personal development and professional growth.

If you want to help shape this part of London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!

As a Chartered (or working towards) professional (RICS, CABE, CIOB), you should bring construction industry experience and knowledge of Building Control relating to a wide breadth of buildings, including high rise. You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Building Regulations, driving forward new schemes within the Borough and effectively turn our Vision into reality.

The successful candidate will hold a clean, current driving licence and use of their own car.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the Borough, including taking decisions of allocated Building Regulation applications, Notices and matters allocated by the Building Control Manager, enabling the delivery of quality developments in line with legislation, industry performance guidelines and internal targets.

The London Borough of Newham 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 Newham Redeployees.

The London Borough of Newham 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: 0203 373 0909.

Newham values talent and these are some of the benefits you can expect when you join our team:

·         The Local Government Pension Scheme which offers ill health retirement provisions

·         Free hearing, eye tests and health checks

·         23 days annual leave entitlement, plus two extra days after five years of service

·         Flexible working - flexi-time

·         Access to free and discounted tickets to events at local events

We are based at Newham Dockside, which is a state of the art building overlooking London City Airport, just one minute walk from Royal Albert DLR Station. The building includes amenities including a restaurant and coffee shop, news agent and onsite cash machine. In addition, there is a free bus that takes staff from Newham Dockside to Gallions Reach Shopping Centre throughout lunchtime.