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Principal Lead Surveyor
  • Employer: Oxford City Council
  • Reference: OCC/19/116297
  • Published: Thu 05/12/2019, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Fri 31/01/2020, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: G8: £40,194 to £41,164 per annum – with a £10,000 market supplement (pro rata for part time)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Oxfordshire

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Principal Lead Surveyor

The role

Do you want to lead and manage people whilst continuing to make a difference as a Building Control Surveyor in a World Class City - Oxford?

If yes then we have an exciting opportunity for you. Here at Oxford City Council we are offering a varied role that will enable you to play a lead role in managing people and make a difference, not only to the community you serve but also to your personal development. You will work on a diverse range of build projects that include large scale developments and numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford colleges; an opportunity that few other employers can offer.

As a Principal Lead Surveyor your role will be to ensure that the team are delivering their key objectives and 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 play a key leadership role in a team that delivers results while providing excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of applications and associatedconstruction projects.

We are investing in our Building Control Team to enable us to compete and win work by delivering excellent customer service and we are offering a salary package designed to attract the best Building Control Surveyors who will give us the competitive advantage we need.

We offer on the job learning opportunities, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills. Interested in this fantastic opportunity? Read on and apply now. 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 May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. We are accredited with the Customer Service Excellence Quality Mark which helps us to ensure that the customer is always placed at the heart of everything we do.

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, 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 online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website 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

Closing Date: 31st January 2020 Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): TBC

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith on 01865 252063 or Ian Wright on 01865 252553 or email

We are an equal opportunity employer:

We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic.

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.