Senior Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC571VR
  • Published: Mon 26/04/2021, 9:40 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 21/05/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: Range 6 - £38,023 - £43,720 per annum + £5,000 Market Supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Foord Annexe, Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester, Kent

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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Closing Date: 21 May 2021

Our Partnership

STG Building Control is a partnership between the building control services of Canterbury City Council, Gravesham Borough Council, Medway Council and Swale Borough Council. 

The Partnership is hosted by Medway Council and our offices are based in Rochester.  The opportunity to work remote/agile is encouraged.

Our Role

We are seeking to recruit a qualified Building Control Surveyor to work flexibly across boundaries within our existing team of remote/agile surveyors.  We are keen to speak to customer focused Building Control Surveyors with plan checking and site inspection experience.

As a member of the Building Control team, you will be knowledgeable in carrying out Building Control functions at all competency levels, such as checking Building Control applications, site inspections, carrying out enforcement procedures and attending to dangerous structures.  In addition, you will use your extensive knowledge of Building Control to assist in the promotion of and commercial aims of the service.

You will need

Membership of CABE, CIOB, RICS or equivalent

Conversant with relevant legislation and technical guidance

Previous in-house or external building control experience

Ability to manage a caseload of building control works at different stages of build

Current valid driving licence 

Interviews to be held on the 8 & 9 June 

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Car Benefit Scheme from Tusker
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • The Government has introduced new ways of supporting parents with childcare costs. Further details are available here: -

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact our Operations Manager Phil Harris on 01634 331622 or 

Please note that in accordance with current COVID-19 Government guidelines, in regard to social distancing, all interviews are likely to be held virtually via Microsoft Teams.  Full details on how this will work will be sent to you, if your application is successfully shortlisted.    

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

Please visit for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.

How to Apply

Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS

If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.

All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.

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