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Senior Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/7482/22852
  • Published: Mon 25/04/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/06/2022, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37
  • Salary: £37,568 - £40,578 plus £3,000 market supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hove Town Hall

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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Job introduction

Brighton and Hove is a unique and vibrant city, a centre for culture in the South East; and which is a great place to live, work and develop your career in Building Control.

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. This 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 projects.

The Brighton & Hove Building Control Service is under a new manager we will be looking to invest in the service to enable us to embrace change and ensure there is additional experience in the Team, while also future proofing the team with opportunities for all levels.

We have the projects to inspire, motivate, develop and satisfy your professional aspirations. We have a professionally qualified management team to encourage you, while you learn and progress in a supportive environment.

Interview date: TBC

For an informal discussion, please contact Mary Imbery - Building Control Manager on 07810 470822.

About the role

The successful candidate will be working closely with the other Principal and Senior Officers to deliver a high quality service to clients and ensure that the Council’s statutory function is effectively discharged.

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. 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. You will be keen to provide an excellent customer service, driving forward new schemes within the city and effectively turning our vision into reality. Ideally you will be working towards or have achieved the LABC Fire Safety Competent person’s accreditation.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the City 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.

We will offer opportunities for you to learn, progress and manage to become a highly skilled professional. We support and encourage you to achieve your true potential, job satisfaction and deliver benefits to the Brighton and Hove community to make a real difference for their health, safety and welfare.

You will be able to do work largely at home whilst, as part of the COVID 19 recovery, you will be able to work at our base in Hove Town Hall on agreed days.

As part of your application, you will need to complete your education and work history and upload a supporting statement. Your supporting statement is the most important part of your application as it will be used in the shortlisting process to assess whether you meet the essential requirements for the role that are set out in the person specification and to decide whether you should be offered an interview. Before you start your application, please read our guidance here (Supporting statement guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Benefits include:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Access to local government pension scheme
  • 27 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 29 days after 5 years)
  • Development opportunities such as training courses and staff apprenticeships
  • Family friendly benefits including flexi-time, part-time, job-share, compressed working hours as well as the ability to work from home
  • Tax free benefits such as our cycle to work scheme and Childcare voucher scheme
  • Travel loans
  • Local discounts for leisure, lifestyle and entertainment throughout the city

Additional information

Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is less than 37 hours or term-time only.

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.

For more information about our values and the benefits of working at the council, visit Why work for us (

Company information

Encouraging a diverse workforce

Our city is known and loved for its diversity. Not only is the mixture of people, culture and skills vital to the economic and social development of the city, it's what makes Brighton & Hove such a great place to live, work and visit. We are committed to developing and retaining a workforce that is representative of the diverse communities we serve so we welcome applications from individuals from all backgrounds. In order to achieve our aims of proportionate representation, we particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, male or trans.

Find out more about our commitment to being a fair and inclusive place to work where everyone can achieve their potential by reading about our fair and inclusive actions, our anti-racism strategy and the work we are doing to encourage a diverse workforce (

We welcome applications from all sections of the community but particularly encourage applicants from a BME or White Other background as well as those who identify as disabled, LGB, female or trans as these groups are currently under-represented in our Directorate workforce.