This Vacancy has closed.
Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Manchester City Council
  • Reference: MCC/22/200623
  • Published: Thu 16/06/2022, 16:25 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 28/06/2022, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week, Blended/hybrid working
  • Salary:  Grade 7 £30,984 to £34,373 (Bar at £33,486) per annum/ Grade 8 £35,336 to £39,571 (Bar at £38,553) per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Town Hall Extension, Albert Square, Manchester, , Greater Manchester

Vacancy Location

More Information

Building Control Surveyor

The Vacancies

We have exciting positions for Building Control professionals at all levels of your career development. Whether you consider yourself suited to the role of an Assistant Surveyor, or a District Surveyor (please see the attached Role Profiles for further information regarding these different roles), we’d love to hear from you.

Why Manchester

Manchester is often ranked as one of the best cities in the world to live within international media circles, with ‘nightlife’, ‘creativity’, ‘community spirit’, ‘friendliness’ and ‘getting to know your neighbours’ top of the list. We are home to the UK’s largest indoor arena, its second largest international airport, major sporting venues, great public transport options, and is right in the heart of the nation’s motorway network. On our doorstep are National Parks, areas of outstanding natural beauty and stunning coastlines. Within the City, our 555,000+ residents live in every kind of housing from modern residential skyscrapers, traditional Victorian terraced neighbourhoods, to leafy suburban districts. 

The Building Control Service in Manchester has a key role to play in the evolution of our City, making sure developments are high-quality, safe, inclusive, and sustainable. If you share Manchester’s clear ambitions in delivering high quality developments, and safe and secure environments in the city, we want to hear from you. 

If you’re successful, you’ll join a team of Building Control professionals pushing forward a high standard of healthy, safe, sustainable, and accessible buildings within the City.

About you

You’ll be able to show that you have knowledge and experience of Building Control, with particular emphasis on the scrutiny of designs and inspection of work across the full spectrum of the construction industry gained within either a Local Authority or Approved Inspector setting.

Ideally you will be a chartered member of an appropriate Building Control related professional organisation (e.g. CABE, RICS, CIOB), but if you are still working towards this, and have suitable experience, we’d still love to hear from you. 

What you can expect from us:

  • A competitive salary up to £42,571 (depending on qualifications and experience; pay review pending). This includes an additional market supplement which is reviewed periodically and is non-contractual.
  • Monthly essential-user car allowance of £83.65 (1000cc +vehicle) plus a per-mile allowance for all business miles travelled
  • A fully funded city-centre car parking space
  • A generous financial reward for each week you take part in the out-of-hours standby rota, including a minimum weekly allowance of £424.80 plus fixed allowances and overtime payments for any incidents attended Professional membership subscriptions paid (e.g. CABE, RICS, CIOB, etc.)
  • A generous annual leave entitlement of up to 30 days paid leave (plus bank holidays) and the ability to purchase an additional 10 days leave for full time employees. 
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance, including a 35-hour working week, and flexitime scheme which permits accrued hours to be taken as additional “flexi-leave” days
  • A great working environment within the stunning Town Hall offices, right in the heart of the city, plus a pragmatic approach to home-working
  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • A host of health & wellbeing benefits – e.g. Employee Assistance Programme, gym discounts and Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme with generous employer contribution into a defined benefit pension, with life cover and the option to build additional voluntary contributions via salary sacrifice arrangements
  • Up to 3 days (paid) volunteering leave for rewarding work opportunities within the city & community

In order to carry out the full range of duties, the postholder will ideally hold a full UK driving licence, and an appropriate essential-user car allowance will be paid for you to use your own car for work duties. However, it may be possible to adapt the role to suit a candidate who does not have a licence and/or their own vehicle.

This post is also subject to satisfactory references and other pre-employment checks where applicable.

As a blended worker, you may be able to work from home or remotely some of the time, or for certain tasks or limited days or hours. For the remainder of the time, you will be required to work at council sites or offices. This will depend on your role’s responsibilities and your personal circumstances.

Manchester City Council is committed to giving fair support to members of the Armed Forces and veterans, whilst recognising and remembering the sacrifices they have made. The aim of The Armed Forces Covenant is to ensure that the Armed Forces and veterans are not disadvantaged, when applying for vacancies with Manchester City Council. Armed Forces and veterans will be guaranteed an interview where they meet the Minimum requirements for the role.

Manchester City Council values equality and works to provide a fair and inclusive environment for a workforce that is as diverse as the communities it serves. We want to further increase the diversity of our workforce, in particular the number of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and disabled staff at all levels of the Council. This advert is open to all applicants, and we would particularly welcome applications from candidates identifying with one or both of those characteristics.

If you require any adjustments to be able to engage in the recruitment process for this role, please let us know by emailing