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Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Horsham District Council
  • Reference: P1538
  • Published: Wed 21/09/2022, 10:15 AM
  • Closing on: Fri 07/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £42,807 (depending on experience) including allowances*
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Horsham, West Sussex

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Building Control Surveyor

Building Control at Horsham is about making things possible – for our customers, our partners and for the ambitious people who join us as Building Control Surveyors. We are committed to nurturing top Building Control talent by expanding their horizons and investing in their development.

Known as Sussex Building Control, the local LABC team is the award-winning provider of choice for all sorts of town and rural projects across Horsham District Council and Crawley Borough Council. If you can combine technical know-how with a natural flair for helping people through the building control process, we can help you develop your skills, your qualifications and your career.

With travel kept to a minimum and plenty of potential for flexible/home/site working you’ll be assessing plans and applications for compliance with Building Regulations and allied legislation, as well as ensuring that all work is in line with performance targets and Quality Management System processes. Throughout, you’ll be expected to provide advice and assistance to members of the public and other in-house departments on professional Building Control matters.

To make the most of this role, you need only be part qualified but must have a good level of construction/surveying experience. This will have equipped you with sufficient knowledge of the interpretation and enforcement of Building Regulations, plus the IT skills to adapt quickly to different packages.

Your customer skills are equally important, including the ability to communicate well with people from all backgrounds, at all levels, be they the public, contractors or professional bodies. You also have strong powers of initiative and problem solving, with good organisational and time management skills.

For an informal chat about the role please contact Andy Winton, Team Manager on 01403 215601.

Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ (199.8 hours) annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes circa 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme. Most of our office-based roles have the potential for hybrid working, we are currently trialling a 50/50 home/office working model, subject to review.

If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.

Suitable applicants will be contacted for interview on an ongoing basis, therefore the advert may close early.


Salary: £23,953 - £37,568 pa

Essential Car User Allowance: Up to £1,239 pa

Market Supplement: £2,500 pa

Retention Payment: £1,500 pa (paid at 12 and 24 months)

(Reviewed annually)