Assistant Building Control Surveyor
  • Employer: Medway Council
  • Reference: REC2280VR
  • Published: Fri 20/01/2023, 12:56 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 19/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Up to £39,723 annum plus retention payments.
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Foord Annexe, Eastgate House, High Street, Rochester, Kent

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Assistant Building Control Surveyor

Are you looking for a new career direction?

Then this position is the ideal opportunity for you!

The South Thames Gateway Building Control Partnership is a Local Authority partnership combining the building control services of four Local Authorities (LA) within Kent.  This combined skills and talent has created a forward thinking, progressive building control team.

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic, motivated team player who is willing to commit to a career in Local Authority Building Control and undertake a varied range of technical tasks.  Our assistant surveyors will recognise that this is a career opportunity with a structured training programme equipping them with the qualifications and skills that will support them throughout their career in the construction industry.  Candidates must demonstrate that they have the right values and a passion for working in the construction industry. 

The Role

You will be part of a team that delivers the building control services for Canterbury, Gravesham, Medway, and Swale councils and required to work across any of these areas. 

Our Assistant Building Control Surveyors will undertake an intensive training programme which is partly based in the office and on site working and learning alongside experienced surveyors.  You will be able to work flexibly and maintain a good work-life balance.  We have a high standard of values and looking for people who believe in and share those values.  This is a great opportunity to develop as far as your ambition and talent allow.

Your main responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting the operations team to gain a comprehensive understanding of the building control process
  • Working with experienced surveyors and supporting them with all building control activities including plans checking and site inspection work
  • Actively managing your own career development to work towards qualification

You will enjoy the support of a multi-skilled professional team but be given the autonomy and responsibility to develop.

You must be computer literate with the ability to adapt to various software packages, able to work under pressure, use your own initiative and be able to work as a member of a team. You will be customer focussed with demonstrable communication and interpersonal skills and be looking to develop and train to become a fully qualified building control surveyor.

So, if you feel you have the skills and/or experience, looking to change your career direction and want to develop to become an integral part of a team of dedicated professionals then this could be your opportunity.

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.

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting managers, please call Janine Weaver on 01634 331600 or Andrea Hayes on 01634 331134.

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 gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, marital status, family commitments, sexual orientation, age, HIV status, religious or political beliefs, social class or trade union activity or irrelevant spent conviction.

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.

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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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