Team: Building Control
Job Family: Directing CGB11
Salary: £36,554 - £39,707 per annum pro rata
Hours: 37 hours per week
Base Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location monthly and as needed to carry out your role
Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent
Closing Date: 1st October 2023
Interview Date: TBC
Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.
As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.
We have set values and principles to represent the way we work and how we operate as an organisation. You can view a list of these in detail on our website.
This is a great time to join us on our journey.
More about the role:
There’s more than one reason why we believe Central Bedfordshire is a great place to live and work. Our attractive market towns and beautiful villages surrounded by stunning countryside, all boosted by a prime location, great transport links and a high performing economy are all part of what makes us great.
We work hard to enable Central Bedfordshire to grow and thrive in a safe and sustainable way. We want to make our area a great place to live and work, and somewhere companies choose to invest.
This is an opportunity for an partially experienced Building Control Surveyor to join our Building Control team and to help deliver the Council’s Building Control duties with safe and compliant buildings. Applicants should be able to meet the requirements for registration with the Regulator and be working towards the most appropriate grade of forthcoming Building Control Inspector registration. The work involves the range of building control duties to deal with varied projects in urban and rural locations around the Council area. We offer a hybrid working environment with a blend of local office hubs, site work and home working. This role at Surveyor level works closely with colleagues, less experienced team members, our regulatory partners and our applicants and deals with regulatory compliance, enforcement, and all aspects of Building Regulations.
You will ideally have a degree (or equivalent qualification and experience) in Building Control Surveying or a related subject and be a member of a relevant professional institute and have building control experience and strong communication skills and can show experience and evidence of working on a range of projects. We offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements, but there is an expectation that the postholder will be able to regularly, probably daily, be able to visit sites across the CBC area.
What we can offer you:
As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including:
A hybrid working arrangement giving you the option to work from home and access any CBC office location. We recognise and value the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way.
A £250 one-off hybrid worker payment to help you adapt your home for safe and suitable working conditions
The opportunity to lease electric vehicles at competitive rates with our staff electric vehicle (EV) leasing scheme (subject to probation being completed)
A comprehensive IT package to support you to work safely and effectively
The ability to work abroad for up to a month a year
Generous family friendly policies and practices
A welcoming and inclusive environment that empowers differences
Friendly and supportive staff networks
Annual leave allowance 25 days + statutory holidays rising to 32 days with length of service.
Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance. You can find out more on the Bedfordshire Pension Fund website.
An exceptional Employee Assistance Programme which helps support employees with workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues
A huge variety of courses and role-specific training and learning to help you succeed and develop
Access to discounts on top UK retailers and local retailers
Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’.
Sustainability matters to us. We aim to lead by example in tackling climate change. Read more about the action we’re taking on our website: Climate change – tackling it and our strategy
Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer. We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process.
You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies in this Building Control Surveyor Recruitment Pack.
For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Sam Holder, Building Control Team Leader email@example.com or on 0300 300 5507.
For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. Therefore, we welcome applications from everyone. In addition, we are a Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community.
To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline.
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