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Principal Building Control Surveyor

  • Employer: Brighton & Hove City Council
  • Reference: orbis/TP/491/35766
  • Published: Mon 11/09/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 01/10/2023, 0:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time
  • Hours: 24
  • Salary: £43,516 - £46,549 plus a £4,000 market supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: Hove

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Principal Building Control Surveyor

Job introduction

We are recruiting an Interim Principal Building Control Surveyor

About the role

The Principal Building Control Surveyor role is an opportunity to deal with major building control projects in Brighton & Hove and develop your management and leadership skills.

The Principal Building Control Surveyor reports directly to the Building Control Manager and will support them in delivering the main priorities of the service; to deliver a high quality, efficient and customer-focused service. 

You will have an important role in ensuring buildings are constructed, demolished and maintained into the right standard; that buildings are accessible and meet sustainability standards. As well as being a lead on larger projects, you will ensure there are checks made on dangerous structures; carry out site visits to support surveyors; and update Health and Safety risk assessments.

You will lead and manage a team of less experienced Building Surveyors - managing their performance, supporting them and developing their skills. This will be carried out in line with the city council's adopted values and behaviours. 

This is an fixed term role until end of March 2024.

For an informal discussion, please contact Mary Imbery – Building Control Manager on 07854 016163 or on on 01273 2043.

This role is available as a secondment to internal applicants in line with our secondment policy.

Interview date: TBC

As part of your application, you will need to upload your CV and answers to some shortlisting questions. Your answers to the shortlisting questions are the most important part of your application as they 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 (CV guidance ( and Shortlisting questions guidance ( as this gives important advice which will increase your chance of success in the shortlisting process.

Additional information

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

Work Permits: This role does not meet the requirement for UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Successful candidates will need to evidence that they have the Right to Work in the UK.

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

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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 (