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Specialists - Building Control

Salary: Grade 7 £35,745 - £39,880

Job Type: Permanent

Hours 37

Closing Date:

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We have an exciting opportunity for three Building Control Specialists to join us. Apply now and become a valued member of the Building Control team, helping South Somerset to be a place where businesses flourish, communities are safe, vibrant and healthy and residents enjoy good housing and cultural, leisure and sporting activities.

What you can expect from us… 

  • We will help you develop your career by providing development and support whatever your level of experience
  • An opportunity to be part of ‘one team’ coming together to develop even better ways of working
  • A flexible approach to working arrangements to help you achieve a greater work/life balance
  • A generous annual leave entitlement and the ability to purchase further leave
  • A significant employer contribution towards your LPGS defined benefit scheme pension pot
  • Gym membership discount across Freedom Leisure sites

What we’re looking for… 

We are looking for three enthusiastic and highly self-motivated qualified Building Control professionals to work within the Building Control discipline of our Service Delivery Specialist Team. 

You must be committed to delivering excellent customer focussed service whilst performing your main duties which will include examination of plans, site inspections, keeping accurate records, enforcement of legislation and dealing effectively with dangerous structures. 

The successful candidate should be an excellent team player who is experienced, enthusiastic, and able to manage their own workload, work under pressure to deadlines and use their own initiative with minimal supervision.

You will have a degree (or equivalent) in Building Control or be qualified by strong relevant professional experience either working within a Local Authority or Approved Inspector Building Control Team.  You should hold a recognised professional qualification (e.g. MRICS/MCABE/MCIOB). 

You should have excellent knowledge of the relevant technical guidance and current legislation and be able to deal with complex and technically challenging commercial and residential cases. 

Working in a friendly and agile environment there may be occasions where you will be supporting the close relationship we have with our service delivery partners. We encourage personal and professional development and facilitate innovative thinking. 

South Somerset District Council are exploring and investigating the opportunity of joining the other Somerset Authorities to become part of The Somerset Building Control Partnership (SBCP) in the future. 

Please contact Helen Morris, Specialist Team Manager on 01935 462033 should you wish to discuss these roles in more detail.

We promote and value diversity in the workplace and welcome diverse applicants. We are committed to applying our equal opportunities policy at all stages of recruitment and selection. Shortlisting, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to disability, sex or sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, colour, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or pregnancy or maternity.  

We treat personal data collected during the recruitment process in accordance with our data protection policy/policy on processing special category personal data and criminal records. Information about how your data is used and the basis for processing your data is provided in our privacy notice.

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