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Senior Building Control Surveyor

Hackney Council
Hackney, London
£40,632 - £45,594
Closing date
7 Mar 2021

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Job Title: Senior Building Control Surveyor

Salary Range: £40,632 - £45,594

In addition to the salary stated, this role attracts an essential car user allowance which is £963.00 per annum with 40.9p per mile paid.

Hackney is a vibrant London Borough and is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of the best places to live and work.  We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best.  We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself.

With the growth in complex developments particularly high rise developments. An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual with preferably substantial Building Regulations experience, to join our dynamic, highly performing Building Control Team.

This post is career progressive and we will ensure that you gain valuable building control experience across the entire spectrum of small, medium and large complex construction projects. You will be working closely with the other Principal and Senior Officer to deliver a high quality service to clients and ensure that the Council's statutory function is effectively discharged. You will enjoy stimulating and varied work in this role – no two days are the same. You will have the chance to work in a supportive working environment with opportunities for personal development and professional growth. 

As a Chartered (or working towards) professional (RICS, CABE, CIOB), you should bring construction industry experience and knowledge of Building Control relating to a wide breadth of buildings, including high rise. You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Building Regulations. Driving forward new schemes within the Borough and effectively turning our vision into reality.

You will be working towards or have achieved the LABC Fire Safety Competent person’s accreditation. You will hold a clean, current driving licence and use of their own car.

You will contribute to the delivery of an efficient and effective Building Control service for the Borough, including taking decisions of allocated Building Regulation applications, Notices and matters allocated by the Building Control Manager, enabling the delivery of quality developments in line with legislation, industry performance guidelines and internal targets.

If you share our values and are ready to be part of our exciting journey please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Should you require any help or advice with your online application, please contact Mariza Graham Building Control Manager on

Closing date for applications: 07 March 2021

Interview date: Week Commencing 15 March 2021

Join our team: These are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • The Local Government Pension Scheme which offers ill health retirement provisions.
  • Free hearing, eye tests and health checks.
  • 27 days annual leave entitlement, after five years of service you are entitled to 32 days.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working.

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