Senior Building Control Officer

Harrogate Borough Council
Civic Centre, Harrogate
£32,910 - £35,745 per annum
Closing date
26 Apr 2021
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Post Number: PEC20

 Grade: I   Salary: £32,910 - £35,745 per annum

 Hours: 37 per week

Location: Office base at Civic Centre, Harrogate

Looking for a new start? Come and work at Harrogate Borough Council.

Our values guide everything we do, and everything we do has an impact on the people who live here.

The Council’s newly created Place-shaping and Economic Growth service is looking for a proactive, creative, customer focussed and experienced Building Control Officer who is capable of dealing with a full range of schemes including domestic extensions and alterations, large scale housing developments and substantial commercial schemes across our diverse and characterful district.

This is an exciting time for the team with a new Local Plan in place, a new focus on housing and strategic site delivery and a key role in delivering many of the Council’s strategic priorities and projects.

Our office is a new, attractive and welcoming working environment and we offer flexible and agile working supported with technology to make it seamless.  We offer a childcare voucher scheme, car and bicycle loans and leisure facility discounts.  Importantly, we are also keen to ensure we support your individual training and development needs.

We are a friendly and forward thinking team looking for likeminded professionals to join us in delivering our success.  If this sounds like you – we would like to hear from you.

As a senior member of the Building Control team, you will be knowledgeable in carrying out Building Control functions at all competency levels, such as checking Building Control applications, site inspections, carrying out enforcement procedures and attending to dangerous structures. You will ideally be educated to degree level in an appropriate Building Surveying discipline and be a member or the RICS, CABE, or similar.

You will carry out professional duties in order to ensure developments achieve compliance with the Building Regulations and associated Legislations, as well as liaising with internal and external contacts to ensure information exchange and developing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders.

You will deputise for the Principal Building Control Officer in their absence and assist with the supervision and training of other Building Control Officers.

In addition, you will use your extensive knowledge of Building Control to assist in the promotion of and commercial aims of the service.

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact Darren Sykes – Principal Building Control Officer on 01423 500600 (ext 56599) 

No agencies thank you.

Closing date for Applications:   11 April 2021

Interviews to be held week commencing 19 April 2021

To apply, please visit Please call 01423 500600 and ask for the HR Support Team if you need further assistance.  If you are experiencing difficulty opening the link with your current web browser, please use an alternative to access the information.

Harrogate Borough Council requires all applicants to complete the council’s application form and attach their suitability statement and CV.

Harrogate Borough Council reserves the right to close vacancies before the closing date if a high volume of applications are received.

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