Building Control Manager

Coventry City Council
Coventry, West Midlands
£49,773 - £55,012
Closing date
26 Sep 2021

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Building Control Manager


£49,773 - £55,012

Ref: coventrycc/TP/192/2720

About the team

Regulatory Services is a service area within Coventry City Council which supports the growth and regulation of the city. The vision and commitment of the team ensures there is a robust platform to guide the delivery of sustainable development, ensuring the protection of Coventry Citizens and supporting the growth of local business.

The Regulation Service is made up of multi-disciplinary professionals including Licensing and Building Compliance, Trading Standards, Food and Safety, Housing Enforcement, Property Licensing and Building Control.  These services embrace a range of service areas used by the community which primarily involves people, businesses or organisations needing to obtain some form of consent within the law or are required to comply with various legal provisions.

The service area aims to:

  • Ensure that the public, visitors, workers and residents of Coventry have the right to a healthy and safe work and domestic environment;
  • Treat all regulated persons and businesses in a fair and consistent manner, through a process of education, persuasion and enforcement, ensuring that the public and businesses observe the law, and
  • Protect public health and the wider environment, whilst minimising disruption to enterprise or economic activity and reducing the legislative burden on complaint and business.

We are seeking positive, experienced, enthusiastic, talented and driven professionals who care about the development of our great city to join our busy, top performing, forward thinking Regulation services.

What is the job role?

Do you have experience of working in a Building Control environment?

Do you have a proven record of leadership/management skills in managing and motivating a team of professional and technical staff?

We are looking for a Building Control Manager to join our Regulatory Services, to lead and take responsibility for the day to day management of the Building Control team and play a vital part in the Council’s response to the new Building Enforcement regime. You will deputise where necessary for the Strategic Lead in the Regulation services.

The main purpose of the role is to lead on and deliver a high-quality Building Control service in such a way as to provide quality customer focused services that contribute to the achievement of the City Council’s vision and objectives for a growing and sustainable city.

You will be acting as the principal technical advisor and expert on Building Control matters and to be responsible for technical and legal compliance with the Building Acts, Building Regulations and Safety at Sports Grounds Regulations. The successful candidate will also have a fantastic opportunity to lead on, influence and deliver the Governments Building Safety Regulatory Regime here at Coventry.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for someone with leadership and management skills to manage and motivate a team of professional and technical staff in order to achieve service objectives in agreed time constraints effectively and efficiently.

You will have substantial knowledge of Building Acts and Regulations together with allied legislation relating to Building Control and related areas. You will have knowledge of customer care and the principles of equal opportunities in providing a Building Control function. You will have a proven record of the ability to act as the lead officer ensuring compliance and enforcement within the Building Regulations and ancillary legislation.

As a successful candidate, you will have a degree (or equivalent qualification) in Building Regulation or a related subject. You will also be a member of a relevant professional body or eligible for membership RIBA, RICS or ABE. Experience of working in a relevant Building Control environment is key.

When applying for this role you will be asked to write a personal statement, when writing your personal statement please include the following:

  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Building Acts and Regulation
  • Experience of working on complex cases
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Business acumen- demonstrate how you have skills in marketing and growing a business

Introduction to Coventry City Council

Coventry is a lively, multicultural city, which embraces old and new. Around the modern city centre there are traces of history everywhere – in the old city walls, the timber-framed buildings and the reconstructed medieval Spon Street. But Coventry has always had an eye on the future, and is now firmly focused on regenerating and re-inventing itself to meet the challenges of the 21st Century. With major developments and new projects taking place right across the city, Coventry City Council is the place to be!

There's a huge buzz about the city – Coventry ranks as the 8th best city to live, work and do business in the UK, and is the UK City of Culture 2021! We believe this will help put Coventry on the map for all the right reasons. You can feel the sense of local pride throughout the city as we build towards this momentous year. It also offers a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to those joining us to play their part in it.

We genuinely believe that Coventry City Council is a special place. You will be joining Coventry City Council during an exciting time to become part of a team that contribute to achieving our visions for the city. We have made our council a place where we look after our people, making sure you're happy in your work and given everything you need to succeed. We've created friendly, welcoming workplaces where everyone is working towards the same cause, providing the best possible services for the city of Coventry.

As a council with improvement at its heart, we’re committed to making life better for the people who live and work in Coventry. We’re equally concerned with the quality of life enjoyed by our people, so by joining us, you won’t just be helping the community, you’ll be helping yourself too.

Not only do you get to work alongside great people that are helping to improve services for our community we offer great benefits too! For your valued contribution we will provide a fantastic benefits package including:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous annual leave allowance starting at 27 days and rising to 32 days
  • Pay progression through multiple increments
  • Outstanding local government pension scheme
  • Learning & Development with access to certified courses.
  • Access to an award-winning Occupational Health Team
  • Vibrant employee networks

If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please click on the apply button to visit our website.

Closing date: 26 September 2021.

Our Values

It’s great to know that you are interested in working with us at Coventry City Council. As a prospective employee, it is important that everyone who works for us is committed to our One Coventry values and shares our commitment to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. 

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