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Building Control Surveyor

East Devon District Council
£34,728 [including Market Supplement]
Closing date
17 Oct 2021

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Property, Construction
Contract Type
Building Control, Construction
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Building Control Surveyor

Honiton / Homeworking

Permanent & Full time – 37 hours per week

£34,728 [including Market Supplement]

We currently have an exciting opportunity within our Building Control team for a qualified Building Control Surveyor.   The Building Control service oversees buildings and structures to ensure that they comply with Building Regulations and all associated relevant sections of the Building Act to ensure the health, safety and welfare of people in and about buildings.

About the job

As a Building Control Surveyor, you’ll process Building Regulation applications throughout the district, including conducting site inspections, completing plan checks and communicating outcomes clearly and directly with customers.  You’ll also carry out Building Control enforcement work including in connection with dangerous structures and demolition sites by undertaking site inspections and making recommendations about appropriate enforcement action.  

We are ideally seeking to recruit an individual for 37 hours per week (over 5 days) however, flexibility and alternative working hours may be considered.   

In return for your commitment, you will receive an excellent benefits package which includes generous annual leave, flexi-time, access to Local Government Pension Scheme, salary sacrifice cycle scheme and the employee assistance programme. In addition, you will also be encouraged to take advantage of the council’s outstanding learning and development opportunities.

About you

With a degree in building surveying or other relevant discipline and ideally, a corporate membership qualification in Building Control e.g. MRICS/MCABE, you’ll have a good practical understanding of primary building control legislation and enforcement processes and procedures and excellent IT skills.  You’ll also need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills along with the ability to influence and negotiate with tact and diplomacy and the ability to work on your own initiative.

A valid driving licence and your own car are essential as travel throughout the district will be required (reasonable adjustments may be possible according to the Equality Act).


To apply online for the above position, please visit For an informal discussion, please contact Paul Seager, Building Control Manager on 01395 517482 or email

Closing date: Sunday 17th October 2021                    

Interviews: 28th October 2021

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