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Principal Building Control Surveyor - Fire Safety

Tower Hamlets
£52,806 - £55,845
Closing date
12 Feb 2023

Principal Building Control Surveyor - Fire Safety

This is a 2-year fixed term with a possibility of extension pending funding approval.

Benefits and Allowances

We offer a 35-hour working week with the option to earn flexi-time and approximately 6 weeks of paid holiday depending on your public service experience.

Role Purpose

The building control surveyor’s role within the Fire Safety Team will utilise your excellent knowledge and experience of building regulation applications and inspection of building work, cladding, and other dangerous materials to ensure compliance with the Fire Safety and Building Safety Act. You will actively be involved in monitoring and reporting to senior management.  

The multi-disciplinary Fire Safety Team works with the Department of Levelling up Housing & Communities, the London Fire Brigade, the London Government Agency, freeholders, developers, and managing agents to determine the External Wall Systems of all private blocks over 18m and soon from 11m (awaiting Government instruction), to identify materials and buildings of concern within Tower Hamlets and work to remediate. The team monitors the pace of remediation and works towards enforcement action when appropriate.

We require the expertise of the Principal Building Control Surveyor, Building Control Surveyor, to join the team and help us deliver safer homes for our residents. We are relying on your knowledge of cladding systems, the spread of flame criteria, and combustibility requirements, reviewing fire engineers’ reports, EWS1 forms, and fire test reports.

Application Details

Tower Hamlets vision for our borough is that: people are aspirational, independent, and have equal access to opportunities; we are a borough that our residents are proud of and love to live in; and we are a dynamic, outcomes-based council using digital innovation and partnership working to respond to the changing needs of our borough. We want people who aspire to our TOWER values: Together; Open; Willing; Excellent; Respect.

Tower Hamlets has a zero-tolerance approach and works to eradicate, all forms of discrimination on the basis of race, sex, disability, age, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital status, status as a civil partner, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, and maternity and looks to employ a diverse workforce representative of those groups. We recognise that people can also be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class.

We welcome applicants interested in flexible working arrangements and applicants who live in the borough. 

How to apply?

Application is by CV and a covering letter.

To apply please click on ‘Appy Now’ button below. You will be asked to upload a single PDF document which should include the CV and a supporting statement. You will also be to complete some questions before you upload your CV and supporting statement.

The person specification document sets out the criteria we use to assess applicants. It is important that in your application/supporting statement you address all criteria that are marked with the letter ‘A’ in the person specification. The letter A indicates that we will use the criteria to shortlist candidates. You should provide examples of how you meet the criteria. 


Please visit our Fire Safety Recruitment micro-site for more information about this recruitment.

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