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Building Control Surveyor

Wokingham Borough Council
Wokingham, Berkshire
Up to £54,707 including market supplement (depending on experience) plus Golden Hello payment
Closing date
2 Jun 2024

Job Details

Wokingham Borough Council and West Berkshire Council are recruiting to a range of Building Control Surveyor opportunities following a 5-year extension to continue our established Building Control partnership.

Due to continued success, market growth and our extended Shared Service, we have opportunities for both General Level and Domestic Level Building Control Surveyors to manage portfolios of domestic and non-domestic projects, providing expert advice, supervision, and consultancy services, for a variety of projects across the Wokingham Borough and West Berkshire areas.


Golden Hello Payment

As a commitment to the development of our team, new employees will be entitled to a Golden Hello payment of up to £6,000 (subject to successful completion of their probation period and length of service commitment).



In addition to the Golden Hello payment, we offer a fantastic range of employee benefits which include a generous annual leave allowance of up to 30 days (rising to 35 days after 5 years of local government service), plus bank holidays, an excellent local government pension scheme, flexible working arrangements, employee assistance programme, sports and leisure discounts, onsite gym and much more!

We’re passionate about providing a high-quality service and delivering on projects and have recently been Award Winners at the LABC Central Regional Building Excellence Awards 2022, and following an LABC Peer Service review, it was concluded that we are a top quartile performing service nationally.

This is an excellent time to join our team as we undertake a diverse portfolio of major projects including large-scale housing developments, school developments and town centre redevelopment.

You will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of new and existing projects, receiving the support and guidance that will enable you to gain additional experience to further progress and develop your career, this includes helping you to progress to a senior level in Building control.


Key Responsibilities

  • Manage a portfolio of Band A and Band B development sites, including non-domestic low risk schemes (including new applications)
  • Provide accurate information, advice, and professional support to businesses and/or individuals, in accordance with the inspection framework
  • Support and supervise, in accordance with the management framework, other members of the team including, where agreed, the delegation of plan checking, site inspections and other duties
  • Liaise and/or consult with external agencies, stakeholders, statutory undertakers and members of the public as necessary to ensure a seamless approach to the provision of guidance and service delivery
  • Understand the vision, values, and strategic priorities of the Council so that Officers are engaged and motivated to deliver the Council’s strategic plan
  • Positively contribute to a strong, efficient, and effective performance culture with a focus on service excellence


Candidate Requirements  

  • Hold Registered Building Inspector status at Class 2 level
  • Professional Building Control Qualification (RICS, CABE or equivalent)
  • Building Control experience with working knowledge of building regulations and legislation
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong organisation and prioritising skills
  • Strong focus for service excellence

Click the link below and apply today!

Alternatively, if you’d like to know more about these exciting opportunities, contact Roger Paine (Head of Service – Building Control Solutions) 07710064521 or


Closing date: Sunday 2nd June 2024, 11pm

Interviews W/C 10th June 2024


Please be aware that we will be reviewing the applications we receive on a daily basis, and we reserve the right to close the advert early if suitable candidates are identified.     

Wokingham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff, other workers and volunteers to share this commitment.

Wokingham is an equal opportunities employer.


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