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Principal Building Control Surveyor

Hays Property & Surveying
England, Essex, Southend-On-Sea
£43421.0 - £54498.0 per annum + Up to £54,498 (plus relocation)
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Building Control
Business Type
Public Sector
Application Type
Quick Apply

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Your new company
Southend-on-Sea City Council is a Unitary Local Authority, providing vital services to meet the needs of the local community. They employ around 800 staff who work alongside local communities to deliver the Southend 2050 ambition and make lives better for the people of Southend. Working for Southend on Sea City Council offers a challenging and rewarding career in local government within a collaborative and innovative environment, with the benefit of flexible working practices to support a positive work life balance. As a Unitary Authority, they are responsible for all local government functions ranging from social services, transport, public health and parks through to planning, trading standards, community safety and education, and therefore offer a wide range of career opportunities. The diversity of the economy and communities, and investment in a number of exciting regeneration projects, makes the Council a great place to work, learn and make a difference.

The Council is looking to appoint an enthusiastic and committed professional who would like to come and work within their Building Control team. The team operates flexibly, with mobile-working, free-parking, professional development, and a range of other employee benefits. There are a number of large and interesting projects in the pipeline, from major residential schemes and large seafront leisure developments, along with day-to-day householder projects.

Your new role
You will be involved in the delivery of the Building Control function and ensure that the Council's obligations under the Building Act and associated legislation with regards to health and safety, welfare and convenience of persons in or about buildings are administered and enforced. This will include a multitude of tasks including site inspections, plan checking and completing enforcement actions. When required, you will deputise for the Team Leader and assist with supporting other members of the team.

What you'll need to succeed
To be successful for this role, you should have a degree qualification (or equivalent), be a registered Building Inspector and have obtained relevant professional membership. Prior experience within Building Control is essential and you will be required to provide your own vehicle for work purposes.

What you'll get in return
This is a permanent job, paying up to £54,498 per annum (including market supplement). This opportunity is available with a relocation package (where applicable) whereby you can expense up to £8000 of relocation costs. When joining in a permanent position, you can enjoy a range of benefits including: flexible working, salary sacrifice scheme and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-on-Sea City Council can be found on the "Jobs at the Council" webpage.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications regardless of race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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Hays Property & Surveying

Hays Property & Surveying is the UK’s leading specialist property and surveying recruitment consultancy. We specialise In recruiting professionals across all disciplines, including: quantity surveying, general practice, building surveying and project management. Using our unrivalled database of specialist candidates, our expert consultants provide high quality match making, connecting the right people with the right jobs.


We share ideas, knowledge and experience across businesses and territories to deliver outstanding results and we invest heavily in equipping our staff with the specialist skills necessary to perform to the highest standards, while developing their careers.

Our website provides the latest jobs, industry news, salary surveys, information and careers advice. We pride ourselves in our strong relationships with industry organisations, constantly striving to provide the best possible service to our clients.

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Tel : 0207 259 8811

Address : 23 Lower Belgrave Street, London, SW1W ONT.

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