Senior Building Control Officer – Development Control

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Senior Building Control Officer – Development Control
BURY, Lancashire
Interim Position

Bury 0006 C07F / 1

Posted: 23rd November 2022 17:05
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months

  • BURY, Lancashire,

    BL9 0EJ

What's involved with this role:

Full Job Title: Interim Senior Building Control Officer – Development Control

Job Reference: Bury 0006 C07F / 1

Pay Rate: Up to £50.00 per hour PAYE depending on experience (Please note that the pay rate for this role is likely to be uplifted to reflect a higher than standard holiday allocation)

To enforce Building Regulations and associated legislation relating to public health and safety in and around new and existing buildings, public access and energy efficiency.


  • Ensure all new building works comply with Building Regulations and current legislation within the context of the Council’s constraints through the provision of advice to developers and contractors.
  • Liaise with relevant organisations and bodies relating to submissions received, carry out on-site meetings and inspections, make necessary recommendations and issue completion statements as appropriate.
  • Maintain and update computerised records in respect of all inspections carried out relating to building regulations.
  • Investigate complaints from members of the public, elected members and other members of staff relating to building works and provide advice on building issues which fall outside the scope of building regulations. All transactions will be carried out in line with the Authority’s Customer Care policy.
  • Respond to emergency situations relating to dangerous structures, make safe through the removal of dangerous conditions, obtain tenders for and supervise works of a remedial nature, serve relevant legal notices and represent the Authority at the Magistrates Court as appropriate. Responsibility for the monitoring of the condition of dangerous buildings.
  • Respond to other Departments and give appropriate advice to ensure compliance with registration and licensing conditions in respect of the uses to which land and buildings are put, including structures of a temporary nature and ensure safety standards are adhered to.
  • Check the siting of buildings as requested by the Development Control Section and supervise duties in relation to land charge searches and the naming and numbering of streets within new residential developments.
  • Investigate complaints regarding non compliance with Building Regulations, enforce compliance by the provision of advice, through negotiation or prosecution and represent the Authority in Court as necessary.
  • Prepare reports as required by the Chief Planning Officer or Building Control Section and make recommendations in line with Delegated Powers for action at the relevant Committee meeting.
  • Supervise and allocate the work of the Assistant Building Control officers and Technical Assistant, monitor performance and output, and identify training needs.
  • Deputise for the Building Control Manager in his/her absence.
  • By previous agreement, in the event of emergencies outside office hours, be available to give advice by telephone or attend hazardous sites as necessary to ensure public safety.

Specific Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  1. Full member of CABE or RICS (Building Control)
  2. Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
    1. 5 years’ experience gained working in the building control sector
    2. Detailed knowledge of building construction
    3. Previous experience in a Local Authority Building Control office
    4. Excellent Knowledge of Building Regulations
    5. Excellent written & oral communication skills
  3. ICT Skills: Good IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite)


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. *** Other Work-Related Requirements:
    1. Full driving licence and access to a car
    2. The ability to attend work outside normal office hours in the event of emergency
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above – your CV must address the requirements listed

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for


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Job Ref: Bury 0006 C07F / 1
Senior Building Control Officer – Development Control
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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