Interim Building Control Officer – Surveying/Construction

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Interim Building Control Officer - Surveying/Construction
Contract / Temporary

Durham 1000055713386887

Posted: 17th August 2022 14:46
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  • Pay Rate:

    c. £40.00 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 1-2 months

  • Durham,

    DH1 5UL

What's involved with this role:

Interim Building Control Officer (Grade 9)

Job Ref: Durham 1000055713386887

To assist the Principal Building Control Officer in engaging customers including the general public, applicants, stakeholders and the development industry in the Building Control service. The post holder will carry a case load of varied duties across a wide spectrum of building control activity.

To support the Principal Building Control Officer to implement Building Regulations and their enforcement in accordance with powers delegated by the council, including:

  • Pre-application advice and guidance.
  • Receipt, validation, administration and plan examination of applications for Building Regulation Approval, including applications submitted as part of the LABC Partner Authority Scheme.
  • Site inspection of developments to determine building work carried out on site is compliant with Building Regulations and any other relevant Legislation.
  • Process Initial Notices submitted by Approved Inspectors.
  • Process of consultations for all types of Building Regulation Applications.
  • Administer the Council’s responsibilities in relation to Dangerous Structures and Demolitions
  • Enforcement of Building Regulation Legislation.
  • Maintain a Competent Persons Register in relation to Building Control work.
  • Advice and guidance in relation to disabled access and the Equality Act.
  • Maintain documentation and information as required by statutory regulations relating to Building Control.


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


Qualifications & Experience:

  • HNC/HND in Surveying / construction
  • AssocRics, ABEng or equivalent professional qualification
  • Demonstrate experience / knowledge of Building Regulations and other legislation.
  • Demonstrate experience / knowledge in Surveying/Construction related employment.
  • Demonstrate experience / knowledge of Building Control Enforcement services.
  • Demonstrate experience / knowledge of Dangerous Structures and associated Legislation.
  • Relevant knowledge/experience of Demolition services.
  • Construction related work experience (desirable).


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Relevant up to date knowledge of all relevant Building Regulation Legislation in relation to Building Control services.
  • Relevant up to date knowledge in relation to administering the Council’s responsibilities relating to Dangerous Structures and Demolitions
  • Ability to carry out site inspections to establish compliance with Building Regulations.
  • Ability to carry out investigations of alleged contraventions of the Building Regulations and take enforcement action where necessary
  • Ability to examine submitted Building Regulation applications to determine compliance with Building Regulations and other relevant legislation.


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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. 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: Durham 1000055713386887
Interim Building Control Officer - Surveying/Construction
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Building Control Officer - Surveying/Construction
Client Category: Local Authority

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