Director of Building Control Partnership

  • Medway Council
  • Medway, UK
  • 24 Aug, 2018
Full time Building Inspector Building Consultant Building Contractor

Job Description


STG is a highly respected Local Authority Partnership with an enviable reputation which has been operating for over 11 years.  Utilising a 37 strong team with the latest mobile technology and agile working practices we are able to deliver a first class service to a population base of 630,000.   STG not only delivers the building control function for four authorities but also operates a successful consultancy arm providing construction related services to both private and public sectors.  Due to retirement of the current Director at the end of the year, we are now seeking a business orientated leader to grow and develop the partnership, maintaining the local authority ethos, and expand the operation into new markets.


If you possess strong leadership skills with proven managerial, business and financial planning experience together with strategic vision this could be the opportunity to influence building control provision within the region.


Our Organisation-


Medway acts as the host authority for the Partnership which comprise: Canterbury, Gravesham, Medway and Swale councils. 


Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.


We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.


The role-


To lead and manage a comprehensive, efficient and effective service working with the Partnership Steering Group and Joint Committee to further develop the building control partnership.

To represent the partnership in a precise and professional manner.

The production and delivery of the annual business and delivery plans.

To maximise business opportunities including further expansion so as to build in financial and resource resilience to the partnership.


Essential qualifications/experience-


Post graduate diploma education and/or member of relevant professional body.

Professional management qualification or equivalent.


Demonstrable experience spanning building control services.

Demonstrable experience in a senior management role.

Demonstrable track record of successfully leading, managing and developing staff and teams to successfully achieve key outcomes.

Demonstrable track record of business planning and financial management.

Demonstrable understanding of performance management and continuous improvement.

A proven track record in successful implementation of change.


Interviews scheduled to take place on the 27 September 2018


In return we offer you:


  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme
  • Payment for one relevant professional subscription

If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager call Tony Van Veghel 01634 331552.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement

Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

For further information please refer to the Medway information pack available as a download or to view online

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.


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We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date

Closing date: 9 September 2018


Salary: £46,518 - £61, 768 per annum, plus special allowance payment of £4,769 + market premia payment £2,565 per annu