Graduate Building Control Surveyor

  • Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
  • Southend-on-Sea, UK
  • 12 Mar, 2019
Full time Building Inspector Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer

Job Description

Closing date         14/04/2019 

Reference              3549601
Job Type                 Permanent
Job Hours              Full-time
Industry                 Property and Real-estate
Location                Southend-on-Sea, Essex (East of England)
Salary                     £22,021 - £30,507 (doe) includes pay increase from 1st April plus excellent benefits

Job description 

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre offering traditional seaside living that makes it a great place to live and work. This diverse and busy town has great public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links. The Council are 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 assist in the effective 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. You will gain excellent training and assistance in order to increase your skills and knowledge levels, which may also include external training as required.

What you'll need to succeed 
To be successful in this position, you need to have either a qualification in Building Control/Building Surveying or have gained relevant construction experience and be looking to make the next step in your career. A full driving licence is essential and you will require access to a vehicle for work purposes. 

What you'll get in return 
This is a permanent job, paying £22,021 - £30,507 (pa) depending on experience.

Please note: This salary includes the pay increase which is in effect from the 1st April.

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 Borough Council can be found on the “Jobs at the council” webpage.

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 contact Laura Kittle at Hays Construction & Property who is the retained consultant working in partnership with Southend-on-Sea Borough Council.

The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.


£22,021 - £30,507 (doe) includes pay increase from 1st April plus excellent benefits