Senior/Building Control Surveyors

  • Oxford City Council
  • Oxford, UK
  • 03 May, 2019
Full time Building Consultant Building Contractor Building Control Building Designer

Job Description

Job Title:                                  Senior/Building Control Surveyors

Service Area / Directorate:   Regulatory Services & Community Safety

Salary and Grade:                   G7 £44,310 to G8 £49,243 including £10k market supplement

Contract:                                  Permanent

Hours:                                       37 per week

Location:                                  Oxford - St Aldate's Chambers

The role

Why Oxford City Council?

The answer is simple – because you want a building and construction role in a world class city, where you will make a difference. 

A difference, not only to the community you serve but also to your personal development.  And, you get to work on a diverse range of build projects that include large scale developments and numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford colleges; an opportunity that few other employers can offer.

We are investing in our Building Control Team to enable us to compete and win work by delivering excellent customer service and we are offering a salary package designed to attract the best Building Control Surveyors who will give us the competitive advantage we need.

We offer on the job learning opportunities, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.  And if that wasn’t enough, we also offer you a range of benefits such as 28 days paid holiday, in addition to bank holidays; a local government pension scheme, which is considered one of the best in the country; discounted gym memberships; discounts on travel to work; a cycle scheme; an employee assistance programme and an occupational health scheme and opportunities for part-time working and flexitime.

As a Building Control Surveyor your role will be to ensure that Building Regulations, associated legislation and statutory requirements are followed when domestic, mixed use and commercial buildings are designed, constructed, altered, extended or converted. You will be part of a team that delivers results while providing excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of applications and associated construction projects.

Interested in this fantastic opportunity?  Read on and apply now.  We would love to hear from you.

About us

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status.   Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. 

With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service. 

How to apply

More information is available on the role profile document.  Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements.  More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site.

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).

For further information and how to apply online, please visit

If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 

Closing Date:  02 June 2019

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s): 11 June 2019

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith on 01865 2522063 or Ian Wright on 01865 252553 or email  or 

We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency.



G7 £44,310 to G8 £49,243 including £10k market supplement