Building Control Surveyor

  • Oxford City Council
  • Oxford, UK
  • 11 Apr, 2018
Full time Building Inspector Building Consultant Building Contractor

Job Description

The role

Do you have an interest in buildings and construction and want a role where you can make a difference?  If yes, then a career as a Building Control Surveyor may be for you.  We have a career grade scheme that will provide opportunities for you to develop and learn on the job, including advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.

We are currently engaged with a wide range of build projects, including the £450 million Westgate retail development, numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford Colleges and an extensive variety of developments ranging consisting of small and large scale domestic works and you could be part of this process.


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?  If so then 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.

What we offer

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (increases to 32 days after 5 years)
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Staff offers including Vectis Card
  • Subsidised Leisure Membership and Discounted travel
  • Flexitime (dependent on role) and home working opportunities
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cyclescheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Learning and Development Programme


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 or 07483 011151 for Direct Services roles. 

Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 

07 May 2018

Late applications will not be processed

Interview Date(s):

17/18 May 2018





For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith on 01865 252063 or email


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-G8 (Career Grade Scheme): Up to £44,656 per annum, inclusive of a market supplement of £4,000 per annum (pro-rata for part time)