St Albans is a unique English Cathedral City with a colourful history which can be seen in the Roman remains and variety of beautiful architecture, heritage sites and conservation areas. Set within green belt, off the M25, A1M and M1 the District includes a cathedral, historic city centre and charming villages. Our refurbished offices are in the city centre near to the station (London St Pancras 20 minutes), shops and restaurants. In short it is a great place to live and work.
We are looking for an enthusiastic surveyor to join our Building Control team to cover a gap which has arisen through an internal secondment. This post would offer a great opportunity for a candidate to develop in-depth knowledge, skills and experience whilst within our busy team. You will deal with a wide range of Building Control issues from grand designs to small extensions.
You will provide professional support to deliver a customer focused Building Control service that supports the Council’s service delivery. This will include undertaking site inspections, checking plans to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations and preparation of reports.
With a degree in the Built Environment or equivalent work related experience, you will be working towards membership of a professional body or be a member. Up-to-date and working knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations and standards e.g. Building Regulations are essential for this post.
As an excellent communicator, you must have visual awareness, a flexible approach to work as well as the ability to work to statutory deadlines. This post is politically restricted under the Local Government & Housing Act 1989 and subject to a Basic Disclosure Check. You may be asked to participate in the out of hours standby scheme for which a separate allowance is paid.
We offer a competitive package which includes:
- Learning and Development Opportunities
- Essential user car allowance
- Flexitime or Flexible working e.g. nine-day fortnight, compressed hours, partial homeworking
- Up to 30½ days annual leave, dependent on length of service
- Reimbursement of professional fees
- Leisure and travel discounts
- Up to 18.5% employer pension contributions
For an informal discussion, please contact Frances Jordan, Senior Building Control Officer, on (01727) 819411.
Closing date: 5 June 2020
Interviews are scheduled for: w/c 15 June 2020
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.