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Building Control Apprentice

  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/22/190944
  • Published: Mon 11/04/2022, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/05/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,686 p.a. inc. (LLW)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent
Salary range: £20,686 p.a. inc. (LLW) 
Contract: Fixed term (48 months) 
Hours of work: 36 hours per week
Location: Civic centre and other locations from time to time
 
Get ahead with an apprenticeship in our Building Surveying department at Brent Council  
 
Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.
 
Brent Council is committed to the continued expansion and development of all apprenticeship programmes for our residents. Our apprenticeship schemes at Brent is just one of the ways we grow our own talent within the borough. We work hard to represent our community, and are looking for likeminded people to join us. Working in Wembley Park, alongside our neighbours Wembley stadium, Wembley arena, Box Park and LDO, makes Brent an exciting location to work. 
 
There is no age limit on an apprenticeship. An apprenticeship can be used for people starting out on their work life journey at the age of 18 or those changing a career for a different working life.   
 
 
The Post
 
The role is working in the building control team, where you will assist a team of professional building control officers, in administering the full range of building control functions within the London Borough of Brent.
 

Key functionalities

Working within a multi- discipline area team to provide assistance to team members.

  1. Assisting in consulting internal departments and external organisations in respect of proposals for construction work.
  2. Building sound working relationships with team members and applicants and their professional teams to provide high standards of customer care.
  3. Assisting in the drafting of technical correspondence and consents to applicants and their professional agents in connection with proposals submitted. Identifying areas of non-compliance requiring further action.
  4. Attending meetings and assisting in negotiations with applicants in respect of proposals under the Building Regulations.
  5. Assisting in the checking of plans in respect of applications made under the Building Regulations and the London Building Acts (Amendment) Act1939
  6. Carrying out site inspections of works in progress, under the direction and supervision of the senior colleagues, exercising discretion and tact in the application of requirements.
  7. To become conversant with the office’s computerised systems and keep accurate records of actions taken, including site inspections.

 

You will gain hands-on experience of what it is like to work in a building control department within Local Government, working as part of a team assisting in the delivery of a quality service within our community.

Simultaneously undertaking a comprehensive study programme, working towards your Building Control Surveyor degree qualification.  You will gain valuable knowledge and skills which will be an asset to the council and your career. Our apprenticeship scheme offers significant assistance with training, and provides the opportunity to improve skills for future career opportunities.

Below is a link to the Apprenticeship Standard that you will be working towards.

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/building-control-surveyor-integrated-degree-v1-0

 
The Person

No experience is necessary as this is a training role, however, an understanding of the role is advantageous.

You will also need to have an interest in local government and the delivery of public services.

You need to have a flexible and positive approach to work as well as being reliable, punctual and willing to learn.

Good communication skills.

A well as an interest in a career within surveying, you will need to show your interest in local government and the delivery of public services.

 
Closing date: 22 of May 2022

Assessment & Interview Date: June 2022

 
Additional Information 

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. We positively encourage all applicants to self-identify their characteristics in the diversity survey section in the application.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants should be aware that posts working with children, young people and vulnerable adults are subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.
 
Brent has a positive approach to flexible working.
 
As a disability confident employer Brent welcomes applications from people with all disabilities, including hidden disabilities and mental health conditions. We will interview any disabled applicant who meets the essential criteria. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made to any part of the recruitment process due to your disability, please contact us on  recruitment@brent.gov.uk
  • Employer: Brent Council
  • Reference: BC/22/190944
  • Published: Mon 11/04/2022, 15:05 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 22/05/2022, 23:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £20,686 p.a. inc. (LLW)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex HA9 0FJ, Brent

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