Horsham District Council are looking for a Trainee Building Control Surveyor.
Working as part of the Building Control Team, you will undertake a programme of work-based study with the aim to qualify as a Building Control Surveyor. Assisting a team of surveying professionals who are responsible for the planning, development and valuation of built environment projects, you will develop the knowledge, skills and experience you need to manage building control applications and provide a diverse range of services and offer impartial, specialist advice on a variety of property issues.
You will assist the team by managing building regulation applications, providing advice to applicants, agents, and developers on building control and enforcement matters and process enquiries and applications.
To succeed you will have a positive, enthusiastic and collaborative attitude with the ability to effectively deal with difficult situations or customers, organise and prioritise your own workload. You will understand construction related matters and have the ability to use IT packages and systems. A current UK driving licence is required and the ability to travel throughout the District.
Ideally, you will have a Diploma in a Construction related discipline or 3 A-Levels at least a grade C or higher (or equivalent) or on-site experience will be taken into consideration and willingness to study to gain a level 3 Diploma; and GCSE Grade C/4 or higher (or equivalent) in English Language and Maths.
For an informal discussion about this role please call Sachio Shimizu, Building control Team manager on 01403 215151
Whilst working you will study to attain a Level 4 Diploma offered by LABC with an option to extend that learning through the LABC or obtain an BSc Honours Degree in Building Control Surveying at The University of Wolverhampton.
20% of your working week will be dedicated to your continued learning and professional development.
The specific work structure surrounding time to study will be agreed with the successful applicant. All costs associated with your qualification including travel and study materials will also be met by the Council.
Horsham District Council encourages and supports their employees to have a healthy work life balance by supporting their professional development as well as offering 27 days’ annual leave plus bank holidays (pro-rata), a generous benefits package and an online platform offering discounts from online retailers. Staff are eligible to join a contributory pension scheme where the Council contributes 20% of pensionable salary. The Council also provides reimbursement for professional subscriptions and access to a car lease scheme. Most of our office-based roles have the potential for hybrid working, we are currently trialling a 50/50 home/office working model, subject to review.
If you would like to apply for the role, we highly recommend you show clearly within the ‘Experience Section’ of the application form how you meet the essential criteria detailed within the Role Profile when applying. If you do not make this clear, it is unlikely you will be shortlisted for interview.