About the Role:
Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. We are committed to ensuring that both our residents and businesses are central to everything we do. Only the best is good enough for our customers. We are ambitious and have a growth and regeneration agenda with plans to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough, in addition, major regeneration programmes are underway including the town centre regenerations in Elephant and Castle and Canada Water. These projects will encompass a mixture of major commercial and residential buildings and be valued at over three-billion pounds. Predominantly you will be a technical specialist and will assess plans and attend regular design and site meetings with clients to discuss and inspect what are often leading edge and innovative construction solutions. You will play a primary role in ensuring our performance standards, resources, and income are sufficient to sustain a world class building control service.
The is a permanent role.
As one of Southwark’s lead technical experts, you will be RICS, CABE, IStructE, IMechE, RIBA, IFE, CIAT, ICE or CIOB qualified and be able to evidence continual professional development. We will support you to continue with your professional development.
You must have experience of working in a city context working in a building control service. You will be working on residential and smaller scale applications and therefore will require experience of working on these.
Southwark has a rich and proud history, a strong sense of community and a great ability to transform and renew. It is a vibrant and enticing place to live, work and visit. As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded. You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme plus many other staff benefits. You will join a friendly, supportive team that strives for excellence, values its members and takes pride in its reputation for ‘working hard’.
Benefits and more information:
Interview date 16 February 2023.
We are an organisation who is passionate about our people and understands that richness of diversity is a requirement to provide the best possible services to our communities. This is demonstrated through our council-wide ambitious commitment to tackle racial inequality in our communities and workforce through our Southwark Stands Together initiative. We particularly welcome applications from members of the Black, Asian and ethnic minority communities to increase representation at senior management level in the Council.
How to Apply
Please apply online via the link provided.