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Building Control Manager

  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: PLC00729
  • Published: Thu 11/05/2023, 10:19 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/06/2023, 10:19 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £58209 - £62595 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hillingdon

About us

Hillingdon is London's second largest borough, and we're proud of our commitment of 'Putting our residents first', ensuring they're at the heart of everything we do! We want to attract talented individuals like yourself who share our aspirations for the borough and can support us to deliver exceptional services for Hillingdon.

With an ambitious strategy we pride ourselves on delivering services that improve the lives of all our residents, businesses, and partners. Embarking on a journey of continuous improvement, we've set an agenda to ensure the provision of; safer communities, a thriving local economy, a greener more sustainable environment, whilst increasing our digital capabilities.

Driving forward innovative and dynamic solutions across our Planning, Regeneration & Public Realm service, we're recruiting for a Building Control Manager to take the lead of all the Council's statutory building control responsibilities.

What does a Building Control Manager do at Hillingdon?

Leading the management of the Building Control Team, the role ensures agreed team plans and performance targets are delivered, whilst embedding a culture of continuous service improvement with a 'residents first' approach.

Delivering risk based operational strategy, the Building Control Manager ensures the Building Control service meets the demands of the Building Safety Regulator and Building Safety Act 2022. This includes taking ownership for the allocation, review, and progressing the team's workload.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Act as the Senior Responsible Officer for the discharge of the Council's statutory Building Control functions
  • Ensure Building Regulation applications are processes within statutory time periods
  • Prepare, manage, and develop the Building Control Service to meet the demands of the Building Safety Regulator
  • Prosecute 'contraventions as required, serving notice where necessary
  • Drive the increase in the Council's market share of Building Control applications

About you

With an extensive background of managing a team of Building Control Officers as well as a dangerous structures function, you'll have experience of undertaking complex structural engineering, and fire engineering strategies, focused on the safety of residents and businesses.

You'll be able to evidence your expertise in budget management and promotion of services, identifying opportunities to expand on current revenue streams. Utilising your communication and influencing skills to work in collaboration with a variety of internal and external stakeholders, managing and allocating case work within a timely manner.

Key skills/ experience to evidence within your application:

  • Experience of representing the Council at an inquiry or court proceedings
  • Extensive knowledge of the Building Control Regulations and Legislations
  • Examples of identifying and implementing solutions to both technical and management issues

What we offer

We offer a range of Company benefits. These vary according to the business area and role but may include:

  • local government average salary pension scheme
  • free parking (4 days a week) if based at the Civic Centre
  • a 36-hour week for all full-time staff
  • generous holiday entitlement: a minimum 25 days a year (plus bank holidays), rising to 28 days after five years' service. For more senior positions holiday entitlements can rise to a maximum of 36 days
  • career breaks
  • flexible working hours
  • season ticket loan
  • access to a Credit Union
  • access to a wide range of training and courses
  • discount on a variety of Adult Education courses run by the Council
  • payment of professional fees where these are required
  • discounts at council-owned leisure centres and swimming pools at Hillingdon (Uxbridge), Queensmead (South Ruislip), Highgrove (Ruislip) and Botwell Green (Hayes)
  • cycle purchase scheme
  • car sharing scheme
  • 30% discount on green fees at council-owned golf courses

Additional information

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidates subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.


Due to an expected high volume of applications, we could close this role early, we therefore recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.



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  • Employer: London Borough of Hillingdon
  • Reference: PLC00729
  • Published: Thu 11/05/2023, 10:19 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 10/06/2023, 10:19 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36
  • Salary: £58209 - £62595 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hillingdon

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