Do you have an interest in buildings and construction and want a role where you can make a
difference? If yes, then a career as a Building Control Surveyor may be for you. We have a career
grade scheme that will provide opportunities for you to develop and learn on the job, including
advancing your commercial awareness and your leadership and management skills.
We are currently engaged with a wide range of build projects, including the recent £450 million
Westgate retail development, numerous historical building works within the world famous Oxford
Colleges and an extensive variety of developments ranging consisting of small and large scale
domestic works and you could be part of this process.
As a Building Control Surveyor your role will be to ensure that Building Regulations, associated
legislation and statutory requirements are followed when domestic, mixed use and commercial
buildings are designed, constructed, altered, extended or converted. You will be part of a team that
delivers results while providing excellent customer service and dealing with a wide range of
applications and associated construction projects.
Interested in this fantastic opportunity? If so then we would love to hear from you.
Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is
a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a
multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP
status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence
in Corporate Fraud’ winners 2016, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste
Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards
across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in
With over 1,200 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an
exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people
and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide.
We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus
bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted
travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning
and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee
assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service.
What we offer
- 28 days holiday plus bank holidays (increases to 32 days after 5 years)
- Local Government Pension Scheme
- Staff offers including Vectis Card
- Subsidised Leisure Membership and Discounted travel
- Flexitime (dependent on role) and home working opportunities
- Childcare Vouchers
- Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
- Learning and Development Programme
How to apply
More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure
that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and
vision, is available on our web site.
Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please).
For further information and how to apply online, please visit www.oxford.gov.uk
If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848 or 07483 011151 for DirectServices roles.
Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are
required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Paul Smith on 01865 252063 or email
We want our workforce to reflect the diversity of the community we serve so we welcome
applicants from all communities. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to
interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for any vacancies.
Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers
outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued
by the UK Border Agency.