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Trainee Building Control Surveyor

East Suffolk Council
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing Date
01 November 2021 09:00 AM
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  • £19,312 - £27,741 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent
  • Based in Lowestoft or Melton

East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk.

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic individual that is keen to develop a career in Building Control. You will be based in Lowestoft, but there will be the potential for you to work across the whole district of East Suffolk to give you a wider range of experience and enable you to develop your Building Control knowledge.

Your responsibilities will include checking construction projects at both the plan and construction stages for compliance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation. You will also provide support to our team of Surveyors, dealing with initial enquiries from the public and assisting with the examination of applications for compliance with Building Regulations. As you gain more experience you will be able to assist with advising applicants and agents, site inspections and making recommendations for the approval or rejection of building regulation applications.

Ideally, you will already have 4 GCSEs, including English, science and mathematics at grades 4 or above (or equivalent), and currently be studying for or possess the BTEC level 3 Diploma in Construction. Alternatively, you may bring significant relevant experience either gained within construction or from within a Planning / Building Control role. If you haven’t yet completed the BTEC qualification you will be required to undertake assisted study in order to achieve this.

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and who demonstrates a willingness to learn. You should have good written and verbal communication skills and be well organised in your approach to work. Computer literacy and confidence is also essential, particularly in the use of Microsoft Office.

Why work for us?

East Suffolk Council is a great place to work and there are lots of benefits our employees can access. To find out more about why we are so proud of East Suffolk Council and to hear why our employees think it is such a great place to work, take a look at our video.

Here are some of the main benefits:

  • Great opportunities for training and development
  • Generous leave entitlement (equivalent to 24 days a year, increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service, plus bank holidays)
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Free car parking (for when you are working in the office)
  • Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, the majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.

Please read the job description and person specification before applying for this job.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Mark Harvey, Building Control Partnership Manager on (01502) 523061, 07768 423887 or via email: mark.harvey@eastsuffolk.gov.uk

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