- South Norfolk and Broadland Councils
- Place of work:
- Horizon Building, Norwich, Norwich
- Salary details:
- £55,762 - £59,289 per annum (subject to outcome of grading)
- Job term:
- Full Time
- 37 hours per week
- Closing date:
- 03 March 2024 11:30 PM
Are you seeking a new and challenging role in a fast-paced professional environment? Are you passionate about providing an excellent service to residents and business whilst ensuring that statutory business control functions are run effectively?
An exciting opportunity to lead the development and delivery of statutory building control services across the five local authority areas covered by the CNC partnership. You will lead a team that covers the geographic areas for Broadland District Council, Fenland District Council, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk Borough Council, Norwich City Council and South Norfolk Council, delivering flexible business-focussed solutions to enable and grow a commercially viable service which operates efficiently and effectively.
What you could be part of…
Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.
What you’ll be doing…
You will oversee and manage a team of surveyors, leading the development and delivery of the building control strategy and services across the five local authority partners. You will deliver a unified and consistent approach across the piece, ensuring a service which is resilient to regulation changes, able to develop new opportunities and commercially viable, securing continuation of the partnership and enabling future expansion.
You must have…
- Hold a relevant qualification, such as Level 6 CIOB Certificate – Management of Public Service Building Control or Level 6 CIOB Certificate - Managing Legislative Compliance, or appropriate and relevant operational management experience in the construction sector.
- Demonstrable, extensive relevant experience in delivery of building control services within a public sector environment.
- Good financial management skills demonstrated by experience of successfully managing service budgets and delivering savings
- Experience in successful management and supervision of staff including target setting, performance monitoring, appraisal, development and motivation.
- Demonstrable ability to identify and exploit commercial opportunities for the benefit of an organisation and the partnership.
- Ability to develop creative solutions to new and complex problems that enable corporate outcomes.
- Experience of creating and managing strategies and plans for commercial growth.
- Experience of public sector procurement in line with corporate policies.
- Detailed understanding of the national LABC framework and agenda including building control legislation, regulations and operational standard rules, in order to maintain public safety in and around the built environment.
- Confident communicator who is comfortable dealing with external and internal stakeholders at all levels in a customer focused manner.
- Ability to commercially manage a service that adheres to the Building Safety Regulators “operational rules standards”, LABC ISO QMS and CIPFA guidance for local authority building control departments.
- Full UK (or equivalent) driving licence.
What’s in it for you…
Why Work For Us?
Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.
What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?
The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.
What Roles Do the Councils Offer?
The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.
What Benefits do our Employees Receive?
View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.
What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?
The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.
What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?
The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.
Where are we advertising?
Advertising Internally and Externally
Please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.
For advice on how to apply, please visit our website https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/southnorfolk/GenText.aspx?page=Page34
If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.
Recruiting Manager: Helen Mellors
Phone Number: 01508 533789
Phone Number: 01508 533995
Closing date: 03 March 2024 at 11:30pm
The Councils reserve the right to close vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.
Interview date: Interviews will be held on 07 March 2024
We will contact you via email, after the recruiting manager has shortlisted for the role to advise you of the shortlisting decision. Please note, we do not provide feedback at the application stage.
For guidance on future applications please see our website: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/southnorfolk/GenText.aspx?page=Page34
For information on future vacancies please sign up to our job alerts by clicking ‘get email alerts’ on our jobs page: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/SearchResults.aspx
If you want to learn more about the Councils, then please visit our joint website - South Norfolk and Broadland District Councils Website.
For lots of great information about employee life at the Councils please visit the above linked pages or visit our Jobs and Training Courses website page.
For information on how we use your data and the Councils Data Protection Policy please have a look at the Councils website
Please note we only accept applications submitted through our job’s portal, via Norfolk Jobs Direct: https://www.norfolkjobsdirect.org/southnorfolk/index.aspx
We are not accountable for any applications or details published through other job sites.