Building Control Manager

£56,595 - £62,350 yearly
  • Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
  • Kingston upon Thames, UK
  • 20 May, 2020
Permanent,   Full Time   Building Control Management

Job Description

Building Control Manager

£56,595.00  - £62,350.00 per annum (including 10% market factor supplement added to grade)

Full-time, 36 hours per week


Based in Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1EU

The Royal Borough of Kingston is entering a new era of growth and has reviewed its Strategic Planning and Infrastructure service in preparation for the challenges ahead. An opportunity has arisen to lead our Building Control service, which has a crucial role to play in ensuring we achieve high quality outcomes in the future development of the Borough.

About the role

The successful candidate will lead our small, but highly regarded Building Control team, dealing with a wide range of domestic and commercial projects. As well as managing day to day activities, you will provide the strategic leadership and direction necessary to support the continuing development of the Building Control service. You will promote agile ways of working in order to provide a flexible and resilient service focused on our customer’s needs.

About you

We are looking for an exceptional person with considerable experience in working in either public or private sector Building Control, preferably in a management capacity. Our ambition is to grow the service so you will need to be forward thinking and motivated, with commercial awareness, and an ability to seek out new business opportunities and build partnerships with local enterprises.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practises.


If you are interested in being part of this exciting journey of change and feel you have the requisite skills and outlook, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement outlining what skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Please ensure you refer to the role profile when completing your supporting statement. 

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.


Closing date: 14/6/20

(COVID-19) - information for job applicants

Given the ongoing situation, we are unable to currently advise when interviews will be arranged. We feel that this is the correct and responsible decision to make in these exceptional circumstances in view of

  • increased demand on the time of the council staff in response to the pandemic
  • the need to support more vigilant public health measures.

We appreciate that applicants will want further information. However, as this is an unprecedented situation, arrangements for undertaking these interviews will require careful consideration.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.