Senior Building Control Surveyor (Dorset)

£36,922 - £42,821 yearly
  • Dorset Council
  • Blandford Forum, Bridport, Dorchester, Dorset, Wareham, Weymouth, Wimborne
  • 26 Apr, 2021
Permanent, Full Time Building Inspector Building Control Building Surveyor

Job Description

Senior Building Control Surveyor (Grade 12: £36,922 - £42,821) dependant on experience along with flexible working, out of hours payments and a generous holiday and pensions package.

Join a friendly and supportive team of Building Control Surveyors in Dorset and bring your experience, skills and customer focus to help shape our future.

The Service has a reputation for delivering a high-quality, customer focused experience and you will work and enjoy your leisure time within one of the most beautiful parts of the country.

About You

Following a recent restructure of the Building Control team, we are looking for Surveyors who have a good working knowledge and experience of building and construction. Also an understanding of the Building Regulations and all relevant legislation.

You will be responsible for undertaking all relevant Building Control duties such as site inspections, plan assessments to check for compliance with the Building Regulations and also dealing with reported Dangerous structures and demolitions.

This post has a significant travel requirement and you are contractually required to have a vehicle (or transport deemed to be suitable by the council) available for use as required.

For an informal discussion, please contact David Kitcatt, Service Manager for Building Control, on 01929 557272 or email

Interview date: 19 May 2021 onwards (to be confirmed)  

Working at Dorset Council 

This is a unique opportunity to join a brand new council in Dorset – home to the spectacular Jurassic Coast and thriving market towns and villages with a strong sense of community and identity. 

On 1 April 2019, five district and borough councils and the county council were replaced by the new Dorset Council which will deliver more efficient, accessible and modern public services.  

You will have the opportunity to build your career in a modern, flexible and inclusive organisation, and this is an exciting time to join – at the start of our journey together. 

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