Building Control Surveyor

£28,672 - £32,234 yearly
  • Northumberland County Council
  • Northumberland, UK
  • 10 Jan, 2022
Permanent, Full Time Building Inspector Building Control Building Surveyor

Job Description


Building Control Surveyor 

Starting salary of £28,672 (£28,672 - £32,234 Band 7) 

Do you want a challenging and rewarding career with real opportunities to change the lives of people in Northumberland? if you are dynamic, dedicated, and enthusiastic then we want to hear from you. 

Who is NCC? 

World renowned as a visitor destination, Northumberland is also the ideal location to strike a perfect work/life balance. What better way of enjoying the picturesque scenery and stunning coastline than to sample it on an everyday basis? 

Our Vision is: “To make Northumberland a county which you regard as a great place to live, and in which you can access the things you enjoy, whilst having the opportunity to learn and thrive” 

Our Plan is to focus on: 

  • Living - we want you to feel safe, healthy, and cared for.
  • Enjoying - we want you to love where you live.
  • Connecting - we want you to have access to the things you need.
  • Learning - we want you to achieve and realise your potential.
  • Thriving - we want to attract more and better jobs. 

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: 

The Role 

We are looking for a motivated and committed person to work within a busy team of Building Control Surveyors. You will be part of the team responsible for delivering the Council’s statutory duty relating to health and safety of people in and around buildings, energy conservation, and access of disabled persons, by ensuring that all works comply with the Building Regulations 2010 and associated legislation. 

The main duties consist of: 

  • Checking plans and details in relation to proposed building work, for compliance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation within statutory time periods, and checking Building Notices for compliance with the Building Regulations. 
  • Inspecting building work on site to ascertain compliance with the Building Regulations and the Council’s Building Control policy. 
  • The timely maintenance of full, accurate and complete records. 
  • Investigating breaches of the Building Regulations and associated legislation and to take appropriate action following Council policy including collating evidence, preparing reports and providing evidence in court as necessary. 

You must have a good standard of general education demonstrating numeracy and literacy, knowledge of the main operational, procedural, and practical issues relating to the BC service, along with knowledge of current national laws, regulations, policies, procedures, and developments relating to building control and the ability to use IT to a standard sufficient to operate all in house systems. 

You should have experience in building control or a closely related field, be able to communicate effectively and be able to understand building plans. 

This post involves travel to construction sites throughout the area on a regular basis therefore you must be able to meet the transport requirements. 

Further training may be considered for the correct candidate. 

We have some outstanding benefits to offer you, including: 

  • 25 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays (rising to 30 after 5 years of service) (pro-rata for part-time employees).
  • Automatic enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme.
  • Flexi scheme applicable to this role.
  • Local government discount schemes available to all employees with offers at local businesses along with various national brands.
  • A commitment to work-life balance offering flexibility through various schemes including job sharing, home working, flexible working, part-year working, and compressed hours.
  • Car Leasing Scheme. 

Please visit: for more information regarding our benefits. 

You will be supported by our friendly experienced team primarily based in our main office at Morpeth County Hall. 

For further information about this vacancy, please contact or call 01670 623836 for an informal discussion. 

Closing date: Midnight on 26 January 2022. 

To view a copy of the Job Description and Personal Specification please click here

Please note that this is a full-time position but applications on a secondment or part time basis would be considered for the right applicant. For guidance on completing your application and for information about our Equality and Diversity principles, please check the Northumberland Council Website. 

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme, please email with your name and the job title you have applied for, and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview, please also let the team know. 

In line with the County Council’s Recruitment & Selection Policy, please note that we are unable to accept CV’s. Any information provided on CV’s will not be considered for short-listing purposes. 

Although we advertise on North East Jobs, your application process will be directed to our Taleo system. Please note that all communication regarding your application for this post will be sent to the email address that you have registered with Taleo, including your invite to interview if you are short-listed. Please check your email after the closing date for notification from ‘’ as you will not be notified by any other means.