Head Of Building Control

£68,439 - £81,815 yearly
  • London Borough of Hounslow
  • London, UK
  • 08 May, 2024
Permanent Building Control

Job Description

About us at Hounslow

We’d love you to join us at the London Borough of Hounslow! Our people are deeply committed to providing excellent services to our residents, doing all we can to make lives as good as they can be.
We are an outstanding council, serving an outstanding borough. With brilliant, visionary leadership, a dynamic Cabinet and a can-do culture, we’ve built strong partnerships which have transformed how we serve one of London’s most diverse boroughs. Hounslow is the world in one place and full of potential. We are stepping up for our residents like never before.

About our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We live by five core values: Lead with Heart, Do New, Pass on the Power, Harness the Mix and Be a Rock. All our work has equality, diversity and inclusion at its very heart, best articulated in “Harness the Mix”. It's about breaking down barriers between our parts and people and unlocking the problem-solving power of our amazing mix of minds. We serve a diverse community, we have a diverse workforce and we are committed to being an inclusive employer.

We work hard to create representation across our workforce and leadership community, we have thriving employee network groups and our learning and development programmes help us lead, model and breathe ways of working that eliminate inequality, inequity, injustice and bias.

As part of this and under our commitments as a Disability Confident Employer, we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates. There’s space for you to tell us what you need within our application form.

Our Benefits

If you join us, you’ll have access to a range of employee benefits. Read more about these here.

About The Role

This is a great opportunity to join Hounslow’s Building Control Service as the Head of Building Control Building.

Working as part of a busy and ambitious management team, you will lead and deliver a high quality, commercially focussed Building Control Service, setting a clear direction in the provision of a first-class building control function.

You will drive, innovate, and collaborate in identifying new trends and challenges as they emerge, taking into account relevant legislation and guidance, and government thinking. Have corporate oversight and be responsible for advising Members, Internal Departments, and external stakeholders on any aspects of the Building Control Service.

You will market the Building Control service, lead on the development and implementation of ambitious business plans to grow the service and secure consistent and strong financial performance, meeting all relevant national and local targets within the resources allocated

You will act as the expert principal technical advisor on Building Control matters, be responsible for technical and legal compliance with the Building Acts and Building Regulations.

About The Team You’ll Be Working In

The role and the team are situated in our Planning and Buildings service, working with the Director to ensure Building Control services are integrated with the aims of the council.

You will promote a philosophy of putting our residents and businesses first at every opportunity .Your team will resolve complex and high-level Building Control related issues and as part of that, amongst other requirements, you will be required to;

  1. Oversee an efficient and well managed Building Control Service to ensure all Building Regulations Applications (Full Plans, Building Notices, Regularisations and Reversion Applications) are checked, inspected and completed to ensure compliance with Building Regulations and all relevant British Standards.
  2. Participate in the Council’s emergency planning and responses to emergency situations when required to do so.
  3. Ensure Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) guidance compliance.
  4. Be responsible for managing the Building Control budget including monthly reporting and annual review of fees and changes.

About You

You will have significant skills and experience of delivering Building Control services across really complex organisations including experience of marketing and expanding services.

You will have substantial knowledge of all relevant Building Acts, Building Regulations, Safety at Sports Grounds Legislation and all other regulatory documents associated with the Building Control Service.

You will have the ability communicate expertly and to engage with complex concepts and issues.

You will have the ability to explain requirements to builders, developers, members and members of the public both orally and in writing and the ability to examine plans for compliance with all aspects of the Building Regulations.

You will have the ability to carry out the full range of site inspections, solve problems concerning building matters and to make decisions on site.

Professional Qualifications:

You should have full corporate membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or the Association of Building Engineers, or similar Professional Institution membership at corporate level involving a significant Building Control element. Working at or towards the BSR Class 2/3 general/specialist surveyor level.

When Interviews Will Be Held And Who To Contact

The key information you need about the role should be in the role profile, but if you have any further questions about the role, please contact:

Tile Hill Executive Search, Maud Hollis 07444 696659 maud.hollis@tile-hill.co.uk or Clare Connor 0161 408 0703 clare.connor@tile-hill.co.uk


£68,439 - £81,815 per annum (plus 15% MFS)