Building Control Officer

Sandwell Council House, Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Band G SCP 32-37 (£36,371-£41,591 Per Annum) (£18.85-£21.56 Per Hour)
28 Jul 2022
11 Aug 2022
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The opportunity has risen for the appointment of a Building Control Surveyor within the Development Planning and Building Consultancy Service Area at Sandwell MBC. The successful candidate will support the activities of the Building Consultancy Section under the control and guidance of a Senior Building Surveyor.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons looking to advance their career in public service building control. You will be expected to be working towards level 5 competency and all necessary training will be provided up to level 6 if desired.

The successful candidate will join a team of eight Building Surveyors who are working on a wide range of projects from domestic extensions and new housing developments to schools and the landmark Aquatic Centre for the Commonwealth Games. They will be expected to undertake the assessment of a range of Building Regulations applications in line with their ability and experience.

The successful candidate will also be required to carry out site inspections as required and investigate allegations of unauthorised work or dangerous structures as necessary.


  • HNC/HND Building Construction or relevant BSc
  • Eligibility for full membership of a relevant professional body.

Please find attached the Job Description and Personnel Specification which details the requirements for the role.

For an informal discussion, please contact Matthew Stewart on 0121 569 4886 or email

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

We reserve the right to close vacancies prior to their advertised date if we receive a large number of applications. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

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