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Senior Surveyor (Building Control)

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils
The Council House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF
£42,403 - £46,464 Per annum
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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About the role

Senior Surveyor (Building Control)
37 hours per week
Salary up to £46,464 per annum 

This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified and experienced surveyor to join a professional team with the reputation for delivering a high-quality service across south Worcestershire.

You will be a senior member in a team of Building Control Inspectors, maintaining your own caseload of applications for Building Regulations approval including some complex and challenging projects. You will manage relationships between the Council and developers on a range of development proposals and provide an efficient and effective building control service.

We require an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. You will be required to liaise with members of the public or their agents, so you will need to be confident when dealing with customers. You will undertake regular site visits to check on developments across south Worcestershire and whilst based at our Malvern office, you will need to have a presence in the other offices of Pershore and Worcester City. You will need to have good organisational and administrative skills and be IT literate.

The post holder will be required to respond to reports of dangerous structures, will need a full driving licence and access to a car.

The South Worcestershire Building Control Partnership is focussed on providing excellent customer service and an outstanding vision for Building Control. Send us your CV to start a conversation and see how we can help you unlock your full potential.

About you

To excel in this role, we are looking for a candidate who has:

  • Significant Building Control experience which includes plan checking, site inspections, dangerous structures and demolition
  • Fully qualified to RICS, CABE or equivalent
  • Strong team leadership track record
  • Driving licence and use of a car for business or fully mobile with access to transport
  • Ability to undertake site visits in both urban and rural parts of south Worcestershire, which may involve activities such as climbing ladders/operating in confined spaces
  • Totally committed to customer care
  • Full range of experience in the construction industry
  • Experience and demonstrable knowledge of building legislation and other linked legislation
  • Proven ability to successfully monitor improve staff performance
  • Experience/knowledge of Building Control systems and procedures
  • Team worker with ability to work on own initiative
  • Computer literate and excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Well organised and ability to handle a variety of tasks at any time
  • Ability to positively respond to change and seek new and improved ways of working

What we can offer

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit, develop and retain the very best talent we can find. That's why, as well as a rewarding career, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as:

  • Agile Working (40% minimum office based)
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Options to purchase additional annual leave
  • Regular job-specific training
  • Discounted Gym and swim membership
  • Free Employee Assistance scheme including access to counselling services
  • Free annual flu vaccinations
  • Health and Wellbeing support
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Employee Discounts with a range of companies including EE
  • Kaarp discount scheme which provides a range of employee discounts for days out and holidays


Although the main base is Great Malvern, the successful applicant will be expected to operate on a mobile basis from other offices in Worcester and Pershore, depending on the operational needs of the shared service. Further information will be given at the interview.

If you would like an informal discussion about this opportunity, please contact Neil Miles, Principal Building Control Surveyor on 01684 862223

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early, should a suitable candidate be appointed.

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Working for us

Wychavon and Malvern Hills District Councils are rewarding places to work, with high levels of resident satisfaction and motivated staff who enjoy working for us. Located in south Worcestershire, both districts boast beautiful natural environments, a rich heritage and plenty to do and see. The districts are ranked the top two best rural places to live in the West Midlands and are amongst the top 30 in the country.

We pride ourselves on being progressive organisations spending time, energy and investment on what we know matters to our residents and communities – things like supporting our town centres and rural communities, creating jobs, keeping the streets clean, reducing our carbon footprint, helping people feel safe and preventing homelessness.

Working with you

Our staff are at the heart of what we do, and as a result we are always looking to recruit and develop the very best talent we can find.  That's why, as well as providing a satisfying job, we offer a range of attractive benefits, such as agile working for the majority of roles, generous holiday entitlements, a pension scheme, plenty of opportunities for personal development, and discounted gym membership.

We value skills and an ability to do a great job over identifying personal information and that’s why we anonymise all our recruitment until we reach interview stage. What you can offer us and how you will uphold our values and behaviours is really important to us and that’s what we look for during our recruitment process.

Our staff are our driving force, and it’s important our workforce reflects the communities we serve. More than 50% of our Senior Management Team is female, as is the majority of our Heads of Service.

We are a member of the Disability Confident Scheme and support the movement of change, to think differently about disability and apply this to how we recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

We value all our staff and are committed to eliminating unlawful discrimination, promoting equality of opportunity, and fostering good relations between people from a diverse range of backgrounds.


Want to know more?

The two councils have a shared Chief Executive and a joint senior management team.  Whilst they retain their own political structures and distinct identities, the joint management structure allows us to maximise the opportunity to deliver a wide range of good value services to our customers and communities, and operate and develop shared services, collaborative working  and partnership arrangements with each other,  with other councils and with key stakeholders

Whichever council you work for, you can be sure it will be an enjoyable place to work, you will feel valued and appreciated and have an opportunity to develop your career in line with your potential and expectations. Please click for more information on Wychavon District Council or Malvern Hills District Council

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