Building Control Group Manager

Posted 05 October 2021
Salary£350 - 400 per day + negotiable DOE
Job type Contract
DisciplineInterim & Executive
ReferenceBuilding Control
Contact NameChris Wilkinson

Job description

Spencer Clarke Group are working alongside a local authority in Southwark to appoint a talented

Building Control Group Manager on a contract basis.

As Building Control Group Manager, you’ll play a vital role in managing the building Control Full Plans Team and also support the Head of Building Control, as in order to deliver the Building Control Service and achieve the BC Business Plan and corporate objectives.

The ideal candidate will have a background in building control in a local authority setting,

If that sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Purpose of the role & accountabilities:

  • To manage the Major Projects Team and ensure the team meet the statutory targets for decisions on full plans applications and also that all works carried out on site comply with the building regulations.
  • Ensure the Major Projects Team effectively manages the determination of full plans applications and a decision is made within the statutory period.
  • Be a member of the Building Control Senior Management Team and support the Head of Building Control, in delivering an effective Building Control Service and to achieve the BC Business Plan and corporate objectives. Also make a positive contribution to the management and development of the Building Control Service.
  • Deputies for the Head of Building Control including representing them on behalf of the Council in building related matters, in both a legislative and professional capacity.
  • Ensure that a customer focused service is provided and a high level of satisfaction with the building control service received and that the service fully respond to the needs of all those who use the Building Control service.
  • Provide guidance and advice to customers on achieving compliance and ensure a customer focus service is delivered. Monitor the level of customer satisfaction and deal effectively with any complaints.
  • Develop and implement initiatives that maintain and enhance the level of service relating to the building control function, to include areas of enforcement consultation, education and partnerships with other organisations.
  • Develop and implement procedures, systems and service standards with stakeholders, to enhance and continuously improves the building control function and service, both at corporate and local level, which comply with policy, codes of practice and legislative requirements.
  • Advise the Head of Building Control on the effect of new Building Control legislation and regulations and advising specifically and generally in connection with the appropriate Council, Members, individual Departments, officers and outside bodies.
  • Evaluate the impact of changes in legislation to the Council’s overall management of the building control function and use best practice and developments in professional conduct in establishing the Council’s approach to its building control responsibilities, and implement any necessary amendments.
  • Respond to Building Control queries received from Members, Chief Officers, Members of Parliament, Ombudsman and external organisations.
  • Be part of Building Control’s Dangerous Structure Team including providing out of hours attendance at dangerous structure incidents

Knowledge & qualifications required:

  • Corporate membership of, RICS, ABE IStructE, ICE or CIOB; E S / I
  • Evidence of continuing professional development E I
  • A detailed knowledge of current local authority building control roles and related functions and also building control legislation and the building regulations
  • A knowledge and understanding of the ways in which the Building Control process can contribute to regeneration/economic development objectives in an urban area
  • An understanding of managing diversity and equal opportunities with regard to Building Control

Experience required :

  • Substantial amount of post qualification experience of building control activities particularly in dealing with both full plans and building notices applications
  • Experience of working on major projects covering commercial, residential and educational buildings and successfully working with architects, engineers, developers and contractors on complex building regulation applications
  • Substantial experience of delivering a customer focused service
  • Substantial experience of dealing with dangerous structures, section 20 buildings and section 30 applications
  • Experience of marketing Building Control services
  • Experience of financial management of substantial budgets
  • Evidence of developing and maintaining sound management systems and procedures for Building Control

What’s on offer:

  • Negotiable salary (DOE)
  • On going contract
  • 36 hours per week (9-5)

If you’re interested in the role and would like to apply, please email your up to date CV to or call Chris on 01772 954 200