Full time
£31364 - £37336

Apply by
13th June 2024


We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

Join our energetic and collaborative Building Control team, where your ideas will shine, and your voice will be heard. Make an impact alongside a group of passionate professionals who thrive on teamwork and celebrate success together.

Coventry is a great place to learn and practice your professional skills. We deal with a huge range of Building Control projects, from domestic extensions to large-scale commercial and public developments. Uniquely, Coventry is the home to two designated sports grounds which means we get involved in ensuring the safety of tens of thousands of sports fans and concert goers.

We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality, customer-focused, and cost-effective service that ensures the safety and quality of buildings in our area. We work collaboratively with a range of other departments and agencies to promote our key strategic objectives such as sustainable development, energy efficiency, accessibility, and fire safety.


We are looking for two Trainee Building Control Officers to join our Building Control team.

As a Trainee Building Control Officer, you will work across all disciplines within Building Control and both post holders will attend the Building Control Surveying Degree Apprenticeship to obtain a BSc (Hons) Degree Building Control Surveying. The course is delivered weekly online with two residential weeks per year delivered at The University of Wolverhampton. 

On the days when the post holders are not attending taught classes they will work in the team supporting the Building Control Officers and learning on the job.

These roles offer an opportunity to work in a busy high-profile environment, so practical experience of working in Building Control or other regulatory settings is desirable.

As knowledge and competence develops, you will be required to undertake a case load of reactive work, including responding to and investigating complaints, as well as proactive project work, enforcement and educational activities where required.

This is a career progression graded role and progression will depend upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Degree Building Control Surveying.

Essential qualifications/skills
You will have the drive and enthusiasm required to undertake 4 years study to obtain a BSc (Hons) Degree Building Control Surveying whilst undertaking work based activities during the days you do not attend University.

For further information about the role, please see the Job Description and Person Specification.

When applying for these roles you will be asked to write a personal statement. Please ensure you provide information on the following in your application:

Why you think you might be suitable for a career in Building Control.
Further information

If you would like to have an informal discussion about these positions, please speak to Kate Rich, Building Control Manager on 02476 978538 or email Kate.Rich@coventry.gov.uk.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'.