Full time
£58,152 - £64,066 per annum (including 10% market factor supplement added to grade)

Full-time, 36 hours per week, permanent.

Based in Guildhall 2, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 1EU

Apply by
11:59 pm


The Royal Borough of Kingston is entering a new era of growth and has reviewed its Strategic Planning and Infrastructure service in preparation for the challenges ahead. An opportunity has arisen to lead our Building Control service, which has a crucial role to play in ensuring we achieve high quality outcomes in the future development of the Borough.

Benefits we offer

Kingston Council has good access to central London and our offices are a short walk from the station based in the middle of the historic and vibrant high street next to the open spaces of the river Thames, offering a wide range of shops, restaurants and leisure facilities; all making for a desirable place to live and work. The successful candidate will have access to a wide range of staff benefits, some of which include:

  • 29 days annual leave - In addition you will receive 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Local government pension scheme
  • Interest free season loan ticket
  • Cycle to work and Zip Car Scheme
  • Discounts on a range of local shops, restaurants, gyms and leisure centres
  • Comprehensive Learning and Development programme
  • A forward thinking and networked organisation where employee’s views are valued.
  • Modern and flexible working environment allowing employees to benefit from agile working practises.

About the role

The successful candidate will lead our small, but highly regarded Building Control team, dealing with a wide range of domestic and commercial projects. As well as managing day to day activities, you will provide the strategic leadership and direction necessary to support the continuing development of the Building Control service. You will promote agile ways of working in order to provide a flexible and resilient service focused on our customer’s needs.  

About you

We are looking for an exceptional person with considerable experience in working in either public or private sector Building Control, preferably in a management capacity. Our ambition is to grow the service so you will need to be forward thinking and motivated, with commercial awareness, and an ability to seek out new business opportunities and build partnerships with local enterprises.

Essential qualifications/skills
Corporate membership or eligibility for Corporate Membership of the RICS and/or ABE (Building Control) and/or MIStructE
Further information


If you are interested in being part of this exciting journey of change and feel you have the requisite skills and outlook, we would be delighted to hear from you. Please apply online by uploading your current CV and a supporting statement outlining what skills, abilities and experience you can bring which makes you an ideal candidate for this role. Please ensure you refer to the role profile when completing your supporting statement. We've set up a recruitment site where you can learn more about what it's like to work for us, please visit https://www.kingstongrowth.co.uk/  

The Royal Borough of Kingston is Disability Confident Committed. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role and ensure that our recruitment and selection process is inclusive and accessible. We particularly welcome applications from black and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within the Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames.