Are you looking for a role were you will be involved in providing the site inspections and checking of plans to ensure building regulation compliance as part of a team?
It is an exciting time to be joining NYBCP as a Building Control Surveyor as new regulations are being implemented. You would become part of a enthusiastic and motivated team effectively delivering the Building Control function throughout North Yorkshire.
Who we are
We are proud to be the first Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the UK; providing a flexible and modern building control service on behalf of Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby Councils. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge across all types of projects and construction techniques and encouraging innovative solutions.
We process Building Regulation applications under the provisions of Section 91 and 92 of the Building Act 1984. Building Regulations exist to secure the health, safety, welfare and convenience of people in and about buildings, together with the conservation of fuel and power, and access and facilities for disabled people.
In addition to Building Regulations, we undertake work in relation to dangerous structures and demolition notifications across the Partnership area.
- Excellence in client services
- Delivering competitive high quality, professional services
- Being innovative in all aspects of service delivery and in the use of technology
- Respecting our employees and responding to their training and development needs
- Honesty, integrity and high ethical standards
- Respecting our partners/suppliers and their diverse needs and expectations
- Promoting a sustainable environment
We are committed to:
- Honesty and observance of the law
- Avoiding conflicts of interest
- Fairness in providing and marketing our services
- Fairness in supplier relationships and purchasing practices
- Avoiding corrupt practices
- Political neutrality
- Confidential use of information about others
- Professional use of the organizations assets, resources and property
- Protection of proprietary information
- Transparency in pricing, contracting and billing
One of our Assistant Building Control Surveyors initially joined us during their sandwich year at university and never looked back:
“Initially I started working for NYBCP during a sandwich year at university to broaden my knowledge and understanding of the construction industry. NYBCP offered me valuable experience shadowing site inspectors and assessing Building Regulations applications. From this an opportunity arose for me to join the team in a permanent position returning to university part time.
Since graduation, I have continued to gain experience in both domestic and commercial situations and now working towards gaining RICS membership. I strongly believe that completing a sandwich year during my degree gave me the opening into the construction industry that was needed. I cannot stress how valuable it has been to combine theoretical learning with actual construction scenarios as Building Control covers many aspects of the built environment.”
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Support the Partnership and Management Team:
1. Inspect and check deposited plans and associated supporting information for compliance with current Building Regulations, Building Act 1984 and allied legislation, enforcing the Partnerships requirements. Preparing schedules of matters requiring attention, arranging amendments to be made as necessary and recommending approval or rejection of deposited plans
2. Undertaking statutory and other site inspections in connection with Full Plans and Building Notice applications deposited with the Partnership under current Building Regulations and powers set out in the Building Act 1984, keeping all necessary records of such visits.
3. Investigate and control demolition, dangerous structures, contraventions and unauthorised works to ensure compliance with the appropriate legislation and the Partnerships obligations under the Building Act 1984. The post holder will notify the management team of actions taken whilst compiling reports on continuing work.
Building Control Surveyor
4. Assist in instructing Fire and Rescue Service, Police, supporting agencies, public and contractors following a dangerous structure callout. Undertaking immediate and accountable decisions for the health, safety and welfare of the community, owners and contractors.
5. To initiate and assist with enforcement action to ensure delivery of the Partnerships obligations under the Building Act and associated legislation.
6. Liaise and/or consult with external agencies, stakeholders, statutory undertakers, members of the public, contractors, professional persons, elected members and internal departments as necessary to ensure a seamless team approach and service delivery.
7. Provide technical administrative duties to support the Building Control service ensuring the correct and timely processing of Building Regulation applications in accordance with policy and statute and ensuring all necessary records are maintained and accurate in line with the Partnerships Document Management Policy.
8. Provide an excellent front line customer service, dealing with enquiries at all levels promptly, efficiently and courteously whilst ensuring accuracy.
9. Actively pursuing personal development of skills and knowledge necessary for effective performance in the role, for the Team, Service and the Partnership.
10. Respond to changes in workload and changing priorities by carrying out the role in a flexible manner which may include working extended hours, at the beginning and/or end of the day. Additionally, on occasions, out of hours working may be required by agreement.
11. Providing support to all services within the Partnership as required and directed.
NB: The above list of duties is neither exclusive nor exhaustive. The post holder will be expected to undertake other duties commensurate with the responsibility level of this post, as directed by the section head or his/her representative.
NYBCP are employees of Ryedale District Council and enjoy the same benefits of being a local government employee.
Job security – Job security in today’s climate can be somewhat uncertain. We pride ourselves on being able to offer diverse careers with breath and longevity, having the stability of working for large, complex organisations delivering vital public services.
Working atmosphere – We offer a good working environment at work, with professional employers. While we always provide high standards of work, it is important to us that all our employees have the right work / life balance; so you can enjoy the things in life that matter to you. We have fun at work too! We believe we do our best work when we love what we do!
Flexible working – As we deliver vital services to the general public, this brings into sharp focus the complexity of people’s lives, and the need for work and home life to complement each other. We recognise the different circumstances of our employees. We offer flexible working hours to improve the services by individuals or teams working beyond the standard day, and to help employees to balance their work and home commitments. Being 'digital by default' can enable greater flexibility around home or remote working. This connectivity can ensure that in extreme weather conditions people can safely work from home instead of risking a treacherous journey. Part-time jobs and job sharing are the norm in the public sector.
Training & Development – We are fully committed to realising the potential in all our staff. We have robust programmes of training and development to improve our employees’ knowledge and skill sets. We always encourage employees to further develop their knowledge base and up skill with additional qualifications and support them with future career opportunities.
Generous Leave Entitlement – We recognise that our employees work hard, and it is important that they spend time with their families and therefore offer a generous leave entitlement. We also offer additional leave entitlements such as paid leave, volunteering leave, additional leave, paid leave during periods of illness and flexible leave.
Pension scheme – We offer a comprehensive pension scheme, and having a guaranteed pension scheme tied into your job is a substantial perk of working in the Public Sector.
Additional benefits/schemes – We offer a number of additional benefits/schemes, including; car lease scheme and payment of professional fees.