Full time
£49,878 - £52,968 per annum, 37 hours per week - Permanent

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Somerset Building Control Partnership (SBCP), hosted by Sedgemoor District Council, delivers the building control service on behalf of its three partner authorities, Sedgemoor, Somerset West & Taunton, and Mendip councils. Its geographical area covers much of the County of Somerset and includes large areas of the Exmoor National Park and the Mendip Hills.

The area has a diverse mix of coastline, rolling countryside, seaside resorts, the City of Wells along with towns such as Taunton, Bridgwater, Burnham-on-Sea, Minehead, Glastonbury and Frome, many villages, rivers, lakes, and the Somerset levels.

SBCP serves a population of close to 392,000. It has currently 18 highly motivated and committed staff dealing with a mix of mostly low-rise domestic and commercial developments. Although covering large rural areas many of its towns and some villages include significant developments with a total number of potential new dwellings exceeding 1000 per year. It has an annual budget of over £1m.

The Partnership is also in advanced negotiations to expand its membership and is looking for the right person to shape and develop the service during these exciting times and beyond.


Leading the Somerset Building Control Partnership Shared Service and enabling its future development, looking both internally across services and outwards to partners and customers to ensure it continues to develop as an effective and efficient customer-focused service that embraces and delivers innovation, commercial opportunities, value-for-money, a culture of learning and professionalism, and new ways of working.

You will lead the service in responding and successfully adapting to the imminent changes to the Building Regulations, the Building Act and the Building Safety Bill.

As an accredited Investor in People (Gold) we value diversity and celebrate individuality across our workforce. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service provision and are only interested in your ability to do the job.

Essential qualifications/skills
Corporate membership of an appropriate professional institution (RICS, CABE, CIOB)
Demonstrable commitment to CPD
A relevant management qualification.
Extensive Building Control experience coupled with wide Regulatory and Statutory knowledge as it applies to Building Control and pressures associated with competition from private building providers.
Proven management and leadership experience in a Building Control management capacity.
Broad experience of working with Elected Members.
Proven experience in leading the development and implementation of organisational and cultural change.
Proven experience in successful business planning and evidence of sound financial management skills (including cost reduction and balancing budgets) and commercial awareness.
Further information

For an informal discussion about this post please contact Adrian Gardner 01278 435339.

To apply please send your CV and recruitment statement as to your suitability for the role (template available here) to: people@sedgemoor.gov.uk. Further details available at https://careers.sedgemoor.gov.uk/4839

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