Camden Council

Building Control Officer
£35,913 - £41,657
Closes: 25 November 2018
Location: 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
Salary: £35,913 - £41,657
Contract Type: 2 x 1 Year Fixed Term, Full time, 36 hours per week
Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion. 
The Role
As a Building Control Officer, you’ll be taking the lead to ensure areas of the borough are compliant with building control legislation. You will be customer focused and will  be implementing marketing and quality initiatives to maintain our customer base and bring in new clients, recover fees and charges, as well as managing a caseload delivering a cost effective and efficient service. You’ll provide detailed information on individual cases or projects for senior officers at regular case reviews, as well as getting involved in a range of exciting projects to improve our service. Alongside this, you’ll have the opportunity to gain experience and undertake training with a view to achieving an appropriate professional or technical qualification within the field. You will be required to take part in the Dangerous Structures out of hours call out rota.
About you
Ideally, you’ll have a degree or HNC in building, building surveying, civil or structural engineering or a minimum of 2 years relevant experience. You’ll have a good understanding of the following: a) Building Construction, b) Structural engineering, c) Fire safety in buildings, d) Supervision of building work on site.
You’ll need detailed knowledge of relevant legislation such as, the Building Act 1984 as well as the ability to prepare reports and present information in a clear and accessible manner to a range of stakeholders. We’ll need you to carry out frequent site inspections so you’ll need to be well organised and able to manage conflicting priorities. Alongside this, you’ll work effectively within a team environment, supporting and supervising members of staff to deliver a first class service.  
About Camden 
Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.
Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.
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Discover and Diversity 
To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website.
How to apply
To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in the job profile attached at the bottom of this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.
Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 
Closing dates for applications: Sunday 25th November 2018, 23:59
Interviews to be held: w/c 3rd December 2018
Please quote reference: 180000ZP
To view the Job Profile please click HERE
Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 10th December, 14th January.
Apply on the Camden Council website