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PERMANENT: 37 hours per week
SALARY: £31,099 - £33,820 plus 10% market supplement
LOCATION: Flexible working arrangements with office bases in North Devon and Mid Devon and significant on-site work

Are you a qualified surveyor? Are you seeking a new challenge? We have an opportunity for a Full Time Building Control Surveyor to join our successful team primarily based out of North Devon.  This role sits within our NMD Building Control partnership, which is a partnership between Mid Devon District Council and North Devon District Council.

 Benefits of the role include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid working
  • Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Discounted leisure memberships
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • Free parking at Council sites

As a Building Control Surveyor your duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Carrying out regular site inspections throughout the Partnership area
  • Correspondence and discussions with applicants, their professional agents and other members of the public relating to matters controlled by the Building Regulations.
  • Carrying out the examination of submissions under the Building Regulations with support from Building Control Officers.
  • Investigating alleged contraventions of the Building Regulations and initiation of appropriate action.

Throughout the NMD Building Control Partnership, we value: Pride, People, Performance and Partnerships

About you: 

As a minimum, you will have:

  • A construction related qualification to NVQ 4 / HNC level or equivalent
  • Demonstrable experience of working in a construction related discipline for a minimum of 2 years
  • A good knowledge of building construction practice and Building Control Law
  • The ability to work alone & as part of a team

To find out more

To find out more about this role please contact Andrew Howard at 

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - PB06 - Building Control Surveyor

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

How to apply

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to Alternatively, print and send by post to:

Human Resources
Mid Devon District Council
Phoenix House
Phoenix Lane
Tiverton, Devon
EX16 6PP

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE:  1 February 2023 at 1:00pm

MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups.  We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Thank you for showing an interest in this vacancy and we wish you every success with your on-going job search.

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