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Senior Building Control Surveyor Ref: 50059222

Seaclose, Fairlee Road, Newport

Grade 11, £37,050.00 to £39,809.00 per annum

Contact: Please telephone 01983 823134 or email callcentre@iow.gov.uk if you need further information about applying. Please note only applications completed and submitted online by the closing date will be accepted.

Vacancy Reference: 50059222

Additional Allowances: Other Call Out Rota = £3372, Access to Pool Car
Hours: 37 hours per week 
Contract Type: Permanent


Isle of Wight Building Control is offering a unique opportunity for an experienced Building Control Surveyor to join its team. You will have responsibility for a small team whilst undertaking plan checking and site inspections for a wide range of projects including residential, commercial and complex schemes. This also includes dealing with dangerous structures and attending other emergency incidents.

The Isle of Wight is a beautiful, calm, interesting and inspiring place to be and offers variety around every corner. The Council is also innovative, forward thinking and dynamic and we are looking for someone to share those values and make a difference. We are fully committed to training and developing our staff and as a Senior Surveyor you will provide mentor support to trainees and assistant colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of technical knowledge, organisation and self-motivation alongside ICT skills, communication and problem solving.

You will be a full member or working towards membership of a professional organisation such as RICS, CABE or CIOB and have a relevant construction qualification.

We offer a fully flexible working arrangement including the technology to work from home, iPad’s for use on site and a pool car for site visits.

A valid driving licence is essential, and you will be expected to be part of the teams out of hours rota for dangerous structures (additional payment provided).

In return we can offer you a comprehensive benefits package including flexible working, a local government pension scheme, 31 days annual leave, employee discount benefits, and access to a range of technologies to support modern ways of working.

Relocation support may be available to you if you are moving to the Isle of Wight to specifically take up a frontline role with Planning Services. For experienced workers you may qualify for allowances up to £8,000. Alternatively, if you decide to commute to the Isle of Wight daily, you may get your travel costs reimbursed.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Stephen Shorrocks on: 01983 823580.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.  

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.  The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.

In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.


In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.