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Building Control Group Manager

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Southwark Council

Grade 14 - up to £73,742 pa

Southwark Council, Tooley Street, London Bridge


Full Time


14/01/2019 at 12:00 PM


Southwark Council

Vacancy Description

About the role 

Southwark is a large, ambitious and progressive council with a ‘can do’ attitude and enviable reputation. We are committed to our ‘Fairer Futures for All’ promise which ensures that both our residents and businesses are central to everything we do.  Only the best is good enough for our customers. 

We are ambitious and have a growth and regeneration agenda with plans to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough, in addition, major regeneration programmes are underway including the town centre regeneration in Elephant and Castle. This project alone will encompass a mixture of major commercial and residential buildings and be valued at over three-billion pounds. 

In this Senior Management role, you will be commercially aware andsupport the Head of Building Control in delivering an effective service, helping to achieve Southwark Council’s Business Plan and corporate objectives. 

Predominantly you will be a technical specialist in tall and complex buildings and will assess plans and attend regular design and site meetings with clients to discuss and inspect what are often leading edge and innovative construction solutions. You will play a primary role in ensuring our performance standards, resources, and income are sufficient to sustain a world class building control service. 

About you 

As one of Southwark’s lead technical experts, you will be RICS, CABE, IStructE, IMechE, RIBA, IFE, CIAT,ICE or CIOB qualified and be able to evidence continual professional development. You will also have experience of working with Tier 1 developers on high risk, high-rise and complex buildings. 

Management experience would also be advantageous in this role, however it is not essential for someone with the right technical background.  

About us 

Southwark has a rich and proud history, a strong sense of community and a great ability to transform and renew.  It is a vibrant and enticing place to live, work and visit.  As a council, we are successful, passionate and forward-thinking. 

In your role, we want you to feel supported, challenged and rewarded.  You will benefit from our family-friendly policies including flexible working, home working, and a local government pension scheme plus many other staff benefits. 

You will join a friendly, supportive team that strives for excellence, values its members and takes pride in its reputation for ‘working hard’. 

Application process 

We wish to make the application process as straightforward as possible and we just ask that you complete our online application form. You are also welcome to attach your CV to further support your application. 

For informal enquiries, please contact Eleanor Clarke at Jobsgopublic SmartSearch, our retained consultants, on 020 7427 8255 or email

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More Information

For informal enquires please contact Eleanor Clarke, our recruitment consultant, by email at