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Building Control Manager

37  hours per week
Scale Grade P - up to £45,000 £38237 - £45000
Job Purpose: The post holder role is responsible for the strategic development and organization of the Building Control Service and will lead to the efficient and effective establishment and running of a business. This challenging and exciting new role will help the service move forward with an external facing customer focus and an eye for developing new markets. The main purpose is to lead on generating income for the service and creating more business. Main Duties and Responsibilities: •To lead and manage an effective and efficient building control service to ensure a seamless and modern approach to the delivery of the service •To lead and manage the Building Control Service in accordance with the business plan and ensure that the service meets the annual business plan and service plan targets in its entirety and also the professional mandatory and statutory standards including Health, Safety and Welfare •Manage the business and marketing opportunities in order to increase income and to participate in the marketing of the service and be aware of the marketing strategy in order to integrate in the day to day operations of the service •Manage the LABC Warranty scheme and subsequent inspections •To manage the development of the service into a profit making company with an entrepreneurial and imaginative attitude •To manage recruitment and staffing issues as necessary •To manage and develop employees to create a culture where they feel able to generate imaginative and effective solutions to service delivery issues. •To proactively take forward and maximise business development and marketing opportunities in accordance with the business plan generating imaginative and effective solutions to deliver a service of excellence and maximise income •To manage a team cascade system for dangerous structures (including out of hours inspections) and documenting the record of activity including preparing for and attending a Court as an expert witness including the work associated with the control of demolitions •To manage the carrying out of inspections and record keeping, including out of hours inspections, to provide advice regarding the safety of sports grounds and other public events •To manage the activities within the service and contribute to the development of systems to ensure excellence in: o Performance management o Financial management o Information, Communication and Technology o Service improvement •To ensure that the service has adequate and effective trading agreements with the Councils and the clients for the provision of building control services and additional functions •To lead on the procurement of supplies and services including support services for the partnership •To make recommendations to and actively service the Council regarding the client base, trading agreements, charging policies, levels of service, performance indicators, profit and other necessary matters •To explain and generate enthusiasm for the service and encourage appropriate behaviours within teams/partners/colleagues •To conduct all duties with regard to the employment standards, procedures and practices including, for example, health and safety and risk management •Providing effective leadership and development for the team and to encourage best practice in a business partnership working arrangement •Provide an effective platform for new local authority partners to join the service •Undertaking effective communication with agents, colleagues, service managers, councillors, town and parish councils, outside agencies and the wider community •Developing the integration of duties and providing support to the development management and enforcement services of the local authority planning services •Promoting and encouraging use of the Local Authority Building Control service, including associated products and business partners The above is not exhaustive and the post holder will be expected to undertake any duties which may reasonably fall within the level of responsibility and the competence of the post as directed by the Head of Service.

You can download the job description and apply online or download job application forms in Word or PDF format (preferred method of application is online).

Please quote reference number BCM2018

If you require further details then please contact HR by email at, by mail to Personnel Section, Allerdale House, New Bridge Road, Workington, Cumbria, CA14 3YJ or telephone 0303 123 1702. The closing date for applications is 16/02/2018

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0303 123 1702

Allerdale Borough Council
Allerdale House, Workington, Cumbria,
CA14 3YJ