Building Control Surveyor

Job Details

Wokingham Borough Council are looking for an building control surveyor to Lead the Private Sector Housing and Enforcement service to ensure everyone in Islington has a safe, decent, and genuinely affordable place to call home by 2030 and stand up for private renters:

  • Improving the quality and regulation of our private rented sector
  • Improving property managing by monitoring and registration of licensed premises through:
  • Mandatory, Additional and selective Licensing Schemes for both Houses in Multiple occupation and single occupancy dwellings
  • bringing empty properties back into use
  • assisting vulnerable private residents in achieving homes in good repair
  • Bidding for and leading externally funded projects and programmes.
  • Effective administration of disabled facilities and other housing related grants
  • Leading the Councils response to privately owned tall building safety



  1. Managing a number of multidisciplinary teams and key projects concerned with one or more of the major service objectives for private rented housing.
  2. Contributing to the business planning process and budgets and the overall delivery of service outputs and outcomes.
  3. Being accountable for, and leading on the delivery of key assigned projects, including policy areas as directed.
  4. Ensuring the delivery of an efficient customer focused licensing service to ensure all properties are appropriately licensed and inspected and are fully compliant with the requirements of our licensing schemes and meet business targets.
  5. Developing and delivering an enforcement service that swiftly and effectively tackles poor property standards and criminal behaviour.
  6. Promoting the work of the licensing and housing enforcement services to internal and external customers and stakeholders.
  7. Developing robust partnerships across Council services and with external partners e.g., Police, to join forces on tackling rogue or criminal behaviour; delivering on common priorities and messages and tackling poor practice.
  8. Providing expert advice and guidance on all elements of private housing services, reporting as required to Members and Committees and represent the Council on cross Borough and London-wide groups.

Payrate: £45.00 umbrella