Apprentice Building Control Surveyor

Job Information

Salary: £18,543 - £28,716 p.a

Contract Type: Permanent, Full Time

Hours: 37 per week (open to Job Share)

Location: Hailsham, East Sussex


We are looking to appoint an apprentice within our Building Control Service to undertake a recognised training programme through either the LABC/CIOB apprentice route ( ) or the RICS apprentice route ( ). Either route should lead to a professional qualification and entry into one the recognised professional bodies.

Building Control is relativity unique within a local government environment in that we compete with the private sector. The Service covers an area of over 1000 km2 and strives to provide an excellent customer focused service to nearly ½ million people to ensure the construction and alteration of the built environment meets the required health and safety standards by complying with the Building regulations . This role will therefore suit someone who is interested in a highly competitive and customer focused sector within the construction industry.

Entry level onto both courses is flexible but we are looking for a minimum level of a Btec level 3 in building studies or similar. The starting salary will be dependent on experience, current qualifications etc. These posts are career graded with bars to progression dependent upon reaching certain criteria i.e. qualifications and work experience milestones. It is anticipated that once full Membership of one of the professional institutes has been achieved you will be appointed to the post of Building Control Surveyor.

We offer an excellent package, including competitive salary, career average salary pension scheme, an employee benefit scheme offering a range of discounts and salary sacrifice schemes, flexitime and discounted leisure centre membership.

Wealden District Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults, and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We are committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive work environment. We value the differences that people bring from all backgrounds and communities and all applications will be treated on merit.

Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the majority of our staff are continuing to work from home at present. Therefore, if you have any queries regarding this vacancy, please contact us via email where possible at

Job Description

Closing Date: 08/10/2021

Interview Date: 27/10/2021

Post Number: H2038