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Building Control Enforcement Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Our Values

In line with our One Coventry Values we strive to have a workforce that reflects our local communities and welcome applicants from all sections of the community. We particularly welcome applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds, applicants who have a disability and applicants who are from the LGBTQ+ community to apply for our senior leadership roles. 

Our Values are:

  • Open and fair: We are fair, open, and transparent.
  • Nurture and develop: We help and encourage everyone to be their best and do their best.
  • Engage and empower: We talk and listen to others, working together as one.
  • Create and innovate: We embrace new ways of working to continuously improve.
  • Own and be accountable: We work together to deliver the best services for our residents.
  • Value and respect: We put diversity and inclusion at the heart of all we do.

About the team we are recruiting to

We value diverse perspectives and experiences and are striving to create a workplace culture that is inclusive, is accepting of all and is free from discrimination and bias.

​We are a team that deals with a wide range of building control projects, from domestic extensions and conversions to large-scale commercial and public developments. We pride ourselves on providing a high-quality, customer-focused, and cost-effective service that ensures the safety and quality of buildings in our area. We also work closely with other departments and agencies to promote sustainable development, energy efficiency, accessibility, and fire safety. 

What is the job role?

We are looking for two Building Control Enforcement Officers to join our Building Control team, to lead and take responsibility for the day to day enforcement of  Building Control in Coventry and play a vital part in the Council’s response to the new building enforcement regime. 

The main purpose of the role is to deliver a high-quality Building Control Enforcement service in such a way as to provide quality, customer focused services that contribute to the achievement of the City Council’s vision and objectives for a growing and sustainable city.

You will be acting as the point of contact for Building Control enforcement matters, including dangerous structures, and to be responsible for technical and legal compliance with the Building Act, Building Regulations and Building Safety Act.

Successful candidates will also have a fantastic opportunity to influence and deliver building safety regulation and compliance here at Coventry and have the opportunity to contribute to the development and improvement of the Building Control service, implementing best practices and innovative solutions.

A full list of duties and responsibilities are included in the Job Description & Person Specification attached below.

Who are we looking for?

To be successful in this role, you will need to have:

  • An HNC / BTEC / ONC / or LABC Pathway qualification in Building Control / Construction or equivalent or experience of working in a relevant Building Control environment and
  • Membership, or be prepared to work towards being a member, of a relevant professional body or be eligible for membership of RICS, ABE or CIOB.

In addition, you will be expected to have the following:

  • A substantial knowledge of Building legislation and Regulations together with allied legislation relating to Building Control and related areas.
  • A proven record of the ability to act as a technical expert, ensuring compliance and enforcement within the Building Regulations and ancillary legislation.
  • Clear communication skills and an ability to manage day-to-day enforcement to achieve service objectives, in agreed time constraints, effectively and efficiently.
  • Knowledge of customer care and the principles of equal opportunities in providing a Building Control function.
  • You will also need to have a valid driving licence and access to a vehicle, as you will be required to travel to various sites across the city. 

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the position, please speak to Kate Rich, Building Control Manager on 02476 978538 or email

Although this post is being advertised as a full-time role, we are a flexible employer and will consider applications from candidates who would prefer to work part-time or more flexibly.

If you need help or support to complete your application, please visit our accessibility page to see how we can assist you.

For full details on the application process please read the attached document labelled 'Coventry City Council Application Process'

Interview date: 9th April 2024


About Coventry

Coventry has a proud, innovative and creative spirit that throughout its history has seen communities come together to tackle problems and bring about real social change.

We are cutting-edge, challenging, youthful, vibrant and diverse.

At Coventry we are committed to excellence in everything we do. With around 5100 staff from a range of different backgrounds, our aim is to recruit and develop talented people who will focus on our customers, take responsibility, work together and find better ways of doing things.

To deliver the best services to our residents, we need the best people working for us to make a difference to our communities.

If you join us, we will provide a fantastic rewards and benefits package - to find out more please visit

Coventry City Council

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