London Borough of Haringey

Apprentice Building Control Officer - Degree (Level 6)

London Borough of Haringey (Employer)

University of Wolverhampton (Training Provider)

Annual wage £23,400.00
36.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm,
52 months (duration)
4 January 2023(start date)
6 November 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

We have got huge ambitions for Haringey. We are determined to rise to the challenge and find new ways to ensure that our residents enjoy the best opportunities in life. Working at Haringey gives you the opportunity to play a part in meeting those ambitions on behalf of everyone who calls the borough their home.


What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be supporting a team with a range of tasks associated with Building Control including   providing support and assistance involving administration, Customer Care or IT duties and other tasks that support the team. 

You will also receive regular on-the-job training from your manager and colleagues to help you develop in the role.

Under supervision and during the course of employment candidates are expected to become skilled at: 

  • Understanding how applications are submitted, registered and validated
  • Assessment of Building Regulation Full Plan Applications through learning the skills of plan checking.
  • Undertaking site inspections to ensure compliance with the Building Regulations, London Building Acts and other associated legislation.
  • Providing technical advice to members of the public and other council departments.
  • Consulting, negotiating and instructing architects, surveyors, builders, applicants and consultees to ensure compliance with statutory requirements.
  • Investigating unauthorised building work and undertake appropriate enforcement action

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Throughout your apprenticeship you will be supported to meet the key Knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the apprenticeship standard.

The academic delivery element of the course will be delivered via a blend of F2F and Online line learning and lectures.
Apprentices will be expected to attend Wolverhampton university on a series of 1 week Block release training on key weeks throughout the duration of the apprenticeship.

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice will gain a BSc (Hons) degree in Building Control.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Building Control Surveyors provide an impartial, independent and accountable third party service certificating that building work achieves compliance with minimum standards, namely those set out in the Building Regulations. Building Control differs from other surveying roles in that Surveyors perform what is essentially an enforcement function, ensuring compliance through the Building Act 1984. In addition to construction technology, a Building Control Surveyor requires a full working knowledge of Building Regulations and associated legislation in force at the time work has been carried out in relation to areas such as structural, thermal, fire, acoustics, ventilation and inclusive design. Building Control Surveyors must be excellent communicators as this is a highly customer-facing role, requiring diplomacy and assertiveness, remaining impartial using the powers conferred on them to prosecute if necessary to protect the health and safety of people, and the wider environment.

Professional registration
Successful apprentices will be eligible to apply for membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) and / or the Institute of Fire Engineers (IFE) having met the academic requirements for membership. Apprentices will also need to meet any additional requirements set out by the CIOB and / or the IFE as part of their membership application processes at the time.

Skills Required

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Non judgemental

Qualifications Required

Other LABC level 4 diploma in building control (Grade Pass) Essential
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