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Senior Building Surveyor
  • Employer: Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Reference: CBED/22/211626/11275
  • Published: Wed 05/10/2022, 10:59 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 30/10/2022, 10:59 AM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £38,780 - £43,732 + £5,500 Market Rate Supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Across the County of Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire

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Senior Building Surveyor

Team: Minor Projects Team

Job Family: Enabling CBG12 
Salary:  £38,780 - 43,732 per annum pro rata + £5,500 Market Rate Supplement
Hours: 37 hours per week

Location: Working from home and any CBC offices, including Priory House, Shefford. You will be expected to attend a CBC office location on a monthly basis, and as needed to carry out your role 

Contract Type: Hybrid - Permanent 

Closing Date: 30th October 2022

Interview Date: TBC– This will take place via Microsoft Teams. This software is free for users.  If there is an issue with accessing this technology, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements prior to the interview. 


About Us:

Central Bedfordshire is an ambitious authority, determined to be an exemplary one. Our strategic location and high quality of life mean we are one of the fastest growing areas in the country.  

As a council we face the same challenges every business does - investing in the right places and delivering great results. Except for us, it’s all about our 289,000 residents. We’re totally focussed on helping to improve their lives and making Central Bedfordshire a great place to live and work.  

This is a great time to join us on our journey. 


About the Role:

Do you like working in a fast pace and challenging environment and have a passion for making a positive change within the community? Central Bedfordshire Council are looking to appoint a Senior Building Surveyor to work in the growing Minor Projects team. The role will include all aspects of Building Surveying including design & specification, procurement, management of building contractors/consultants, budget management and successful delivery of construction projects. This job offers real variety with no two days being the same. The council believe in agile working and you will be provided all the equipment you need to work in or away from the office.

To be considered for the role you will have a proven track record of providing Building Surveying services, be qualified to degree level and be a professional member of CIOB RICS, CABE or meet the full criteria for acquiring it. The successful candidate must have a sound working knowledge of Planning/ Building Regulations, British Standards, construction building techniques, CDM & H&S regulations. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be an expert in managing your own workload. You will also need a good work ethic, even under pressure, be conscientious and hard-working and prepared to work as part of a team.

This role will include line management responsibilities of members of the team. As well as all this we would expect you to take great pride in a job well done.


What we can offer you:

As well as joining a friendly, dedicated, and hardworking team you will have access to numerous benefits, including: 

  • Hybrid working arrangements as appropriate. We recognise the importance of supporting our employees to balance their home and work life and to be able to work in the most efficient way. As a hybrid worker you will be able to work from home with access to any CBC location.  

  • A £250 one off hybrid worker payment, helping you achieve a safe and suitable work space at home  

  • Support to work from abroad for up to a month a year where appropriate 

  • Generous family friendly policies and practices 

  • A supportive and inclusive environment that values and celebrates differences 

  • Staff network and support groups 

  • Annual leave allowance 24 days + statutory holidays rising to 31 days with length of service. 

  • Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). This is a valuable part of our rewards package for employees and includes Life Assurance: click here 

  • An Employee Assistance Programme offering support to all employees through workplace changes as well as other work, family and personal issues 

  • Training and Learning offer – we have access to hundreds of courses and role specific training is also available 

  • Access to discounts from local and national retailers 

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work’. 

Our aspiration is to be a truly flexible employer.  We welcome discussion on location, hours and working pattern as part of the application process. 


You will be expected to demonstrate how you meet the key accountabilities and competencies detailed within this Senior Building Surveyor Recruitment Pack  


For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: David Gilder at or call 0300 300 4690.


For queries related to the recruitment of this vacancy, please contact: The Recruitment Team at 

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to improving the diversity of our workforce to better reflect the communities we serve.  Therefore we welcome applications from everyone. In addition we are a  Disability Confident employer, we are working to become a Disability Confident leader in our community. 

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your application offline. 

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