Building control surveyor opportunities

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Building Control Team working within the heart of North Yorkshire.

Building surveyors in high vis jackets.


North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership was the first Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the UK and is now part of the new unitary authority of North Yorkshire Council. We provide a flexible and modern building control service on behalf of North Yorkshire Council.

Our vision is to ensure that buildings in North Yorkshire are designed and constructed in accordance with the Building Regulations and associated legislation.

It is an exciting time to join North Yorkshire Council. In April 2023, eight former smaller councils unified, offering increasing opportunities within the service. The Building Control Team have a strong reputation and can offer a career where you are truly supported to develop your skills and flourish with the support of colleagues. This support and commitment to staff development is demonstrated in the services “We Invest in People Gold Accreditation” which was awarded in 2021 and has been successfully independently reviewed annually.

You will work with a highly motivated and friendly team of like-minded professionals who are all committed to working together ensure our buildings are full compliant with Section 91 and 92 of the Building Act 1984.

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Our current job opportunities

We currently don't have any vacancies.

Building surveyor in high vis jacket on the left. Building plans on the right.

Hear from our team 

“The culture is very welcoming and encouraging. Whatever level you are, people always make time for you and want to develop you and give you a hand.”

“You are made to feel valued by being included.”

“If you are self-motivated and you want to progress, you will be supported. We’re always encouraged to take advantage of opportunities.”

“We have clear roles and lots of information to help us understand what’s going on and what that means for our work.”

“Everyone is asked at the monthly meetings to share innovative ideas, for service delivery or how we undertake our roles. We gather information from customer satisfaction questionnaires to see if there are any areas of improvement.”

Building surveyors in high vis jackets.

Working for us

When you join us, you are entitled to our outstanding benefits and wellbeing plan as part of your position. Our holiday entitlement starts at 28 days, rising to 34 days pro-rata per year with continued service, plus public holidays.

  • pension - save for your retirement with our generous local government pension scheme with a 22.6% contribution
  • fitness and rewards - fitness discounts with various gyms across the county - stay on top of your game and save money
  • lifestyle savings - explore a huge range of discounts to help you save money across hundreds of the UK’s favourite high-street and online retailers, plus more

You can find more information on the range of benefits we offer on our total rewards page.

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Why work for us

We are strong performing authority, with supportive management, and talented teams providing the platform to have a fulfilling and successful career in a truly stunning place.

A recent peer challenge found that the council is a good place to work, with strong leadership and a loyal and committed workforce who have access to well-regarded training and development.

We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice, offering a range of training and development opportunities and career progression allowing you to manage your own development journey and empowering you to control your career. Your career can change with your life here in North Yorkshire.

We believe in the importance of inclusion, which is why we are always working towards being a more diverse, equitable and inclusive employer. Find out more about our equality, diversity and inclusion work on our working for us page. You can bring your whole self to work, and we will support you to be the best that you can be. 

Our values, behaviours and ambitions underpin everything we do.

Living and working in North Yorkshire

North Yorkshire is a thriving county that adapts to a changing world and remains a special place to live and work.

North Yorkshire's natural beauty is captured in its three areas of outstanding natural parks, national nature reserves, stunning coastlines, scenic rural villages, vibrant cities and market towns. North Yorkshire really is a beautiful, thriving and special place to live and work, rich in heritage and culture.

North Yorkshire features significantly in the ten best places to live in the UK in Halifax Quality of Life Survey. The Quality of Life index aims to quantify where living standards are highest in the UK by ranking local performance across a range of indicators.

Richmondshire was placed second in the list, a position boosted by excellent personal wellbeing factors including life satisfaction and happiness.

Hambleton was placed fourth and Ryedale was placed eighth, a truly commendable achievement and another incredible accolade for North Yorkshire. 

Figures released by the Office for National Statistics bulletin positions North Yorkshire as the safest place in England with extremely low crime rates.

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In addition, the county benefits from excellent road and rail links, with easy access via the east coast mainline, the A1(M) and A19. Leeds, York, Newcastle, Durham and Teesside are all easily commutable, and London and Edinburgh are just two hours away by train.

From its lively cities to pretty villages, rolling countryside and grand coastline, Yorkshire has so much to offer including great employment opportunities for your family members, along with a higher proportion of schools which are good or outstanding compared to national figures.

You can find out more about what North Yorkshire has to offer on the No place like North Yorkshire website.

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