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Building Safety Inspector

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

The Role

Would you like to help us maintain the safety of our residents in Council owned buildings?

Would you like to be part of a new team of professional building inspectors?

If you answered yes, then we’d love to hear from you!

We are looking for four individuals to join existing staff, in a new venture involving the inspection of our building stock, to ensure that safety standards are adhered to and maintained.

You will be responsible for a range of health and safety inspections, tasks and monitoring covering the council managed residential blocks and estates, including fire safety, water quality and asbestos checks.

You will be expected to identify any areas that are below standard and arrange for repair.

The necessary training will be provided, however it would help if you had a basic knowledge of fire safety issues.

There is currently no facility for home working with this role and most days you will be expected to be out in the borough inspecting. It is expected that the Mon - Fri 8hr day will start around 8am, however there may be some flexibility around this as the job evolves.

Driver’s licence is preferable but is not essential.

Please note that this advert is for one permanent role and three fixed term roles. The three fixed term roles will focus solely on fire door inspections and the one permanent role will fill the full job description.

Fixed Term roles:

You will be responsible for a range of health and safety inspections, tasks and monitoring covering the council managed residential blocks and estates, including fire safety, water quality and asbestos checks.

This role will also include fire door inspections to residents dwellings to ensure they conform to current standards.

If you have any questions you would like to ask please contact Andy Booth, Estate Services Manager on or Kevin Jones, Deputy Estate Services Manager on

At Richmond and Wandsworth Councils, we care more about how you work and what you achieve, rather than where you work on any given day. The difference you can make to our local communities is what really matters most to us, service delivery must always come first. We have carefully considered agile ways of working to provide the best experience for residents, stakeholders and our staff. Our agile working strategy actively supports and encourages a dynamic work environment and daily working experience. Agile working helps put the needs of our staff at the centre of everything we do, so if specific flexible working arrangements helps you with this, feel free to let us know.

Your wellbeing and the flexible way in which you can work is and will remain a key priority for Richmond and Wandsworth Councils. We want you to thrive and feel empowered in your work!

We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.

In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline:

Closing Date:  Sunday 9th October 2022

Shortlisting Date: W/C Monday 10th October 2022

Interview Date: TBC          

Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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