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Trainee Building Inspector

Location: Thame/Chinner Salary: £21451 to £23190 per year Advert ID: 183021 Organisation: NHBC Job Reference: NHBC5693 Apply for this role

We’re looking for a super-keen Trainee Building Inspector

Would you like to join the UK’s leading warranty and insurance provider for newly-built homes and be at the very heart of our core purpose to build confidence in construction quality for the benefit of the industry and new home buyers?

We’ve been setting the standards in new home construction for more than 80 years and we’re now looking to expand our team with people who are passionate about home building and who want to start to build a career in this sector.

If you’re a keen, committed individual, with a strong desire to learn, you could be the perfect fit to join our inspection team as a Trainee Building Inspector  in the  Thame/Chinner area 

Your day-to-day job

As a Trainee Building Inspector you will be on the frontline delivering on our mission to raise the standards of new homes. Your training will combine days out with your colleagues/your mentor(s)] visiting house-building sites, with other days spent in our award-winning Academy in Milton Keynes. We will sort out and pay for your overnight accommodation when you come to the Academy.

You’ll be learning to become a qualified Building Inspector, working with our registered builders to ensure that the new homes they are building meet the NHBC Standards, Building Regulations and other relevant legislation. We’ll encourage you to build excellent working relationships with the site managers on your patch, working with them to identify and prevent construction defects. It’s an important job, helping us to manage our insurance risk and to create the very best homes for new home buyers.

You’ll be based from home but can expect to be out and about most days.

 

Key elements of the Building Inspector role include:

-providing technical expertise, advice and guidance on construction

-inspecting homes at key stages of construction in response to requests from builders

-recording and reporting the results of your inspections

-assessing sites for the NHBC Pride in the Job competition

-assessing the technical competence of builders applying for registration with us.


The qualities and skills we’re looking for

We want to find committed, ambitious individuals with a keen eye for detail who share our passion for quality construction. You’ll be keen to learn, happy to keep your knowledge up to date and have a strong desire to build a successful career in house building. You’ll be personable, able to build and sustain effective working relationships with your customers. In due course, you’ll also have the technical know-how to be credible, provide guidance where its needed and be assertive enough to stand your ground if you discover something that needs to be addressed.

You’ll need:

-some relevant house building or construction experience and/or a construction related   qualification such as City and Guilds, HNC, HND or NVQ (or equivalent)

-full driving licence

-reasonable fitness for daily visits to construction sites, inspecting new homes at all stages of their construction, including frequently working at height.

Your salary and benefits

Salary and bonus: Your salary will be in the range of £21,451 -£23190 dependent on experience. Our annual bonus scheme rewards our strongest performers with the highest bonuses and, subject to the company’s performance and your own, you could earn up to 6% annual bonus.  NHBC also offers a Remote Workers Allowance to the value of £2,200 annually plus a regional uplift of up to £3750.

Company car: We’ll provide you with a company car. We’re bringing on more electric/hybrid cars to our fleet so you’ll pay less tax and we can continue improving our environmental impact.

Pension: Our pension contributions are generous and, depending on your own level of monthly contributions, we will contribute up to 10.5% of your pensionable salary each year.

 

Holiday: We offer 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays with the option to purchase an extra week per year.

Private health care: We will pay towards Aviva private medical insurance cover for you and your family worth £395 each year.

Maternity, paternity and adoption leave: We’ve equalised the leave we offer for all colleagues so, whatever your family set up, you can take the leave you need when you add to your family.

Your future with us

We offer exceptional personal development and clear career progression opportunities. If you’re ambitious, driven and hard-working you will succeed with us. We’ll support you with full training, ongoing CPD and the opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and professional memberships. As part of your transition from Trainee to Building Inspector we will invest in your formal qualifications to NVQ 6 in Senior Site Inspection. 

Flexible working

We encourage our colleagues to work flexibly in different ways to suit their personal circumstances. We can’t promise we can offer you exactly what you want, but we are always happy to talk flexible working at interview stage and beyond.

Diversity and inclusion

We are committed to equal opportunities for all with an inclusive culture that helps us to maintain competitive advantage. Our people come from diverse backgrounds and support our fundamental belief in the right of all employees and customers to be treated with dignity and respect and to be guaranteed freedom from discrimination. We are a signatory to the Armed Forces Covenant and the Women in Finance Charter.

*Closing Date: Thursday 5th August 2021 

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