Technical Manager - Planning and Building Control

Client: Manchester City Council

Location: Manchester

Salary: £65,550 to £70,785

Closing date: Sunday, 15 October 2023 23:30

Technical Manager - Planning and Building Control


Nowhere in the North is growing like us

From skyscrapers to stadia redevelopment and wholesale District Centre regeneration, Manchester is the growth hub of the North. Our Building Control Service will support this delivery, and when you provide its leadership, you’ll be at the heart of it all.

Our growth agenda has a national profile. First and foremost, we’ll look to you to offer professional and technical advice and act as principal advisor so that development which is essential to providing new homes and jobs is safe, inclusive, responds to climate change needs and is of the highest quality.

You’ll lead the decision-making process for your specialism and take on responsibility for Fire Safety and Safety at Sports Grounds, liaising with and representing the Council at SAG meetings and taking action to ensure the safety of the public. You’ll also develop guidance in this area, as well as reporting and monitoring systems, relating to the new Building and Fire Safety regime.  

Throughout, you’ll aim to build greater coordinated working across services, partners and communities through relationships with key stakeholders, and by listening and engaging with people to deliver improved services. You will truly recognize the importance of external relationships to the organisation.

You’ll bring us a recognised qualification and registration under the Competency Scheme Level 4, plus extensive knowledge of the Building Control legislative framework and a comprehensive understanding of associated legislation and Council policy that it interfaces with.

Your substantial and relevant post qualification experience in Building Control work of a local authority will also be key.

Skilled in performance management, planning, decision-making and financial management, you’ll be comfortable operating at strategic level across functions. You’ll also share our values and our pride in Manchester.

In return, you’ll have every opportunity to develop your career thanks to our national agenda, and can look forward to rewards - please view here: Why work for us - Manchester City Council (

For a confidential discussion please contact our recruitment partners at Penna please contact Delina Teklehaymanot on +44 (0) 7752791517 or or to apply follow the link.

Closing date: 15th October 2023