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Planning Enforcement Officer

Planning Enforcement Officer

We are looking for Planning Enforcement Officer that will assist in providing a high quality, customer-focused planning enforcement service by investigating alleged breaches of planning control, pursuing the most appropriate and effective action to remedy these, working closely with Development Management / Conservation / Policy Planners and Officers in other services.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Investigate and monitor cases of alleged breaches of planning control (including protected trees and listed buildings). These investigations may include – clarifying if the allegation constitutes development; reviewing the site history; assessing the extent of permitted development rights; interviewing and taking statements from developers, builders, complainants and others under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act; taking photographs and measurements; comparing measurements or materials on site against submitted drawings and plans.

2. Contribute to the efficient running of the service as a member of the wider planning enforcement team.

3. Maintain records of all investigations, including the preparation of formal file notes, ensuring that any evidence is presented in a logical and coherent manner.

4. Serve Notices, by hand, where personal service is required.

5. To organise, maintain and develop systems for the processing of enforcement enquiries.

6. To contribute ideas and assist in the continual review of enforcement procedures and practices and to take the lead on specific improvement projects in consultation with the Enforcement and Appeals Team Leader.

7. Carrying out any other relevant duties as required commensurate with the grade of the post.

The candidates must have:

1. Level 3 or equivalent qualification or experience in a relevant discipline/Appropriate qualification relevant to a planning enforcement role.

2. Very good numeracy and literacy skills

3. Strong written and verbal communication skills

4. Highly competent with a range of IT packages eg: Microsoft Office, and good keyboard skills


5. Experience of general/clerical work

6. Experience of providing support to similar service area and knowledge of relevant systems and procedures

7. Experience and understanding of planning enforcement processes

8. Experience of working with service specific IT packages

9. Ability to work effectively in a team and on own initiative, organizing work to meet tight deadlines

10. Ability to undertake site visits and collect necessary data and information

Job Type: Temporary contract

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£40.00 per hour