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Senior Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Hastings Borough Council
  • Reference: OS/19/116233
  • Published: Mon 16/03/2020, 10:45 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 13/04/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £24,799 to £29,636
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex, East Sussex

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Senior Enforcement Officer

The Role

An exciting opportunity has opened in the Planning Enforcement Team with the creation of a new Senior Enforcement Officer post. The post holder will carry out a number of critical functions for the borough including processing complex planning enforcement matters, bringing Empty Homes back into use, monitoring and making safe buildings that may be structural unsound and project management of grant funded heritage projects.

Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description. We are keen to support your training and personal development and offer flexible working, including home working.

Who are we?

With world class coast, countryside, a thriving artist quarter in the Old Town, brimming over with creativity and history, outstanding architecture and a variety of boutiques Hastings is a popular place to live and visit. Low house prices, good schools, beautiful parks, an attractive environment, an outstanding community spirit and a new link road makes a move to Hastings a very positive investment into your future.

Hastings has seen significant development in the past few years, not least a multi-million pound project to restore its historic pier and the economy-boosting link road. Regeneration that improves the environment is one of Hastings key goals.

Who are you?

The ideal person for this role will hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification or other relevant qualification and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning legislation. You’ll have the ability to work under your own initiative making decisions on complex enforcement and other matters, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines as set out in the Enforcement Policy and other Council targets. You’ll have good knowledge of planning legislation and policy at local, regional, and national levels.  

You’ll have excellent communication and customer-care skills, the ability to work flexibly, as part of a busy and high performing team, while we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career. Full details of the qualification and experience required for the roles can be found in the attached job description

 If you have any questions you can call Eleanor Evans on (01424) 783251 or email ( We have a welcoming and friendly team so if you think this role could be for you we would love to hear from you.