Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Harborough District Council
  • Reference: PR/20/128853
  • Published: Fri 26/06/2020, 13:20 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 09/07/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Company Flexible Working Scheme
  • Salary: £30,507-£32,878 Grade 7
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Market Harborough, Leicestershire, Leicestershire

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Planning Enforcement Officer

Harborough District Council’s vision is to work with communities in a vibrant, safe and prosperous district and to bring the best opportunities to all. 

This is a full time post, providing maternity cover for the current post holder, assisting the Planning Enforcement Team Leader in the delivery of an effective and efficient planning enforcement service.

Key duties will include: 

Proactive action to ensure compliance with conditions imposed on planning permissions and to monitor developments to ensure compliance with approvals and any formal notices served

  • Investigate allegations and enquiries of breaches of planning control
  • Process Appeals
  • Manage and coordinate site visits
  • Deal with telephone enquiries from members of the public and elected Members
  • Draft witness statements 

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience in planning enforcement or/and development management within a Local Authority in the UK. 

Furthermore, you will have developed a thorough knowledge of UK planning legislation, enforcement procedures and have excellent written and communication skills. 

You should have a degree in planning or a related subject. Chartered membership of the RTPI is desirable. A driving licence valid to drive in the UK and use of your own vehicle during working hours is essential in order to carry out site visits across the district. 

The Council has a Smart Working ethos, where working from home or other off-site locations is actively encouraged. The post includes generous annual leave, flexible working as well as essential car user allowance and access to the local government pension scheme. 

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Thursday 9th July 2020

Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

Upload your CV with a covering letter showcasing examples of how you meet the requirements of the job description and person specification attached. Please limit your covering letter to 2 sides of A4 and include two professional referees, including your current or most recent manager.         

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