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Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Dartford Borough Council
  • Reference: DBC/PEO
  • Published: Thu 27/08/2020, 10:30 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/09/2020, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £28,953 PA rising to £31,013 PA following 12 months satisfactory performance
  • DBS Check: Yes
  • Location: Kent

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Planning Enforcement Officer

If you thrive on action, you will love Dartford.  Working for an ambitious authority that is well and truly on the map, no two days will be the same.  Located on the edge of London, we have exciting proposals to transform Dartford town centre and a range of employment, leisure and residential schemes coming forward across the Borough. 

With high levels of development taking place, we are strongly committed to protecting and preserving the character of treasured parts of the Borough, such as Conservation Areas and Green Belt.  We also strive to make sure that the planning permissions built out comply with the approved details and conditions, so that the quality of the buildings and spaces live up to our high standards.


You will report to the Principal Planning Enforcement Officer in dealing with breaches of Planning controls.  You should come from either a Planning background or have other relevant enforcement experience. Whilst no formal qualifications are required, knowledge and experience of Planning legislation is an advantage.   You should be capable of carrying out detailed investigations into breaches of planning control and carry out enforcement action where appropriate, including the service of Notices under Planning legislation.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, highly motivated individual.  You will also have a knack for investigation, be well-organised and have good people skills.  If you enjoy a challenge and like to make a positive difference in your work, we would love to hear from you.


Benefits: career average pension scheme, professional fee payment, benefits package and generous leave entitlement. The Council’s offices are in a highly accessible location, next to Dartford station with frequent services from Central London (Oyster Card coverage) and North Kent.  Road connections via the M25 and A2 are also excellent.


Interviews: 14th October 2020