Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/21/153981
  • Published: Mon 07/06/2021, 11:00 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Salary £28,672-£31,346
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden / Working from Home, Essex

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Planning Enforcement Officer

A rare and exciting opportunity has a risen to join the Planning Enforcement Team. We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Enforcement Officer to investigate breaches of planning control and undertake the necessary action to ensure compliance with planning legislation.

As a member of the Planning Enforcement Team you need to be a team player, self-motivated, an organised person and be calm under pressure.  Duties will include the investigation of alleged breaches and offences, preparation of enforcement notices and files for prosecution, and attending court when necessary to give evidence on behalf of the Council.  Uttlesford District Council has a number of listed buildings, conservation areas and a mixture of rural and urban areas as well as an international airport so the work is varied and exciting. 

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Paid holidays
  • Learning and Development Programme
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme and Occupational Health
  • Flex scheme and home working opportunities
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Health and Wellbeing/Time to Change commitment


A full current driving licence and access to a vehicle is required as travelling within the district will be necessary. The successful applicant must also be flexible and prepared to work outside normal office hours.

For an informal discussion please contact Sarah Marshall or Nigel Brown 01799 510510.

If you are interested in this post, please apply via our online recruitment link which is available on our website

Closing date for completed applications is 28 June 2021.

Virtual interviews will be held week commencing 5 July 2021.

CVs will not be accepted.

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

During the Covid-19 pandemic in order to follow the Government’s advice you will be required to work from home wherever possible, and your working arrangements will be agreed with your line manager.  This will be reviewed as and when Government advice changes and/or the Council agrees new ways of working.


How to Apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Please note, we do not accept CVs submitted without a fully completed online application form.

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