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Planning Enforcement Officer Scale 6 - PO2
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: RS/21/158412
  • Published: Fri 02/07/2021, 11:04 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 14/11/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week
  • Salary: £27,978 - £37,722 plus £3,000 market supplement
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: 3 The Square, Leyton, London, Waltham Forest

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Planning Enforcement Officer Scale 6 - PO2


DEPARTMENT: Planning Enforcement                                                                       


PAY: £27,978 - £37,722 plus £3,000 market supplement

We are looking to recruit three permanent Planning Enforcement Officers who are experienced, motivated and enthusiastic to join our Planning Enforcement Team. Essentially this will involve the reactive and pro-active enforcing of breaches of planning control including unauthorised developments, untidy land, advertising and unauthorised changes of use.

The appointed officers will have a relevant Planning qualification and/or experience and display a commitment to strong enforcement actions using the full range of available powers. Displaying excellent verbal and written communication skills, and flexibility in working patterns and practices, the successful candidate will play a central role in the delivery of Planning Enforcement objectives.

Appointed officers will ensure that all aspects of commerciality are fully integrated into their day to day role as a front-line field officer.

The Council will offer appropriate support to successful candidates in their professional development.

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated officer with a demonstrable commitment to top quality regulatory services, with relevant qualifications and/or experience

About Waltham Forest 

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. In 2019 the Council was named the first London Borough of Culture and hosted an array of events. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London.  The council has an attractive range of staff benefits:

  • flexible working options
  • season ticket and travel card loans
  • help with managing your finances and access to an employee Credit Union
  • discounted gym membership at GLL leisure centres in the borough
  • discount at local bars and restaurants
  • help with well-being including access to an employee assistance programme

Join our plans for growth

We have a hugely ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners to secure investment in making our borough a better place and have an ambitious £5million digital programme, with more investment to come.

Be part of the vision

Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where three key priorities will underpin our ‘Creating Futures’ strategy:

  • Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
  • Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
  • Improve residents’ life chances.

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population.

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace.

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 strategic outcomes contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan:
• Promoting equality of opportunity
• Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage
• Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels
• Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent services to all.

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

How to apply

To apply, please complete the application form and submit within the given deadline.

For further information or to discuss the advertised positions contact Ritu Kalia, Section Manager on 020 8496 6712 or email