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Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/22/219362
  • Published: Tue 15/11/2022, 12:54 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 18/12/2022, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Career Grade 6-7 £31,099 to £37,261
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Planning Enforcement Officer

Effective planning enforcement is key to maintain confidence in the Planning System. As such, we are seeking an additional enforcement officer to supplement our small planning enforcement team. Working alongside planning officers, conservation and other professionals, you will investigate a wide range of alleged breaches of planning control and make recommendations for their resolution. This may involve working with the council’s legal team to take formal action and even seek prosecution through the courts.

You will be an excellent communicator, a skilled negotiator and be highly organised. You will also be able to travel around the district. 

You will have a good understanding of planning law, or experience of law enforcement under other regulatory regimes. Appointment at the higher grade is subject to having suitable qualifications and experience.

Benefit package for the above post includes:

  • Hybrid Working
  • Paid holidays
  • Contributory Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Flexitime
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • Vine extras – Employee discount scheme
  • Paid professional subscription
  • Learning and development opportunities

For an informal discussion please contact Nigel Brown, Development Manager, on 01799 510476.

To find out more and apply please visit

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 18 December 2022.

Interviews will be held on 13 January 2023.

CVs will not be accepted.

Uttlesford District Council is an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from all. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer and guarantee an interview to anyone disclosing a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post.