Principal Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council
  • Reference: PHEHS/23/225876
  • Published: Thu 19/01/2023, 15:02 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 05/02/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Benefits include: local government pension scheme, employee assistance programme, generous annual leave, excellent location with easy parking, remote working, excellent ongoing training and CPD opportunities, professional member fee paid
  • Salary: £43,785 - £46,281 plus an essential car user allowance up to £1,239 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Opportunity for flexible/home working, Kings Hill, Tonbridge & Malling Council, Kent

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Principal Enforcement Officer

Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council is going through change, and this is an exciting time to join the planning team.  The Enforcement Team plays a key part in support the delivery of this change and to balancing growth and constraint in a borough which comprises 70% Green Belt and almost 27% AONB with a diverse range of towns, villages and countryside.

As the Principal Enforcement Officer you would be expected to take the lead, alongside the Development Manager on attending, advising and assisting members of the planning/select scrutiny committee as and when required through appropriate recommendations in order to ensure that advice and decisions reached are in accordance with the law, good practice, policies and government advice and are reasonable, proportionate and sustainable.

A key element of this role mean you would be required to manage a caseload of principally the most complex and high profile enforcement complaints and breaches of planning control, develop and assess cases against planning policy and formulate recommendations to the Development Control Manager and Head of Planning whilst also looking forward towards service efficiencies and improvement.

You will lead the team of Senior and Planning Enforcement Officers ensuring operational decisions are well managed, including allocation of cases and holding sign off responsibility for all types of enforcement notices whilst ensuring performance is continually monitored. 

Experience in Development Management and Enforcement matters are essential for this role.

For further information on this role please contact James Bailey on 01732 876084.

(Direct candidates only, strictly no agencies please)

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