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Planning Enforcement Officer / Senior Full and Part-Time

  • Employer: Uttlesford District Council (Essex)
  • Reference: UDCE/23/253153
  • Published: Thu 31/08/2023, 11:17 AM
  • Closing on: Sun 24/09/2023, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Part Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week, Full and Part-Time positions available
  • Salary: Career Grade 6-7 £31,099 to £37,261 (needs to be pro rata for 17 hours)
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Saffron Walden, Stansted and Little Canfield Essex, Essex

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Planning Enforcement Officer / Senior Full and Part-Time

Effective planning enforcement is key to maintain confidence in the Planning System. As such, we are seeking an additional full-time and part-time 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 Sarah Marshall or Nigel Brown

on 01799 510510.

To find out more and apply please visit

Please specify which role you are applying for (full or part time on your application.

Closing date for completed applications is Sunday, 24 September 2023.

Interviews will be held on 9 October 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 proud to support our Care Leavers and the Armed Forces Covenant.  Anyone disclosing a disability, or is a Care leaver or is a member of the Armed Forces community (Veteran/Service leaver, Reserve Forces, or their Spouses/Partners or Cadet Force Adult Volunteer) whose application meets the essential criteria for the post will be guaranteed an interview.