Area Planning and Enforcement Officer

£26,822 - £33,437 pa*
22 Sep 2017
16 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Enforcement, Planning

Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils are committed to improving the quality of life for everyone living in, working in and visiting east Suffolk. Already a progressive and successful partnership, we are in the process of combining our two authorities to create the largest district council in the country, delivering vital services to those who need them most.

Our councils are an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people's lives.

We are looking for an Area Planning and Enforcement Officer, based in our Melton / Woodbridge offices. You will have your own caseload, present cases to Committee and carry out planning and / or enforcement visits, site surveys and inspections which will primarily focus upon parts of the Suffolk Coastal District and may on occasion involve the Waveney District.

You will be able to demonstrate good interpersonal and written communication skills and show a particular flair for negotiation and influencing. You will also be experienced in handling planning applications and appeals. The role fits within an area team and will benefit from continued support for your professional development.

This role will provide a great opportunity to develop a career in a forward-looking partnership with key major projects within a beautiful area, including the regeneration of Lowestoft and associated renewable energy opportunities, Sizewell new nuclear build, BT Adastral Park and the Port of Felixstowe.

In return, we can offer great opportunities for training and development. As part of a large team, there will be continued support for your professional development. We want you to stay with us for the long term, so we will give you all the support we can to build a great career with our organisation.

There is also a superb benefits package including flexible working options and purpose-built, brand new office accommodation, as well as a generous leave entitlement, discount scheme, pension scheme and free car parking.

* with bar at £30,785. Including essential car user allowance, professional fees and (where appropriate) relocation allowances.

For an informal discussion regarding this post, please contact Phillip Rowson, Planning Development Manager on (01394) 444442 or Liz Beighton, Development Management Team Leader on (01394) 444778.

To apply, please visit our website:

Closing date: 1pm, 16 October 2017.

Interview date: 27 October 2017.

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