Planning Enforcement Officer

Basildon, Essex
Pay Band 6 (£26,536 to £29,908 per annum inclusive of fringe)
12 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner
Enforcement, Planning

(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

This post is open to job share

Basildon Council attaches great importance to the protection and enhancement of its natural and built environments. It is particularly protective of its Green Belt and constantly seeks to robustly enforce planning controls throughout the borough to ensure public confidence is maintained in the planning regime.

The post holder will be based within the Council's Planning Enforcement Team and will be required to carry out a range of planning enforcement duties that contribute to the effective and efficient delivery of the enforcement of planning controls that strives to conserve, maintain and enhance the natural and built environment of the Borough.

The successful candidate will undertake the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control, and the monitoring of developments to ensure that compliance with planning conditions and approved plans is achieved. Where breaches occur the post holder will communicate with transgressors and complainants to resolve the issue. If formal enforcement action is required, the post holder will be directly involved in the issuing of notices and other legal proceedings that may follow from such action.

The successful candidate should have excellent communication skills, and the ability to negotiate effectively in difficult situations. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with experience of enforcement investigatory and research work to develop their skills in a challenging environment.

If you feel you have the necessary qualities then we would like to hear from you.

Please click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

Please note that the Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful, please be advised that you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

Please note that if you are employed by an Agency with Basildon Borough Council, you will need to complete the External Application Form (via the 'Apply Online' button which is at the bottom of the advert). It is important that you create a new User 'Name' and 'Password' if you have been accessing iTrent during your agency placement.

Basildon Borough Council is unable to accept CV applications, please complete our online application form by going to and clicking 'Apply Online' at the bottom of this advert.

If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources on 01268 208242 or

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Applicants with a hearing or speech impairment can contact us using the Text Relay Service. Dial 18001 followed by the full telephone number as above. Calls are charged at your telecommunications provider's standard rate. The application pack is also available in alternative formats upon request.

Please read the briefing pack before completing your Application Form as it contains important information about the recruitment process and the post advertised.

Good Luck with Your Application!

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