Planning Enforcement Officer

Bedford, Bedfordshire
£27,358 - £29,909 per annum
10 Jul 2018
27 Jul 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Bedford Borough Council takes great care to recruit enthusiastic and diligent people so that the services we provide to our community are efficient and effective. We believe that the best work gets done in an environment that’s enjoyable and which values, supports and encourages the development of its employees. In return, we expect our employees to work hard, be committed to helping us achieve our vision, and share our values.


Planning Enforcement Officer

£27,358 - £29,909 per annum

Full time, 37 hours

Quote ref: P000215

The Planning Appeals and Enforcement Team is a key part of the Council’s Development Management Service and is responsible for investigating all breaches of planning control in the Borough. It comprises two Planning Enforcement Officers reporting to the Team Leader (Appeals & Enforcement), and two planning officers within a wider team of heritage and compliance officers.  We are now seeking someone who will enjoy the challenge of working in a performance driven environment where service quality is paramount.

This post would suit a Planning Enforcement Officer seeking a new challenge or somebody with general experience in the built environment/law enforcement/regulatory services.

You will have a diplomatic approach to resolving sensitive issues, and ideally some experience in the collation of evidence/record-keeping. You will be able to keep detailed records and manage a large and varied workload.  You will deal with a range of planning enforcement matters across the Borough, which includes the urban area of Bedford and Kempston and an extensive rural hinterland with several conservation areas and a large number of listed buildings. Parts of the Borough are a strategic Growth Area with a new settlement and major urban extensions under construction, and the process of developing a new development plan looking forward to 2035 is underway.

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Closing date: 27th July 2018.