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Planning Enforcement Officer 

Oxford City Council
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Salary and Grade G6: £30,217 to £31,924 per annum - (pro rata for part time) 
Closing date
10 Oct 2019

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Planning Enforcement Officer 

Salary and Grade G6: £30,217 to £31,924 per annum - (pro rata for part time) 

The role 

We are looking for a Planning Enforcement Officer to join us who is self-motivated, adaptable and flexible in their approach and on a journey of continual improvement. We offer an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to make a difference in our eCopynforcement team dealing with a wide range of planning and environmental issues. 

Planning Enforcement is an important function within the planning process in Oxford and our committed team work at the sharp end of planning and development management. Our Regulatory Services has a strong record of taking a proactive enforcement stance and using their full range of skills in an effective and innovative way to secure improvements for residents in the City. Playing a key role in this you will possess strong persuasion, negotiation and communications skills while advising customers on how to ensure compliance and assessments of harm and expediency are conducted appropriately. 

The role will also involve taking the appropriate enforcement action where necessary, including dealing with enforcement appeals and attending court proceedings and committee hearings. A confident decision maker having the ability to engage with all key stakeholders while maintaining a high personal standard of professionalism and behaviours at all times, this is a real opportunity for the right person to join a strong, efficient team whose focus is to deliver a high quality service 

About us 

Oxford City Council prides itself on delivering high quality, cost effective public services. Oxford is a world class city and the Council has high aspirations for its services and employees. We are a multi-award winning Council and in May 2017 we were re-accredited at Gold level for Champion IiP status. Our other awards include the Institute of Revenues Rating & Valuation (IRRV) ‘Excellence in Innovation (General)’ winners 2017, Oxfordshire Environment Partnership (OEP) ‘Best Food Waste Reduction and Collection System’, and several ‘Team of the Year’ national and regional awards across our Service Areas. This builds on our previous success in achieving ‘Council of the Year’ in 2015. 

With over 700 staff dedicated to delivering the best service possible to our communities this is an exciting time to be working in Local Government. We focus on improving outcomes for local people and you might be surprised at the range and quality of the services we provide. 

We offer a fantastic range of staff benefits that include generous holiday (from 28 days a year plus bank holidays), local government pension scheme, subsidised leisure membership, discounted travel and flexible working in many roles. We offer well-defined opportunities through our learning and development programme. We also have an employee wellbeing programme, an employee assistance programme and support via our dedicated occupational health service. 

How to apply 

More information is available on the role profile document. Please read this document to ensure that you meet our requirements. More information about working for the Council, our values and vision, is available on our web site. 

Applications should be made via our online application system (no CVs please). For further information and how to apply online, please visit If you are unable to access our website please call 01865 252848. Note: For roles that require a DBS Certificate (Enhanced and or Barred List check), candidates are required to supply their complete work history. Please ensure you explain any gaps in your work history.

Closing Date: 10 October 2019 Late applications will not be processed Interview Date(s): 30 October 2019 / 31 October 2019 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Mike Browning on 01865 252540 or email or Sara Malyon on 01865 252568 or email 

To apply click on the 'Apply Button'

We are an equal opportunity employer: We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the community we support. We have policies in place to ensure that every applicant and employee can flourish and succeed. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from BAME communities. All applicants will be given fair consideration for work and will not receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of any protected characteristic. 

Oxford City Council is not currently licensed as a sponsor and cannot employ migrant workers outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland under the Point Based System rules, issued by the UK Border Agency. 



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01865 252848
St Aldate's Chambers
109 St Aldate's

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