Planning Enforcement Manager
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The Council’s Planning Enforcement service is at the heart of maintaining confidence in the integrity of the planning system and ensuring Ealing is a healthy and a great place to live. The Borough of Ealing is a forward thinking and culturally diverse region of London, which is very much reflected in our staff at the council. The notion of diversity is one in which we pride ourselves on in not only our people but also in the work we engage in. This is a deliberate intention that has propelled and motivated our staff and their successful approach to enforcement action.
Your new role
As Planning Enforcement Manager, you will be responsible for the effective management and development of a team of Planning Enforcement Officers. We are looking for an individual who is willing to extend their energy and enthusiasm to drive a team of enforcement officers. You will assume the role of a strong role model with a real commitment to high standards to ensure an overarching performance to improve and develop our services. You will be managing a team of roughly 6 Enforcement officers at varying professional levels and technical experience. You will also be providing professional advice and support to the team in investigations and enforcing against breaches of planning control and guide the team towards an understanding of the relevant legislation.
Applicants from lower grades are welcome to apply, you must however have a sound understanding of enforcement and practical experience as an enforcement officer with some managing/monitoring responsibilities. Your role will include providing enforcement expertise and support to ensure the delivery of a consistently high quality and cost-effective service that meets inspection, enforcement and performance targets. Managing one of the UK's most active enforcement teams, including the team’s Accredited Financial Investigator (AFI), will give you the opportunity to gain exposure to a variety of complex cases and to oversee money laundering or confiscation investigations.
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a professional level of competency in interpretation and enforcement of complex regulatory legislation. You will also need to have a proven track record in progressing cases through negotiation or enforcement action. Excellent communication skills and a commitment to maintaining effective relationships with our key stakeholders/partners is essential. This role will require a successful candidate to also have a degree or equivalent professional qualification in Planning.
The Planning Enforcement manager is also required to manage the team’s Accredited Financial Investigator. The successful candidate will be expected to enrol on the Senior Appropriate Officer training course with the National Crime Agency within 6 months of taking up the post. The content of this course is set to build on the candidate’s background and experience. The programme will equip the candidate with knowledge, understanding, skills, attitudes and behaviours needed to manage his/her statutory responsibilities to authorise or countersign applications for financial investigations.
What you'll get in return
For us however, it is not just a question of qualification, it is also about developing self-awareness, personal challenge and reflective practice so that you continue your career from a platform of strength and experience. In return, we’ll offer excellent development opportunities, plus a range of benefits that includes a career average pension scheme, flexible working and the opportunity to make a real difference as a manager and a key member of one of the most culturally diverse Councils in London. You will be given complete autonomy with an enforcement team that encourages and challenges their members to take on risk and welcomes the use of Town and Country Planning Act of 1990 to take direct action in relation to an enforcement notice, proving our nature as a team to be one in which has no restriction and develops and supports their staff in doing so. This is an exciting time to join Ealing Council and be a part of a forward thinking and progressive Planning Enforcement team.
What you need to do now
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