Planning Enforcement Officer

Market related
30 Nov 2020
30 Dec 2020
Ben Rose
Public sector
Full Time
Job Level

2x Planning Enforcement Officer
Responsibilities of the role:
· Provide technical expertise, advice and direction to internal and external customers when solving  problems or managing risks
·Apply a high level of expert knowledge within a technical area of expertise and manage sensitive, open ended and complex case or project based work
·To deal with enquiries and complaints relating to all forms of development and breaches of planning control.
·To identify and investigate all breaches of planning control.
·To give advice to members of the public and others, including, those responsible for a breach, and try to find ways to resolve the breach.
·To ensure that, where a breach is found, appropriate action is taken, where expedient to do so.
·To take formal enforcement action through to prosecution, where necessary, to protect the environment of the Forest of Dean in the public interest and the reputation of the Local Planning Authority.
Essential Requirements and Qualifications:
·A qualification in planning or a related discipline, equivalent to a degree or relevant experience of five years
·knowledge of Town and Country Planning legislation
·A minimum of at least three years experience within a Local Government or related environment
·Experience of working flexibly as part of a team and collaborating with colleagues and stakeholders
·Experience of being involved in continuously improving services and developing products to meet customer need
·Ability to remain calm and confident when dealing with challenging customers and environments
·Ability to resolve complex issues by negotiation
·Deliver commitments and take ownership of own caseload, reshaping of plans to deliver required outcomes
·Demonstrate commitment and resilience to succeed
·Ability to work independently under pressure and within tight deadlines
Hourly rate is negotiable, with the option of potentially working Outside IR35.
This role will move quickly and is unique opportunity to join a growing local authority.

To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV. Please feel free to call Ben Rose on 023 9387 6022 or email him at [email protected]
Job Reference Number - 24354
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.