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Monitoring and Enforcement Officer

South Downs National Park Authority
South Downs Centre Midhurst
£29,430 to £36,891
Closing date
5 Apr 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Enforcement, Planning

Job Details

Position: Monitoring and Enforcement Officer

Location: South Downs Centre Midhurst

Closing Date: 5 April 2021

Interview Date: 23 April 2021

Salary: £29,430 to £36,891

Hours: 37 hours per week

Type of post: Permanent

We are looking to recruit a Monitoring and Enforcement Officer who will be responsible for planning enforcement work, investigating and monitoring alleged breaches of planning legislation relating to a variety of sites.  In addition, the role will include responsibility for pro-active condition monitoring of general Development Management sites as well as fee and non-fee Minerals and Waste sites. You will need to develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues, host authorities as well as complainants, applicants, professional agents, solicitors and the wider community as part of providing an efficient and responsive customer-focussed service.

The role involves communication in difficult circumstances, often with challenging, distressed or aggressive people, and you will need to remain alert to risk at all times as well as being able to deal with situations in a non-confrontational manner.

Minerals and Waste and Major Development sites often have long and complex histories, and attention to detail is vital when monitoring compliance.  You will need to be competent in managing challenging and balancing competing deadlines. You will be required on occasion, to appear as a witness on the National Park Authority’s behalf at appeals and in Court. You may also be required to undertake a moderate planning caseload.

Sound like something that interests you?  Think you can really add value to the role?  Meet the person specification?  Then please apply! 

To apply: Please select the apply button and complete the application and monitoring forms.  All applications must be submitted on the SDNPA application form (CVs will not be considered) & must reach us by 11.30pm 5 April 2021.


SDNPA Enhanced Benefits

- Local government pension scheme

- Healthcare - includes cash plan, counselling and wellbeing discounts

- 27 days’ annual leave, increasing to 30 days, plus bank holidays

- Professional development support

- Flexible working

- Cycle to work scheme

- Car sharing

- Use of pool cars

- Regular staff events / activities, which support the SDNPA’s Purposes and Duty 


The South Downs National Park sits in a beautiful part of Southern England, and being in the South it is in one of the most economically vibrant areas in the UK, after London.  This means a lot of challenges for our planning team.  Working in a unique partnership with 10 local authorities within the National Park boundaries we must ensure we achieve the right balance between environmental, social and economic outcomes and that future developments in the park are managed sympathetically meeting the needs of the whole community – residents; visitors and businesses.  They must achieve all this within the framework of protecting the natural environment, diversity and unique beauty of the landscape.

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