Senior Planning Enforcement Officer
An exciting time to join Forest of Dean District Council…
Our district is already a special place. We are looking for candidates that will help us improve it, making it an even better place to live, learn, do business and enjoy. To do this successfully, we need to remember its rich cultural and economic heritage and to build on the area as an aspirational place with a reputation for nurturing amazing people. We want the Forest of Dean district to be a place where residents have a fantastic work-life balance and feel secure in their communities – creating a draw for industry to nestle amongst the wild spaces. A modern, connected Forest with deep roots. So join us to celebrate this wonderful area; its towns, its communities, and help them thrive, by delivering good quality well paid jobs, enhancing our education provision, improving housing options and the social mobility of our young people.
About the role…
We are seeking to recruit a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to deliver commitments and take ownership of own case load, seeking to ensure that the policies of the council and planning permissions are correctly implemented to protect the unique character of the area.
The complexity and nature of the work will reflect the experience, competencies and qualifications of the successful applicant.
You will need…
- 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
- GCSE Maths and English or equivalent to grade C/4 or higher
- 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
- Use of a car for work purposes
For more information about this role please see the Job Description/Person Specification.
If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Clive Reynolds on [email protected]
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Closing date for CV’s: Wednesday 21st April 2021
Interview Date: TBC
You will be employed by Publica Group Ltd which was created by four partner Councils (Forest of Dean District Council,West Oxfordshire District Council, Cotswold District Council, and Cheltenham Borough Council) to deliver more efficient and improved services.
Publica is a unique place to work – we are a local government organisation with a twist! Publica wants to transform the way local services are delivered. To help do this we have started to fundamentally rethink the way we design our services in the digital era so that Publica is a customer-focused organisation driven by real user needs.
If you feel this is the role for you please email your CV and supporting statement detailing how you meet the criteria above by clicking on the ‘Apply for this Position’ icon within this page. Alternatively, please email us at [email protected] or contact the recruitment team on 01285 623079/70
Your application will not be considered if you have not provided a supporting statement, in addition to your CV.
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