Senior Monitoring & Enforcement Officer

Bakewell, Derbyshire
Competitive salary
12 May 2021
31 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner, Senior

About Us

The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.

As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.

We’re now looking for a Senior Monitoring & Enforcement Officer to join our team in Bakewell.

The Benefits

- Local government pension scheme

- Flexible working

- On-site parking

- Work from offices based in the heart of the National Park

- Benefit from stunning surroundings and views on a daily basis

This is the perfect opportunity for a planning professional with development management skills and the ability to effectively negotiate to ensure our areas of outstanding natural beauty remain protected.

The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. You will play an important role in maintaining the balance between people and nature to ensure that the Park can be enjoyed for generations to come.

What’s more, we are based between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, making this the ideal opportunity if you’re looking to break away from city life and commute to the country (unless you’re working from home!).

The Role

As a Senior Monitoring & Enforcement Officer, you will ensure that developments within the National Park are consistent with the Authority's policies and practices.

In particular, you will be responsible for investigating complaints of planning breaches and seeking resolution through negotiation.

Where necessary, you will be required to pursue formal enforcement action, including drafting reports and formal notices and dealing with appeals. Occasionally, you will be involved in taking legal action including preparing evidence and appearing as a witness in court.

Specifically, you will:

- Advise applicants and members of the public on planning and enforcement matters

- Draft and serve enforcement notices or other formal notices

- Liaise with the Authority's legal officers on enforcement matters

- Accurately maintain computerised case records

About You

To join us as a Senior Monitoring & Enforcement Officer, you will need:

- Experience of development management practice, planning law and regulations

- The ability to negotiate and make balanced judgments, especially in conflict situations

- Good organisational skills and methodical record-keeping

- Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

- An RTPI recognised full planning qualification

Membership of RTPI or another relevant organisation would be desirable. Knowledge of design and construction issues, and rural planning and conservation issues, would also be beneficial to your application, as would evidence of CPD in planning and related subjects.

Other organisations may call this role Monitoring and Enforcement Officer, Monitoring and Enforcement Manager, Development Management Officer, Planning Development Officer, Rural Planner, Planning Enforcement Officer, Qualified Planner, Rural Planning Officer, or Planning Officer.

The closing date for this role is the 31st May 2021.

Please select the apply button shown to apply for this position. The job description and person specification will be available to download and review when you apply.

The Peak District National Park Authority is an equal opportunities employer, values diversity and is strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environment is, the better our work will be.

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