Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer
(Salary: £23289 - £25711 per annum)
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Planning and Economic Development Team at Worcester City Council. We are looking appoint an Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer to work in our very busy Development Management service to deal with a range of planning enforcement matters.
The successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with breaches of planning control, heritage matters as well as being part of the Council's co-ordinated enforcement activities across its various services. You can play a leading role in achieving the highest standards in the vital services we provide to this beautiful city. You will be joining an experienced team and supporting the City Council to deliver an excellent planning service.
Worcester is a great place to work. We have a thriving city centre, investment by cutting edge technology companies, a great wealth of history, a fantastic environment making it somewhere to be proud of. Being such a wonderful place, the role of the Planning Service is crucial to ensuring that the city retains its high quality appearance, character and environment.
Surrounded by beautiful countryside, Worcester is the jewel of the West Midlands, with the River Severn and the Worcester & Birmingham Canal running through its heart and a history spanning more than 2,000 years. Its rich heritage includes the 12th Century Cathedral, a Guildhall admired by monarchs from King George III to Queen Elizabeth II and the site of the English Civil War’s last battle. Worcester offers a high quality of life with its rich and varied heritage, award winning parks, excellent schools and diverse range of shops and restaurants.
The city enjoys a strong sporting reputation based on top flight cricket and rugby clubs, a centrally located racecourse and major annual running and cycling events. Worcester has a strong cultural and musical life and is the birthplace of Elgar, one of England’s most celebrated composers.
Benefits to you:
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays (rising to 30 days with 5 years of local government service)
- Flexible (including part time) working hours
- Agile/remote working arrangements
- Generous pension scheme
- Support for training and professional development
- Subsidised RTPI, IHBC or RIBA subscription.
- Discounted car parking
- Subsidised leisure facilities and employee discounts in local stores
- Free confidential employee assistance programme, available 24 hours a day
- Office is less than five minutes’ walk from train station
- Birmingham less than an hour’s commute away
- Plus unlimited free teas and coffees for you to enjoy whilst you’re at work!
At Worcester City Council, we are committed to seeking excellence in everything we do as we strive for the coveted Investors in Accreditation standard. In working for Worcester City Council you can achieve excellence for yourself and this great city.
We are looking for somebody with a planning degree, planning enforcement qualification (or working towards it) or experience in planning matters with an understanding of Development Management legislation and procedure with experience of being able to make sound judgement on material planning considerations.
You will need to be well-organised and have the ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to negotiate and give clear messages under pressure. Tact and diplomacy in dealing with a wide range of people will be required and a strong commitment to customer care.
We want applications from people who have the passion, determination and ambition to make a difference within Worcester to deliver the very best for our residents, businesses and communities.
For this post we can offer a varied and challenging workload, extensive training and CPD opportunities and a friendly working environment in city centre offices in an historic city surrounded by exceptional countryside.
If you are interested in this role have an initial conversation with the Planning Enforcement Officer, Jonathan Lester: E-mail [email protected] or call 01905 722568 to find out more.
Closing Date: Friday 3rd September 2021
Interview Date: Monday 20th September 2021