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Planning Enforcement Officer

Carrington West
£35 per hour
Closing date
24 Sep 2021

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Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in Kent in their search for a Planning Enforcement Officer. This will be offered on an initial 6-month contract, then rolling.

The successful candidate will work as part of a team to provide a highly effective, high quality and efficient Planning Enforcement service which investigates breaches of planning control, taking swift and decisive action where it is expedient to do so.
·You will play a fundamental role in serving a variety of enforcement notices, drafting witness statements for inquiries, conducting site visits, and negotiating for retrospective planning permission.
·You will be responsible for investigating and managing a caseload of planning enforcement cases, from small-scale breaches to large/complex cases which may require you to represent at planning appeals.
·Your typical caseload will include dealing with unauthorised developments, changes of use and modifications to listed buildings and you will be responsible for investigation through to resolution.
·On occasion, you will be required to prepare evidence for prosecutions in conjunction with issuing a variety of notices when required such as Breach of Condition, Stop and Enforcement.
The successful candidate will have proven enforcement experience within a UK local authority; will have excellent communication skills and should feel comfortable in working on a high-volume case load.
The hiring manager is looking for someone who can start as soon as possible.

Carrington West Pay Rate - £35p/h
Job Ref - 28075

Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:
[email protected]
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Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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