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Enforcement Team Leader and Senior Planning Officer

Derbyshire Dales District Council
Grade 10 (SCP 31-33) £34,728 - £36,922
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Enforcement Team Leader and Senior Planning Officer 

Grade 10 (SCP 31-33) £34,728 - £36,922

A new and exciting opportunity has arisen to manage a small team of planning enforcement officers within the Development Management Team at the District Council, which reflects the increased interest in enforcement issues in our District. The post holder will be responsible for co-ordinating and managing investigations into reported breaches of planning control, to ensure that development is managed in a way that that delivers the objectives of the development plan for the area and ensures public faith in the planning system. The post holder will also be responsible for managing planning applications and appeal work arising from enforcement action and, where capacity allows, provide pre-application advice and manage a more complex case load of both major and minor planning applications and development management queries.

The successful candidate will have qualifications and experience in town planning, be well organised and self-motivated with the ability to work independently at times. They must have good communication and negotiation skills and the ability to motivate staff and provide assistance to others to resolve problems. 

In return the District Council can offer the successful candidate the opportunity to develop their career within an excellent authority, with the benefits of the Derbyshire Dales car user allowance, flexitime and professional development opportunities.

For further information please contact Chris Whitmore, Principal Planning Officer on 01629 761171; or email

Please apply online at

If you are unable to apply on line, please contact Corporate Support on 01629 761325 or email for an application form.

 Provisonal Interview Date: 20 December 2021.

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