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Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

Forest of Dean District Council
Coleford, Gloucestershire
£25,525- £38,644 per annum, (Subject to level and experience)
Closing date
16 Feb 2022

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Local Authority, Public sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Planner, Senior
Enforcement, Planning
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Senior Planning Enforcement Officer
£25,525- £38,644 per annum, (Subject to level and experience)
37 hours per week, Permanent
Vacancy Number:- PUB210

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 looking to recruit a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to provide technical expertise, planning advice and direction to internal and external customers when solving problems or managing risks.

In this role you will apply a high level of expert knowledge within a technical area of expertise and manage sensitive, open ended and complex case or project based work. You will also be required to deal with enquiries and complaints relating to all forms of development and breaches of planning control and give advice to members of the public and others, including, those responsible for a breach, and try to find ways to resolve the breach.

This is a varied role in which you will give advice to members of the public and others and we are looking for a person with excellent attention to detail and communication skills.

If you feel like this role is for you then we would love to hear from you.

This is a replacement role which will cover the Forest of Dean. Within the District, there are plenty of places to see and visit whether you love hiking or cycling. With our agile working ethos: you will be spoilt for choice.

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

Special Conditions…

  • 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 at

Please follow the link to see our great benefits: Benefits

Closing date: Wednesday 16th February 2022 @ midnight

Interview date: w/c 28th February 2022 via video conference

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.

What can we do for you…

  • Agile working allowing a mix of home and office working
  • Flexible working arrangements (depending on the role)
  • 26 days paid annual leave (pro rata if you are working part time) plus bank holidays and an extra two volunteering days off a year for you to support a charity of your choice
  • Health cash plan giving you cash back on health, dental and eye care
  • Pension scheme with a good employer contribution of 5% of your earnings
  • Employee Assistance Programme 24/7, providing positive, preventative and supportive advice and counselling to deal with everyday events and issues
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Salary sacrifice car lease scheme with huge tax and NI savings to be made on electric cars
  • Access to digital financial advice (covering your pension scheme, mortgages and other finances)
  • Generous sickness cover above statutory entitlements
  • Additional income protection, covering 50% of your salary for potentially a further five years if you are unable to work due to sickness or injury
  • Life assurance, currently four times your annual salary

Terms and conditions apply

These are just a handful of the benefits that you can enjoy when you join us!


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