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Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

Mid Devon District Council
Tiverton, EX16 6PP - (Flexible working and hybrid working arrangements)
SALARY: £40,221 to £43,421 per annum
Closing date
3 May 2024

Job Details

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

About this job

PERMANENT: 37 Hours per week

SALARY: £40,221 to £43,421 per annum

LOCATION: Tiverton, EX16 6PP

Are you looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to make your mark, demonstrate your abilities and create a positive and lasting impact?

If so, Mid Devon would like to hear from you…

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and capable individuals who are interested in using and developing their professional skills and knowledge to help us deliver a high quality Planning Enforcement service.

Our team is a friendly, high performing team with highly skilled planning officers that are always happy to help and support. We put people at the heart of what we do and we look after our officers’ wellbeing as a priority.

Candidates interested in the Senior Enforcement Officer role will need to demonstrate considerable planning experience; be able to apply Planning Policy and Legislation on a range of matters, and; will be a confident self-motivated senior professional with excellent written and verbal communications skills.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can effectively and efficiently deal with a range of reported planning breaches; draft reports on appropriate courses of action; service notices; progress matters and instigate legal action where and when necessary.

As part of the wider Development Management team, you will play an important role in investigating and resolving cases of alleged breaches of planning control. This will involve making site visits, undertaking site surveillance and conducting interviews where necessary. You will prepare reports, documents and evidence in connection with cases for Planning Committee, appeals and legal proceedings and give evidence. You will also have day to day oversight of the work of the Enforcement Assistant and support in the mentoring and management of this officer.

Mid Devon District Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all of our employees including:

  • A competitive hourly rate of pay
  • Access to a significantly discounted leisure membership with the Council’s leisure service
  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Flexible working and hybrid working arrangements
  • Membership to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Free access to a comprehensive Employee Assistance Programme
  • Excellent training and development opportunities
  • A competitive relocation package is available for anyone considering relocating to Mid Devon in order to take up this role. Further information can be provided to interested candidates upon request.

To find out more

For an informal discussion about the posts, please contact Angharad Williams on 01884 234905

For full details please read the Job Description and Person Specification - PD23 - Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

The Job Description refers to the level of competencies required for this post. For an explanation of what this means, please see Core Competencies.

A satisfactory basic disclosure check and three years complete employment history will be requested in the event of you being offered the position.

Unfortunately we are unable to sponsor skilled worker visas at this time. For more information on pre-employment checks, please review the documents found here.

How to apply

Please apply online by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Please download and complete our Job Application Form and send to

Please remember to quote the following post and vacancy numbers:

CLOSING DATE: 3 May 2024 at 1:00pm



MDDC reserves the right to close this vacancy early. We therefore encourage early applications.

We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all underrepresented groups. We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We're committed to Equality of Opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

If we've not contacted you within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.



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