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Planning Enforcement Officer

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Building & Construction

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £30 - £35 per hour

  • Contact:

    Jack Fellows

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

  • Duration:

    9 Months

  • Expiry date:


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Planning Enforcement Officer required for a fantastic contract based in Stroud

The Role

  • To identify and investigate breaches of all types of planning control sometimes in unfavourable conditions
  • To collect evidence through inspections on site (including building sites), surveys, informal and formal interviews and in accordance with the Council's lone working policy
  • To undertake formal interviews in accordance with the PACE Act 1984 as required
  • To manage a caseload of enforcement complaints
  • To undertake consultation with the Senior Enforcement Officer, Planning Officers and Managers in order to make judgements as to the expediency of taking enforcement action in each case
  • To draft and serve enforcement notices, prepare reports and provide written evidence for appeals and court proceedings
  • To support the Senior Enforcement Officer in presenting enforcement reports to managers and Members
  • To attend court proceedings as appropriate
  • To undertake other such duties as may be directed by the line manager.

The Requirements

  • Good understanding and appreciation of Planning law, Local and National Planning Policy, regulations and guidance
  • Ability to research and problem solve
  • Excellent IT skills, including use of MS Office software and Document Management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Committed to providing excellent customer service
  • An understanding of administrative processes and systems
  • Experience of working with the public
  • Ability to manage own time and workload
  • Qualifications in a planning related subject

The Contract

  • 9 Month contract
  • £30-35 per hour (Paid via Umbrella Company)
  • Based in Stroud
  • Council Based Role

If interested please call Jack on 01772 428186 or email