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Planning Enforcement Officer

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced enforcement planner to join our dynamic planning enforcement team that operates across two London Boroughs. Your role will be to investigate and resolve breaches of planning control. This will include analysing development proposals, communicating with residents, councillors and other development professionals. Your investigations may lead to service of enforcement notices, prosecution proceedings, action in default and defending your enforcement decisions at appeal.

Strong communication skills will be essential in order to negotiate resolutions to planning breaches and manage the concerns of affected residents. You will have a planning or related degree and be able to draft detailed planning reports assessing breaches against relevant planning policies and guidance.

If you are a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and relevant qualifications, we are keen to hear from you. 

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Craig Raybould Planning Enforcement Team Manager

Please provide a supporting statement with your CV referring to how you feel you meet the person specifications attached to the Job Profile.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include 36 hour working week (Full Time), a mixture of home and working (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits including membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.


Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date:  Friday 31st March 2023

Shortlisting Date: Weds 5th April 2023

Interview Date: Tuesday 12th April 2023

Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.


Useful Information:

The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible. Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services.

The application process for this campaign will be anonymised.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.

Important Information:

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Richmond and Wandsworth Councils

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