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Planning Enforcement Triage Officer (Temporary post for 12 months)

£30,000 - £39,999
Sevenoaks District Council

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Department: Development Management - Enforcement

Salary: Band E £33,487 to £36,543 with essential car user allowance.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated individual to work within our Planning Enforcement Team, to be the lead officer in setting up a new 'Triage' system for all our enforcement work.

This is a varied and rewarding role where you can make your mark by bringing in a new system that you have helped develop. Also by bringing in new ideas and ways of working within a proactive Council, who are always looking for ways to improve the level of service they provide.

You will have a few of your own enforcement cases, with your main focus being the lead on setting up a new triage system and assisting the team in planning matters. You will work across all departments of the Council, work with Members, Parish and Town Councils and the public representing the planning enforcement team. You will deal with a variety of issues to contribute to the delivery of the planning service.

We are looking for someone who has experience in planning/enforcement who is looking to develop their career. In particular, we would welcome candidates who have strong evidence of proactive work in the planning enforcement environment or have brought in clear and positive changes to their planning/enforcement work. A successful candidate would also have a full driving licence with a vehicle available for work purposes.

Other members of the team will look to you for inspiration and guidance when dealing with planning issues. By joining the team you will actively seek to add value, and in return, you will be given every opportunity to develop and progress your career.

Feel free to contact us to have a chat about the role, and find out more about who we are and the work we’ve been doing over the last year. Call Stephen Whitehead on 01732 227250 or Evelyn Gilder on 01732 227306.

Closing date: 10 May 2020.

Interview date: 18 May 2020 (Interviews may take place via Zoom- to be confirmed).

Why work for Sevenoaks: we are an award winning Council having achieved the Guardian Public Service Awards 2016 for being financially self-sufficient, are one of the few organisations in the country to retain its Platinum Investors in People status. We were voted LGC Council of the Year 2017 and won a Pushing the Boundaries of Innovation award in 2018.

Benefits on offer for you: We offer an assisted car purchase scheme with loans of up to £10,000, a generous annual leave allowance of 27 days (with an additional five days depending on length of local government service) and the flexibility of buying or selling additional leave among many others. Details of the range of staff benefits offered can be seen in the document attached.

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