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Enforcement Officer

£25372 - £35077 per annum
South and Vale Disctrict Council


Enforcement Officer

If you are looking to progress your career in planning enforcement and the wider planning field this is an excellent opportunity to expand your experience in a busy and forward looking planning service. You will gain experience in dealing with a wide variety of investigations and associated appeals in our markets towns, villages and most attractive countryside which are the subject of significant development pressure and growth.

Enforcement Officer Responsibilities:

• investigate, negotiate and resolve a wide range of enforcement matters including material changes of use and listed building control
• attend site visits and evening meetings of the relevant council committees, and forums, presenting recommendations in respect of enforcement and any related matters as required
• to provide professional advice on all enforcement related matters face to face, on the telephone and in writing on behalf of the council
• prepare and present evidence in respect of appeals against planning enforcement decisions, particularly in respect of written representations appeals, and provide assistance at public inquiries as required
• provide professional pre or post application advice face to face or in writing as and when necessary
• assist the team leader with any specific projects within the planning service (such as participating in continuous development).

The duties may vary from time to time without changing the nature of the post or the level of responsibility and the post holder may also be required to carry out any other duties appropriate to the grading of the post.

Enforcement Officer Requirements:

• relevant planning degree or equivalent qualification or level of experience
• hold a full and current driving licence and have the use of a car for work purposes
• able to research concepts or projects with minimal supervision
• strong analytical and problem solving skills
• able to prioritise and manage own work
• able to think rationally and logically
• proven skills in relating well to elected councillors and the general public
• accurate and strong written communication skills
• strong oral skills and experience in giving succinct and well-argued presentations both formally and informally
• hold a full and current driving licence and have the use of a car for work purposes
• a minimum of two years working within a planning office with a minimum of a year in an enforcement role
• a strong knowledge of planning legislation coupled with the ability to interpret policies and planning law

About South Oxfordshire District council & Vale of White Horse District Council:

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are forward-thinking local authorities, based in one of the most attractive areas of the country. They are looking for a professional, competent and enthusiastic person who can communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme.

Salary: Starting from £25,372 on Grade 4 with progression to grade 5 (maximum £35,077)

Job type: Full Time, Permanent

Hours: Up to 37 hours per week

Location: Milton Park Oxfordshire

Benefits: A basic 24 days annual leave per annum, rising to 29 days after five years. Flexible approach to working. Salary pay awards. A generous career average pension scheme which includes life insurance of three times your salary. A childcare voucher scheme which parents appreciate. The opportunity to purchase a bike through Cyclescheme (cheaper than directly through a store) so that you can cycle to work! A salary sacrifice car lease scheme – a fully inclusive driving package for a fixed monthly cost. We give you two days per year to volunteer within the local community.

You may have experience of the following: Planning Enforcement Officer, Local Authority, Planning Permission Specialist, Development Management, Planning Officer, Local Authority Town Planning, etc.
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