Town Planner - Principal Enforcement Officer

Carrington West
East London
£25 - £35/hour
13 Jul 2017
12 Aug 2017
Public Sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Town Planner - Principal Enforcement Officer

Carrington West's dedicated Town and Country Planning Recruitment Team operate UK wide and we are delighted to be assisting our local authority client in East London with their new search for a Principal Planning Enforcement Officer to join their Planning Enforcement Team on an initial 6-month contract.

The Role

You will be accountable to the Planning Enforcement and Appeals Manager for dealing with complaints
and infringements of the planning legislation in order to ensure all development and use of
land is in accordance with current policies and controls. To assist Development Control
Officers in processing planning applications. To represent the Planning Enforcement and
Appeals Manager and Head of Development as required at internal/external meetings.

You will be required to assist in the supervision of staff and in their development and training
You may be required to step in at meetings to represent Planning Enforcement at
manager/board level on behalf of the Planning Enforcement and Appeals Manager
where required.

This Post is an Essential Car Users Post

Candidate Requirements

To carry out this role it is absolutely essential you have worked within a similar capacity within a local authority setting. You will need a good working knowledge of planning legislation and you will need to be well organised. As you will be largely working under your own initiative you will need to be disciplined in your approach to work and you will need to be able to manage work within agreed timeframes. Formal town planning qualifications are not absolutely necessary if you have an equivalent level of work experience in this specialist area.

At this stage, the role is believed to fall in scope of IR35.

Competitive hourly rates are on offer between £25-35 per hour - Umbrella - Inside IR35

For more information and a confidential conversation, please call Ben Hitchman on (Apply online only) or email

If this role is too senior, too junior, or too far for you to travel but you are looking for your next role in Town Planning, please call Ben Hitchman in our Town Planning team on (Apply online only), we are keen to discuss our non-advertised opportunities with you.