Enforcement Officer

£24,032 - £28119 per year
09 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Enforcement Officer

South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council 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 is able to communicate well at all levels. An excellent benefits package is on offer including annualised hours (flexible working) and a career average pension scheme. They have modern open plan offices and smart working practices and the technology to support mobile working.

Position: Enforcement Officer
Location: Milton Park, Oxfordshire
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 37 hours per week
Salary: £24,032 - £28119 per year, grade 4 with progression to grade 5 (£28,119 - £33,225)
Benefits: A basic 23 days annual leave per annum, rising to 28 days after five years. You also have all the bank holidays to look forward to and time off between Christmas and New Year. Flexible working; pension scheme; A childcare voucher scheme; Cyclescheme; car lease scheme; gym membership, free swims, workplace exercise classes, contributory medical schemes, wellbeing appointments, free eye tests for DSE users and more; ample free parking.

About the role:

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 and retrospective applications in our markets towns, villages and most attractive countryside which are the subject of significant development pressure and growth.


- 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
- 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 as and when required
- Investigate and negotiate more complex enforcement matters
- Prepare and present the full range of enforcement and planning appeals and provide assistance at public inquiries as required
- Process planning applications and lawful development certificate applications that arise from enforcement investigations and as allocated within the department
- 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)

About you:

- 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
- Experience working within a planning office with experience in an enforcement role
- Knowledge of planning legislation coupled with the ability to interpret policies and planning law

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

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