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Planning Enforcement Officer

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11 Dec 2021

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Our client, a local authority, is looking for a Planning Enforcement officer to join on an interim basis.

Key duties:

Deal with a caseload of the more complex planning, advertisement, listed building, and conservation area consent enforcement investigations.

Liaison/ meetings with and the provision of advice and guidance to customers on enforcement, planning and related matters. Provision of advice to and response to the requests of the elected Members of the Council.

Where breaches of planning control are identified, investigate the research of such breaches, evaluate alternative options and implement courses of action to remedy or negotiate them. These courses of action may involve preparation of reports to Council Committees, presentation of reports to Members and Committee, preparation and issue of relevant notices, preparation of evidence for inclusion in written appeal statements, presentation of evidence at appeals and attendance at Court.

Collection of evidence in connection with complaints and investigations. This will include precise and accurate records of observations, photography and records of interviews.

Deal with and appear, as necessary, written, hearing and inquiry planning appeals arising from own cases and others within the team.

Prepare reports for committee seeking authority for formal action in accordance with Council policy and constitution. Presentation of own and team's enforcement cases and performance monitoring to committee

To be proactive in the development of a customer focussed service, liaising with the Development Management Service Manager and Head of Planning over proposed and anticipated changes that may be required to practice and procedure.

Carrying out of surveillance and investigations in accordance with RIPA , (Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000), PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984) and good practise.

Prepare instructions, documents and notices for Legal Services in relation to the service of enforcement, related notices and for prosecution offences. To serve these notices on site owner/tenants where required.

To support team members, prepare and give evidence for prosecution proceedings, for inquiries and for hearings. To appear and give evidence in court in relation to these cases on behalf of the council.

As necessary, draft, prepare and serve S330, Planning Contravention, Breach of Condition Notices and similar notices.

Duration is 12 weeks( possibly longer)
Please note the role is inside IR35.

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Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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