Planning Enforcement Officer

Posted 17 May 2024
Salary £40 - 43 per hour
LocationHertfordshire
Job type Contract - Full Time
Job duration3 Months
Discipline Town Planning
Reference51049
Contact NameNatalie Swaine

Job description

Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in the Home Counties in the search for a Planning Enforcement Officer to join their Town Planning department on an initial 3-month contract.
 
The main purpose of the role is to assist in providing a high quality, customer-focused planning service by investigating alleged breaches of planning control, pursuing the most appropriate and effective action to remedy these, working closely with Development Management / Conservation / Policy Planners and Officers in other services.
 
MAIN DUTIES:
1.Investigate and monitor cases of alleged breaches of planning control (including protected trees and listed buildings). These investigations may include - clarifying if the allegation constitutes development; reviewing the site history; assessing the extent of permitted development rights; interviewing and taking statements from developers, builders, complainants and others under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act; taking photographs and measurements; comparing measurements or materials on site against submitted drawings and plans.
2.Contribute to the efficient running of the service as a member of the wider planning enforcement team.
3.Maintain records of all investigations, including the preparation of formal file notes, ensuring that any evidence is presented in a logical and coherent manner.
4.Make recommendations as to the appropriate course of action to address any alleged breaches of planning control in consultation with other Enforcement Officers, Planning Officers and Legal Officers. This may include the preparation of formal reports (both expediency and delegated) for approval.
5.When instructed to do so, to produce written reports and recommendations for retrospective planning applications and certificates of lawful development.
(Additional responsibilities to be expected)
 
To apply for these roles, it is essential that you have worked as a Planning Enforcement Officer in a local authority planning department. All applicants must have a full clean driving license and access to own vehicle.
 
It would be beneficial to hold a Post-graduate degree in planning, regeneration or a related discipline, and have the eligibility for membership of RTPI.
 
The council are looking for candidates who will be able to hit the ground running and are offering hybrid working arrangements with a weekly office presence required.
 
Carrington West Pay Rate - £40 to £43per/hour (Negotiable depending on experience)
 
Job Ref - 51049
Please call Cameron de Wit on 02393 876014 for a confidential discussion on this role, or email myself or our planning team if you are short of time to chat:
cameron.dewit@carringtonwest.com
planning@carringtonwest.com

Carrington West's dedicated Town Planning Recruitment Team supply clients UK wide on both a permanent and contract basis and all levels of seniority. If this role is too senior, too junior or in a location that is unsuitable, but you are keen on options, please still feel free to apply and we can discuss other, often unadvertised roles with you.