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Planning Compliance Officer

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Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House, Ipswich
Salary details:
£22,911 - £33,799*
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term
Closing date:
28 August 2019 01:00 PM
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We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced officer to join our busy, progressive team.

To apply for the role, you will need to hold a relevant degree or the Certificate in Planning Enforcement and be able to demonstrate up-to-date and detailed knowledge and experience of planning enforcement.

You will have a strong work ethic, possess good communication and report writing skills and will be keen and ambitious. You will need to be able to work well independently and as part of the team with minimal supervision. Excellent customer service skills will also be required.

You will be working on a very specific case load and will be tasked with carrying out inspections and assessing developments to ascertain breaches of planning legislation. In addition, you will need to have the ability to advise customers of the appropriate course of action to resolve a breach and, when necessary, draft notices, collect evidence and prepare legal proceedings for action against offenders. 

Knowledge of the law around the protection and conservation of listed buildings would also be desirable.

You will be required to make site visits in a large rural area and so will need to hold a driving licence and have a car.

* plus essential car user allowance.

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are committed to agile and flexible working practices (subject to business need). We believe that work is something we do and not somewhere we go; we want our staff to feel enabled and empowered to fully embrace these opportunities. Based at our modern and conveniently located office accommodation, we can offer great opportunities for training and development and we will give you all the support you need. We offer flexible working options, a generous leave entitlement, access to the Suffolk Green Travel Plan, discount scheme and a pension scheme.

For an informal discussion, please contact Simon Bailey on (01449) 724558.

Interview date: 6 September 2019.

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