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Planning Enforcement Officer

Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils
Place of work:
Endeavour House*, Ipswich
Salary details:
Job term:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Closing date:
08 August 2021 01:00 PM
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  • £23,541 - £34,728 per annum
  • 37 hours per week
  • Permanent 

We are looking for an experienced person to join our Planning Enforcement team, someone who shares our values, commitment and motivation to make a difference for our districts.

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

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.

You will be working on a busy 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 access to a vehicle.

This is a career grade post, therefore appointment at the different entry levels will be dependent upon the knowledge, skills and experience of the successful applicant.

This role is normally based at our modern and conveniently located office accommodation, however, during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working from home and it has worked really well for us.

We are proud of the role we play in creating the environment, economy and communities for our districts. Babergh and Mid Suffolk have consistently been voted amongst the top places to live in the UK.

Working together across our councils and with our partners in the public, private and voluntary sectors, we provide excellent services to our 190,000 residents across Babergh and Mid Suffolk – working hard to provide homes, support our communities, boost local economy, protect our environment and keep our districts clean, tidy and safe.

We are committed to agile and flexible working (subject to business need), with full time, part time or job share opportunities considered. Supporting equality and diversity, Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils provide opportunity and ambition for all, enabling and empowering our people to deliver the best possible results for our residents.

For an informal discussion about this role please call Simon Bailey on (01449) 724558 or email: simon.bailey@baberghmidsuffolk.gov.uk

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