Planning Enforcement Officer – Planning & Building Control
Reference no: St. Albans 821533
Pay Rate: £20.00 ph PAYE, noting that Ltd/Umbrella company rates may also apply[temporary, but potentially long term role, subject to extension by the client]
- Where this vacancy is based:
St Albans, AL1 3
- What’s involved with this role:
To support the Planning and Building Investigations Team leader by maintaining the integrity of the planning and building control systems through effective enforcement at St Albans District Council
Duties to include:
- Investigate, manage and report on breaches of planning control, and secure compliance under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Liaise with Development Management Manager, Team Leader, other senior officers and planning officers with regard to the expediency of taking enforcement action.
- Investigate, manage and report on breaches of building control, and secure compliance under the Building Acts. Liaise with Building Control Manager, Team Leader, other senior officers and planning officers with regard to the expediency of taking enforcement action.
- Provide expert advice, guidance and interpretation on all aspects of planning and building control legislation to customers, service users and colleagues in line with statutory and service requirements.
- Actively carry out site visits and undertaking accurate site monitoring. Record accurate site notes, take photographs and record information on IT systems in order to ensure appropriate enforcement actions can be taken.
- Support the Planning and Building Investigations Team Leader in undertaking pro-active enforcement project work, to meet corporate objectives improvement and delivery.
- Provide appropriate expertise in planning enforcement appeals and planning appeals when required, liaising with the Development Management, Spatial Planning and Building Control teams. Provide written evidence for hearings and Planning (public) Inquiries and Court.
- Serve Enforcement Notices, formally cautioning suspected offenders and serving other statutory notices when required.
- Liaise effectively with stakeholders, external agencies and other officers within the Council, conducting joint investigations when necessary.
- Ensure enforcement decisions are transparent, consistent and robust through clear communication of national and local policy and seek to reduce the amount of appeals through a proactive development management approach and member partnership working and training.
- Support the Planning Investigations Team Leader to ensure the ICT for the team is maintained at an appropriate level and is informed through new developments in e-planning delivery.
N.B. – If, when replying, you fail to quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. your application will be AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
- Giving yourself the best chance of success:
- Please make sure that your CV is up to date and explains any gaps in employment.
- Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” (see below) of the role, including any DBS details and other qualifications called for.
- TO AVOID BEING REJECTED your CV should clearly state that you are AVAILABLE TO START WORK IMMEDIATELY OR AT SHORT NOTICE.
- WE CANNOT USE INFORMATION IN COVERING LETTERS, SO YOUR CV MUST CONTAIN ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION
- We recommend that you consider sending us (see * below) a suitably ‘tailored’ CV for each role that you apply for, listing somewhere near the top of your CV any key skills, experience and qualifications that relate specifically to this vacancy.
- “Essentials” – The following requirements must be highlighted on your CV itself and NOT in a covering letter:
- UK working experience
- Availability to work – CV should state either immediate or at short notice
- Minimum of 12 months recent Planning Enforcement Officer experience, preferably within a similar role or context and ideally within a public sector organisation
- Degree in Town Planning or planning related degree OR Degree educated and willing to obtain a Certificated Course in Planning Enforcement within two years
- Knowledge of the English Legal system
- Knowledge of the development management and building control processes or willingness to quickly obtain
- Knowledge of planning related statutory legislation, regulations, instruments, policy, guidance and case law and how they apply to enforcement roles, or willingness to quickly obtain.
- Knowledge of Conservation Area, Protected Tree, Listed Building and Advertisement regulations, policy and legislation or willingness to quickly obtain.
- Awareness of confidentiality issues and management of sensitive documents.
- Must have access to own vehicle.
- Fully proficient at using IT systems, with a good working knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Office packages
- Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
- Urban Design, historic environment, law or regeneration qualification.
- Health and safety training
- Chartered or Technical Membership of the RTPI, or working towards.
- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
- Client: Public sector organisation
- Division(s)/Disciplines involved: Planning & Building Control / Planning
- Anticipated Length of Assignment: All of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis. This opening assignment is for 4 months.
- Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
- Pay Basis: All vacancies are advertised at Triumph’s in-house PAYE rates of pay. We do, however, encourage all of our temps to actively consider the advantages of working their assignments via one of our external payroll company partners. Such (“umbrella”) arrangements are also PAYE based, but under them, most temps find themselves significantly better off in cash terms. More of this should you be appointed to the role …
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