Planning Enforcement Officer – Planning & Regeneration

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Planning Enforcement Officer – Planning & Regeneration
Contract / Temporary

Dudley 1007446

Posted: 16th January 2023 15:27
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  • Pay Rate:

    £148.88 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Temporary Interim Planning Enforcement Officer – Planning & Regeneration

Reference no: Dudley 1007446

Pay rate: £148.88 per day PAYE

Car driver with valid license and insurance or ability to travel to sites across the county

To deal effectively and efficiently with a heavy and varied caseload of more complex planning applications and related activities including provision of pre-application advice to householders, businesses and developers.  To monitor compliance with planning conditions and investigate effectively and efficiently alleged more complex breaches of planning control and to take the appropriate action to resolve those proven breaches.

Key responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for and manage own work in consultation with the Principal Planning Officer, ensuring that the services provided are delivered effectively and efficiently.
  • Contribute to the overall performance of the Section by assisting in the preparation, implementation and review of the Section Delivery Plan to maintain and improve service delivery.
  • Maintain a thorough and up-to-date knowledge of legislation, Planning Policy Guidance, Circulars, Unitary Development Plan policies, Core Strategy policies, Local Development Framework documents, and Supplementary Planning Guidance necessary for the performance of the Post holder, the team(s) and the Section, and to update knowledge relating to e-planning and on-line services.
  • Prepare reports and make recommendations on planning matters to be determined at the relevant Committee (Development Control Committee, Scrutiny Committee and/or Cabinet) and by the Director of Place under delegated powers and to carry out all necessary consultations and statutory publicity requirements in this respect.
  • Scrutinise and agree reports which have been prepared for determination under delegated powers to the Strategic Director of Place in relation to planning matters.
  • Prepare statements of evidence on planning documents, planning and enforcement appeals and give evidence on behalf of the Council at examinations in public, court, public inquiries and informal hearings and where necessary act as an expert witness.
  • Respond appropriately to routine enquiries by e-mail, letter, and telephone or in person, relating to planning matters.
  • Attend the relevant Committee as necessary and, when required, to be the service representative.
  • Represent the Directorate/Authority as necessary at Council Committees, public meetings, community forums and court proceedings, where necessary out of normal hours including evenings, weekends and bank holidays as appropriate.
  • Take the lead role as appropriate in the preparation of policy statements, detailed planning guidance and operational procedures and review as necessary in consultation with the section Manager.
  • Undertake site visits in respect of enquiries and requests, planning and allied applications, enforcement complaints and other matters relevant to the Section and to undertake associated administration.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

  • An experienced Planning Enforcement Officer with relevant qualifications.
  • Good understanding and appreciation of planning law, local and national planning policy, regulations and guidance.
  • Ability to research and problem solve.
  • Excellent IT skills, including use of MS Office software and document management systems.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written and committed to providing excellent customer service.
  • An understanding of administrative processes and systems.
  • Experience of working with the public.
  • Ability to manage own time and workload.
  • The ability to show initiative and implement improvements to administrative practices.
  • Car driver with valid license and insurance or ability to travel to sites across the county.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Full Driving licence, access to a vehicle or access to means of mobility support.
  5. ***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
  6. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.



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Planning Enforcement Officer – Planning & Regeneration
Client Category: Local Authority

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