Heritage Officer Enforcement- Planning Services

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Heritage Officer Enforcement- Planning Services
STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire
Contract / Temporary

Stoke on Trent 5248772

Posted: 9th May 2024 16:49
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  • Pay Rate:

    £39.57 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

  • STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire,

    ST4 1RN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary Heritage Officer Enforcement- Planning Services

Reference no:  Stoke on Trent 5248772

Pay rate: £39.57 per hour PAYE

Hours per week: 37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 4-5 months

City: STOKE ON TRENT, Staffordshire

The purpose of this role is to work closely with a range of stakeholders, notably the Building Preservation Trust, to promote and facilitate the conservation of the city’s historic environment. This will be achieved by fostering a relationship with property and land owners to improve and secure their heritage assets and, where necessary, undertake enforcement action under the planning acts.

Key responsibilities:

  • Liaise with Building Preservation Trust, Ward Councillors, members of the public and other stakeholders to identify buildings and other Heritage Assets that may require support/enforcement.
  • Signpost heritage asset owners to potential sources of support and funding.
  • Provide sound advice in respect of enforcement and planning law, policy and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice and corporate objectives.
  • Critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc), together with any plans or supporting documentation supplied, to ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and approved policies.
  • Support and where instructed, undertake the necessary enforcement actions, including but not limited to, the serving of Section 215 Notices, Planning Contravention Notices, Stop Notices, Enforcement Notices, Breach of Condition Notices and Injunctions.
  • Provide sound professional planning input to the design and delivery of sustainable site and area-based regeneration priorities, all in accordance with the corporate business plan and development programmes.
  • Deliver programmes of monitoring, research or investigation necessary to support planning and enforcement decisions.
  • Be a professional witness in planning and enforcement matters including preparing and giving evidence to public or private local inquiries, hearings, examinations or the Courts.
  • Write and present reports to committees and other meetings as required.


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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.

Due to the number of CVs being sent to us under current market conditions, we cannot, unfortunately, respond to all applications. If, therefore, you have not heard from us within 3 days please make a working assumption that you have not been shortlisted on this occasion. We will, however, be very happy to receive future applications from you for other roles.

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:


  • Eligibility for chartered membership of the RTPI OR hold a recognised qualification in planning enforcement and can demonstrate substantial experience in dealing with planning enforcement related matters.
  • Relevant degree (or equivalent).


Experience & Knowledge:

  • Experience in planning enforcement work, including responsibility for dealing with a heritage matters.
  • Experience of assessing or preparing applications for planning permission or enforcement.
  • A good understanding of systematic performance management and improvement systems.
  • Experience of working with and negotiating with elected Members, developers, agents or council development management teams, customers, the public and other stakeholders.
  • A sound understanding of the commercial and other motivations, opportunities and constraints affecting businesses generally, developers and their agents.
  • A sound understanding of the relationship between development management, heritage, enforcement, planning policy and other material considerations.


Skills & Abilities:

  • Able to manage and deliver work to set timescales.
  • Able to work as a member of a team and understand the impact of own actions on the team.
  • Good verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Good customer service skills.
  • Able to travel efficiently between development sites.
  • Demonstrate a positive, flexible and proactive attitude to problem solving to achieve divisional, departmental and corporate objectives.
  • Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).


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Heritage Officer Enforcement- Planning Services
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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