Enforcement Officer -Housing & Planning

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Enforcement Officer -Housing & Planning
Interim Position

Stockport 0006 D9E6 / 1

Posted: 13th December 2022 11:59
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  • Pay Rate:

    Up to £29.60 PAYE per hour depending on experience (TBC)

  • Hours per Week:

    35-37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • Stockport,

    SK1 3XE

What's involved with this role:

Interim Enforcement Officer -Housing & Planning

Reference no: Stockport 0006 D9E6 / 1

Pay rate: Up to £29.60 PAYE per hour depending on experience (TBC)

Flexi-time arrangements, homebased working available

Valid Driving Licence required

The post-holder will investigate complaints of alleged breaches of planning control in order to establish the facts of the case, through site inspections, interviews  and historical and other records, obtaining, where available, documentary evidence

Key responsibilities:

  • Prepare and serve appropriate legal notices and correspondence.
  • Prepare and provide evidence/statements for appeals and prosecutions dealt with by written representation, informal hearings, public inquiries and appearance in courts, both Magistrates and Crown Court, giving evidence on oath where appropriate
  • Provide appropriate information and advice to, and liaise with, members of the public, members of outside organisations, elected members, Council Committees and other Council Officers in connection with planning enforcement matters.
  • Undertake all investigations in accordance with the Criminal Procedure and Investigations Act 1996 (CPIA).
  • Ensure that all investigations are carried out in accordance with all appropriate legislation and guidance including the Police and Criminal Evidence Act, Human Rights Act, Regulation of Investigatory Procedures Act, Magistrates’ Courts Act, Criminal Justice Act


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


Experience & Knowledge / Technical skills

  • Must hold a relevant planning enforcement qualification and relevant experience in a planning enforcement role.
  • Must have experience of site visits
  • Experience in planning enforcement ideally holding a recognised qualification. Valid experience is preferable
  • Experience with site inspections
  • Able to manage complaints in relation to High Hedges in accordance with Part 8 of the ASB Act 2003 and conduct the associated site visits
  • Competent in the preparation of statements and evidence with the ability to prioritise workloads
  • Experienced in preparing appropriate reports and documentation for submission to the Council’s Legal Services Department in order to facilitate appropriate legal action
  • Possession of a valid full driving licence


Skills & Abilities

  • Good negotiation and communication skills.
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Adept at completing reports within the required timeframes to facilitate appropriate legal action where relevant and provide information to the right stakeholders.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with members of the public and people at all levels
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft products
  • Excellent negotiation skills.
  • Ability to establish causes of problems and to identify remedies in an analytical way.
  • Ability to prioritise the workload and ensure immediate problems are speedily processed
  • Able to carry out duties at any location as required.



To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

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.

If you have previously applied to one of our vacancies and have already sent the required supporting documentation to us, please make this clear when you re-apply as this will help speed up your application.

To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF. 

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.


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. 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.


Please note that clients invariably ask us to strip out contact details from CVs before we submit them for consideration. This is always quicker and easier to do if you send your CV to us in Word format, rather than as a PDF please

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Job Ref: Stockport 0006 D9E6 / 1
Enforcement Officer -Housing & Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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Enforcement Officer -Housing & Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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