Interim Senior Planning Compliance Officer

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Interim Senior Planning Compliance Officer
Interim Position

Interim Senior Planning Compliance Officer

Posted: 27th July 2022 12:17
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  • Pay Rate:

    £21.24 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Esher,

    KT10 9SD

What's involved with this role:

Interim Senior Planning Compliance Officer – Development Management

Job Ref: Elmbridge RQ640127

The carrying out of site visits and investigations outside of office hours and at weekends is occasionally required, together with appearance at hearings, public inquiries, committees and Court.

To assist the Development Manager in the management of the Compliance Team. The post holder will be for allocating work, supervising and motivating the compliance officers. They will provide professional guidance and direction to the team, and to advise on specific problems and issues. They will ensure that development is carried out in accordance with approved plans and that conditions imposed on planning permissions are complied with to secure compliance with the decisions of the planning authority.

Key responsibilities:

  • Allocate investigations, monitor compliance officer’s workloads and advise compliance officers during investigations.
  • Fully research the history of the subject site and assess plans and other documentation for evidence of any breach of planning control.
  • Visit sites and survey developments to record evidence of any breach of planning control and to interview members of the public, owners and occupiers of the land as necessary.
  • Negotiate compliance with planning controls as appropriate.
  • Prepare reports to recommend appropriate courses of action as appropriate.
  • Issue instructions, serve notices, prepare statements and collate plans, documents and statements which may be produced as evidence.
  • Prepare and present evidence for written representation appeals, informal hearings, Public Inquiries and Court hearings as appropriate.
  • Respond to enquiries and correspondence from Members, other officers, members of the public and other interested parties.
  • Work with the Development Manager and other appropriate Officers to deliver selected proactive enforcement projects.
  • Work with the Development Manager and other appropriate Officers, organisations or individuals to increase and improve public liaison for planning enforcement.
  • Provide enforcement support, as required across Planning Services.


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


Desirable qualifications:

  • A degree in Planning or other appropriate professional qualification in Planning Enforcement.
  • Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and its Enforcement Network.



  • Significant experience of planning enforcement and related procedures and tools.
  • Experience of interviewing and taking statements from members of the public.
  • Experience of on-site investigation, collecting information, measuring development, monitoring and research into documentary records.


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to work with minimum supervision and programme workloads to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to read and interpret technical plans and drawings.
  • Knowledge of and ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation and Government guidance, including PACE and RIPA.
  • Ability to provide a high-quality service to customers.
  • Ability to explain policies and processes to persuade and negotiate solutions with landowners/agents.


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  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.


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