Snr Enforcement Planning Officer-Housing Benefits & Planning

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Snr Enforcement Planning Officer-Housing Benefits & Planning
Contract / Temporary

Rochdale 0006 9D46 / 1

Posted: 17th October 2022 11:32
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  • Pay Rate:

    £17.51 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 2-3 months


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What's involved with this role:

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer - Housing Benefits & Planning 

Job Ref: Rochdale 0006 9D46 / 1   

Pay Rate: £17.51 per hour PAYE (plus 33 days of paid holiday)


Hybrid working 

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer required to assist local planning enforcement section is busy and driven council   

Key Responsibilities: 


  • To assist the Development Manager in the development and maintenance of effective links with other Council services, partner organisations and external stakeholders to secure the regeneration of the Borough, and in communicating the value added by the Planning Service. 
  • To apply policy broadly, innovatively and creatively taking the lead role in negotiations on major and complex planning applications, master planning, regeneration projects and other initiatives, including the preparation of legal agreements with applicants and developers, local communities, other Council services, partner organisations and external agencies. 
  • To thoroughly and accurately process a caseload of planning applications, in particular the larger, more complex projects 
  • To advise the public, developers, other professional groups, organisations and individuals and other Council Services, Members of the Council and Members of Parliament on development management issues and procedures offering advice and guidance, including the initiation of correspondence, on such matters in accordance with Service and Council policies and objectives. 
  • To advise and negotiate with developers and, through liaison with other Services, partners and local communities, identify and secure planning obligations and/or infrastructure in accordance with Council policies, corporate programmes and objectives. 
  • To display a high level of professional competency, maintaining a thorough and up to date knowledge of legislation and guidance and apply this to ensure legally sound, quality and enforceable recommendations and decisions in accordance with legislation, the development management framework and Delegation Scheme. 
  • To provide effective, integrated and timely advice to enforcement staff on the need for, and appropriate use of, enforcement powers relating to complaints received by the Service, checking files and cases to authorise the taking of enforcement action under delegated powers where expedient. 
  • To ensure accuracy and compliance with service quality management procedures, checking reports, recommendations and decision notices for planning applications to be determined under delegated powers, or by Township Planning Sub Committee and/or the Planning and Licensing Committee. 
  • To ensure the Council’s Code of Conduct for Members and Officers dealing with planning matters is fully complied with.  
  • To prepare appeal statements, proofs of evidence and appear as expert witness at Appeals attending as necessary public inquiries, hearings or similar proceedings 

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

  • Recognised qualification in Town Planning or equivalent, affording full exemption from the Final Examination of the RTPI 
  • Knowledge of current planning legislation, policy, guidance and best practice including enforcement and heritage 
  • Experience within/a minimum of 5 years work experience within a local authority Development Management service or equivalent private sector experience 
  • Experience of processing major planning applications and development projects, including the negotiation of complex planning agreements, to secure high quality development and maximise planning gain 
  • Experience of dealing with major planning applications, including the creative application of planning policy to support development, the negotiation of planning obligations and corporate working 
  • Experience of preparing and presenting a planning case in public, with reference as applicable to Planning Committee, appeal hearings, public inquiries and / or Court proceedings 
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with your colleagues, developers and the general public 

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. 

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.

t 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. 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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Job Ref: Rochdale 0006 9D46 / 1
Snr Enforcement Planning Officer-Housing Benefits & Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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Snr Enforcement Planning Officer-Housing Benefits & Planning
Client Category: Local Authority

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