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Enforcement officer

  • Job reference: JG071
  • Location: Dorset
  • Job type: Temporary
  • Area of Expertise: Planning Officers (All Levels)
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Job description: A Local Authority based in Dorset is looking for a Planning Enforcement Officer to join their team.
This is a full time, temporary position and the ideal candidate will have have previous experience in an Enforcement Officer role or similar (police or other investigative role). Membership of a relevant professional body (RTPI / RICS or similar) is desirable.

The purpose of the role is to investigate and resolve a full range of planning, listed building and tree enforcement enquiries and complaints, including preparing and serving statutory notices.

The main responsibilities for the role are:

The post holder will assess whether breaches of planning control have occurred, through desk based research and site visits, and taking account of appropriate legislation, codes of practice, policies and procedures. They will report the findings of investigations to their line manager, and update interested parties including elected members, and agree recommendations on the expediency of taking formal action, in discussion with their line manager and senior officers within the Council.
The post holder will investigate and gather evidence in relation to possible breaches of planning legislation and breaches of condition, and will make recommendations in relation to the outcome of such investigations. Where necessary, this will include negotiating appropriate action to minimize the need for formal action to landowners and developers.

Applicants should ideally have previous experience in an Enforcement Officer role or similar (police or other investigative role). Membership of a relevant professional body (RTPI / RICS or similar) is desirable.

The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for this post.

The client is looking to move quickly with this role and as such are offering between £15 - £16 p/hour Umbrella Ltd (approx. £400-425 p/week NET after deductions) dependant on experience and qualifications. So if this position sounds of interest, email a copy of your up to date CV to james.glover@servicecare.org.uk or call James at Service Care Construction on 01772 208967

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