Our client based in West London requires a Planning Enforcement Officer to join them for an initial 3 month contract, though this contract is expected to be extended beyond this. This is a customer-focused role and you will assist in the timely and appropriate conclusion of planning enforcement cases, both new and historic.
You will be responsible for providing expert technical advice at every stage of an enforcement case. Your casework will be varied and reflect the full range of planning enforcement investigations including investigations on residential and commercial development as well as any unauthorised works in our conservation areas and extensive green belt.
The main duties of the role involve investigation of potential breaches of planning control within a busy planning enforcement environment. This will involve undertaking site inspections across the Borough together with interviewing members of the public, owners and occupiers of the land plus applying your own investigative skills and liaising with colleagues across the Council.
Strong communication skills are therefore essential as will be your ability to manage and prioritize your case load. The postholder will be involved in, and will assist with all stages of the investigation and enforcement process including the preparation and service of Planning Enforcement Notices together with assisting in the prosecution process where necessary, helping to provide an end to end service from the receipt of a complaint through to the investigation and closure of cases.
Recent work experience in the field is essential and your knowledge of current planning legislation and guidelines will need to be fully up to date. You will need to have good communication skills as you will be dealing with a wide range of stakeholders on a daily basis to convey complex, detailed information in a clear, concise format.
The rate offered is £35/hr and this role is inside IR35. Our client is offering flexible working arrangements. Please get in touch for more details, a job spec is available.