Planning Enforcement Manager

Newham, London (Greater)
£48,825.00 - £59,664.00 pa.
19 Apr 2017
02 May 2017
Manager, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

Planning Enforcement Manager
£48,825.00 - £59,664.00 pa.

Newham will offer you a unique working environment within a London borough that is at the centre of many of Europe’s most exciting regeneration projects, including the Olympic Legacy and the Royal Docks, building thousands of new homes and creating thousands of new jobs, leading to a major uplift of the Borough as a whole.  

With c.2000 new homes targeted to be delivered per year by 2025 and 25 major regeneration projects underway, including Stratford City, the Olympic Legacy, Canning Town redevelopment plus the arrival of Crossrail in 2018, Newham is leading in the delivery of creating distinctive and high quality places. Newham is looking for an enthusiastic and highly-motivated leader with proven Planning Enforcement experience to join our dynamic Planning Service.

The 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have put the Newham in the international spotlight and are driving change at an unprecedented pace and scale. With an abundance of land for development, world-class transport and digital infrastructure, and a young, energetic and increasingly skilled workforce, the Borough is ideally placed to accommodate much of London’s growth in the 21st century. As development and investment in the UK’s capital moves steadily eastwards, Newham is set to become a new heart for London.  This is a rare opportunity to join this high performing Planning Enforcement team.

Reporting to the Head of Planning and Development, the job requires a high calibre manager to lead the Planning Enforcement Team. We will ensure that you enhance your Planning Enforcement experience across the entire spectrum of work from householder to large scale construction project work.  You will contribute to Service planning and be responsible performance and budget management. The post holder will be responsible for the editing and quality of reports, leading as an expert and acting on behalf of the Council on matters concerning legal action and related proceedings.

If you want to help shape this part of London – and leave a lasting legacy for all its communities – come and join the team!

This is a key role in the wider Management team and you will play an integral role in safeguarding the quality of the Borough’s built environment and spaces, aligning with our values and vision to make Newham a place where people choose to live, work and stay.

As the Planning Enforcement Manager you will be responsible for leading the Planning Enforcement Team, commanding an in-depth and up to date, knowledge of planning policy, law, working practices and procedures. 

You will demonstrate proven experience in investigating breaches of planning legislation and non-compliance in a timely, proactive, and reactive manner and work closely with the wider Management Team to control development within the Borough.

The ideal candidate will hold a relevant degree or diploma in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and have sound knowledge of Police and Criminal Evidence Act. You will play an integral role in making pragmatic and value decisions on compliance with Planning law  and work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of the job, participating as required in multi-disciplinary and cross-organisational groups and task teams.

We are looking for an individual who holds several years’ Planning experience who is a team player and is self-motivated, enthusiastic and has the ability to manage a complex and varied caseload.

Closing Date: 2nd May 2017

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