Principal Planning Officer (Enforcement)

Basildon, Essex
Pay Band 8 (£35,123 to £38,822 per annum inclusive of fringe)
12 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

(All posts are subject to the NJC conditions of service)

This post is open to job share

Basildon Council attaches great importance to the protection and enhancement of its natural and built environments. It is particularly protective of its Green Belt and constantly seeks to robustly enforce planning controls throughout the borough to ensure public confidence is maintained in the planning regime.

The Council is seeking to recruit an experienced, highly motivated, organised individual who is looking for a fresh challenge and career progression into the post of Principal Planning Officer (Enforcement). That person will have a sound practical knowledge of the planning enforcement tool kit, planning processes and procedures, together with the ability to work positively within a pressurised, demanding environment.

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Planning Enforcement Team, working closely with the Planning Enforcement Manager and other team members to deliver the effective and efficient enforcement of planning controls throughout the borough to agreed performance standards and corporate priorities.

The successful candidate will assist the Planning Enforcement Manager in the supervision and mentoring of other team members, including the provision of expert advice and guidance whilst progressing a demanding caseload of complex cases. The post holder will have the ability to engender confidence in others by being a positive team player and the aptitude to deal positively with difficult situations.

This is an exciting and rare opportunity for a qualified planner to join a progressive enforcement team and expand their knowledge of planning law and practice, while gaining supervisory experience.

If you feel you have the necessary qualities then we would like to hear from you.

Please click here to see the Job Description and Person Specification.

Basildon Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and adults, and expects all employees, contractors and volunteers to share its commitment to prevent abuse, harm or exploitation.

Please note that the Council applies a robust recruitment vetting process. If you are successful, please be advised that you will need to undergo a Pre-employment Vetting Procedure.

Please note that if you are employed by an Agency with Basildon Borough Council, you will need to complete the External Application Form (via the 'Apply Online' button which is at the bottom of the advert). It is important that you create a new User 'Name' and 'Password' if you have been accessing iTrent during your agency placement.

Basildon Borough Council is unable to accept CV applications, please complete our online application form by clicking 'Apply Online' at the bottom of this advert.

If you have any queries regarding this or any of our roles, please contact Human Resources on 01268 208242 or

Please note, if you do not have access to a computer you could visit the Job Centre, Library or our own Customer Service Centre to apply.

Applicants with a hearing or speech impairment can contact us using the Text Relay Service. Dial 18001 followed by the full telephone number as above. Calls are charged at your telecommunications provider's standard rate. The application pack is also available in alternative formats upon request.

Please read the briefing pack before completing your Application Form as it contains important information about the recruitment process and the post advertised.

Closing Date: 31st October 2017.

Good Luck with Your Application!

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