Medway Council

Enforcement Officer

Chatham, Kent
£25,775 - £31,385
13 Jun 2019
01 Jul 2019
Officer, Planner
Full Time
Contract Type

To undertake a systematic and sustained approach to planning enforcement against unauthorised development.  This includes following the necessary procedures, undertaking site visits where necessary, maintaining the required IT records, preparing appropriate letters and reports and serving the relevant Notices if necessary.

To work closely with the Assistant Enforcement Officer and other services within the Council, including STG, Housing, Licensing, Council Tax, Environment Health, Community Safety and legal to ensure a corporate approach to enforcement actions.

To work with the Business Development Manager to ensure that the IT systems are maintained enabling performance reports to be produced and to ensure the efficient and effective use of IT in the enforcement process.

To work with planning officers and legal where necessary to defend appeals against notices and to attend and give evidence in court in relation to prosecution proceedings.

To act as lead officer on complex and sensitive planning enforcement cases working in partnership with internal and external agencies including legal, the Police and Environment Agency.

Essential Qualifications

• GCSE standard in English  

• A level in Geography or similar subject related to planning  

Desirable Qualification

• Degree in planning related subject  

In return we offer you:

  • Generous annual leave entitlement
  • Generous local government pension scheme package
  • Access to wider training and development qualifications
  • Flexible working scheme
  • Travel plan discounts
  • Access to CAREFIRST advice & counselling service
  • Employee discount scheme for national and local retailers
  • Assisted car purchase scheme

Our organisation:

Medway is a unitary authority in the South East of England, made up of the towns of Strood, Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham and Rainham and more rural areas, including the Hoo Peninsula.

Situated in Kent in the South-East of England, the area has plenty of green spaces, excellent facilities and easy access to the national motorway and rail networks, facilitating superb transport links to London.

We provide all local Government services for a quarter of a million people, looking after education, environment, social care, housing, planning, business and much more - everything from frontline services such as rubbish collection and events like the Dickens Festival to work that goes on behind the scenes to ensure services in Medway run smoothly and cost effectively.

Working at Medway Council means that you get to be part of this journey working alongside talented, professional colleagues to drive forward change to transform the lives of our residents and the communities they live in.

Important Information-

Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile

Equal Opportunities Commitment Statement Medway Council is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All appropriately qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age

Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.  All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.


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