Planning Enforcement Officer

Waltham Forest, London (Greater)
Scale 6 - PO2 £27,228 - £36,711 + £3,000 market supplement
05 Jul 2019
21 Jul 2019
Enforcement, Planning
Full Time
Contract Type

Vacancy Description


We are looking to recruit two permanent Planning Enforcement Officers who are experienced, motivated and enthusiastic to join our Planning Enforcement Team. Essentially this will involve the reactive and pro-active enforcing of breaches of planning control including unauthorised developments, untidy land, advertising and unauthorised changes of use.

The appointed officers will have a relevant Planning qualification and/or experience and display a commitment to strong enforcement actions using the full range of available powers. Displaying excellent verbal and written communication skills, and flexibility in working patterns and practices, the successful candidate will play a central role in the delivery of Planning Enforcement objectives.

Appointed officers will ensure that all aspects of commerciality are fully integrated into their day to day role as a front-line field officer.

The Council will offer appropriate support to successful candidates in their professional development.

We want talented and innovative staff eager for a challenge and who want to be part of a successful Council.  

Closing date for applications: 21st July 2019 

Shortlisting date: 15th July 2019

Interview date: Week commencing 5th August 2019 

For further information or to discuss the advertised positions contact Ritu Kalia, Section Manager on 020 8496 6712. 

About Waltham Forest 

The London Borough of Waltham Forest is fiercely ambitious. 2019 sees the Council named the first London Borough of Culture with a vast array of planned events for the coming year. We want to make sure each and every one of our residents enjoys a quality life in London 

The council has an attractive range of staff benefits:

flexible working options
season ticket and travel card loans
help with managing your finances and access to an employee Credit Union
discounted gym membership at GLL leisure centres in the borough
discount at local bars and restaurants
help with well-being including access to an employee assistance programme
Join our plans for growth

We have a hugely ambitious growth agenda and pride ourselves on being forward thinking and an organisation that sets high expectations. We are working with partners to secure investment in making our borough a better place, are progressing with plans to build 12,000 new homes by 2020, and have an ambitious £5million digital programme, with more investment to come.

Be part of the vision

Our aim is that every single Waltham Forest resident enjoys a good quality life. We have a no-nonsense approach to getting things done and are embarking on a new phase in our transformation where three key priorities will underpin our ‘Creating Futures’ strategy:

Keep Waltham Forest clean and safe
Ensure a decent roof over residents’ heads
Improve residents’ life chances.
Waltham Forest is a Council moving forward in partnerships with its community.  We are committed to improving the appearance and condition of the public realm – The Street Scene, and Housing is a key priority of our partners, service users and stakeholders.  

Come work for us and contribute to developing and delivering improving services. 

Equal Opportunities
Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. 

We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. 

The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015: 

- Promoting equality of opportunity 

- Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage 

- Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. 

- Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. 

Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. 

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