Planning Compliance Officer

Harborough District Council
Market Harborough, Leicestershire
Grade 7 £30,057- £32,878 p.a
Closing date
19 Aug 2020

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Harborough District Council’s vision is to work with communities in a vibrant, safe and prosperous district and to bring the best opportunities to all.

This is a full time post, providing maternity cover for the current post holder, assisting the Planning Enforcement Team Leader in the delivery of an effective and efficient planning enforcement service.

Key duties will include:

  • Proactive action to ensure compliance with conditions imposed on planning permissions and to monitor developments to ensure compliance with approvals and any formal notices served
  • Investigate allegations and enquiries of breaches of planning control
  • Process Appeals
  • Manage and coordinate site visits
  • Deal with telephone enquiries from members of the public and elected Members
  • Draft witness statements

Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience in planning enforcement or/and development management within a Local Authority in the UK.

Furthermore, you will have developed a thorough knowledge of UK planning legislation, enforcement procedures and have excellent written and communication skills.

You should have a degree in planning or a related subject. Chartered membership of the RTPI is desirable. A driving licence valid to drive in the UK and use of your own vehicle during working hours is essential in order to carry out site visits across the district.

The Council has a Smart Working ethos, where working from home or other off-site locations is actively encouraged. The post includes generous annual leave, flexible working as well as essential car user allowance and access to the local government pension scheme.

The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 19th August 2020.  Interview date to be confirmed

Desirable criteria from the person specification may be used for sifting purposes.

Should you have any difficulties applying online please e-mail  

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Harborough District Council in the Midlands covers the towns of Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Broughton Astley. We have a workforce of around 200 high quality and committed staff all empowered to deliver services to our customers, be they residents, partners, businesses, councillors or other stakeholders.

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Our employees describe us as being a ‘happy’, ‘friendly’, ‘supportive, ‘helpful’ and ‘loyal’ organisation. We’re proud to work in a newly refurbished, state-of-the-art, unique and airy office in the heart of the chic town of Market Harborough. We have a very strong planning team with positive working relationships at all levels of the organisation. 

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