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Planning Enforcement Team Leader - Remote Working

Macdonald & Co
Up to £38.00 per hour Umbrella Co
Closing date
22 Nov 2020

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An exceptional opportunity has arisen for a Planning Enforcement Team Leader at one of London's most progressive and vibrant borough councils.

You will play a pivotal role managing a busy Planning Enforcement Team where you will be required to monitor performance, address contentious Planning Enforcement cases, develop and implement service improvement initiatives designed to enhance the operational efficiency, ensure all allegations of unauthorised development are investigated.

In addition, you will address complaints and brief members on unauthorised development activity in the borough requiring appropriate planning enforcement action.

Duties include

  • Direct line management and responsibility of the Planning Enforcement Team
  • Investigate and deal with complex Enforcement cases
  • Allocate and distribute Planning Enforcement Caseloads among the team.
  • Advise and guide fellow Enforcement Officers on appropriate strategies and course of action for specific breaches and cases.
  • Prepare cases for prosecution and provide court testimony when required.
  • Monitor Team performance in conjunction with clearing backlog cases
  • Report Directly to the Development Control Service Manager in relation to team performance, major cases and general breaches in planning legislation affecting the borough.
  • Negotiate retrospective planning approval for individual cases.


The successful candidate with have acquired extensive experience in Planning Enforcement practices, procedures and have a thorough knowledge planning legislation.

In addition, you will have acquired a practical experience either as a Planning Enforcement Team Leader or as Principal Officer / Deputy Team Leader with responsibility for training and mentoring more junior officers.

Finally you must have good report writing with excellent communication skills.

For further information, contact Jeremy Wright at Macdonald and Company on 0207 629 7220.


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Company’s Energy & Environmental division acts for clients across oil and gas, maritime, utilities, natural resources, power generation, renewable energy and sustainability sectors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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  • 2 Harewood Place
  • Hanover Square
  • London
  • W1S 1BX
  • GB
  • 020 7629 7220
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