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Local Land Charges Officer

Carrington West
Market related
Closing date
17 Dec 2020

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Local Land Charges Officer
Full-time / Initial 4-month contract
Pay rate - DOE
The Purpose of the Role:
·To provide an effective and efficient Local Land Charges Service to the public, maintain and update the Local Land Charges Register, and other records used for search purposes.
·To receive and process Local Land Charges Searches, Commons Registration Searches and additional enquiries.
·To carry out all aspects of the search process for Local Searches and Common Searches.
·To assist in the maintenance of the various record systems.
·On occasion to deputise for the Elections & Land Charges Manager.
·To oversee and undertake on occasion the duties of the Local Land Charges Assistant and in addition undertake the following duties:
·The completion of Commons Registration and Town and Village Green searches.
·Entering registrations following their determination in the appropriate section of the Register and ensuring that all relevant information required under the Local Land Charges Act is included.
·The ability to effectively operate both the Land Charges Searches modules of the integrated computer systems and accurately research and input the required information from various sources to complete search requests.
·To check, verify and sign outgoing searches from the section.
·Responsibility for cross-training of staff between the Land Charges and planning modules of the integrated computer system.
·The completion of expedited 'Fast Track' Local Land Charges searches.
·To deal with more involved correspondence, enquiries and telephone calls received by the section.
·The ability to effectively operate the Local Land Charges and Planning Searches modules of the integrated computer system and accurately research and input required information from various sources to complete search requests,
·being aware of the accuracy of information, deciding whatever is fit for purpose and whether it could or should be improved.
·Responsibility for making new Local Land Charges Registrations received by the section.
·As decision maker, weigh evidence from different sources and consider how best to communicate it to purchasers of local searches tailored for both purchasers and their advisors exercising judgement about a property.
·Within available resources gather store aggregate analyse and present information proportionate to the needs of purchasers of local searches judging what is relevant and have the ability to interpret information.
·The ability to analyse, interpret and process information in a proactive fashion and achieve consistently high data quality.
·Commitment to understanding the needs of all stakeholders in order to deliver a quality service to purchasers of local searches.
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV. Please feel free to call Ben Rose on 023 9387 6022 or email him at
Job Reference Number - 24232
If you are a Town Planning related professional who is interested in job opportunities but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

Contact Us
  • North Harbour
  • Portsmouth
  • PO6 3EZ
  • GB
  • 02393 876096
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