Senior Enforcement Officer

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£32,234 - £34,728
Closing date
1 Mar 2021

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Full Time
Local Authority

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Senior Enforcement Officer

Job Reference: REQ04736

Rotherham Borough Council, Environment & Development Services

Planning, Regeneration & Transport Service, Riverside House 

Salary:  £32,234 - £34,728

37 Hours, Full Time, Temporary (until 31 March 2022) 

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call.

An opportunity has arisen for the role of Planning Enforcement Officer for the Council for a temporary 12month period, building a strong relationship with other services. We are looking for a planning professional with experience in planning enforcement to join our enforcement team. 

You will need to hold a planning or equivalent degree/postgraduate qualification, providing eligibility for membership of the RTPI, or be a member of the National Association of Planning Enforcement (NAPE). 

To apply for this role it is essential that you have worked, and preferably managed, in Planning Enforcement previously and that you have an excellent technical knowledge and understanding of relevant planning legislation, and have experience in dealing with related appeals and prosecutions as a result of enforcement action taken. You will need to have excellent communication skills as you will be dealing with the general public and you will need to be confident in your ability to deal with difficult situations to convey complex, detailed information. 

You will also need to have knowledge of the general principles of criminal law and enforcement practice. Knowledge of the law around the protection and conservation of listed buildings would also be desirable. 

You will be working on a busy case load and will need to have good investigative and record keeping skills. You will achieve your best results through negotiation, but will also need to be persistent and firm where necessary. 

The ability to use a range of computer applications and ICT is essential to this role. 

Based in our modern offices in the heart of Rotherham, with easy access to the Sheffield City Region, we offer a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement and access to an occupational pension scheme. 

We know you must juggle work and life commitments and we will discuss the right mix for you, including compressed hours and the potential to work from home, and we are committed to flexible working patterns in our established team. 

Please contact Chris Wilkins for an informal discussion at:

Closing Date:  1st March 2021

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time).

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

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