- Are you looking for working arrangements that enhance your work-life balance?
- Are you seeking an opportunity to be part of a sociable and supportive team?
- Do you hold a planning qualification?
If you answered yes, we want to hear from you!
About the role
We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Enforcement Planner to join our unique and dynamic Planning Enforcement Team which operates across two London Boroughs.
Your role will be to investigate and resolve more complex and contentious breaches of planning control. This will include analysing development proposals, communicating with residents, councillors and planning professionals.
Your investigations may lead to service of enforcement notices, defending decisions at appeal, giving evidence in court and overseeing direct-action to secure compliance with enforcement notices.
You will be a key senior member of the team and will use your knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to support junior officers in their work and assist them is resolving difficult cases.
Who we are
Richmond is arguably London's most attractive borough with the River Thames running for over 10 miles through the borough, linking Hampton Court Palace, Richmond and Twickenham Town Centres and Kew Gardens with London. Richmond boasts Royal Parks and open spaces, historic houses, vibrant town centres bursting with life, as well as being the home of English rugby. With major developments on the horizon, there are exciting opportunities to broaden your experience in such a unique environment.
Wandsworth is a thriving Inner London Borough on the southern banks of the River Thames that is steeped in a diverse history. The borough features landmarks such as the iconic Battersea Power Station, Ram Brewery and Clapham Junction Station, and is acknowledged for its famous green spaces such as Wandsworth and Clapham Commons, Putney Heath and the Grade II* listed Battersea Park. The borough is also comprised of a rich mix of vibrant and diverse neighbourhoods including Battersea, Tooting, Putney and Balham.
The planning team has a reputation for working proactively with developers and the local community to bring forward innovative, high-quality developments, including in the Nine Elms Battersea Opportunity Area, Wandsworth Town, Battersea Riverside and the Le Corbusier inspired Alton Estate.
If you are a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and experience in planning enforcement, we are keen to hear from you.
For an informal discussion about the post please contact Craig Raybould Planning Enforcement Team Manager at 07971621610 or firstname.lastname@example.org
How to apply
Please register, submitted your CV with a supporting statement referring to how you meet the Person Specification of the attached Job Profile. If you are having difficulty in applying online, please contact the Recruitment Team at Recruitment@richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk to see if we can offer alternative arrangements for you to apply.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working including, working from home, job shares and other arrangements depending on service need. Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you’d like to explore. We also offer a generous holiday allowance of 39 paid days (pro rata) including bank holidays and a wide range of learning and development opportunities.
In addition, we offer a comprehensive range of staff benefits such as membership of the Local Government pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts with many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.
Indicative Recruitment Timeline
Closing Date: Sunday 16th May 2021
Shortlisting Date: Week Commencing 17th May 2021
Interview Date: Week Commencing 24th May 2021
The closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. We strongly advise you to complete your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Please note that the advertised dates for interviews may change due to the current Covid-19 situation. If they do, we will let you know as soon as possible.
Your health and wellbeing is our top priority. Should you become unwell due to Covid-19 during the recruitment process we would very much appreciate receiving an update from you as soon as possible.
We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our teams, including female and BAME candidates.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone. We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and developing a culture that values differences, recognising that employees from a variety of backgrounds bring important and positive contributions to the Councils and can improve the way we deliver services. We are proud to be a Disability Confident employer.
Richmond and Wandsworth Councils are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.