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Senior Enforcement Officer

Employer
Hastings Borough Council
Location
Hastings, East Sussex
Salary
£30,451 to £33,782 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2021

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Hours
Full Time
Discipline
Enforcement
Function
Officer
Sector
Local Authority
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Job Details

The Role

An exciting opportunity has opened in the Planning Enforcement Team with the creation of a new Senior Enforcement Officer post. The post holder will carry out a number of critical functions for the borough including processing complex planning enforcement matters, bringing Empty Homes back into use, monitoring and making safe buildings that may be structural unsound and project management of grant funded heritage projects.

Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description. We are keen to support your training and personal development and offer flexible working, including home working.

Who are you?

The ideal person for this role will hold an RTPI accredited planning qualification or other relevant qualification and will be able to demonstrate knowledge of planning legislation. You’ll have the ability to work under your own initiative making decisions on complex enforcement and other matters, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines as set out in the Enforcement Policy and other Council targets. You’ll have good knowledge of planning legislation and policy at local, regional, and national levels.  

You’ll have excellent communication and customer-care skills, the ability to work flexibly, which includes working from home, as part of a busy and high performing team, while we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career. The job will be wide-ranging and exciting, with an opportunity to deal with all types of enforcement cases, managing your own caseload while working with others in the Service and supporting other Services on Borough wide enforcement matters. The team is fast paced and seeks to work positively in enforcement and to work with planning officers to control unauthorised development and protect the community for local residents. Full details of the qualification and experience required for the roles can be found in the attached job description

 If you have any questions you can call Eleanor Evans on (01424) 783251 or email (eevans@hastings.gov.uk). We have a welcoming and friendly team so if you think this role could be for you we would love to hear from you.

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