The Planning Enforcement team is a busy team receiving around 600 enforcement cases a year. This is a key role in providing a professional planning input on enforcement cases, in terms of advising the Enforcement Officers on the expediency of enforcement action, engaging with Councillors and progressing cases to formal action. This post, supported by the Planning Manager will also be responsible for drafting decision reports, formal notices and defending the Council’s position at appeal stage.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate negotiation skills, attention to detail and be able to deal with confrontational situations. If you are an experienced Planner with enforcement experience and looking to broaden your experience then this post may be for you.
You should have a degree or postgraduate qualification in planning or related discipline and be a full member of the RTPI (or be able to show evidence that you are actively working towards obtaining full RTPI membership). Experience of advising on enforcement cases or dealing with retrospective applications is essential.
For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Clare Eynon (Planning Manager) via switchboard on 01789 267575.
You will enjoy an excellent benefits package including a minimum of 23 days annual leave, flexi-time, BUPA Cash Plan and a local government pension scheme.
An application form and job description can be accessed via the website, www.stratford.gov.uk, alternatively telephone the 24 hour answering service on 01789 260711, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The minicom number for Elizabeth House is 01789 260747.
The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Thursday 12 August 2021. Interviews will be held via MS Teams during week commencing Monday 23 August 2021.
The Council supports Equal Opportunity of employment, and positively encourages applications from people with disabilities.