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Team Leader Enforcement and Trees - Grade 15

London Borough of Croydon
Croydon (London Borough), London (Greater)
£46, 839 - £48,819
Closing date
24 Oct 2021

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As one of London’s largest and most diverse boroughs, Croydon is a fantastic place to live, work and spend time, with all the benefits of close proximity to the rest of London and the south east.

Over the past decade we have seen huge investment, regeneration and growth in our Borough. Croydon remains an attractive and important part of London for ongoing growth and investment – growth from which we want to see all our communities benefit.

However, as a council the impacts of the pandemic, austerity and our current financial challenges has brought significant changes to the way we operate and the resources available. We must change to focus on the needs our residents are facing today, while making sure we are a financially sustainable council by 2024.

This brings though, opportunities for those who want to work in a fast moving environment, focused on improvement and delivering better services. With a newly appointed Chief Executive bringing stability and inclusive leadership, Croydon is an exciting place to work, however, it isn’t for the faint hearted. You will need to be ambitious, passionate about planning, demonstrate strong personal responsibility and a desire to deliver great places.

We have a great planning management team, who lead, inspire and believe in Croydon. If you want a challenge with great job satisfaction, there is no better opportunity than Croydon.

About the Role

As a result of the ambitions for the Borough we are looking to increase our permanent staff complement to allow us to further enhance service delivery for our customers and to focus specifically on the realisation of sustainable growth, firmly embedded in high standards of design and the maximisation of social, economic and environmental benefits.

The Planning Enforcement and Trees Team is part of the Council’s vibrant and busy Development Management Service. Sustainable development can only be delivered alongside a proactive and robust planning enforcement regime.

The successful candidate will have extensive planning knowledge, experience of taking robust formal enforcement action, including drafting and serving notices, being a prosecution witness, defending appeals including at Inquiry and taking direct action. You will also be responsible for leading a team of Planning Enforcement and Tree Officers who are tasked with investigating and resolving alleged breaches of planning control through negotiation and/or the service of planning enforcement notices with follow up of legal proceedings as appropriate.

Working with the support of the wider management team the successful candidate will be have to be enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a wide variety of customers of the service.  You will also have direct line management responsibilities, delegated decision making powers and be involved in identifying and implementing service improvements. You will also be required to provide advice on complex and controversial arboricultural matters.

We run regular training and development sessions on a wide range of planning and development matters, bringing in external speakers as well as in house experts and we encourage staff to take part in the organisation and topic selection. Each and every one of our staff play a vital role in delivering a planning service, if you enjoy making a difference, being part of a team and love planning, - Croydon delivers.

If you are interested in joining us we would be pleased to hear from you.    

Working for Croydon

  • Up to 31 Days annual leave (depending on length of service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension – Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Career development/learning/training opportunities
  • We also promote professional membership of the RTPI and cover the associated costs
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Providing advice and Counselling
  • Career development/learning/training opportunities

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To view Team Leader Enforcement and Trees role profile please click here 

Closing Date: 24 October 2021 (11:59pm) 

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.



Croydon Council's planning and strategic transport division is well-respected and recognised as having a vital role in delivering growth and regeneration in this busy outer London borough, where we look after circa 5,500 applications every year. 

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We pride ourselves on delivering quality development in partnership with applicants and are committed to placemaking to regenerate our borough for our communities and businesses. By providing a supportive environment for our staff through mutual respect, training and development, we retain and grow people to reach their potential. 

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We provide a strong package of benefits and flexible working opportunities. Take a look at our latest vacancies below to find out more and apply.

Read our latest article: Why I love working at Croydon Council

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