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Principal Enforcement Officer - Telford & Wrekin Council

Vivid Resourcing
Telford & Wrekin
£42,821 with benefits!
Closing date
19 Nov 2021

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Enforcement Officers! Seeking a challenge, and a diverse range of work? Do you want to work in an innovative, positive team that shapes and develops the places we live and work in?


If so, Vivid are working with a leading authority in the West Midlands who are looking for a Principal Planning Enforcement Officer!


Working within their highly innovative and motivated Development Management Team, the Planning Enforcement Team deal with a range of planning enforcement matters are responsible for protecting the public and the environment by ensuring compliance with both planning and enforcement legislation.


You will be based in Wellington, Telford - a destination of vibrant places and experiences where people love to live, work and play. Sitting in the heart of Shropshire, Telford is the gateway between the Midlands and Wales. Rich in heritage and natural beauty, the borough has a vibrant town centre that’s currently expanding and a 450 acre town park with numerous leisure facilities;


This New Town continues to grow from the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and one of the UK’s first World Heritage Sites to now delivering more than 76 hectares of employment and circa 17,000 new homes up until 2031.  


Being part of TWC ensures you will be play a part in the monitoring of development ensuring it produces a safe and sustainable environment for future generations to enjoy. You will be joining an award winning Council, where you can enjoy the benefits of flexible working!


Working alongside their busy Development Management Planning Officers and Specialists, the post holder will play a role in achieving the highest standards in the services we provide to the fast paced expansion of the Town. Joining an experienced team, you will need to have the passion, determination and ambition to make a difference within Telford and Wrekin Council in order to deliver the very best for our residents, businesses and communities through an excellent planning service.


You will be expected to:


  • have a relevant qualification Planning / Law or equivalent undergraduate degree, a postgraduate qualification in planning or related subject, chartered membership of the RTPI, alongside a proven 12 month experience in Development Management to demonstrate a sound understanding and knowledge of up to date planning legislation and its practical application to development;
  • be well-organised and have the ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills and must be able to negotiate and give clear messages under pressure, alongside excellent customer care and diplomacy in dealing with a wide range of people;
  • be able to negotiate improvements/benefits from a scheme, maximising such benefits for the wider public benefit.

    For further information please contact Conner Conley on 01614137290 or email your CV to

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