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Principal Enforcement Officer

Dacorum Borough Council
West Hertfordshire
£40,669 - £43,032 per annum, inclusive of London Fringe Weighting
Closing date
23 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Enforcement, Planning
Officer, Planner
Central Government, Local Authority
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Principal Enforcement Officer


1 x Full Time 37 Hours per week

Will consider job share and part time working arrangements.

Ref: P0755

Situated in West Hertfordshire, the Borough of Dacorum is composed of the main towns of Hemel Hempstead, Berkhamsted and Tring, with large areas of Green Belt and Outstanding Natural Beauty, and numerous historic settlements and buildings.

As Principal Enforcement Officer you will be at the forefront of protecting Dacorum residents, historic buildings and beautiful landscapes from unlawful development.  Leading a small team of dedicated enforcement officers, you will be managing the team in all enforcement matters related to the control of development under the Town and Country Planning Acts and related legislation.

This role will suit a candidate currently in post as a Principal Planning Enforcement Officer or working as a Planning Officer or Enforcement Officer looking expand their career into management and take on new challenges relating to alleged breaches of planning control across the Borough, gain experience of Hearings and Public Inquiries, and work with an interesting and varied caseload involving both rural and urban issues.

Our benefits include generous holiday entitlement (plus opportunities to purchase additional holiday), attractive pension scheme, family friendly policies, support to study, reimbursement of professional subscriptions, personal development, new car salary sacrifice scheme, flexible working patterns (including home working), car parking, interest-free rail/bus ticket/cycle purchase loans, and working in our modern office building. The Council also offers the potential of undertaking a level 3 management apprenticeship.

The successful candidate will have three years development management experience, at least two of which gained post-MRTPI election/eligibility for election, and two years’ experience working with, or for, local planning authorities.

You will need a driving licence which is valid in the UK and access to a vehicle.

This will be a flexible hybrid of predominantly home based working role with full access to our newly redesigned offices, encompassing a mix of hot-desking, collaboration areas and a wellbeing zone.

A Standard check will be undertaken with the Disclosure and Barring Service to ensure that the successful candidate has no relevant convictions.

The link to apply is below:

Closing date: 23 January 2022.

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