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Senior Enforcement Officer

Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£32,234 - £34,728 (Pay award pending)
Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Enforcement, Planning
Central Government
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Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council

Riverside House, Rotherham

Regeneration & Environment

Senior Enforcement Officer Ref: REQ08070

£32,234 - £34,728 (Pay award pending)

37 hours per week, permanent 

Due to current Coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions we are following Government advice and this may result in interviews being held via video call. 

We have high aspirations for Rotherham, from delivering major town centre regeneration with 1,000 new homes to the exciting Forge Island cinema and leisure development and the Future High Streets Fund bid to redevelop the town’s markets. Clearly, Rotherham is changing. Driving this change is a council that’s passionate about putting Rotherham on the map for all the right reasons. 

Rotherham is a top performing planning authority: winner of the RTPI planning excellence award in 2018, an adopted Local Plan and top of the government’s league table for planning application performance. That’s what makes planning services at Rotherham different; we have talented, passionate people, determined to do their best work for Rotherham, influencing and helping to shape the Borough. 

The council has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Enforcement Officer within its Development Management team.  

About the role 

As the Senior Enforcement Officer you will lead on all Planning enforcement for the Council and be responsible for ensuring that all breaches of Planning are robustly challenged, taking appropriate enforcement action where necessary, all in accordance with the guidance set out in the Rotherham Planning Enforcement Plan. 

This would include: 

Visiting sites to investigate and establish breaches of planning control, and maintain accurate notes and photographic evidence of site visits. 

Recommending what action, if any, should be taken in respect of breaches. 

Preparing and serving relevant enforcement notices. 

Preparing evidence at appeal and where prosecution action has been authorised.  

About you

We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed individual, with the experience, skills, and knowledge to quickly integrate into a busy Development  Management team. You will hold relevant qualifications and/or have relevant experience of working in a planning enforcement team. 

You will need detailed knowledge of how the planning enforcement system operates and what enforcement options are available under each different circumstance. 

You will be positive in your approach, proactive, and experienced in successfully identifying and introducing changes designed to improve service delivery. 

Your analytical approach will be matched by your ability to present complex information in a clear and easy to understand manner, to ensure understanding by a variety of stakeholders. 

The post is based in our modern offices in the heart of Rotherham, well located for public transport from the Sheffield City Region. We know you must juggle work and life commitments and we will discuss the right mix for you, whether it’s compressed hours or working from home, we are committed to flexible working patterns in our established team. 

The Council’s hybrid working arrangement, our Worksmart policy, makes working as easy in the home as at the office, so there is some flexibility about where and when you work, and we offer a range of other employee benefits. You will be required to visit sites where alleged breaches of planning have taken place so will need access to a car and a current driving licence, and you may also be required to attend these sites outside normal working hours. 

COVID-19: Rotherham Council continues to encourage all the behaviours that we know reduces the spread of infection, in line with National Guidance. Therefore, in line with current advice, capacity reductions remain in place in Council buildings and where possible, staff are continuing to work from home in a number of roles, with occasional requirements to attend office locations. We are actively adopting a hybrid way of working which will include both home and office working based on service and customer needs. 

Further information 

For an informal discussion about this role, please contact Chris Wilkins, Development Manager (South Team and Enforcement) on 01709 823832 or 

From 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2022 employees paid at Band D and above are subject to a temporary pay reduction of 1.15% spread out by means of a weekly / monthly deduction (dependent on pay frequency) from each pay period over the full financial year. In recognition of implementing this temporary measure, those who experience a pay reduction will be awarded of three additional day’s leave (pro rata for part-time). 

This post will have access to the Public Services Network, if successful you will be required to apply for a disclosure of criminal records check at the Basic level (unspent criminal convictions).

Application closing date 31.1.22

For more information about the above post and to apply online Click Here

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