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Planning Enforcement Officer

Folkestone & Hythe District Council
Folkestone, Kent
£26,744 - £34,822
Closing date
19 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Development Control, Enforcement
Local Authority
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

We have an ambitious development agenda and are seeking a Planning Enforcement Officer to ensure new development accords with the high standards expected within the district.

Ranked in the Sunday Times as one of the best places to live in the UK, and in Lonely Planet as one of the best places to visit in the world, Folkestone & Hythe is a dynamic and innovative place to live, work and visit. 

Based in our offices in the heart of Folkestone, you’ll have easy access to transport links including HS1, Folkestone’s regenerated town centre, the seafront and old town creative quarter, and our extraordinary and vibrant landscapes and communities.  

Recognised by Best Companies as an outstanding organisation to work for, we have a real focus on supporting career development, wellbeing and family friendly initiatives, and a hybrid agile working culture that enables flexible and remote/home working.

You can also expect an excellent benefits package that includes corporate membership, discount and salary sacrifice schemes, reimbursement of professional membership fees, up to 31 days holiday and Christmas closure, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, and much, much more.

About you
Working in our Planning Enforcement Team you will have a positive and proactive approach to investigating and resolving breaches of planning control. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a positive and proactive approach to resolving issues using your own experience and initiative and by working closely with colleagues within the Development Management Team and other service areas of the Council.

You will have relevant experience in town planning or a legislative enforcement related field, such as law enforcement, licensing or environmental protection and have knowledge and understanding of the role of development management, planning enforcement and the planning system.

For an informal discussion please contact:
Lisette Patching, CIL & Enforcement Team Leader, via 

Applications will be considered as they are submitted. The council reserves the right to close the vacancy once enough suitable applications have been received.   


Take your Planning career to the next stage at Folkestone & Hythe 

With a great place to live and work, there has never been a better time to make the move to Folkestone & Hythe.

26 miles of coastline ranging from sandy beaches to Britain’s only desert at Dungeness, it's an extraordinary place offering peace and tranquillity for those who seek it alongside an exciting buzz of creativity. 

We have an exciting and ambitious development agenda. Potential career highlights could be working on the development of Otterpool Park - a 10,000-home garden town, supporting delivery of a £19.7m Levelling Up Fund scheme in Folkestone town centre or helping to create new, affordable homes on a brownfield site. 

Just 55 minutes from London by high-speed rail link, with house prices that remain attractive to those moving from elsewhere, an impressive range of schools and an organisation Best Companies rated as outstanding, you won't regret making the move to Folkestone & Hythe.       

Company info
Civic Centre, Castle Hill Avenue
CT20 2QY

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