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Enforcement Officer (Planning)

London Borough of Hackney
Hackney, London (Greater)
£37,575 - £40,005
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Local Authority

Job Details

Hackney is one of Britain's fastest changing and exciting boroughs. Our Development Management & Enforcement team provides a number of vital services within the Borough and promotes a culture of positive planning across the Council to maximise the benefits for our residents and businesses. We are looking to further strengthen our existing teams to maintain a high performing, high morale environment within the Planning Service. A number of opportunities across the teams are available, all vital to the successful operation of the DM and Enforcement function.

We now have exciting Enforcement Officer opportunities within our Planning Enforcement team. The position is important and essential in maintaining and improving Hackney's reputation and excellent performance. Your planning enforcement knowledge and can-do attitude is what we are looking for, with excellent negotiation, communication and time-management skills with experience that is relevant to the role. You will also have the ability to manage conflicting priorities within a pressurised environment.

You must have a relevant qualification in Town Planning (or equivalent) which supports membership of eligibility for the Royal Town Planning Institute, OR currently undertaking a qualification in Town Planning or equivalent leading to qualification, OR currently working in Planning Enforcement.

There is no better place to work in London than Hackney; we have great pride in our borough, our communities, and our services. Hackney is one of London’s most vibrant and diverse boroughs. It’s one of the most sought-after areas to live in London with good schools, parks, and local amenities, as well as great transport links and vibrant and diverse communities.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values, so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge, and experience.

We will not accept applications where Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been used to assist with completing the competency questions or any part of the application form.

This application process replaces a supporting statement.

Closing date for applications: 30 May 2024 (22:59).

Interview date: TBC.

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included, and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently underrepresented in our workforce.

The Council has a dedicated employment support service (Hackney Works), which offers Hackney residents guidance in relation to applying for jobs. If you are thinking about applying for a job, please contact the Hackney Works team to find out what support is available:


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