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Principal Planning Enforcement Officer

Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Maidenhead, Berkshire
£43,063 - £51,573 per annum
Closing date
5 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Conservation/Environment, Enforcement, Planning
Local Authority
Senior Executive

Job Details

Why work for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead?

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead takes pride in its exceptional team of dedicated professionals who are passionate about providing quality services to the community. The Council values a collaborative and inclusive work environment, fostering creativity and innovation in all aspects of its operations. Joining the team means being part of a forward-thinking organisation that continually strives to improve and make a positive impact on the community.

The Role

The main purpose of the role is to lead on the more complex enforcement investigations, applications for Injunctions, and being the lead witness at Public Inquiries and prosecutions. The successful applicant will be part of a team of eight within the Enforcement and Conservation Team and will work closely with the Principal Conservation Officer in dealing with the heritage enforcement matters and will ideally have knowledge of Listed Building enforcement action, as well as a wide range of other enforcement actions.

The successful applicant will have expertise, knowledge and experience in town planning and planning enforcement, and will be well organised with good communication and negotiating skills. The post holder will also be responsible for mentoring junior members of the team and will have some day-to-day supervision.

Why work in Enforcement and Conservation Team at the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead?

There is:

  • A recently adopted local plan, adopted in 2022.
  • interesting, varied, and challenging workload at all levels with large parts of the Borough set within the Green Belt, and on a fantastic part of the river Thames corridor with nationally important heritage assets.
  • Ability to specialise in Heritage enforcement work.
  • The chance to work with and further the careers of junior members of the Team.
  • Hybrid working – with flexibility.
  • Supportive and friendly working environment with support from Enforcement and Conservation Team Manager and Deputy Head of Planning.
  • The opportunity to develop and grown your career.
  • Easy access to and from London on the Elizabeth line.
  • A fantastic environment from the Wind in the Willows to The Crown.

For an informal discussion or to ask any questions about the position please email the Development Management Team Leader – Enforcement and Conservation or call Arron Hitchen on 01628 796049.


Windsor and Maidenhead Borough Council is the local authority of the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead in Berkshire, England. It is a unitary authority, having the powers of a non-metropolitan county and district council combined. Windsor and Maidenhead is divided into 19 wards, electing 41 councillors. The council was created by the Local Government Act 1972 and replaced six local authorities  

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