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Planning Enforcement Officer
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council

At A Glance

Job Reference: SJ-POJ-211008-01

Salary: £27,741 - £29,577

Benefits: N/A

Location: Nuneaton

Role/Type: Permanent/Full Time

Required Skills/Qualifications: N/A

Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is a small Council with big values. We are committed to ensuring our services are delivered to the highest possible standard and we put the customer at the forefront of everything we do. By working for us you will become part of the team and will play your part in serving our community.

We are looking to recruit a Planning Enforcement officer to join our busy team. The Council is currently consulting on its Planning Enforcement strategy so this is a great time to join the team in taking this strategy forward.

We receive a wide range of notifications relating to unauthorised development and/or breaches of Planning Control. The enforcement team which comprises of 2 full time staff are charged with investigating and resolving these complaints through negotiation and/or by serving formal notice (breach of condition notice/enforcement notice/Section 215 notice) to achieve the desired outcome.

We are looking for someone with a can-do attitude. You will need to be proactive and forward-thinking with excellent negotiation skills.  You will be dealing with the higher priority and most challenging planning enforcement cases in the Borough while also supporting the planning enforcement assistant in discharging their duties.

You will need to manage your own workload and work independently, while also updating the Head of Service on strategic issues. It is essential that you maintain records in an organised, precise and complete manner, where necessary to PACE standards, in order to form the basis of future actions including possible prosecution. Ideally you will have undertaken PACE training, however this can be provided or refreshed.

Remote working is possible; however the nature of the role means that you will need to be able to access the Borough on short notice.
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Claire.Hill @nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk or Darren.Grant@nuneatonandbedworth.gov.uk

Interviews - Week commencing 15 November 2021

As an employer, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council offers a wide range of benefits, including flexible working, Local Government Pension Scheme and generous holiday allowance.

This post is covered by the Fluency Duty, as outlined in the Code of Practice on the English language requirements for public sector workers.

Please note that all applications must be received on an online application form. We do not accept CV's and do not keep CV's on file unless part of an application.

Any communication with you will be via email, so please check your email, including spam/junk folders, and WMJobs account on a regular basis after submitting your application.

Supporting documents
Values - one page overview.docx
Planning Enforcement Officer JD PS and Profile - February 2021.DOCX