Planning Enforcement Officer

Band 6 - £30,435 a year

Permanent Full Time

Eastleigh Borough Council is an ambitious and progressive council and we are recognised for our innovation and achievements, whilst delivering high quality service to our customers and the community.

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Monitoring and Enforcement Officer to join our busy and friendly team and help us deliver an effective enforcement and compliance service covering all unauthorised developments and ensuring compliance with approved plans, conditions and planning obligations.

You will be responsible for investigating complaints of planning breaches and proactively monitoring sites. Many breaches of planning control can be resolved through negotiation but in some cases you will be required to pursue formal enforcement action, including drafting reports and formal notices and dealing with appeals.

Candidates must have a good enforcement knowledge and experience and be conversant with reading and interpreting technical drawings and planning policies.

You will be required to liaise with a variety of people including landowners, developers, Councillors and members of the public, so excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential along with the ability to sometimes deal with a conflict situation.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Andy Grandfield, Head of Housing & Development on 023 8068 8267.

At Eastleigh, we are committed to supporting and developing all our staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. We offer excellent opportunities for continuous professional development and support our staff in maintaining a good work life balance through our innovative flexi time system. We also have excellent package of benefits including:

  • 25-28 days annual leave dependant on service
  • Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional flexi leave per month (subject to operational requirements, pro rata for part time)
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • Places Leisure, Eastleigh – 30% off Full Membership
  • Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
  • Car and Season Ticket loans
  • Excellent working environment
  • Support for continuous professional development
  • Good work life balance

If you are excited by this opportunity and feel you have the skills, experience and attitude we are looking for we would love to hear from you.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Closing date:         22 November 2019

Interview date:        9 December 2019