Planning Enforcement Officer

  • Location
    Wimbledon, Greater London
  • Salary
    £12.02/Hour
  • Category
    Construction & Property - Planner
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Public Sector
  • External Reference
    JN-022019-50666


Adecco are recruiting for a Planning Enforcement Officer to work in a local authority in Wandsworth. *Please apply online with your CV. Please note that only successfully shortlisted candidates will be contacted*



Planning Enforcement Officer


Wandsworth


Contract


Full time


£12.02 p/hr


Job Purpose:


Responsible to the Team Manager (Planning Enforcement) and working under the supervision of the Principal/Senior Enforcement Planner to deliver a high quality, good value, at speed Planning Enforcement Service ensuring that decision-making is robust, professional and transparent. To manage a caseload of planning enforcement cases and correspondence to agreed and identifiable time scales and delivering a well reasoned officer recommendation which delivers a successful planning enforcement outcome.


Specific Duties and Responsibilities:


1. To investigate alleged breaches of planning control in line with relevant Town Planning Acts, legislation and Government guidance, and the Council's own policies and procedures (including our adopted planning enforcement policy).


2. To keep complainants, offenders, Councillors and other interested parties fully up to date at key stages of the planning enforcement process.


3. To negotiate with those responsible for breaches of planning control to achieve a satisfactory resolution, where possible.


4. To obtain relevant authorisation and serve statutory notices when necessary.


5. To prepare and present evidence in relation to enforcement appeals. 6. To prepare witness statements and proceed with prosecution when necessary.


7. Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and to take a proactive approach to regarding relevant changes in legislation whilst carrying out duties.


8. Provide advice and guidance in response to planning best practice, procedure or policy within the legal/organisational policy framework.


9. Ensure that service-wide and corporate performance indicators, targets and customer service standards are met for the full range of the workload.


10. To work flexibly in undertaking the duties and responsibilities of this job, and participate as required in multi-disciplinary cross-department and cross-organisational groups.


11. To work outside of normal office hours on occasions where it is necessary to obtain evidence in connection with enforcement investigation.


12. To contribute towards self-contained projects or components of larger projects in order to deliver organisational objectives.


CRITERIA FOR PROGRESSION TO S01 (as for Sc6 plus the following)


1. Work without close supervision and with personal responsibility for a range of enforcement complaints ensuring that these are effectively and efficiently carried out to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with planning policy and is successful in meeting corporate targets and objectives.


2. Assess, negotiate and take formal action, where required, based on relevant planning policies and other material considerations.


3. Undertake the enforcement written representation appeals and hearing with supervision.


4. Provide advice and guidance as required in response to planning best practice, procedure or policy within a legal/organisational policy framework and develop solutions or recommendations to meet service needs.


5. To ensure the highest level of customer service.


CRITERIA FOR PROGRESSION TO S02 (as for S01 plus the following)


1. Work with minimum supervision on a range of enforcement complaints ensuring that these are effectively and efficiently carried out to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with planning policy and is successful in meeting corporate targets and objectives.


2. Seek to coach and facilitate the acquisition of skills and knowledge in others so that they are better equipped to be self-reliant in dealing with technical and people issues.


3. Prepare appeal statements and give evidence as an expert witness at Informal or Court Hearings and Public Inquiries in connection with such cases under the supervision of a Senior Planner.


CRITERIA FOR PROGRESSION TO P01 (as for S02 plus the following) 1. Work more independently and take personal responsibility for enforcement investigations, including negotiation and formal action on the more complex and high profile enforcement cases ensuring that these are effectively and efficiently carried out to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with the adopted planning enforcement policy and is successful in meeting corporate targets and objectives.


2. Prepare and gives evidence on behalf of the Council at Inquiries and in Court


Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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Please apply with your CV to: Sadie Nunn