Enfield is a diverse London borough with excellent links to the city and central areas as well as Hertfordshire and Essex. Situated along the strategically important London - Stansted corridor, this is an exciting time to join the Council as we look to deliver many development opportunities. This includes Meridian Water which has Housing Zone status where upwards of 12000 new homes and 5000 jobs will be created. We are also well placed to maximize growth opportunity of Crossrail 2 with both proposed branches located within the borough.
We have experienced a significant rise in planning enquiries and with the Council’s own ambitious agenda for regeneration, including a number of significant estate regeneration schemes, it is important we are able to maintain our commitment to proactive engagement to achieve sustainable development of the highest standard.
The Development Management Service has been strengthened to achieve these challenges with the creation of a special projects team to deliver certain key regeneration objectives. This will ensure well designed sustainable developments which make a positive contribution to the Borough, its people and environment are delivered.
If you are interested in contributing towards us meeting this challenge, we have a number of positions available for you to join a friendly and hardworking team.
These are rewarding roles which are key to the performance of the Service and the successful regeneration of the Borough with emphasis placed on the delivery of high quality outcomes through a coordinated approach to the assessment of development proposals.
Planning Enforcement Officers.
PO1 Salary: £33,945 - £36,711 pa
36 hours a week – We are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements including part time hours, compressed hours, working from home and staggered start and finish times
Applications welcomed from candidates interested in arranging a secondment from their current role either from the public or private sector
You will be involved in the full range of planning enforcement investigations and associated appeal work. Strong communication and performance management is essential together with good negotiating skills.
The main duties of the roles involve investigating potential breaches of planning control. This will involve interviewing members of the public, owners and occupiers of the land plus applying your own investigative skills and liaising with colleagues across the Council. Strong communication skills are therefore essential as will be your ability to manage and prioritise your case load.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council
- An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
- Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
- Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
- Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
- Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
- Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
Closing and Interview Dates
Closing date: Midnight Monday 6th January 2020
Interviewing dates: 27th, 28th & 29th January 2020
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If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Rob Oles, Planning Enforcement Manager on 020 8379 3847 for an informal discussion.
To apply for the role please email a copy of your CV with your contract and hour preferences to firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you have any difficulties accessing this information, please contact Claire.Turner@enfield.gov.uk on 02081321024.
A textphone (minicom) is provided for those with a hearing or speech impairment on 020 8379 4419.