Wokingham Borough Council are seeking a Principal Planning Enforcement officer to join their Planning Team.
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role covers a variety of planning work including investigating breaches of planning control, drafting and serving enforcement notices and defending the Council's position in appeals.
As well as dealing with Planning Enforcement work there will be opportunities to deal with a wide variety of different types of planning application, including large scale major applications, you’ll participate in public inquires. This is a varied, challenging role where you’ll be given the opportunity to really develop your planning career.
We’re looking for an experienced planner who has the knowledge and interest to carry out this specialist role. As well as practical experience of major/complex enforcement, we need someone with strong communication and negotiation skills and a customer focused approach.
As well as a relevant degree, the successful applicant will also need membership to the RTPI.
Wokingham is situated in the heart of the thriving Thames Valley and is consistently voted one of the best places to live in the UK. This is an exciting time to join as the council is delivering substantial infrastructure projects and new housing as well as town centre regeneration.
Wokingham Borough Council offers a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and an excellent pension. We’re committed to making you feel empowered in your work, whether that’s through approachable and engaged management, or extra training to enhance your expertise. This is combined with great development opportunities, meaning you’ll feel supported and encouraged at every stage of your career.
Ours is a high support, high challenge work environment, where people can fulfil their full potential.
Wokingham Borough Council offers a range of employee benefits including generous annual leave, flexible working opportunities and an excellent pension. Closing date for applications is Sunday 5 April 2020 with interviews expected on Wednesday 22nd April.
For more information about the role please contact Marcia Head at Marcia.Head@wokingham.gov.uk