Redbridge is an ambitious, diverse and exciting east-London borough. What we do is driven by changing our relationship with local people to support our vision. As a result, we've developed innovative ways to build our communities and transform our Council.
We're one of the fastest growing parts of the country and the third most diverse London borough. Our communities are attracted by a mixture of excellent schools, relatively affordable housing, high-quality open space and rapid transport connections into the heart of the City.
This is an exciting time for the London Borough of Redbridge; we are at the heart of regeneration and change in East London, with unprecedented investment in the area expected in the next few years and Cross Rail will open up new opportunities for new homes and jobs. We benefit from excellent transport links across London and Essex and our offices, based in Ilford, are only 9 minutes from Stratford and 18 minutes from Liverpool Street, in the heart of the city.
Our vision is Ambitious for Redbridge, and to help us meet our challenges the Council is shaping its service areas to meet the needs and diversity of the population. As part of the vision we have undertaken a major restructure of the Planning Services and are currently recruiting to a number of new and exciting posts. The reorganisation of the service area enables the potential for career development and progression as we grow our team.
About the Role
The role is paramount to the delivery of the Council’s strategic corporate priorities. Working for us you will have the opportunity to make a real difference for our residents, securing ‘Growth’ with new homes and regenerating the town centres, reducing inequality and offering value for money.
The Council is seeking to tackle enforcement in an efficient and effective manner with the planning enforcement team making a positive difference to the Borough. The Regeneration, Property and Planning Department have a vacancy for permanent position of Principal Planning Enforcement Officer. The job will require the postholder to provide leadership and management of a professional team to achieve high performance and effective operation delivery, which will include line managing staff. To provide high level professional advice relating to all planning enforcement matters (legislation and policy) to the Council’s Executive and Council Committees. To manage, support and coordinate planning enforcement cases throughout the enforcement process, including legal interviews and preparing for and attending court procedures. Ensuring the planning enforcement team meets their targets as set out in performance indicators. Ensuring that the staff are fully up to date on current legislation and professional practice in relation to planning enforcement and ensure they have the skills and knowledge to undertake the work. You should complete your application as fully as possible giving as much information about your skills as possible and any relevant experience and interests. Please apply using the online application form.
We will consider a secondment opportunity for this post for internal candidates.
For further information about this role contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please be advised when filling out person specification statement you should keep to 2 sides of A4.
If you are interested in applying for this role please visit our website at http://www.redbridge.gov.uk/
Closing date: 12th February 2023
Interviews will be scheduled for week beginning 20th February 2023. Please advise of any dates when you will be unavailable due to holiday.
Ambitious for Redbridge
To applyfor this role, please visit www.redbridge.gov.uk/jobs
All short-listed applicants will need to demonstrate proof of right to work in the UK. At the London Borough of Redbridge, we receive a high volume of great-quality applicants, we therefore may close a vacancy earlier than advertised. Early applications are therefore encouraged.
We are committed to employment practices that promote diversity and inclusion in employment and welcome applications from qualified applicants regardless of age, disability, gender identity, sex, marriage and civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity status, colour, race, religion, or belief.