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Planning Enforcement Officer

  • Employer: East Hertfordshire District Council
  • Reference: EHERT/19/98693
  • Published: Tue 21/05/2019, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/06/2019, 15:33 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 7 £30,245 to £33,487
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertfordshire

About the role:

An opportunity has arisen to join the Councils Development Management team as an Enforcement Officer. The post holder will be responsible to the Principal Planning Enforcement Officer and the Service Manager – Development Management for the investigation of alleged and potential breaches of planning control and to take appropriate action where necessary pursuant to the Council’s powers under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and associated legislation. The post holder will also be responsible for a personal workload of planning enforcement cases.    

Some of the key responsibilities include:

  • The post holder will, by applying technical judgement and liaising with planning and other officers of the Council as necessary, be responsible for the consideration, assessment and recommendation of a case load planning enforcement and related matters. They will ensure that information is recorded and stored accurately and in accordance with any legal requirements;
  • The post holder will, where appropriate, prepare, submit and present reports and the issues contained therein;
  • The post holder will represent the Council at public and stakeholder meetings as necessary, acting as an ambassador for the Council.
  • The post holder will liaise with the Principal Planning Enforcement Officer and Service Manage to identify area of potential service improvement.

About you:

This role will suit a person who is able to focus on detailed investigations and managing personal workloads within a team working environment.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Post holders should have GCSE standard qualifications or their equivalent in Maths and English;
  • Good verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience of dealing with planning investigation or similar investgations;
  • Relevant experience of working within legal, administrative and regulatory frameworks;
  • The ability to accurately record and report information;

Presentation skills;

  • Good IT skills;
  • Post holders must be able to demonstrate good presentational skills and personal resilience. The she demonstrate an ability to be able to clearly explain issues and be capable of presenting evidence in inquiry and court proceedings. They should be able to pursue and resolve difficult and complex matters where other parties may not be willing;
  • A driving licence is required.

About us

East Herts is consistently rated as amongst the best areas in the country to live, with excellent schools and healthcare, a huge array of green space, beautiful waterways, unique market towns and picturesque villages.  We also enjoy high levels of employment and a diverse local economy. 

The vision of the Council is to provide East Hertfordshire residents and businesses with a future that is prosperous and sustainable. In order to achieve this, a number of strategic objectives have been developed, which allow the Council in conjunction with its many partners to focus on the key issues that concern the residents of East Hertfordshire. 

Whatever their role, everyone contributes to delivering great services to our local community. Our vision is to preserve the unique character of East Herts and ensure it remains one of the best places to live and work. To accomplish this, our focus is to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, enhance the quality of people's lives and enable a flourishing local economy. 

Our team is at the very heart of our council – we recognise that together with our elected members, we make the difference to our local communities. We are dedicated to staff development and individual success within a team framework. To help our staff deliver, we provide a supportive work environment, development opportunities and work to help everyone achieve their potential, whilst enjoying a positive work-life balance. 

Benefits of working for us

  • A variety of flexible working options available, including part-time working, job share, compressed hours and home working
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • Generous  annual leave
  • A range of discounts including high street retailers and local leisure centres
  • Professional environment where your career path really matters and your development is supported by the organisation
  • Flexible and supportive team 

As part of our Green Travel agenda we actively encourage employees to explore more economical and eco-friendly means of travel to work, e.g. public transport, cycle, walk or car share, and support this through a number of initiatives such as Liftshare. 

How to apply

For an informal discussion regarding the role, please contact David Snell Sevice Manager - Development Management tel: 1279 655261.  


Closing date:  3 June 2019 at 9am.  CVs will not be accepted.

If you do not hear from us within 2 weeks of the closing date please assume that your application has not been successful.

If your application has been successful, the recruiting manager will contact you to invite you to an interview.  We hope you enjoy the process and look forward to making contact with you very soon.


EHC is an equal opportunity employer committed to embracing a diverse and inclusive work environment. We aim to attract and retain the best people regardless of their gender, marital/parental status, ethnic origin, nationality, age, background, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity

  • Employer: East Hertfordshire District Council
  • Reference: EHERT/19/98693
  • Published: Tue 21/05/2019, 15:30 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 03/06/2019, 15:33 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: Grade 7 £30,245 to £33,487
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hertfordshire

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