Planning Enforcement Officer
New Planning Opportunities At Eastleigh Borough Council
Your new organisation
Eastleigh Borough Council is situated in the heart of South Hampshire, bordering the River Hamble and The Solent and a short drive from The New Forest and South Downs National Parks and has excellent travel connections by road, rail and air.
They have big ambitions and have embarked on a complete range of major projects and initiatives which include the creation of a green borough, enabling healthy communities, promoting prosperity for Local Businesses and the provision of a more diverse mix of housing to meet residents' needs. Respected by key partners, their culture is based on supporting each other to achieve results. Their values are to take pride, think customer, think colleague and think differently, and it's these values that their staff embody in their day to day work and help to make Eastleigh a great place to work.As an employer they offer a great range of benefits, a commitment to continuous professional development and a friendly, nurturing environment. They have ensured, despite the economically challenging last few years, no reduction in their services and indeed have expanded many areas of service delivery, including Development Management and Planning Enforcement. As a result. they currently have several great opportunities within their Planning Team at various levels which will help ensure the delivery of a high, quality service to support communities and improve lives.
Your new role
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Monitoring and Enforcement Officer to join their busy and friendly team and to help deliver an effective enforcement and compliance service covering all unauthorised developments as well as ensuring compliance with approved plans, conditions and planning obligations.
The role involves being responsible for investigating complaints of planning breaches and proactively monitoring sites and looking to resolve issues through negotiation, as well as pursuing formal enforcement action, including drafting reports and formal notices and dealing with appeals. You will also be required to liaise with a variety of people including landowners, developers, Councillors and members of the public.
What you'll need to succeed
The successful candidate should ideally have a good enforcement knowledge and experience and be conversant with reading and interpreting technical drawings and planning policies. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential along with the ability to sometimes deal with a conflict situation.
What you'll get in return
The opportunity is available for training and developing your experience within the rewarding and interesting role. Eastleigh are committed to supporting and developing all their staff and creating a culture that is inclusive, innovative and enjoyable. They support their staff in maintaining a good work life balance through their innovative flexi time system. They also have an excellent package of benefits including:
25-28 days annual leave
Flexible working arrangements and ability to accrue up to 2 days additional leave per month
Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
Places Leisure, Eastleigh - 30% off Full Membership
Confidential Employee Advice and Support Programme
Car and Season Ticket loans
Excellent working environment
Support for continuous professional development
Good work life balance
What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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