Planning Enforcement Officer
Your new organisation
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is a unitary authority based in the heart of the town centre. This diverse and busy town has a great seafront, public parks and leisure activities, competitive house pricing and excellent travel links, accessible via two train lines from Liverpool Street and Fenchurch Street. It offers traditional seaside living that makes it a fantastic place to live and work.
The Council delivers a wide range of vital services at the heart of the community, as well as investing in exciting and ambitious projects that keep Southend-on-Sea firmly on the map. The Council has high expectations for the future and is working with local partners and local communities to ensure we deliver our exciting ambition for the Borough.
Your new role
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Development Management Team at Southend as a Planning Enforcement Officer on a full-time permanent basis. You will be joining a highly performing Planning Service with a strong track record of delivering high profile projects.
As a planning enforcement officer, you will contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Development Management Team. You will respond to and investigate planning enforcement enquiries from the general public and other stakeholders. This will require the carrying out of site visits, providing guidance to interested parties and negotiating resolutions.
A full job description is available upon request.
What you'll need to succeed
To be successful in this role, you will need to have good attention to detail and excellent organisational and communication skills. You need to be able to work on your own initiative and proficient in the use of Microsoft Office packages. You will engage effectively across all levels and be able to work to deadlines, carrying out your duties accurately at speed, establishing good relationships with customers and other stakeholders. This role will suit an individual who has a can-do attitude, is keen to learn and is seeking a career in local government planning. Knowledge of planning system, legislation and procedures are desirable but not essential, as full training will be provided.
This role would suit graduates from a wide range of subjects, particularly individuals with a genuine interest in areas such as the built environment, planning, sustainability, the law and local government. It would also be suitable for persons with significant previous experience in regulatory or enforcement functions.
What you'll get in return
If you join the Council you will enjoy a range of benefits including flexible working - blended approach to office and home working, salary sacrifice scheme, 24 days holiday (excluding bank holidays) and excellent training and development opportunities. A full list of benefits provided by Southend-On-Sea Borough Council can be found on the Jobs at the council web page under the "Why Work for us Tab".
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. If you need further information, please contact us on 01702352452 for an informal discussion.
"Please note: Applications for this vacancy may close prior to the date advertised above. This will be dependent on the volume of applications received."
The Council is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications, regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, sex, disability, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, age or religion or belief. All applications will be considered solely on merit.