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Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Hastings Borough Council
  • Reference: OS/20/134148
  • Published: Thu 01/10/2020, 13:55 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 03/11/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £19,968 to £27,041 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Hastings, East Sussex, East Sussex

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Enforcement Officer

The Role

An exciting opportunity has opened in the Planning Enforcement Team for the position of Enforcement Officer. The post holder will carry out a number of critical functions for the borough including processing planning enforcement matters, bringing Empty Homes back into use and monitoring and making safe buildings that may be structural unsound.

Full details of the role can be found in the attached job description. We are keen to support your training and personal development and offer flexible working, including home working.

Who are we?

With world class coast, countryside, a thriving artist quarter in the Old Town, brimming over with creativity and history, outstanding architecture and a variety of boutiques Hastings is a popular place to live and visit. Low house prices, good schools, beautiful parks, an attractive environment, an outstanding community spirit and a new link road makes a move to Hastings a very positive investment into your future.

Hastings has seen significant development in the past few years, not least a multi-million pound project to restore its historic pier and the economy-boosting link road. Regeneration that improves the environment is one of Hastings key goals.

Who are you?

We are seeking someone with ideally with a background and interest in planning enforcement or similar enforcement role, with strong verbal and written communication skills and a strong customer focus to join the Development Management Team as an Enforcement Officer. You will need to be able to comfortable making detailed site visits and assessments of alleged breaches of planning control and dealing with customers face to face and via correspondence.

The job will be wide-ranging and exciting, with an opportunity to deal with all types of enforcement cases, managing your own caseload while working with others in the Service and supporting other Services on Borough wide enforcement matters. The team is fast paced and seeks to work positively in enforcement and to work with planning officers to control unauthorised development and protect the community for local residents.

You’ll have the ability to work flexibly, as part of a busy and high performing team, while we will provide you with opportunities to undertake relevant training to help you develop in your role and further progress your career. Full details of the qualification and experience required for the roles can be found in the attached job description

If you have any questions you can call Eleanor Evans on (01424) 783251 or email me ( We have a welcoming and friendly team so if you think this role could be for you we would love to hear from you.