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Team Leader Enforcement and Trees

  • Employer: Croydon Council
  • Reference: CC/23/239785
  • Published: Wed 10/05/2023, 13:19 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 08/06/2023, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: Grade 16 £54,975 - £57,102 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Workplace: On-Site
  • Location: London Borough of Croydon, Croydon

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Team Leader Enforcement and Trees

About Croydon:

As one of London’s largest and most diverse boroughs, Croydon is a fantastic place to live, work and spend time, with all the benefits of close proximity to the rest of London and the south east.

Over the past decade we have seen huge investment, regeneration and growth in our Borough. Croydon remains an attractive and important part of London for ongoing growth and investment – growth from which we want to see all our communities benefit.

However, as a council the impacts of the pandemic, austerity and our current financial challenges has brought significant changes to the way we operate and the resources available. We must change to focus on the needs our residents are facing today, while making sure we are a financially sustainable council by 2024.

This brings opportunities for those who want to work in a fast moving environment, focused on improvement and delivering better services. With an established executive leadership team bringing stability and inclusive leadership, Croydon is an exciting place to work. You will need to be ambitious, passionate about planning, demonstrate strong personal responsibility and a desire to deliver great places.

We have a great management team, who lead, inspire and believe in Croydon.  If you want a challenge with great job satisfaction, there is no better opportunity than Croydon

Ross -

Jamar -

Grace -

Nicola -

Chris -

If you would like to discuss further these roles and how you could fit into the team, please contact;

Nicola Townsend

Ross Gentry

About The Role:

We have an opportunity for a Planning Enforcement and Trees Team Leader to join our Development Management Team. The role will be varied and you will have a key role in further enhancing service delivery for our customers and to focus specifically on the realisation of sustainable growth, firmly embedded in high standards of design and the maximisation of social, economic and environmental benefits.

The Planning Enforcement and Trees Team is part of the Council’s vibrant and busy Development Management Service. Sustainable development can only be delivered alongside a proactive and robust planning enforcement regime.

The successful candidate will have extensive planning knowledge, experience of taking robust formal enforcement action, including drafting and serving notices, being a prosecution witness, defending appeals including at Inquiry and taking direct action. You will also be responsible for leading a team of Planning Enforcement and Tree Officers who are tasked with investigating and resolving alleged breaches of planning control through negotiation and/or the service of planning enforcement notices with follow up of legal proceedings as appropriate.

Working with the support of the wider management team the successful candidate will be have to be enthusiastic, motivated and have excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate with a wide variety of customers of the service and be politically astute.  You will also have direct line management responsibilities, delegated decision making powers and be involved in identifying and implementing service and technological improvements. You will also be required to provide advice on complex and controversial arboricultural matters.

We run regular training and development sessions on a wide range of planning and development matters, bringing in external speakers as well as in house experts and we encourage staff to take part in the organisation and topic selection. Each and every one of our staff play a vital role in delivering a planning service, if you enjoy making a difference, being part of a team and love planning, we would like to hear from you.

Working for Croydon: 

  • Up to 32 Days annual leave (depending on length of service) plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension – Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Flexible working arrangements available
  • Career development/learning/training opportunities
  • We also promote professional membership of the RTPI and cover the associated costs
  • Employee Assistance Programme – Providing advice and Counselling
  • Career development/learning/training opportunities

Equal Opportunities and Safeguarding Statement:

Croydon Council is an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We will be pleased to consider applications from candidates seeking flexible working arrangements.

As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for the advertised role.

To apply please use the "Apply Online" link below.