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Planning Enforcement Officer
  • Employer: Mole Valley District Council
  • Reference: PLEO/001
  • Published: Mon 15/07/2019, 12:15 PM
  • Closing on: Sat 31/08/2019, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Flexible Hours, Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours
  • Salary: £28,222 - £32,207 pa
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Dorking, Surrey, Surrey

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Planning Enforcement Officer

‘Happy to talk flexible working’

Do you have previous planning experience? Are you eligible for or working towards Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) membership?

If so…….. Make Mole Valley Your Next Move

About the role
The Enforcement Officer contributes to the work of the Planning Enforcement Team by taking ownership of investigations into alleged breaches of development management; working closely with the planning officers in the Enforcement Team to make sure unacceptable development is addressed as appropriate.

You will proactively supporting the Team Leader in providing an efficient and effective planning enforcement service to all customers in a timely manner.

No two days in enforcement are the same and if you think the enforcement function is boring think again! The Council regards planning enforcement as a vital function and we have already invested heavily in the team. Would you like to study for a recognised qualification in planning enforcement?

This is a politically restricted role.

About the team
The Development Management Service aims to deliver high quality decisions in a timely fashion to ensure that the high quality environment of Mole Valley is protected and enhanced. These is little point in doing so if the decisions are not complied with or if the Council does not respond to complaints about unauthorised development.

Collaboration and sharing knowledge is key to our success and we encourage new team members to help us maintain our high performance while promoting new ideas, constantly looking for ways to improve our working practices. If you have thoughts on improvements for a different part of the service you will be encouraged to share them.

We pride ourselves on a wider-service mentality, you will be working with colleagues from development management, planning policy, planning support and more.

About you
• You are educated to GCSE level or equivalent in Maths and English
• You are an experienced investigator with a thorough understanding of criminal process, PACE and ideally an understanding of the development management regime
• You are a positive and motivated professional who can interact sensitively while weighing up differing views
• You are a team player, who can contribute innovative ideas and be committed to achieving high quality results
• You can cope with a demanding case load with minimal supervision while keeping calm under pressure
• You hold a current driving licence

For You
We will support and encourage you through our annual Performance and Development Review to identify training and career development opportunities. Helping you to reach your career goals and full potential.

We offer

Relocation allowance the greater of £7,500 or 25% of starting salary
Flexibility providing a laptop, offering remote and flexible working options, helping you to achieve a great work life balance
Generous annual leave allowance of up to 28 days and a substantial 15% employer’s pension contribution
Wellbeing package including a free eye test, employee assistance programme and a yearly flu jab
Great Discounts at local shops & businesses, films, shows and the café at Dorking Halls
Prime Location easy links from the A24, A25 and M25 with Free Parking and within walking distance of Dorking Main and Deepdene train stations

Further information
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Mark Turner on 01306 879240
Alternatively you can contact HR at

Closing date for applicants: Open advert
Interview dates: To be arranged with the individual applicant

How to apply
Visit our careers website, view the job and click Apply Now to upload your CV.