Vacancy Details

Planning Enforcement Officer (Compliance)

Surrey Heath Borough Council
£34,680 - £39,000 per annum
Surrey Heath House, Camberley
Working Pattern:
Flexible Hours/Full Time
37 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
01/08/2021 at 23:55
Surrey Heath Borough Council

Grade                     SH06

We are offering the opportunity for a suitable candidate to join our busy Corporate Enforcement team to support and assist with tasks necessary for the effective delivery of Planning enforcement. You will be involved with drafting formal notices in line with legislation, providing guidance, and speaking clearly and confidently in public meetings. Your proactive approach will ensure compliance with conditions imposed on planning permissions and you will monitor developments to ensure compliance with approvals and any formal notices served. The role will also deal with related enforcement appeals along with a variety of other technical tasks within the Development Management Service.

To successfully contribute to this busy team you will need to work collaboratively with the Council’s Corporate Enforcement Team, in particular with the Senior Planning Officer (Enforcement).  You will agree with them the approach needed to cases being investigated; assist in all planning related matters; and prepare enforcement closure reports and letters in a clear writing style, as the need arises.

To be successful you will have a minimum of 2 years planning enforcement experience with a good understanding of planning enforcement legislation and knowledge of the planning application process. You will have highly developed interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills. You must also have a proactive approach to your work. A knowledge of the Uniform system would be an advantage.

You will need to be able to work on your own initiative with minimal supervision, but also be a great team player. Working with colleagues from across the Council and with partners from a range of external agencies, your role will be to help achieve positive enforcement outcomes through a range of advisory, investigative and enforcement activities.

A generous benefits package includes; a minimum of 24 days’ annual leave, Local Government Pension Scheme and free parking. 

For an informal discussion, please contact Julia Greenfield, Corporate Enforcement Manager tel 01276 707105

Closing date:           1st August 2021

Interview date:       To be Confirmed

Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.


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How to apply

Please apply online via the link provided.


Surrey Heath Borough Council is committed to equality of opportunity in employment and service delivery and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. If you are unable to apply online for reasons of disability, please call 01276 707396 to discuss any reasonable adjustments that may be made to accommodate your individual requirements.


Please note:

All successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks in line with BPSS guidelines, which includes standard identification, referencing and unspent conviction checks. Surrey Heath Borough Council undertakes not to discriminate unfairly against any subject of a disclosure on the basis of conviction or other information revealed.


For the best chance of successful application, please read the Job Description and Personal Specification fully before applying for this vacancy as it contains information you will need to refer to when applying. We do not accept CV’s submitted without a fully completed application form. To reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. If you choose to submit your CV with your application form we request that you remove all your personal details before uploading your CV. This will ensure that Managers cannot see your personal details when completing their shortlist.  If you have not heard from the council within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful. All unsuccessful applications will be removed and confidentially disposed of 6 months after the closing date.


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