Assistant Enforcement Officer
To undertake a systematic and sustained approach to planning enforcement against unauthorised development. This includes following the necessary procedures, undertaking site visits where necessary, maintaining the required IT records, preparing appropriate letters and reports and serving the relevant Notices if necessary.
To work closely with the Enforcement Officer and other services within the Council, including STG, Housing, Licensing, Council Tax, Environment Health, Community Safety and legal to ensure a corporate approach to enforcement actions.
To work with the Business Development Manager to ensure that the IT systems are maintained enabling performance reports to be produced and to ensure the efficient and effective use of IT in the enforcement process.
To work with planning officers and legal where necessary to defend appeals against notices and to attend and give evidence in court in relation to prosecution proceedings.
Applicants must be able to demonstrate all essential requirements as listed in the job profile.
Medway is a unitary authority in South East England with superb transport links to London.
The council understands that a motivated workforce is the most important factor for it to be successful and achieve its aims. It’s vital that employees feel rewarded for their contribution.
As a Medway Council employee you will have the opportunity to develop both professionally and personally by undertaking relevant training opportunities, enjoy a comprehensive benefits package including competitive rates of pay and pension scheme along with access to an employee advice, information and counselling service, employee forums and an employee discount scheme for national and local retailers.
If you would like to have an informal discussion with the recruiting manager Dave Harris call 01634 331575.
Please be advised that if you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted. All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in hard copy format, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.
Please visit http://www.mindfulemployer.net/ for information on how Medway Council put good practices in place to ensure employees and job applicants who declare mental health issues receive the right level of support.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time prior to the closing date.
How to apply
Please be advised that we only accept online applications submitted through JobsGoPublic ATS
If you are not contacted within 3 weeks of the advert closing date then you have not been shortlisted.
All recruitment correspondence, including interview letters and contracts of employment will usually be sent out via email, if you require documentation/correspondence in different format such as braille or large print, please contact the Resourcing Team on 01634 332878.