Assistant Planning Enforcement Officer

Brent Council
Wembley, London (Greater)
Competitive Salary
16 Jul 2019
04 Aug 2019
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Sustaining Brent's Environment 

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent’s diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here. 

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us. 

The Post 

An excellent opportunity has arisen for graduates and experienced enforcement administrators to work in a progressive and supportive planning enforcement environment as an administrator.

You will work in a team dealing with planning enforcement and associated planning matters to safeguard the natural and built environment of Brent including the providing technical advice to users of the Planning service quickly, accurately and courteously, so as to meet the Council’s policy on the provision of quality services and service performance targets.

This is an administrative role and involves registering enforcement complaints, managing the enforcement team email inbox, preparing and serving enforcement notices and managing appeals. You will have the opportunity to contribute to local planning, regeneration and conservation projects so as to provide sustainable solutions to local environmental problems.  

The Person

Do you hold a degree or recognised post graduate qualification in planning or a legal or environmental subject; or do you have substantial experience working in a supporting administrative/technical/legal/planning role.
Do you have the ability to undertake inspections, investigations and site visits and assess compliance of proposals against adopted policies and related standards?
Are you able to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing including high quality correspondence, statutory notices, schedules and reports? 
Have you got the ability to deal with confrontational situations and deal with difficult customers?

If you are highly-motivated, adaptable and looking to make your mark in an innovative and aspiring organisation, then we would like to hear from you.

Closing Date: 4 August 2019 (23:00)

Additional Information  

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community. 

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council. 

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare. 

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. 

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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