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Planning Compliance Manager - NR7 0DU



Job Type



Executive & Senior Mgt



Are you a great problem solver and enthusiastic to lead a planning compliance team in a dynamic and forward thinking Planning Team?

Role Snapshot…

You will be leading the Compliance team responsible for investigating and taking all appropriate action to resolve breaches of planning control.  Leadership, negotiation and communication together with the ability to think outside of the box are key skills necessary to be successful in the role.

What you could be part of…

The two Councils receive circa 4000 applications per year, covering a diverse area including urban areas, rural areas and vibrant market towns.  We serve approximately 260,000 residents and 10,000 businesses across 161 parishes.  Our work therefore also encompasses both urban and rural planning, residential, retail, commercial and agricultural development.

Our One Planning Compliance Team is key to giving integrity to the planning system, investigating breaches of planning control and ensuring compliance with planning permissions. 

Your strong problem solving, negotiation and communication skills will enable you to effect positive outcomes on breaches of planning control; working alongside complainants, applicants and stakeholders to remedy breaches.  You will have a good working knowledge of the suite of enforcement tools and legislation to inform your work and guide the team and take any formal action necessary. 

Working at the Council enables you to be part of an organisation which is proud to deliver high-quality, customer focussed services. Our success comes from us being commercially astute and business-like. Continuous improvement is also vital, and we challenge ourselves to develop new and innovative ways to improve the services that make a real difference to people’s lives.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Ensure complaints into alleged breaches of planning control and reported high hedges are effectively investigated and recorded and resolution sought in accordance with the councils’ enforcement policy.
  • Manage the performance, development, conduct and attendance of the compliance officers.
  • Serving all statutory enforcement and similar notices including high court injunctions and the service of summonses and directing and supporting the team in the same.
  • Proactively work with other agencies and services to resolve/address breaches.
  • Prepare and present evidence on behalf of the council at any court or other hearing relating to an enforcement matter.

You must have… a degree level or equivalent in a planning or related enforcement qualification; significant experience in planning enforcement and investigating complaints and applying legislation and have demonstrable experience in achieving results through managing others

Why Work For Us?

Do you want to know more about why our staff work for us? Our website has a fantastic why work for us section where our staff tell us what makes working for the Councils so special.

What Flexible and Agile Working Arrangements do we Offer?

The Councils understand the importance of operating a work life balance in the modern world. The Councils operate a flexible working policy and agile working options available for employees where operationally possible.

What Roles Do the Councils Offer?

The Councils operate a vast and diverse number of services for our residents, so with this comes a vast and diverse amount of job roles within the Councils. Our website has a great graphic showing all our job families and roles within the Councils. From here you can plan your career with the Councils or get some ideas on other roles that you may be interested in.

What Benefits do our Employees Receive?

View all our amazing staff benefits on offer for our employees. Our website has a brilliant benefits section allowing you to see the range of discounts, exclusive offers and total rewards our employees receive. Make sure you stop by to find out more information.

What Employer Accreditations do we Hold?

The Councils have a range of employer accreditations that we have worked very hard to achieve. Our website has a full descriptive list of all our current accreditations and what this means for our employees.

What Wellbeing Support do our Staff Have Access to?

The Councils want to ensure all our employees have a safe comfortable place to work, ensuring that employees feel empowered to actively manage their own wellbeing both at work and at home. The Councils have a large wellbeing section available on the website outlining our commitment to the wellbeing of the employees of the Council.

Where are we advertising?

Advertising Internally and Externally

If external, please apply via our website. If internal, please apply via submitting your expression of interest to the relevant recruiting manager; a template for an expression of interest can be found on Connect.

Key Information:

If you any questions about the role, then please don’t hesitate to contact the recruiting manager or the HR Team, who will be happy to answer any questions on the role or the Councils.

Closing date: 21 May at 11:30PM

The Councils reserve the right to close any and all vacancies at any time if there is judged to be a sufficient number of applications received.

Provisional Interview date: 05 June 2023

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