|Employer||West Lancashire Borough Council||Reference||HR1104|
|Published||17 April 2018||Closing date||12 pm Midday on Tuesday 1 May 2018|
|Working Pattern||Full Time||Hours||36|
|Salary||£26,470 - £28,221 per annum||Disclosure||Basic DBS|
|Location||52 Derby Street, Ormskirk||Duration||Permanent|
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Enforcement Officer within a busy Planning Team at West Lancashire Borough Council. You will be responsible for investigating allegations of possible breaches of planning legislation, e.g. work being carried out without planning permission or not in accordance with approved plans. Previous experience of planning enforcement work would be beneficial however, is not essential to be successful in this role.
Our Enforcement Officers seek to resolve breaches of planning control through negotiation or by planning enforcement procedures and are supported in this role by qualified planning staff in the Development Management Team. We are therefore looking for somebody with good negotiation skills that can deal with difficult situations with a firm but fair approach.
Your days will be varied as duties will include site visits, interviewing persons involved, and collecting evidence, presenting evidence at appeals and appearing in court. You will produce thorough and accurate work and have effective communication skills.
If this sounds like the ideal role for you, we would love to hear from you.
Find out more about working for the Council by downloading our Recruitment Pack (Pdf, 1.48mb)
Download an Application Form (MS Word, 766kb)
Download an Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form (MS Word, 100kb) - This form must be submitted with every application. We use this information to check how effective our HR policies are and ensure that discrimination does not occur.
Completed application forms (along with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form) should be emailed to Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk Please submit these documents in MS Word format.
If you are unable to return the application form by email, then you can send your completed application form to: West Lancashire Borough Council, Human Resources, 52 Derby Street, Ormskirk, Lancashire, L39 2DF.
If you cannot apply using the above application form, then please call 01695 577177 or email Recruitment@westlancs.gov.uk
All applications for vacancies should be submitted by the application method stated. Please note that we do not accept speculative CVs.
Please note that if you have not been invited to interview within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume you have not been successful at the shortlisting stage.
The successful applicant will be required to undergo security checks as part of the Baseline Personnel Security Standard for accessing Government records. This will include a Basic DBS check.
Please be advised that a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to obtaining a position with West Lancashire Borough Council.
Your completed application form plays an important part of your selection as it is the only basis for considering your initial suitability for the post.
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