Contract Type: Permanent
Service Area: Sustainable Places
Department: Planning Enforcement
We have a vacancy for a full-time Senior Planning & Enforcement Officer within our Development Management Team.
The team is looking to appoint a qualified Town Planner with a Degree or Diploma in Town and Country Planning (or equivalent) and full membership of the RTPI to help manage development in our district.
Bath and North East Somerset is a large and diverse area containing not only the internationally renowned City of Bath which is a World Heritage Site, but also an extensive area of Green Belt, two AONBs, numerous Conservation Areas and an abundance of listed buildings and other heritage assets. All this makes the district a hugely attractive place to work, live and visit.
Our Planning Enforcement Team are responsible for assessing and determining a wide variety of retrospective planning, advertisement, listed building, prior approval and other applications through the district and present applications to the Development Management Committee.
The Enforcement of planning matters can be complex and sometimes confrontational. You’ll be expected to have the right attitude to resolve enforcement issues so that all parties feel that they have been treated in a fair and reasonable way and provide advice and guidance to staff, Members and other key stakeholders.
You will be expected to understand planning policy and have knowledge of the legal framework underpinning planning and will be encouraged to resolve enforcement issues by negotiation, however sometimes the serving of enforcement notices and prosecution cannot be avoided.
Knowledge of the planning system and experience in the determination of applications is therefore essential. If you are looking for your next challenge, this is an opportunity for you to gain more experience across a wide range of planning issues in a busy local planning authority and the diversity of work means that there are opportunities to develop more specialised skills in planning, conservation, and management.
Further details about the responsibilities and requirements of the role are contained in the attached job description.
This role would suit appropriately qualified individuals who are confident and self-motivated and enjoy the demands of a busy local authority planning office. For the right person, we offer a competitive salary and flexible working conditions.
If you are forward-thinking, ambitious, and keen to make a real difference in a world-class environment and would like to join the team, we would be delighted to hear from you.
Our benefits include
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Your main place of work will be the award-winning, modern Civic Centre in Keynsham, halfway between Bath and Bristol, easily accessible via car or public transport, with a train station 5 minutes’ walk away.
Interested to find out more?
If you are interested in this post and require more details after reading the job description or just to chat through the role and what’s involved, please contact Rich Stott on 01225 477434 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bath & North East Somerset Council has one overriding purpose – to improve people’s lives. We have four core values which shape every aspect of our working life and how we look to the future. These values are to be Bold, Empowered, Supportive and Transparent.
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As an equal opportunities employer, Bath & North East Somerset Council is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and is opposed to discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender reassignment, or marriage and civil partnership.
We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join us.
Interview Date: 15th June 2022
Please note the Council operates a policy of prior consideration for roles for any individual on the Council’s at-risk register. This means should a redeployee express an interest in this role, providing they meet the essential criteria for the role, they will be interviewed before any shortlisting or interviewing of external candidates.