About the role

x2 Senior Planning Enforcement Officers

Salary: £32,234 – £35,745

Lichfield is one of the finest cathedral cities in the country and has a wealth of important natural and built assets. The Council has pride in protecting and enhancing the high quality environment of the district, whilst managing the challenges of development and growth.  Planning enforcement plays an important part of the development management team and to the Council as a whole, in delivering its local planning authority function.

We are looking for someone to join our friendly and dedicated team who has significant experience in planning enforcement within a local planning authority. You should have good knowledge of the planning system and excellent organisational and time management skills. You will be a good team player with the ability to deal diplomatically with sensitive situations relating to enforcement matters on complex planning issues and have good written and verbal communication skills. A clear understanding of complex planning policy and case law is also essential.

In return, we offer flexible working arrangements, essential car user allowance, free car parking, payment of RTPI professional fees, together with a generous annual leave entitlement, local government pension scheme and a positive approach to employee wellbeing. There will be a hybrid model of working with some days home based and some days in the office to allow greater team collaboration. We are supporting all of our employees to develop their skills for the future as part of our Build a Better Council programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop your career in a district that has a wide variety of planning environments, from rural, urban, industrial and wealth of heritage assets.

For full details of this post, please see the attached Job Description & Person Specification and visit our website to find out more about our district and the Council: www.lichfielddc.gov.uk

For an informal discussion please contact Claire Billings, Planning Development Manager on 01543 308171 or email Claire.billings@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Closing date: Monday 3rd January 2022