The starting salary for this role is £29,291 per annum based on working 36 hours per week.
Whilst the administrative base for this role is our Quadrant Court office in Woking, the Planning Team are now working to an agile workstyle, with an expectation that Officers will work out of different locations/venues, including home. Staff are encouraged to choose the location where they think will be most productive and have access to technology to connect with team members.
We are looking for a Planning Enforcement Technician to join our Planning Enforcement Team, which sits within the Planning Group and supports several statutory and non-statutory functions. You will work with and assist our statutory development management role dealing with minerals and waste and the Council's own development. The subject of the work can be contentious and attract significant public interest and scrutiny and so requires careful handling, entailing contact with the public, applicants and Members. Additional tasks may also arise in support of the Minerals and Waste Policy and Spatial Planning Teams, including research, project work and document preparation under supervision.
Typical work this role will support with includes handling enquiries and complaints, Land Registry searches, preparation of plans and checking documentation for enforcement notice instructions and assisting with attendance at appeals and court as required. Occasional involvement with site visits to accompany Planning Enforcement and Monitoring Officers may be required.
We are looking for candidates who:
• Have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at Grade C or above including English and Mathematics
• Can demonstrate good project management and IT skills, experience, and knowledge in a local government Planning environment
• Are methodical and have an eye for detail
• Have excellent organisational skills
• Can learn quickly and work flexibility as part of a team
• Can work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Have strong communication skills with a high standard of spoken and written English
To be shortlisted for interview your application form/CV and personal statement is very important as it gives you the opportunity to tell us about yourself, your skills and experience and why this is the job for you.
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The job advert closes at 23:59 on 14th August 2022 with date for interviews to follow.
This post has been designated as a politically restricted post in accordance with the Local Government and Housing Act 1989.
If you would to like to know more about the role, please contact Ian Gray, Planning Enforcement Team Leader by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Stephen Jenkins, Planning Development Manager by email at email@example.com.
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From flexible working to job sharing (where possible) we are committed to providing a healthy work life balance. A laptop and mobile will be supplied if applicable to your role. You will benefit from 26 days annual leave, rising to 28 days after 2 years' service, a generous local government salary related pension, as well as the option to join our car lease scheme. For more information about the wide variety of benefits you can take advantage of please visit MyBenefits for Surrey County Council staff.
Surrey County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We want to be an inclusive and diverse employer of first choice reflecting the community we serve and particularly welcome applications from all under represented groups.