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Heritage Officer Enforcement


Stoke On Trent




Posted: 15/05/2024

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One of our local authority clients are currently recruiting for a Heritage Enforcement Officer. This is a temporary contract for 4 months with possible further extension based on budget and performance.

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary

The post holder will work closely with a range of stakeholders, notably the Building Preservation Trust, to promote and facilitate the conservation of the city’s historic environment. This will be achieved by fostering a relationship with property and land owners to improve and secure their heritage assets and, where necessary, undertake enforcement action under the planning acts.

Duties and Responsibilities

* To provide sound advice in respect of enforcement and planning law, policy and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice and corporate objectives.

* To critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc), together with any plans or supporting documentation supplied, to ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and approved policies.

* To support and where instructed, undertake the necessary enforcement actions, including but not limited to, the serving of Section 215 Notices, Planning Contravention Notices, Stop Notices, Enforcement Notices, Breach of Condition Notices and Injunctions

* To provide sound professional planning input to the design and delivery of sustainable site and area-based regeneration priorities, all in accordance with the corporate business plan and development programmes.

* To deliver programmes of monitoring, research or investigation necessary to support planning and enforcement decisions.

* To be a professional witness in planning and enforcement matters including preparing and giving evidence to public or private local inquiries, hearings, examinations or the Courts.

* To write and present reports to committees and other meetings as required.

* To support the monitoring of planning conditions, planning obligations and development in progress.

* To help businesses in Stoke-on-Trent to develop and grow by giving practical advice about planning and other Council services and putting businesses in touch with others who can help.

* To help identify opportunities for the Council to invest in regeneration projects.

* To take a proactive and collaborative approach to work quality as part of a quality system.

The above is a brief overview of the role, details and specification will be provided should you be successful. If interested in this position, please send your CV to Jahker Miah at Coyle Personnel Ltd

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