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Enforcement Officer (East OR South/West Dorset)

Salary details: £25927 - £30095

Dorset Council
Occupational group
Salary details
£25,927- £30,095
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Darren Rogers
Contact email
Contact telephone
01305 252434
Closing Date
23 October 2022 11:00 PM
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Enforcement Officer

37 hours

Salary £25,927- £30,095

Flexible Location (see below for details)

(Previous applicants need not apply)

What’s in it for you:

You will be working within teams providing the enforcement service for Dorset Council. The role primarily involves investigating and resolving a full range of planning, listed building and tree enforcement enquiries and complaints, including preparing and serving statutory notices.

Enforcement Officer – Dealing with the Eastern area of Dorset (Wareham, Wimborne, Ferndown, Verwood, Swanage) OR South/West Area (Weymouth, Portland, Bridport, Beaminster, Lyme Regis) but may be required to work across any of the Enforcement teams areas. As such office base could be Dorchester but if in the Eastern area our satellite offices would be Hanham Centre, Wimborne/Westport House, Wareham.

What you can expect to be doing:

The role will include drafting Enforcement Notices, Breach of condition notices, Planning Contravention Notices and other planning related notices.

You will be required to prepare and take formal witness statements, including recorded interviews under the Policy and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE).

You will also be required to provide input to enforcement appeal statements through the production of high quality evidence, as required under the direction of Senior Enforcement Officers or the Enforcement Manager.

For more information see Context Statement attached above.

About you:

See Job Description and Person Specification for desirable and essential requirements.

This post requires travel. You must have a vehicle (or transport we deem suitable) available for use as needed.

Dorset Council: A great place to work

We’re passionate about making Dorset a great place to live, work and visit. Working for us should be no exception.

At Dorset Council we:

  • provide more than 450 services to over 300,000 residents
  • have ambitious aspirations
  • are excited about our future
  • care about Dorset and all the people who live here
  • know that all roles make a difference and that our employees are key to our success

You will:

  • have access to a range of employee benefits
  • be part of an organisation that supports each other to grow and succeed
  • have access to range of training opportunities which will help with your personal development and career progression

We are challenging ourselves to become a more diverse and inclusive organisation. We recognise that recruitment and inclusion of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives and backgrounds will bring real strength to the council and our communities. We have a commitment to equality and welcome applications from everyone.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We offer an interview to everyone who declares a disability and meets the essential criteria for the role.

We are keen to make our interviews accessible. Let us know on your job application if you have a disability and need any reasonable adjustments.

We also look for applicants who share our commitment to our behaviours. We will ask you to evidence when you have demonstrated them as part of the selection process.

If appointed, the personal information we collect from you will be shared with Cifas who will use it to prevent fraud, other unlawful or dishonest conduct, malpractice, and other seriously improper conduct. If any of these are detected, you could be refused certain services or employment. Your personal information will also be used to verify your identity. Further details of how your information will be used by us and Cifas, and your data protection rights, can be found at https://www.cifas.org.uk/fpn.

This role is UK based and we will need to establish your Right to Work as part of the appointment process.

We use generic job descriptions and person specifications. This means the job title on any attachments may differ from the job title in the advert. We may provide specific information in a context statement if relevant.