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Job Title: Senior Planning Enforcement Officer (Planning Obligations)

Richmond & Wandsworth Council

£38,133 to £52,632

Contract Type:
Full time

Twickenham, London

Job Level:
Senior Planning Enforcement Officer (Financial Obligations)


Closing Date:
Friday 19th July 2024

Town Planning

Public Sector



Senior Planning Enforcement Officer
(Planning Obligations) 
Salary upto £52,632 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced senior enforcement planner to join our dynamic planning enforcement team that operates across two London boroughs. Your primary role will be to investigate breaches of S106 legal agreements where planning obligations have not been fulfilled. Your investigations may lead to formal enforcement action, with an expectation that court proceedings, including High Court Injunctions will be sought if necessary. You will assist our legal advisors and where appropriate attend court to give evidence on behalf of the Council.

The successful post holder will be an excellent communicator with a proven track record of resolving complex breaches of planning control. Expericence of giving evidence either in court, or at appeal hearings or public inquiries would be beneficial. You will have a planning or related degree and proven experience working in planning enforcement or a similar field. You will be able to draft detailed planning reports assessing breaches against relevant planning policies, guidance and legislation. 

If you are a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills and relevant qualifications, we are keen to hear from you.  

For an informal discussion about the post please cantact Craig Raybould, Planning Enforcement Team Manager  [email protected]

Please provide a supporting statement with your CV referring to how you feel you meet the person specifications attached to the Job Profile.

In return, we can offer you working arrangements that will enhance your work-life balance.  These include 36 hour working week (Full Time), a mixture of home and working (depending on service needs) and a generous holiday allowance, 31 days plus bank holidays.  In addition, we offer a range of staff benefits including membership of the Local Government contributory pension scheme, childcare vouchers, new technology scheme, interest-free loans on annual travel cards, discounts at many leisure activities, restaurants, shops and other establishments.

Indicative Recruitment Timeline

Closing Date: Friday 19th July 2024

Shortlisting Date: Tuesday 23rd July 2024

Interview Date: Monday 29thJuly 2024


Please note that these dates are only indicative at this stage and could be subject to change.

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