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Job Title: Principal Enforcement Officer

Lincolnshire County Council

£44,428 - £49,498

Contract Type:
Full time

Lincoln, North East

Job Level:
Principal Enforcement Officer


Closing Date:

Town Planning

Public Sector



We now have an exciting opportunity to lead our Planning Enforcement and Compliance team. The position is important and essential in maintaining and improving Lincolnshire County Council's reputation and excellent performance.

About the role

Lincolnshire is seeing significant interest in national scale energy infrastructure which will no doubt put pressure on the County's minerals and waste sites as these developments progress. Sitting as part of the applications team the Enforcement & Compliance team provides a number of vital services within the County and promotes a proactive monitoring regime of minerals and waste sites to ensure any breaches of planning control are identified early and resolved through negotiation.

Following the retirement of the previous postholder we are looking for someone to lead our existing team to maintain a high performing, high morale environment within the Planning Services area.

Hybrid working is an option for this role, which includes site visits. As you will be mobile across the county, a valid UK driving license is required.

About you 

You should have a Degree in Planning (or equivalent)  OR Certificate in Planning Enforcement OR Chartered or Technical Membership of RTPI OR currently working in Planning Enforcement.

Your planning enforcement knowledge and can-do attitude is what we are looking for, with excellent negotiation, communication and time-management skills with experience that is relevant to the role. You will also have the ability to manage conflicting priorities within a pressurised environment.

About Our Offer

Along with a competitive salary we are offering:

  • A Contributory pension
  • Comprehensive benefits package including excellent discount schemes and cycle to work
  • Flexible working policies
  • Career progression opportunities
  • A generous annual leave entitlement plus the option to buy more
Further details can be found here: Rewards and benefits – Lincolnshire County Council

If this sounds like the role for you, then please read through the full Job Description, before clicking apply!  If you would like to know more about Lincolnshire County Council and our current vacancies then click on over to  www.lincolnshire.gov.uk. 

PLEASE NOTE: It is imperative that your covering letter/personal statement clearly states why you have applied, how you meet the essential and desirable criteria for the role as set out in the Job Description (attached on LCC jobs Site) and what you feel you can bring to this role, the team and the wider County Council.

Applications will close on 07/07/24 and interviews will take place WC 15/07/24

For a confidential and informal discussion about the role please contact:

Neil Mcbride Head of Planning via email [email protected]

Best of luck with your application

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