Planning Enforcement Officer

Sandwell Council House. Freeth Street, Oldbury B69 3DE
Band F, SCP 26 - 31 (£30,451 - £34,728 per annum) (£15.78 - £18.00 per hour)
18 Feb 2021
26 Feb 2021
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This post is fixed term until 28/02/2022 due to Extended leave for the current officer in post.

About Us!

Sandwell’s Development Planning Service is primary responsible for new development which requires planning permission and for enforcing against development which has not obtained planning permission. 

We are a very busy service receiving a high volume of planning enforcement complaints which need to be investigated and appropriate action taken. 

We have a great deal of interaction with both members of the public, elected members, developers and other Council Departments who wish to seek advice regarding new development proposals and breaches of planning within the Borough.

The Opportunity!

We would like to recruit a Planning Enforcement Officer on a fixed contract for 1 year (1st March 2021 to 28th February 2022).  Candidates will need to possess a post graduate diploma or masters within Town Planning and ability to demonstrate enforcement planning work experience. 

The Planning Enforcement Officer will be responsible for a complex caseload of planning enforcement cases.  Candidates will need to have sufficient understanding and experience of planning legislation to i) identify a planning breach; ii) consider the most appropriate enforcement action; and iii) Prepare enforcement notices and any subsequent prosecutions.


  • Degree in Town and Country Planning or
    related degree sufficient to enable study
    leading to MRTPI
  • GCSE in English Language

Our Values; Trust, Unity and Progress make us unique, they define how we do things and are reflected in the way we behave. They are important to us, guiding and shaping our organisational culture. Our values are key to us achieving Sandwell’s Vision 2030 and also guide us when we recruit.


37 hours per week

This advert will close as soon as sufficient applications are received. Therefore, you are strongly advised to complete and return your application as soon as possible. When completing your application please refer to the supporting documents attached.

If you have a disability and require assistance in making an application, or have experienced a problem whilst applying for a position, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0121 569 3300 or via e-mail to:

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