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Lead Enforcement Officer

  • Location: Aylesbury
  • Ref: FS06677
  • Closing date: 28 January 2018
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Working hours: Full Time
  • Salary: £33,649 - £40,578

About the role

In this role, you’ll be responsible for co-ordinating and undertaking enforcement investigations, providing authoritative professional advice, on enforcement matters, including fly-tipping, unauthorised encampments, and breaches of planning control.  You’ll also co-ordinate the work of  and support other colleagues in the Planning & Enforcement Team, ensuring that work related to fly-tipping, planning enforcement, and unauthorised encampments is undertaken to a professional standard and within appropriate timescales and deputise for the team leader as required.


You’ll also work in partnership with stakeholders, including landowners, District and Parish Councils, Thames Valley Police, and the Environment Agency to ensure the effectiveness of action and approach on a case-by-case basis and proactively contribute to policy development, media campaigns and other publicity work, including social media work, press releases and other prevention strategies.


Please note that this is a career graded role and all new appointments will be made to a range based on skills, knowledge and experience as demonstrated through the selection process.


Range 7: £33,649 - £37,350

Range 8: £38,462 - £42,693

About you

With Knowledge of regulatory and technical aspects of Planning Enforcement, Fly-Tipping enforcement and/or Unauthorised Encampments management, you’ll have experience of negotiating with developers, landowners, defendants & witnesses, consultants and other organisations at senior level to secure positive outcomes.


Educated to degree level or with equivalent experience, you’ll possess good organisational, planning, and ICT skills. A professional qualification or equivalent together with membership or a relevant professional body would be desirable.


Please see the career graded job summary for details of the skills, knowledge, and experience required for the different ranges for this role.

Other Information

Where our roles are customer-facing and you are required to speak to members of the public, the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the role.

Our Values

Ambitious. Accountable. Caring. Collaborative.

Our values are what make our culture at BCC unique and we expect all our people to live them in their approach.  Ambitious. We want people with a strong desire and determination to succeed. Accountable. Our people take pride in owning actions and decisions. It’s all about using our resources wisely and recognising that the public money we use is all going towards a better future. Caring. We’re people, working for people. Being caring, kind and supportive is intrinsic. Collaborative. Working in a team, sharing ideas and knowledge only means positive things. By creating more effective solutions together, we are able to deliver better outcomes to the county as a whole.

About the Business Unit

The future of our county's environment and infrastructure is in your hands. Buckinghamshire - one of the fastest growing economies in the UK - is facing an exciting period of major growth. Our aim is to manage the major growth pressures within Buckinghamshire in a tough financial climate. Commercial and innovative, we are developing policies that strike the right balance between environment protection and growth. We’re adopting innovative solutions to service delivery and growth. We partner with businesses and community sectors in virtually everything we do; playing to the strengths of these sectors to deliver first class services to our customers.

We Recognise and Reward You

Hard work and success deserves recognition. That’s why we pride ourselves on the benefits we give our people. Everything from a good work-life balance and flexible working to discounted public transport and sports centre membership.

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