Job details

Salary - Grade
GBP £30,063 to £31,155 30063 - Scale 6
Contract Type
Contracted Hours
Full Time - 36 hours per week
DBS Required
Climate, Homes and Economy
Public Realm
Closing date

Site Inspections Officer (plus Planning Apprenticeship opportunity)

As Site Inspections Officer, you will be responsible for visiting sites across the borough in order to investigate all reports of alleged breaches of planning control; recording your findings (taking measurements / taking photographs / consulting with owners and occupiers); and then advising the Planning Enforcement team of your findings. You will also be responsible for starting formal enforcement investigations and assisting in those where appropriate.

The successful candidate will have excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail, and exceptional verbal and written communication skills; and will be able to gain access to some sites by ladder or scaffolding. Where a planning degree is not currently held, the successful candidate will also be encouraged to apply to, and will be fully supported whilst obtaining the Chartered Town Planner degree apprenticeship in partnership with London South Bank University. This scheme allows an apprentice to study for an RTPI accredited qualification and undertake work-based learning to become a Chartered Town Planner (one day a week, fully paid). The course will take between 3 and 6 years depending on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about the built environment at an innovative and vibrant borough.

Hackney is one of the UK’s highest performing local authorities, serving one of London’s best places to live and work. We have achieved a huge amount: our services, our schools, our public spaces are all amongst the very best. We have changed the reputation, not just of the Council, but of Hackney itself. Bringing jobs and investment into the borough, securing the legacy from the 2012 Games, and making this a place of which we can all be proud.

If you want to work in a place where you can represent our values so we achieve the best for our residents, please click on the apply button below.

The recruitment process is anonymous. Therefore, we do not accept supporting statements or CVs.

When applying, there will be a number of questions relating to the post on the application form. It is essential that you complete the application questions, responding to each using examples of your skills, knowledge and experience.

Closing date for applications: 03 July 2022

Interview date: TBC

We are also working towards our vision, which is to be a place for everyone; where residents and staff can be proud; a place that celebrates diversity and where everyone can feel valued, included and involved. In order to achieve this, we look for people who are: Proud; Ambitious; Pioneering; Open; Proactive; Inclusive.

Hackney Council works to eradicate discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy and maternity, age and marital status. We also recognise that people can be disadvantaged by their social and economic circumstances, so we will also work to eliminate discrimination and disadvantage caused by social class. We also welcome those interested in flexible working. We particularly welcome applications from disabled people, as this group is currently under represented in our workforce.

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