Isle of Wight Council

Planning Services

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Planning Enforcement Officer (ref 50068088)

Grade 8: £24,745.00 to £27,515.00 per annum

Contact: For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Russell Chick via

Vacancy Reference: 50068088

Contracted Weekly Hours:  37
Contract Type:  Fixed term for 3 years (with potential for permanent appointment)

An opportunity has arisen for a positive and ambitious person to work within our Planning Enforcement section at a really exciting time.

We are reinvigorating our Enforcement Policy and exploring innovative ways of delivering enforcement functions in partnership with local parish and town councils.  

The successful candidate will have the ability to hit the ground running in helping to clear current cases, picking up their own caseload, carrying out investigations and writing reports. This is a customer-focused role so you must be able to communicate clearly and liaise with a wide range of stakeholders.

With a good knowledge of the GPDO and Planning Enforcement legislation, you will deal with a wide range of breaches including unauthorised development, breaches of condition, changes of use, serving Section 215 notices on untidy sites and TPO-related cases.

You will be an important part of our Planning Enforcement team within an authority that strives for positive outcomes to build a brighter future for the Island.

As well as being a great place to work we also offer a competitive reward and benefit package, including:


  • A generous annual leave entitlement of 31 days per annum, plus public holidays
  • Local Government pension scheme
  • A travel allowance if commuting from the mainland
  • Home relocation scheme via Help to Buy
  • Local and national staff discounts & benefits schemes
  • Solent ferry travel discounts via Red Funnel, Wightlink & Hovertravel
  • Island bus network discount
  • Staff parking permit scheme
  • Discounted island sports & leisure gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme

For further information or an informal discussion, please contact Russell Chick via


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