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Vacancy Details

Principal Planning Enforcement Officer

Hammersmith & Fulham - Property Services
PO5 – PO6 £43,503 - £48,237
Hammersmith and Fulham
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/06/2019 at 23:59 PM
Hammersmith & Fulham - Property Services

The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are currently recruiting to their Planning Service and seeking a Principal Planning Enforcement Officer to join their team. Based in central London, you’ll work on cases at the heart of an industrial growth and regeneration plan. This exciting opportunity will be not be found elsewhere.

As one of our Principal Planning Enforcement Officers, you’ll use planning enforcement and supervisory skills to support regeneration across the borough.  Through effective control of development, you’ll ensure that growth is delivered in line with the Hammersmith & Fulham Local Plan.

In this vital role, you’ll take responsibility for a caseload of planning enforcement cases, whilst also supervising the work of your team. You’ll ensure performance and quality targets are met, and that all services are delivered within allocated budgets. A large part of your role will involve judging the expediency of taking enforcement actions, authorising the service of enforcement notes and making timely recommendations on planning enforcement cases. We’ll look to you to lead on complex and controversial cases, using your enforcement experience to reach positive outcomes.

As well as carrying out high quality evidence gathering and defending the council’s decisions at appeals, you’ll also assist the team leader in dealing with member enquiries. You’ll sometimes be required to attend evening and weekend meetings, so confident communication skills are essential.  As a senior planning professional, you’ll use your expertise in the field to lead and manage your team, ensuring all members are given the opportunity to grow and excel.



To achieve our goals for the borough we’re looking for highly ambitious, dedicated planners to join us. Our team share our positivity towards bettering our communities through great developments and delivering regeneration that benefits all. You’ll be driven by the chance to really make a difference. 

Our projects are some of the most innovative and exciting in London - we therefore need people who are proactive and creative in the face of a challenge and are motivated by the search for a solution.



We have restructured our Planning service to combine Regeneration, Planning, Economic Development and Housing. The shared service will enable more joined up working between the separate teams and ensure that we are all working towards the same goal - to make our borough the best place to do business in Europe. We have a strong reputation for taking on big projects and are excited for our future. 

Working in Hammersmith & Fulham, you’ll join a group of people dedicated to achieving great things. This is a culture in which our managers take a hands-on, involved approach with their teams. We’re also dedicated to your professional development, holding internal training and regular one-to-one meetings and appraisals. We believe in nurturing our own talent and those who want to progress have the opportunity to do so.

In June we’ll be moving to brand new offices in Central Hammersmith. Mobile technology and modern spaces will transform the way we work collaboratively. We’ll be based within 10 minutes’ walk from Hammersmith tube station, a stone’s throw away from the many shops, cafes and bars in the area.

For more information please visit - https://lbhfplanningjobs.co.uk/

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