The Peak District National Park Authority protects, enhances and shares the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Peak District. We also support the economic and social wellbeing of the communities in which we work.
As the UK’s first National Park, the Peak District has a rich history and has been shaped by the interaction of people and nature over thousands of years. The Park is enjoyed by millions each year looking for adventure, knowledge and a fantastic day out.
We’re now looking for a full-time Monitoring & Enforcement Officer to join our team in Bakewell.
This is the perfect opportunity for those with some planning knowledge and the ability to effectively negotiate to ensure our areas of outstanding natural beauty remain protected.
The Peak District National Park is a treasured landscape that has been shaped by the long interaction of natural and cultural forces. You will play an important role in maintaining the balance between people and nature to ensure that the Park can be enjoyed for generations to come.
What’s more, we are based between Manchester, Sheffield and Derby, making this the ideal opportunity if you’re looking to break away from city life and commute to the country (unless you're working from home!).
As a Monitoring & Enforcement Officer, you will mainly work on the ‘frontline’ reacting to, and investigating, complaints about works carried out without planning permission. In some cases you’ll pursue formal enforcement action, including drafting reports and formal notices and you may be required to present evidence in court.
Specifically, you will:
- Carry out site inspections to investigate alleged breaches of planning control
- Advise applicants and members of the public on planning and enforcement matters
- Draft reports seeking delegated authority for enforcement action
- Liaise with the Authority's legal officers on enforcement matters
- Accurately maintain computerised case records
To join us as a Monitoring & Enforcement Officer, you will need:
- The ability to read and interpret technical drawings
- Good organisational and time-management skills, high level of attention to detail and accurate record-keeping
- Good communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills
- GCSEs (Grade A-C), or equivalent, in English and Maths
It is essential that you have an awareness of the relevant planning legislation and it would be an advantage if you had some knowledge of conservation, agriculture and the geography of the Peak District.
Although we will consider those with no relevant experience and the minimum qualifications, it would be desirable to have experience or qualifications in planning, law enforcement or building construction. A current driving licence or the means to travel to carry out the duties of the role is essential.