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Enforcement Officer (Planning)

  • Permanent

  • £19,430 to £23,398 per annum pro rata (with possible progression to £27,668 pro rata)

  • 30 hours per week (0.8fte)

  • Bainbridge, North Yorkshire

Would you like to work in and help us protect one of the most beautiful parts of the country? A place of real character, with a distinctive built environment, where your work will make a difference that is appreciated by millions of visitors?

The Yorkshire Dales National Park boasts some of the most stunning scenery in Britain and will provide an enviable setting for your career. As the statutory planning authority for the area, it’s our mission to help local people and businesses to keep the National Park a thriving and beautiful area.

We have an opportunity to join our high performing Development Management team at an exciting time for the National Park. The National Park boundary was extended in 2016 to include the stunning Westmorland fells and Upper Lune valley, and our new local plan is aimed at encouraging sustainable development that delivers economic growth and much needed local housing.

We need a positive and pragmatic person with good customer service skills to join our small team responsible for planning enforcement across the whole of the National Park. The post-holder will be responsible for investigating breaches of planning control and   resolving them by negotiation or by planning enforcement procedures. The role also includes monitoring development and ensuring compliance with planning and listed building permissions.

The successful candidate will have good negotiation skills and be capable of producing accurate and thorough work. High standards of customer service and the ability to deal with all of our customers with tact and sensitivity are essential.

In return, you can expect a relocation package of up to £4,000 (subject to certain criteria)  plus comprehensive benefits including a defined Local Government pension, childcare vouchers scheme, cycle to work scheme, free car parking, flexi-time and more.

  • Closing date: 12:00 on Friday, 27 October 2017

  • Expected interview date: week commencing Monday, 6 November 2017

For further information about this vacancy and working for the Authority in general, please download the recruitment pack below:

You may also find the following documents useful:

If you wish to apply for this position, please complete the application form and equal opportunities form and return it to us by post or email (details below), ensuring that you mark it ‘Confidential’.

Important: We can only accept applications on our official application form - please ensure you complete all sections of the form including the equal opportunities monitoring section. Please do not send CVs unless specifically requested.

Alternatively you can request copies of the job pack and application form directly from the Authority.

Contact details:

  • Email:

  • Phone: 0300 456 0030

  • Address:
    Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
    North Yorkshire
    DL8 3EL