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Heritage Officer Enforcement


Job Description:

Heritage Officer Enforcement needed in Stoke on Trent

The hourly rate is £39.57ph PAYE

This is a temporary role

The reference number is:                       5248772

The successful candidate will work closely with a range of stakeholders, notably the Building Preservation Trust, to promote and facilitate the conservation of the city’s historic environment. This will be achieved by fostering a relationship with property and landowners to improve and secure their heritage assets and, where necessary, undertake enforcement action under the planning acts.   

  • Liaise with Building Preservation Trust, Ward Councillors, members of the public and other stakeholders to identify buildings and other Heritage Assets that may require support/enforcement.
  • Signpost heritage asset owners to potential sources of support and funding. 
  • To provide sound advice in respect of enforcement and planning law, policy and guidance, following standard procedures, best practice and corporate objectives.
  • To critically appraise and recommend decisions on formal applications and enforcement complaints under planning and associated legislation (including those relating to listed buildings, conservation areas, tree preservation orders, advertisements, hazardous substances etc), together with any plans or supporting documentation supplied, to ensure compliance with appropriate legislation and approved policies.


Due to high volumes of CVs received, we are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications. You will always however hear from us by phone if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.

If you are interested in the role please apply on our website with your CV, alternatively you can email your CV to [email protected] quoting the reference number.

Essential Employment is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy. Essential Employment is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

All our roles may be subject to pre-employment checks including references so please be prepared.

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