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Planning Enforcement Apprentice East Lindsey District Council

East Lindsey District Council are looking to recruit an enthusiastic person to the role of Planning Enforcement Apprentice.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • To support the service in providing effective Planning Services Administration
  • Share responsibility for planning services internal and external post; including the receipt and making up of applications; scanning and distribution of other correspondence
  • To be an operator of the respective planning application management computer system
  • To assist with setting enforcement cases up for investigation, sending out letters/emails to customers, carrying out site history searches, monitoring the enforcement inbox, maintaining the Enforcement Register and overlays
  • Responsibility for the scanning in documentation into the respective planning application management system
  • Take and deal with minor telephone queries in connection with planning enforcement, including giving advice concerning breaches of the planning regulations
  • Provide basic enforcement advice to customers including alleged offenders, complainants, members, developers and other interested parties both verbally and in writing
  • Answer correspondence appertaining to breaches of planning legislation which do not involve a site visit
  • To provide general administrative support and assistance with projects where required within the wider ‘Growth’ directorate, in agreement with the relevant Service Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Basic computer literacy in Microsoft products including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Good communication skills
  • Polite & courteous telephone manner
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good Communication Skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexible approach to work
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

GCSE passes (grade A-C / 4-7) or equivalent in English and maths.

Future prospects

The potential to go onto the next level of qualification.

Things to consider

We work in a sensitive and confidential environment – the apprentice must adhere to this at all times both inside and outside of work.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We believe work should be enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and we work hard to create an environment in which you are supported to achieve your potential.

We are a modern, ambitious, professional and outward-looking local authority who celebrates diversity and actively pursues continuous improvement in everything we do. We also believe that listening to what you say about your job and the council is important to improving the services we provide.


East Lindsey District Council



LN11 8UP

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Training provider

First College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by First College


Jude Ingram 01507 601122

  • Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Standard
  • Functional Skills English if required
  • Functional Skills maths if required
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

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