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Jobs at North Norfolk District Council (NNDC)

This section provides you with information relating to working at NNDC and the jobs currently being advertised. In addition to publishing jobs on this page, we also advertise at Job Centre Plus and where appropriate, in relevant professional publications.

Current Vacancies

Communications and PR Manager

Reference No. 2088


Closing Date: 22 April 2015
Interview Date: 01 May 2015

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Salary £39,267 to £43,863 per annum (relocation expenses available, subject to eligibility)

Full time, permanent

Shaping the communications strategy for a changing district

This is a fantastic opportunity for a dynamic communications professional to shape the strategic direction and resources of North Norfolk District Council's communications at a time of exciting changes.

Building relationships

As our lead advisor on every aspect of communications, you will work closely with the Leader of the Council and Chief Executive, as well as councillors and staff.  You will engage with residents and businesses across the district and forge relationships with local and national media.

Supporting change

In raising the profile of the council and promoting our initiatives, you will begin with a strong focus on our significant business transformation programme.  We are improving efficiency and customer service, while driving greater value across services.  You will lead our growth communications programme to help us boost everything from employment and creating jobs, to our efforts to enable the provision of new homes and infrastructure.

Developing brands

North Norfolk was recently named one of the nation's best places to raise a family and we're committed to protecting the coastline and the character of the countryside.  As well as making sure people know about our important work, you'll develop creative strategies for the evolution of North Norfolk's place brand.

Your credentials

You will need proven experience of leading a communications team, developing and implementing strategies.  An inspirational and influential leader, you will bring exceptional relationship building skills and political acument to the role.  Your demonstrable expertise ranges from brand development to maximising the use of digital media.  Crucially, you will have the sound judgment and management skills vital to balancing many competing priorities.

Please note this is a politically restricted post.

For an informal discussion please contact Julie Cooke, Head of Organisational Development on (01263) 516040.




Assistant Technical Officer

Reference No. 2145

Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 08 April 2015

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Salary £17,714 - £19,742 per annum

Based within our Planning Department this post is key within the Technical Support Team which provided technical and administrative support for the Development Management Section dealing with all aspects relating to planning applications and also enforcement complaints.

The main duties will include the registration of planning applications, the provision of technical and administrative support to Officers within Development Management and assisting members of the public with general planning applications in accordance with national and local requirements when the Technical Officer is absent.

We are seeking someone with technical knowledge of Planning Regulation legislation and who has good communication and customer care skills, together with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines.  The ability to work well in a team is essential.

For an information discussion or further details please contact Andy Mitchell, Development Manager on (01263) 516149 or email

Planning Enforcement Officer

Reference No. 2034

Term: Permanent

Closing Date: 08 April 2015

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Salary £24,472 - £27,924 per annum

The Council's Planning Department is looking to recruit a Planning Enforcement Officer.

The role primarily involves investigating and assessing alleged breaches of planning control and where necessary seeking to remedy either by voluntary compliance or legal action.  This will involve carrying out sites visits and therefore the successful applicant will need to have a full driving licence and access to personal transport.  The post holder will liaise closely with Planning Officers, Council Members, developers and the public.

Experience of working in a regulatory role in a local government environment and with a broad base of Planning legislation is essential combined with excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills and to demonstrate the ability to write clear precise reports and work to tight deadlines.

If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team, with a varied and challenging workload - we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role or further details, please contact Andy Mitchell on (01263) 516149 or email

Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

Reference No. 2111

Term: 1 year fixed term contract

Closing Date: 08 April 2015

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Salary £29,558 - £32,778 per annum

This is a key post leading the Planning Enforcement team.  We are looking for a candidate with a proven track record of managing a small team and juggling competing demands in order to oversee the day to day management of the planning enforcement service.

The service is responsible for investigating alleged breaches of planning control in response to complaints and monitoring development to ensure compliance with conditions, taking appropriate and effective enforcement action as necessary.  The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring that the service is forward thinking, customer focused and high performing, as well as acting as the lead officer in more complex enforcement matters.

Good communication skills are key to this post, ensuring that service users are kept informed at all stages of this process.  This will include discussions with Councillors and Parish Councils on a regular basis.

A good up to date knowledge of the planning legislation and understanding in relation to legal agreements associated with major developments is essential, as the successful candidate will be responsible for monitoring legal agreements to ensure compliance by developers.  This will require liaison across other departments within the Council and with Norfolk County Council.

If you want to be part of an enthusiastic and forward thinking team, with a varied and challenging workload - we would like to hear from you.

For an informal discussion about the role or further details, please contact Andy Mitchell on (01263) 516149 or email

Coaches and Volunteers wanted!

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Closing Date:

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Our Community Sports Team is seeking North Norfolk based sports coaches and activity instructors to join its coach register.  Coaches on the register will be utilised as and when the need arises to help to deliver the Community Sports Teams current and future provision of sporting and physical activity opportunities to the community.  We would be delighted to hear from anybody who wishes to be included on this register.

We are also seeking to add to our pool of volunteers and would love to hear from anybody who may be interested in helping us to deliver our service to the community on a voluntary basis.  A volunteer role with us would suit those who are looking to gain experience in the sports and leisure industry and people with a strong belief in community and community based activities.

Please note volunteers will be required to undertake a satisfactory criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly CRB).

Opportunities for coaches and volunteers are available now, so if you are interested in registering yourself as a coach or becoming a volunteer please contact Community Sports Manager Colin Brown on 07917834960 or

Applying for a Job with NNDC

Application forms for advertised jobs at NNDC (including the temporary register) are available for download below:
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The MS Word file can be saved to your computer and filled in electronically.  You can either print this out and send it to us at the address below or e-mail your completed form to:

Please note that we cannot accept electronic applications via online storage.  These must be sent as an attachment via email only.

In order to read PDF files you need Adobe Acrobat Reader - it can be downloaded free from the Adobe website.

You can access job descriptions and person specifications for advertised roles and application forms from this website or alternatively you may contact our Job Line on 07661 001017 (24 hours) or by writing to Carolyn Howe, Human Resources, North Norfolk District Council, Holt Road, Cromer, Norfolk, NR27 9EN.

If you require any of the recruitment documents (application form, job descriptions, person specifications) in large print, Braille, alternative format or in a different language, please contact Human Resources on 01263 516035.

Please note that we do not accept CVs unless accompanied by a fully completed application form.

NNDC also holds a temporary staff register for anyone looking for temporary administrative or clerical work.

If you have any queries about working for NNDC you can contact Human Resources on 01263 516035.  Alternatively, please e-mail us at:

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