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Negotiable in Argyll and Bute, PA31 8RT
£38,578 - £41,754 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Service: Planning and Regulatory Services

Closing Date: Friday 3rd February 2023

This is an exciting opportunity for a motivated and experienced town planning professional to join the Council’s Major Applications Team who are responsible for the processing and monitoring of National, Major, and Local EIA development across Argyll and Bute.

The postholder would be expected to process a wide range of larger scale and complex planning applications and consultations including matters relating to wind farm developments, large scale housing, leisure, and commercial developments, aquaculture, minerals, and electricity transmission infrastructure.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to be involved in a wide range of projects with plenty of scope for professional development both through their own casework and mentoring others. A familiarity with EIA and rural planning issues, the assessment of complex applications undertaking of planning enforcement, and a track record of dealing with IT and data management systems would all be advantageous.

Candidates require to have considerable professional post graduate experience, have (or be eligible for) professional membership of the RTPI and a detailed working knowledge of Development Management legislation and procedure. Candidates should be able to demonstrate effective analytical, engagement and negotiation skills and the ability to convey complex information to a range of audiences including elected members, the public, and other planning professionals. Whilst previous experience in the processing of National/Major/EIA development would be of benefit this is not essential as the post is an excellent opportunity for a suitably experienced planning professional to take the next step in their career progression with support and training.

The salary scale will be Scottish Local Government Employee (SLGE) 11, which is £38,578 - £41,754 per annum. The post holder will be contracted to 35 hours per week and will be entitled to flexitime.

The post is suitable for flexible/hybrid/remote working arrangements subject to the successful candidate’s ability to travel to the Council area for site based work and face to face engagement when required. The Council will provide an attractive relocation package for a successful candidate seeking to relocate to Argyll and Bute and it is highlighted that living in Argyll and Bute also provides opportunities for a high quality of life with breath-taking scenery and world class leisure opportunities including sailing, walking, cycling canoeing and camping on your doorstep.

Applicants should note that:-

This post is not suitable for job share


To apply for this vacancy, please click on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

If you would like clarification on any information contained within the vacancy advert and/or the job description you will require to speak with the recruiting manager, who is Sandra Davies , 01436 658884

Please note that you cannot apply for this vacancy by contacting the recruiting manager, applications must be made by clicking on the Apply Now button at the top of this page.

Please also note that we do not accept CV’s, only applications completed and submitted via the Apply Now button on this page.

We encourage applications from people from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that represents the wider society that we serve. We pride ourselves on being an employer of choice. We champion diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued and a sense of belonging. To find out more about our commitment to this please visit Equality & Diversity Policy