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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£26,919 - £32,123 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

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Job Description


Assistant Planning Officer
Waverley Court

Salary: £26,919 - £32,123
Hours: 36 per week

We have both fixed term posts and permanent posts available:
3 Fixed term posts until 30/09/2023 
2 Permanent posts

We have ambitious plans to realise Edinburgh’s vision of a fair, welcoming, pioneering and thriving city.

Our Council priorities are to end poverty by 2030, become a net zero city, and enhance wellbeing and equalities for all. Our City Plan 2030 project sets out challenging aims on quality of place, resilience to climate change, 20-minute neighbourhoods, net zero development and more. We are Scotland’s busiest planning authority, handling over 3,000 applications a year in a city with internationally-valued built and natural heritage.

We’re now looking for skilled and motivated planning professionals to join our team. Find out more and watch a short film about us here.

Our Planning service is continuing with our major change programme to help make it fit for the future and be fully able to support the significant change Edinburgh faces in the years ahead. We are developing new ways of working and want to enhance our relationship with our customers and stakeholders.

As an Assistant Planning Officer, you will be responsible for handling a varied and challenging range and volume of planning and enforcement cases and for contributing to projects and change within the service. As part of our agile, multidisciplinary workforce you will gain skills enabling you to work in different teams and operational areas in the Planning service.  The advertised posts are based in our fast-paced, high-volume teams dealing with:

  • Householder developments
  • Enforcement
  • Smaller-scale local developments and listed buildings.

The Council provides a wide and far reaching variety of services making us unique as an employer, and our varied rewards cater to the needs and wants of our employees. At our core are our values which describe the behaviours that all Council employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace:

  • honest and transparent
  • forward thinking
  • work together
  • put customers first

If you are interested, you should bring a strong sense of customer service, excellent communication skills, an understanding of quality assurance and an appetite for project delivery and continuous improvement.

If successful, 2 references will be required.

Candidates should either have a Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)-accredited degree or diploma in town planning or be able to demonstrate that they will achieve one by Summer 2022.

We are moving to hybrid working under the Council’s new Working Flexibly guidance, which will see us using our modern open-plan offices in Edinburgh city centre.

We're committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience, and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

Our salary range typically reflects the initial starting salary and annually increases until it reaches the top of the range.  For roles in grade 5 or above, annual increments in our contribution zones are dependent on achieving agreed performance goals.

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