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Waverley Court 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG
£32,123 - £38,340 per year
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Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week
Work From Home:

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Job Description

Place – Sustainable Development

Planning Officer
Waverley Court

Salary: £32,123 - £38,340
Hours: 36 per week

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 an city with internationally-valued built and natural heritage.

We’re now looking for skilled and motivated planning professionals to join our team.

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.

We are looking for Planning Officers who are committed to delivering an efficient, effective and customer-focused Planning service and delivering great places.  You will be responsible for handling a varied and challenging range and volume of planning and enforcement cases, for carrying out projects and contributing to change and improvement, and for supporting the professional development of yourself and your colleagues. As part of our agile, multidisciplinary workforce, you will be expected to continually gain skills enabling you to work in different teams and operational areas in the Planning service.  The advertised posts are not assigned to specific teams, and successful candidates should be prepared to be deployed to any team in the Planning service.

We are 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.

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.

You would be based from home in line with the Scottish Government’s current guidelines for those who are able to work from home. We are currently working from home in line with the Scottish Government’s guidelines. We anticipate 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, 5 minutes’ walk from Waverley Rail Station.

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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