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North Street, GLENROTHES, Fife, KY75LT
£33,939 - £37,562 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
36 hours per week

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Job Description

Proposed Interview Date: Week Commencing Monday 30 August 2021

Closing Date: Sunday 22 August 2021

Supporting Statement 

As part of the application process, you must provide a Supporting Statement which tells us how your skills, knowledge and experience make you a good candidate. This should be uploaded where you see Supporting Documents and URLs "upload CV". We know this is confusing and we are working to resolve it, however we only want a supporting statement and not a CV. Without this supporting statement, your application will not be progressed. More information is available on our Career site at

Job Details

The successful candidate will deal with all aspects of the statutory planning process with a focus on preparing and implementing Fife’s Development Plan, planning policy and guidance, liaising on national and regional spatial strategy, and helping to run stakeholder engagement. We expect the successful candidate to support the development and implementation new initiatives, and ensure liaison and collaboration to deliver high quality customer focussed services.

Fife’s Local Development Plan is about to be reviewed. It will have a greater emphasis on Fife’s places, economic recovery, and climate action and this post is will have a key role in preparing the new plan.

Reviewing the Local Development Plan will involve applying the new development planning regime introduced by the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. With a greater emphasis on climate change, economic recovery, and planning’s role in health and wellbeing, the new plan will have a central role in delivering Fife Council’s reform agenda. The plan will develop the digital format and the postholder will involve developing the format, and working with Fife’s communities, businesses, other stakeholders, and partners in a collaborative way. Plan making will involve close working with community planning partners and working with other parts of the Council also involved in creating new corporate plans and strategies to help shape the future of Fife’s places.

A link to the role profile is included at the bottom of the advert. You will find out more about the job and the type of person we are looking for.

The Person

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive attitude to customer care and a desire to develop their skills and experience. Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning and be a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or working towards it, and this membership must be retained whilst holding this post. Consequently, the post is being offered to allow for an appointment to be made either at FC7 or FC8; progression to FC8 is dependent on securing full RTPI membership if that has not already been attained.

Further Information

  • Role Profile - When preparing your supporting statement, review the role profile and think about how you meet the essential criteria Role Profile
  • How We Work Matters - Our employees are expected to display and promote certain behaviours in the workplace. See our How We Work Matters behaviour framework for more information.
  • Employee Benefits - Employees have access to a benefits package that offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.
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We are currently shaping our future workstyles with homeworking continuing until September 2021. Beyond that we are working to introduce a blended approach that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time.

For Further Information Please Contact: Bill Lindsay,