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Ref no:
FIF17997
Published:
23/11/2022
Closes:
12/12/2022
Location:
North Street, GLENROTHES, KY7 5LT
Salary:
£36,547.97 - £40,245.94 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent
Position Type:
Full Time
Hours:
36 hours per week
Work From Home:
Hybrid

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 Job Details 

Would you like to work within an award-winning planning service in a key role within the Transportation Development Management section? Fife Council Planning Services is pleased to advertise a newly created post to assist the Lead Officer, Transportation Development Management to deliver the key transportation and road safety functions within the service. The post will help to deliver the objectives of the current Local Development Plan and the place making agenda. If you are looking to develop your career in the wider planning and transportation context of the built environment, Fife has a lot to offer. All our posts are designed to support career progression.

The attractiveness of Fife to investors is creating significant levels of demand. The post will provide an opportunity to work within a large planning authority dealing with a varied caseload of applications whilst rising to the challenge of creating great places for the people and businesses of Fife.  A particular focus will relate to the Transportation Development Management response to the agenda set out in NPF4 and continuing planning approaches to climate change as well as how Transportation DM section responds to urban design concepts such as the delivery of shared spaces. You will work closely with planning officers and attend meetings with developers and applicants to discuss transport and road safety matters related to planning applications.

The post will also focus on responding to Roads Construction Consent applications; securing Road Bonds; assisting the clerks of works in site inspections; adoption of works to the List of Public Roads; and review of the Fife Council Transportation Development Guidelines.

The varied workload and range of activities within the wider planning service means that there is a real opportunity to expand your range of experience. Opportunities are available for postholders to be involved in areas such as policy development, as we begin the preparation of the new Local Development Plan as well as delivering the outcomes of NPF4. The post will also be key in assisting the Lead Officer TDM in project delivery, and the post holder will gain experience of specialist areas such as the delivery of key infrastructure investment and the delivery of the Strategic Development Areas in Fife. Personal development is supported through our extensive CPD programme.

The Person

If you meet the essential qualification criteria outlined below, we’d like to hear from you:

  • Educated to SCQF level 8, including HND or Advanced Highers, Apprenticeship or equivalent relevant experience in Roads Engineering discipline.
  • Sound knowledge of The Roads (Scotland) Act 1984, associated legislation and technical assessments of roads construction and relevant quality tests.
  • Substantial experience in the relevant Roads/Transport legislation and Fife Council policy (approval and compliance/inspection)

We are looking for enthusiastic and self-motivated individuals with a positive attitude to customer care; applicants must be able to demonstrate a level of competence and knowledge of Roads legislation and relevant engineering experience. Knowledge of planning legislation and relevant experience in the development sector would also be desirable. 

 As a Planning Authority, we were able to continue to deliver a full planning service virtually to the people and businesses of Fife during the pandemic thanks to our early adoption, and continued development, of e-planning. The planning service is keen to promote and encourage continued and further opportunities for home working as we embed new ways of working.  

 Applicants must meet the specified criteria on the post applied for and must demonstrate this within their application. 

We are currently shaping our future workstyles however, in light of current advice, we are introducing blended home/office working that will include office access days each week with homeworking for the remainder of your working time. 

For further information please contact: Mark Barrett, mark.barrett@fife.gov.uk