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Montrose House, 154 Montrose Crescent, Hamilton, ML3 6LB
£29,837.12 - £30,749.57 per year
Contract Type:
Permanent & Temporary
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

This position has expired.

Job Description

The Planning Service in South Lanarkshire Council is seeking to recruit graduate planners.

(23 month fixed term and permanent positions available)

Four of the posts will be located in one of the two area teams dealing with a wide range of application and development types and other exciting initiatives. The role will involve the processing of small scale non contentious householder planning applications together with advertisement, listed building and other statutory applications.  

One further post will be within the HQ team and will involve the implementation of National Planning Framework 4 and preparation of the Council’s Local Development Plan 3 and supporting planning guidance. There will be an opportunity to work closely with the Economic Development service in terms of delivering the Council’s town centre and placemaking ambitions.

You will also be required to liaise with other Council services to provide information and assistance as required and respond to requests for information and assistance from our customers.

The successful applicant will hold an RTPI accredited Planning Qualification. The successful candidate will have the ability to travel throughout South Lanarkshire.


Please Apply online

All correspondence will be via your email address registered with myjobscotland.

Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant.  Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

Fixed Term Vacancy

Additional information for Internal Applicants – As this is a Fixed Term position, prior to making your application, please discuss your potential application with your current Line Manager.  In the event that you are being considered for this post, your release to undertake this internal fixed term opportunity would need to be agreed in advance and managed by the service/s or resource/s.



Processing planning, advertisement, listed building and other statutory applications; monitoring development approvals and consents; providing development advice to householders, agents, developers and landowners; initiating statutory action to secure compliance with planning consents; investigating and taking appropriate action to secure the cessation of unauthorised planning activities

The preparation and implementation of development and design policies and advice; the production of development and disposal briefs; the preparation and implementation of urban and rural design and conservation policies and proposals.

Preparing and presenting the Council’s case at appeals, inquiries and hearings. Preparation and presentation of reports to Committees.

Preparation of planning policies and strategies and contribution to the preparation and implementation of corporate and other Service strategies.

Liaising with other sections within the Service to provide information and assistance as required. Responding to requests for information and assistance, participate in discussions as appropriate. Provide information and advice on planning matters to members of the general public, community and other organisations, Elected Members, developers, development agencies and other services.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 32 days annual leave which will be calculated into hours on commencement of the role
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working and leave, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)