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£27,915 - £39,219 per year pro rata
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NLC9 - £27,915 - £32,628 (pro rata)
NLC10 - £33,531 - £39,219 (pro rata)                                                            

North Lanarkshire Council, as one of Scotland’s largest local authorities, is leading an exciting and ambitious regeneration programme for its town centres and surrounding areas as part of its plans for inclusive economic growth.  Working with a variety of partners, the Enterprise and Communities service has a key role in guiding this regeneration towards sustainable development.  We are committed to creating prosperity and making North Lanarkshire a great place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.

The Planning and Regeneration Team has a significant part to play in contributing to the development of the individual projects and supporting delivery through its policy and development management functions. We have a vacancy for a Planning Assistant/Officer within our Development Management Teams.  In this post you would be primarily based from home with attendance at an office base as required.  We offer the opportunity to start your career as a Planning Assistant and support you to develop to Planning officer level or you can join the service as a Planning Officer subject to meeting qualification and experience requirements.

As a Planning Assistant, you will assist in the processing of planning applications, monitoring and enforcement and contributing towards formulation and implementation of policy and projects.  You should have, or be working towards, a degree or diploma in Town Planning or a related discipline with experience of dealing with the public and have gained experience through this studying of a planning service or related working environment. 

At Planning Officer level, you will contribute to the development of Council strategies and policies, be involved in implementing planning projects and processing complex planning applications, appeals, and enforcement issues in North Lanarkshire.  To progress to the NLC10 Planning Officer grade, you must have the degree or Diploma in Town Planning with extended post-qualification experience.  A CMI level 2 or equivalent award in team leading is desirable.

Due to the geographical spread of work, you should be able to travel throughout North Lanarkshire and surrounding areas.

Part-time post is 17.5 hours per week, (work pattern to be confirmed)

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you.  We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family.  This includes 26 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site.  We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a
Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip.  You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

Disability Confident Leader   Happy to Talk

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled and who meet the minimum requirements for the position.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process.

Easy Read – My NL



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