Planning Officer - MID03028

Midlothian Council

  • Location: Dalkeith
  • £34,376 to £37,588 per annum, Grade 8
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: MID03028

Job Description

We are looking for a positive, enthusiastic individual to join our highly motivated Planning team.

The post holder will handle a wide range of planning applications and/or the preparation and evaluation of planning policy together with other Planning tasks. Communication skills and the ability to organise your workload in the face of competing priorities are essential requirement, together with well developed IT skills.

A degree in Town and Country Planning or equivalent and corporate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute are both essential. A relevant post degree qualification is also desirable.

If you wish to discuss this post further, please contact Peter Arnsdorf, Planning Manager on 0131 271 3310.

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019
Interview Date: Thursday 10th October 2019



Position Title: Planning Officer

Directorate: Education, Communities & Economy

Location: Fairfield House

Contract Status: Permanent

Hours of Work: 36 Hours per Week

Working Pattern: Monday – Friday: 7 hours 12 minutes per day

Weeks per year: 52

Closing Date: Monday 23rd September 2019

Interview Date: Thursday 10th October 2019

Please note that it is Midlothian Councils policy that successful applicants will be appointed to the first point on the salary scale.

Based on you working 36 hours over 52 weeks per year the minimum actual salary for this position is £34,376.18per annum.


Compliance with the mandatory Cabinet Office PSN (Public Sector Network) Code of Connection requires the Council to meet a baseline personal security standard. This requires completion of a basic/standard/enhanced disclosure check for all employees who can access official information. The fee for this PSN Disclosure check is £25 and the successful candidate will be required to re-pay to the Council the fee through payroll deduction.

The Individual

If you have difficulty applying for this post or accessing attached documents, or if you have a disability and reasonable adjustment is required, please call 0131 271 3063 to speak to a member of the Recruitment Team stating the post reference number.

Midlothian Council is currently undergoing a period of transformation, changing and improving the way it delivers services in Midlothian. As a consequence, there are a number of existing employees for whom we are committed to seeking suitable alternative employment within the Council in accordance with our legal obligations. Candidates are advised that, for some vacancies, internal candidates in this situation will be interviewed before the wider selection pool and a slightly longer delay may be experienced before application outcomes can be advised to you. Thank you for your patience in this matter.

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