Graduate Planner (FIF08021)

Fife Council

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Job Description

Contract Type: Temporary for Two Years

Interview Date: Wednesday 6 September 2017

Before applying for this job, it is important that you read the Applicant Guidance by clicking on this link and the attached Job Pack. These explain the job role and the type of person we are looking for. The main terms and conditions of employment are also available via the above link.

Fife Council is committed to creating employment and training opportunities for the young people of Fife. These Graduate Planner roles, funded through the Workforce Youth Investment programme are just part of this commitment. We will advertise further graduate, modern apprenticeship and traineeship roles here as they become available.

These posts provide a great opportunity for graduates to gain experience of a wide range of activities across the four teams within the Planning Service. The posts will involve dealing with planning applications for a varied range of development types and contributing to the progression and monitoring of the development plan.

Over the 2 year term the Graduate Planners will be supported in the completion of their logbook to demonstrate professional competencies in support of their application for Chartered Membership of the RTPI.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than £8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


These vacancies are restricted to applicants who are aged between 16 and 24 as at the 31st August 2017.

Applicants must hold a Degree, Diploma or equivalent in Town and Country Planning and be Licentiate Members of the Royal Town Planning Institute.


The successful candidates will be allocated to a number of different roles within the Planning Service over the 2 year term.

The role within the Gateway Team will focus on validation of planning applications, initiating consultations and providing advice to a range of stakeholders in the planning process. The role in the development plan team will centre on recording, management and interpretation of data and submissions made in response to the development plan and providing input to the assessment of the impact and effectiveness of policies and guidance. The Development Management Team will provide an opportunity to process and assess a range of applications for planning permission including preparing Reports of Handling for both delegated and Committee decisions.

The Individual

The individuals should possess good communication skills and be able to prioritise tasks and meet deadlines. They should have a good working knowledge of current planning legislation, government guidance and practice. Knowledge of both the Development Plan process and the Hierarchy of Development Applications are desirable, whilst a positive attitude to customer care and the ability to work as part of a team are essential.

In Fife Council How We Work Matters and you will be responsible for being a role model by displaying and promoting behaviours that are expected of all Council employees:

Take ownership Focus on customers Work together Embrace technology & information Deliver results

For Further Information Please Contact: Mary Stewart, 013451 555555 Ext. 480159 or email 

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