Senior Planner

East Lothian Council

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  • Reference: EAL03108

Vacancy Information

It is East Lothian Council's policy that successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale.

Salary £34253- £38615 per annum pro rata (£18.77-£21.16 per hour)
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
Days of Work Monday - Friday
To start as soon as possible

The post is based in the Planning Delivery Team (Development Management), of the Planning Service. The post holder will be responsible for a caseload of significant major planning applications and deputising for the Team Manager, Planning Delivery in dealing with delegated and committee reports. East Lothian is experiencing significant growth and this will continue with the implementation of the new LDP and the City Region Deal Programme.

Job Details

To assist in the delivery of a high quality planning service compliant with relevant legislation and
performance standards. 

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Related Documents') for the full range of tasks and duties associated with this job. You will need to refer to these in order to complete the application form.

You must ensure you meet every 'essential' criteria stated on the Person Specification to reach the interview stage. In cases where the majority of applicants meet all the essential criteria, the desirable criteria will be used to form a final short-leet.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
. Honours Degree in Planning or a related discipline
. Membership Royal Town Planning Institute or equivalent
. Additional post-graduate qualifications in a subject related to planning 

Driving Licence
A full current driving licence is essential to carry out the duties of this post

As the duties of this role require you to effectively travel to successfully undertake the full remit of the role, you must hold a current driving licence and have access to a vehicle.*
(*Where a disability precludes you from obtaining a driving licence, ELC will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability.)

This post involves accessing the public services network, therefore the preferred candidate will be subject to the Baseline Personnel Security Standards (BPSS). The preferred candidate will be subject to a Basic Disclosure provided by Disclosure Scotland prior to a formal offer of employment being made by East Lothian Council.

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