Team Manager - Planning Strategy & Policy

East Lothian Council

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  • Reference: EAL03182

Vacancy Information

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

Salary £46152 - £51937 per annum
Permanent full time position
35 hours per week
To start asap

East Lothian is close to adopting its first LDP and is already progressing work with its second as a response to the second SDP for the SESplan area. This is a demanding role with responsibilities for assisting with the delivery of existing forecast growth and planning for the future, including significant residential sites, key economic development sites at Cockenzie and Craighall and a significant new settlement at Blindwells.
Candidates must be able to demonstrate strong project management, team management and stakeholder influencing skills, and delivery of results in the context of complex statutory processes.

Job Details

To manage the development and operational delivery of Planning services, maximising efficiency of service delivery within specific standards and approved budgets and in accordance with the Council’s obligations as the local Planning Authority, legal and statutory obligations and its policies and plans with a commitment to achieve best value.

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 or diploma in Town Planning or equivalent and Membership of Royal Town Planning Institute, and be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, skills and competencies gained through previous experience.
Evidence of a commitment to Continual Professional Development.

Driving Licence
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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