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Council HQ John Muir House Brewery Park Haddington, EH41 3HA
£29,874 - £41,498 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Vacancy Information

Grade 7, £29874-£32447 per annum(£16.37 - £17.78 per hour) - Assistant Planner (Enforcement)
Grade 9, £37246-£41498 per annum(£20.41 - £22.74 per hour) - Planner (Enforcement)

Please Note:
The successful candidate will be appointed at Grade 9 to the role of Planner (Enforcement) if they have both a relevant qualification and chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Otherwise, they will be appointed at Grade 7 to the role of Assistant Planner (Enforcement). Should they attain chartered membership whilst in the Grade 7 post they would then move up to a Grade 9, Planner (Enforcement).

Days and Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday
Starting and finishing times are flexible, and flexi time is applicable
To start 1st May 2024

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to play a key role in East Lothian Council's Planning Service. This post primarily involves investigating alleged breaches of planning control, and pursuing the most appropriate and effective action to remedy these. The post holder will work closely with other planners and with officers from other Services. There will be opportunity to also get involved in a range of other planning work. East Lothian is one of the most beautiful and rapidly growing areas of Scotland, with over 40 miles of magnificent coastline, rolling countryside, high quality food and drink, world renowned golf courses, and excellent transport links to Edinburgh. As well as offering a stunning working environment, East Lothian has a range of flexible working options to meet your work- life balance needs.

Home Working Consideration
Applications for homeworking or hybrid working will be considered for this post, subject to a trial period and in accordance with East Lothian Council’s Home Working and Worksmart Policies which can be found here. Home or Hybrid working options can be discussed with candidates invited for interview. All applicants must live in the UK and will be expected to attend Council offices from time to time as required.

Job Details

To contribute to the delivery of a high quality development management and enforcement service compliant with relevant legislation and performance standards.

Please download the Job Outline/Person Specification (available under 'Job Attachments') 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 be considered for interview.

The East Lothian Way
The ‘East Lothian Way’– values and behaviours we expect our employees to demonstrate in their everyday work. Should you be invited to interview, you may be asked questions based on these behaviours. Please refer to the document via the link to familiarise yourself with them.

Job Requirements

Relevant Qualifications
Grade 9 - Planner:
Professional planning qualification (Honours degree, diploma or equivalent) accredited by the RTPI plus Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Grade 7 - Assistant Planner:
Professional planning qualification (Honours degree, diploma or equivalent) accredited by the RTPI

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.)

Additional Information

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Please note: We do not accept CV's (either electronically or by mail). All our vacancies must be applied for by fully completing the on-line application form. Although there is an ‘import data from my CV’ function on MyJobScotland, this only imports very limited data and should not be relied upon to complete the application form.

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