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Spiersbridge Offices,2 Spiersbridge Way, Spiersbridge Business Park, Thornliebank, East Renfrewshire, G46 8NG
£38,779 - £42,410 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week


We are looking for a qualified planner with the enthusiasm and experience to contribute positively to the high quality environment and sustainable development of East Renfrewshire.

This is an exciting opportunity for a varied workload within the Council’s Strategy Team. You will be responsible for a wide range of strategy development including a major contribution to the preparation and delivery of the Council’s Local Development Plan.

You will also be involved in other strategy development work including the Regional Spatial Strategy and other strategies prepared by the Environment Department such as the Economic Development Strategy, the Tourism Strategy and preparation of Supplementary Planning Guidance.

You will have a significant role to play in the Council’s ‘place-making’ agenda, to ensure that the places/communities in East Renfrewshire are planned, designed and managed to the highest standard. This will involve leading and contributing to policy development, supplementary planning guidance, projects and engagement with communities, developers and service providers.

You may assist in undertaking Strategic Environmental Assessments of plans, programmes and strategies, so you should have a keen interest in environmental issues. You may also contribute to the role as Planning Advisor to the Council’s Local Review Body, advising the Members on an independent basis on planning procedures when they consider reviews of planning application decisions.

You will ensure continuous improvement and efficiency, a positive and flexible organisational culture and promote an innovative and collaborative way of working and a partnership approach to service delivery.

Pension Scheme

Employees with a contract of employment for 3 months or more are automatically included in our Local Government Pension Scheme which is a career average scheme.  Pension contribution rates are based on a tiered system determined by your annual full time equivalent pensionable pay.  For example for those earning up to and including £21,800 the contribution rate you pay is 5.5% of your salary. The council pays the rest of the cost of providing your benefits. This amount varies but it's always enough to make sure your pension can be paid and will be at least 19.3% of your pay.  In addition you get tax relief on your contributions - the tax you pay on your salary is calculated after your pension contributions are deducted. 

Other main pension benefits include a pension that increases each year in line with price inflation and the ability to exchange some of your pension to provide a tax free lump sum.  Further details can be found in the attached document General Information for Applicants or via the Strathclyde Pension Fund website

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