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Community Stadium 4 Stadium Way Falkirk, FK2 9EE
£26,218 - £28,262 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week
Work From Home:

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Our Graduate Scheme is designed to give you a positive start to your career in local government. You will be mainly based in the Planning Team in Falkirk Community Stadium but as a Hybrid Worker will also work from home.

You will provide support and assistance to the Planning Team. You will gain experience in a range of areas of work and will be required to:

  • Support the preparation of the Statutory Development Plan.
  • Collect, analyse and present planning and environmental data
  • Process local development planning applications.
  • Fulfil enforcement duties.

You will have an HND or above in Planning, environmental, social or economic subjects or other recognised relevant subject and should have an understanding and /or experience of land use planning. Knowledge and experience of GIS mapping tools (e.g. ArcGIS) would be advantage, although not essential as training will be given.

You will communicate with internal services, outside agencies and the public.

We look for core skills for all our graduate posts which are:

  • Good written and spoken communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Organisation skills
  • Project management experience
  • Report writing experience
  • Team working experience
  • Computer skills including use of Microsoft 365
  • Ability to use your initiative and organise your own workload

This could be gained through volunteering, internships or student honours projects as well as from previous employment.

For our graduate scheme, it’s desirable for you to have graduated in the last 2 years. If you meet any of the additional desirable criteria below your application will be given priority:

  • Care Experienced
  • Live in Falkirk Council area
  • Currently unemployed/employed for less than 16 hours per week
  • Not working in the professional area you are applying for

You will sometimes be required to travel to sites or meetings at other premises and in connection with work activities. A full driving licence is desirable (Pool cars are available).

The graduate programme is designed to give you a broad and diverse experience of how Falkirk works, where you can contribute to the delivery of our vision and values.
Your duties and job roles will vary during your programme.

This post is temporary until August 2026.

Please see the attached job profile and information pack.

This post will start in August 2024.

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