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  • Ref no: MOR04653
  • Published: 21/2/2020
  • Closes: 6/3/2020
  • Location: Council Headquarters High Street Elgin Moray, IV30 1BX
  • Salary: £35,569.95 - £39,471.90 per year
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 36.25 hours per week

Applications for this job cannot be made online. Please refer to the advert for further information.

Job Description

To assist the Strategic Planning and Development Manager to lead and supervise a team engaged in delivering the Developer Obligations service and assist with Infrastructure Planning and Delivery in support of the Local Development Plan, Moray Economic Strategy and Moray Growth Deal.


Provide a professional Developer Obligations service for the Council to secure Developer Obligations from developers to facilitate new infrastructure.

To work with Council Services and NHS Grampian to ensure the evidence base for future infrastructure requirements is maintained.

To prepare Developer Obligations reports and issue them to developers. To attend Planning and Regulatory Services Committee meetings and provide professional advice to Elected Members.

To respond to development viability challenges and provide evidence for appeals.

To monitor Legal Agreements and the spend of Developer Obligations and produce annual reports to the Planning and Regulatory Services Committee and quarterly reports for Elected Members.

Participate in training and development activities, as trainer and trainee, as required.

To assist the Planning & Development Section with the preparation and delivery of the Local Development Plan Delivery Programme.

To work on the long term planning and delivery of infrastructure projects in Moray in support of the Moray Local Development Plan, Moray Economic Strategy and Moray Growth Deal.


The Individual

In depth knowledge of developer obligations processes, with significant experience.
Ability to negotiate with developers and secure developer obligations in excess of £3 million.
Experience of leading and responding to development viability challenges.
Knowledge of and experience of infrastructure planning and co-ordination.
Ability to develop, maintain and review procedures
Experience of Excel spreadsheets and managing information
Liaison, co-ordination and collation of information from multiple sources into reports
Ability to work within tight deadlines
Knowledge of local government capital planning processes.
Educated to Degree level in a relevant discipline such as Business Studies, Economics, Planning or Surveying or with relevant work experience*
Evidence of continuing professional development.
Excellent level of accuracy in work
Excellent organisational skills
Ability to work on own initiative
Ability to interpret and apply planning legislation and policies and use judgement
IT skills
Ability to absorb and process technical and financial information
Knowledge and experience of various software packages, including Word, Excel and Access
Ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently
Ability to develop, review and monitor work systems and data management
Report writing
Ability to contribute effectively to meetings and present at Planning and Regulatory Services Committee
Ability to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Moray to meet the operational requirements of the Service, due to the rural nature of Moray this is normally undertaken by use of a car/van
Ability to work effectively in a team, contribute to a team and show initiative to work on your own with minimum supervision 
Self motivated and ability to motivate staff
Self confidence 
Ability to relate well to customers and other professionals
Ability to relate well with all levels of staff
Excellent communication skills both oral and written
Willingness to work in a demanding position where a flexible and corporate approach is required
Willingness to accept direction/delegation
Ability to work in an open plan office
Appreciation, acceptance and commitment to the importance of confidentiality
Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs and demands of the service
Ability to work in different offices dependent on service requirements


Closing Date: 6 March 2020
Starting Salary: £35,569
£18.87 per hour
36.25 hours per week

Interviews to be held on 19 March 2020

For further information contact: Gary Templeton (01343) 563470


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