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  • Ref no: SBO03911
  • Published: 13/2/2020
  • Closes: 1/3/2020
  • Location: Hq - Main Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St.Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire, TD6 0SA
  • Salary: £25,000.65 - £37,757.38 per year
  • Contract Type: Temporary
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Hours: 35 hours per week

Job Details

Grade: Grade 7a/8a/ 9a depending on Qualification & Experience
Hourly Rate: Grade 7a £13.6990 - £15.1790 Grade 8a £15.8690 - £17.2990 Grade 9a £18.9290 - £20.6890
Salary: Grade 7a £25,000.65 - £27,701.64 Grade 8a £28,960.89 - £31,570.64 Grade 9 £34,545.39 - £37,757.38 per annum
Grade 9A You will be required to hold a Town Planning Qualification
Contract Duration: Temporary until 31 December 2020

Role Purpose

A temporary full-time opportunity has arisen within in the Development Management section to cover a period of secondment and to assist in handling a full and varied caseload of planning and listed building consent applications within a wide geographical area.

The preference would be to recruit to a planning officer position, for which you should hold a degree or equivalent in planning and be capable of working with minimum supervision. However, applications will also be welcomed from suitably qualified and experienced appropriate to fill a technical grade role to assist in supporting the wider development management team. Position on salary scale and the nature of the work undertaken will be dependent on your experience and professional qualification.


For the planning officer, a degree, or post graduate qualification in Town Planning or related subject.

For the technical grade, an HNC or higher in an appropriate discipline.

A current driving licence and use of a vehicle is an essential requirement of this post.
* If you have a disability which precludes you from holding a drivers licence, Scottish Borders Council will take into account its responsibility to make reasonable adjustments to allow for your disability. Should it be possible to make such an adjustment in order that you can undertake the travel responsibilities of the post, this will be taken into account in consideration for this role.

Informal Enquiries

For informal enquiries contact John Hayward Email: Barry Fotheringham email Carlos Clarke email or telephone 01835 826745/6735

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