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Hq - Old School Building, Council Headquarters, Newtown St Boswells, Melrose, Roxburghshire
£30,424.18 - £33,179.92 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Details

Grade: 8A
Hourly Rate: £16.67 - £18.18
Salary: £30,424.18 - £33,179.92 per annum - Pay Award pending
Contract Duration: Permanent

Please note successful applicants will be placed on the first point of the salary scale unless they meet certain criteria.


Role Purpose

A permanent full-time opportunity has arisen within in the Council's Roads Planning section for an enthusiastic person to assist in the assessment of development affecting the public road network across a defined geographical area of the Scottish Borders. This will include the assessment of proposals submitted through the planning process and the consideration and determination of applications for Road Construction Consent. You will also provide advice and guidance on these subject areas.

You should hold an HNC, HND or SVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject and be capable of working with minimum supervision. This post would be ideal for candidates with recent post-qualification experience, although applications will also be welcomed from recent graduates.

The post may involve assessment of development anywhere within the Scottish Borders area, and so a driving licence and regular access to a vehicle will therefore be essential.


• HNC/HND/SVQ 3 or equivalent in a relevant subject.
• Proven record of relevant CPD training.

Informal Enquiries

Informal enquiries may be made to Alan Scott on 01835 826640.

Scottish Borders Council is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.  In particular from candidates who assess themselves as having a disability, under the Disability Confident Employer scheme this guarantees an interview to those individuals who meet the essential criteria of the post.  All appointments will be made on merit.