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Council HQ Almada Street Hamilton, ML3 0AA
£46,972.93 - £47,684.64 per year
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week

Job Description

Council Head Quarters

35 hours per week

South Lanarkshire Council offers an exciting opportunity to work in one of the largest local authority areas in Scotland. The area combines strategic urban centres as well as a network of smaller rural towns and villages set within an extensive rural area that contains attractive landscape character and built heritage assets such as the New Lanark World Heritage Site. An opportunity has arisen in the Council's Planning Service for an advanced planning officer. The successful candidate will be responsible for the processing of planning applications and consultation requests from the Scottish Government in relation to proposals for renewable energy, waste and minerals extraction. In addition the successful candidate will be involved in the development of planning policy on these themes as part of the preparation of the Council’s next Local Development Plan. You must hold a Degree or an equivalent qualification in town planning or a related discipline. Experience of dealing with proposals and policy in relation to renewable energy, waste and minerals is desirable. For this role you will be expected to demonstrate Job Specific and Behaviours as contained within the job profile.

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Foreign Police Check

Candidates should be able to detail any gaps in employment and provide a foreign police check where applicable for any periods living or working abroad.

Equal Opportunities and Armed Forces Community Covenant

South Lanarkshire Council is an Equal Opportunities employer and encourages applications from all members of the community. As a user of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum competency/behaviour requirements for the position.

South Lanarkshire Council is committed to providing support to members of the armed forces, veterans and their families which is set out in the Armed Forces Community Covenant. Veterans are guaranteed an interview who meet the minimum requirements for the position.


Processing planning, advertisement, listed building and other statutory applications with a focus on major development proposals; monitoring development approvals and consents; initiating statutory action to secure compliance with planning consents; investigating and taking appropriate action to secure the cessation of unauthorised planning activities.

The preparation and implementation of development and design policies and advice; the production of development and disposal briefs; the preparation and implementation of urban and rural design and conservation policies and proposals.

Preparing and presenting the Council’s case at the Planning Local Review Body, appeals, inquiries and hearings. Preparation and presentation of reports to Committees.

Researching, preparing, monitoring and review of Local Development Plans, Open Space Strategy and other statutory documents; data collection and analysis; providing advice and guidance on planning policy matters to area teams, other Council services and the Council’s partners and stakeholders; working in collaboration with other services, local communities and partners to deliver the Council’s aims and objectives.

Liaising with other sections within the Service to provide information and assistance as required. Responding to requests for information and assistance, participate in discussion as appropriate. Provide information and advice on planning matters to members of the general public, community and other organisations, elected members, developers, development agencies and other services.

The Individual

As an employee of South Lanarkshire Council you would also receive a wide range of benefits including:

  • Enrolment in award winning local government pension scheme
  • Up to 33 days annual leave
  • Public holiday entitlement (up to 10 days)
  • Occupational sick pay
  • Family friendly policies - flexible working, including consideration of a condensed working week, e.g. 4 days, maternity/paternity leave, enhanced leave.
  • Employee Discounts – including discounts at the cinema.
  • Range of benefits to support you (Cycle to Work Scheme, Physiotherapy, Employee Assistance Program which offers practical and emotional support)


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  • Scottish Living Wage
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