Skip to main content
Ref no:
Council Offices West Dunbartonshire Council 16 Church Street Dumbarton, G82 1QL
£46,972.93 - £51,370.94 per year dependent on experience
Contract Type:
Position Type:
Full Time
35 hours per week
Work From Home:

Job Description

Are you a enthusiastic and engaging planning professional with technical planning expertise and experience of planning policy and practice. If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you to lead the Development Planning and Place Team in West Dunbartonshire. You would be joining at an exciting time to lead the Local Development Plan 3 and the preparation of Local Place Plans, supporting and managing a small team of Planning Officers and helping to shape the future of the area. You will have strong stakeholder engagement and management skills to support the Local Development Plan process, working with stakeholders within and out with the Council, and advocating a place- based approach.

The West Dunbartonshire area is a great place to live and work and it is rich in history with the Dumbarton Rock and Castle, iconic Titan Crane, Kilpatrick Hills and unique waterfront sites.

In recent years, there has been significant investment and regeneration in the area along the Clyde Waterfront at Queens Quay and the Council's City Deal Project at Exxon together with new private and affordable housing, new schools. There is still more opportunities to unlock.

Applicants should have a degree in Planning or a relevant subject and be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute as this is an essential requirement of the post. The post will be based in our award-winning office at 16 Church Street Dumbarton with opportunities for flexible and mobile working. Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you.

The Individual

WDC was voted one of the top ten flexible employers and prides itself in providing flexible working to support work life balance. In addition to this there are also additional benefits:

• Access to the Local Government pension scheme (LGPS) with an employer’s contribution of at least 19.3% and all associated benefits
• A minimum of 25 days annual leave, increasing a day each year up to 35 days as well as 8 fixed public holidays each year
• Access to employee wellbeing supports including occupational health & counselling if ever you need help and support

Now that you have read the role and what we have to offer, we would love to hear from you. Please use the application to tell us your experience, and why you are the candidate for this role.

For information about West Dunbartonshire Council please click on the following link and see why we are an employer of choice:

More information on the benefits of working within West Dunbartonshire Council, can be found using the following link:

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer
  • Armed Forces Covenant Gold.png
  • Happy to Talk Flexible Working
  • Equally Safe at Work - Development
  • Carer Positive Employer in Scotland - Exemplary