Your new company
A busy local authority has an immediate opportunity available for an experienced Town Planner within their Development Management team. This position will be on a temporary contract basis for approx 3 months, with scope to extend. The majority of your time will be spent working remotely from home, though on occasion you may be required to attend meetings in the office, or visit sites within the local authority area, so it is preferable for applicants to live within a commutable distance from Glasgow.
Your new role
Working as part of a small development team and reporting to the Principal Planner, you will be tasked with processing planning applications, and providing planning advice on planning issues for any given development. Caseloads will be varied, but will predominantly be minor developments, including householder applications, change of use, marine, rural, commercial and industrial. You will be responsible for ensuring applications received are assessed under relevant local and national planning legislation in accordance with statutory obligations, policies and good practice. You will be required to develop effective working relationships with development partners, consultants and the internal teams involved in successful project delivery and will have a keen understanding of the development process as a whole.
What you'll need to succeed
In order to be considered for the role, you will need an RTPI accredited (or equivalent) undergraduate or postgraduate qualification, and be eligible for full RTPI membership. Ideally you will have 2 or more years' post qualification relevant experience of Town Planning, Development Management or related work in complex urban environments, and a detailed understanding of the Scottish planning system. A full UK driving licence and access to your own vehicle would be beneficial.
The hourly rate for this post is negotiable, dependent upon your experience and preferred payment type, but will be in the region of £20 - £27ph. IR35 will be assessed on a case by case basis.
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