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Development Management Planner

Development Management Planner

Are you looking for an exciting and rewarding opportunity to work in one of the most beautiful and scenic landscapes in the world?

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park covers over 720 square miles of Scotland’s finest countryside which welcomes over 4 million visitors each year. From the stunning sea lochs and rugged coastline through the majestic glens and breathtaking Loch & Ben Lomond, Scotland’s first National Park truly is a magical place.

Job Title: Development Management Planner
Contract: Permanent
Salary: £28,485 – £34,290 Band D
Working Hours: Monday- Friday (37 hours per week)
Location: National Park Headquarters, Balloch
Reference: NPA/Dec/2017/01

The National Park has been seeing an unprecedented level of development activity in recent years and across a wide and varied planning application workload. From a gold mine to affordable housing developments, run of river hydro schemes and, major hotel and tourism development – there has been a lot going on. Our Local Development Plan has just been Adopted and sets out an ambitious and exciting vision for the Park. To support this we are investing in our award winning planning service.

This role will handle a range of our more complex planning applications as well as contributing to supporting processes, delivering timeous planning decisions which will contribute to wider National Park Authority outcomes.

As with other roles, you will support the wider Statutory Planning function including contributing or leading projects, service improvements and innovative delivery of services digitally and online. You may also have the opportunity to participate in other related projects.

You should hold a degree or equivalent in planning or a related discipline and have achieved (or be working towards) MRTPI status. Excellent communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills are all essential as is a keen eye for detail.

We offer many benefits such as cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is more than just an idyllic place to work, the Park Authority is one of the UK’s Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for. Our Balloch headquarters is within easy reach of both Glasgow and Stirling, with a train station nearby, a Cycle to Work scheme, car-sharing opportunities with other staff members and ample car parking onsite.

So, if you want the chance to work on some fantastic projects for an ambitious and nimble organisation that is focused on protecting and enhancing this National Park then please apply using the application form below.

The Authority is committed to equal opportunities for all and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Closing date: 8th January 2018 @ 3pm

Potential interview dates: Week Commencing 15th January 2018

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