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Planning Vacancies

Closing date is: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 @ noon

We are currently recruiting for the following positions within our planning teams:

  • Development Management Planner – Permanent £29,633 – £35,672 (Band D)
  • Built Environment Adviser – Permanent £29,633 – £35,672 (Band D)
  • Development Monitoring Officer – Fixed term (2 years) contract £22,073 – £24,373 (Band B)

Additional benefits: Flexitime, up to 35 days annual leave and an excellent defined pension scheme to name just a few.

Working Hours: Our standard week is Monday- Friday 37 hours per week

Location: National Park Headquarters, Balloch

Do you have skills or experience in Development Management, Design, Built Heritage, or Conservation Architecture? If so, read on!

Following recent changes with staff moving to promoted roles, and our planning team set to be as busy as ever with lots of planning applications in the pipeline, we have exciting opportunities to join the award-winning Planning teams at Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park Authority.

These three roles provide a rare chance to be part of a high performing team within an ambitious organisation delivering significant benefits within Scotland’s first National Park and beyond. Our focus is on getting the right skills and experience for these roles so we are happy to talk flexibly about working hours.

The National Park – famous for its lochs and landscapes, its towns and villages with a rich and diverse built character and sense of place – continues to see a wide range of development activity in support of the National Park’s aims and current outcomes set out in the 2018-2023 National Park Partnership Plan. Significantly, this is also helping us make significant steps forward towards our Local Development Plan’s ambitious and exciting longer term Vision for the National Park.

The variety of our caseload and projects within a stunning natural and built environment sets us apart from other planning authorities. Recently, it has ranged from determining and monitoring complex and significant minerals, housing, tourism and renewable energy developments spread across the National Park area. We also continue to proactively support our communities and businesses through visitor management improvements along with partnership work to drive the regeneration of our towns and villages. This includes our National Park Grants Scheme and the Heritage Lottery Funded Callander’s Landscape amongst others.

For the Planner and Built Heritage Adviser roles you should hold a degree or equivalent in planning or a related discipline and either have achieved or be at an advanced stage in achieving your MRTPI or a recognized qualification in building conservation.

For all posts you will possess excellent communications, interpersonal and negotiation skills. A keen eye for detail is also essential.

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park is more than just an idyllic place to work, here at the National Park Authority we are passionate about making a difference and have dedicated team members who ensure we are a high performing and achieving organisation.

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 nearby. If you would like the opportunity to work on some fantastic projects for an organisation that is focused on protecting and enhancing this National Park then please visit our website for more information.

Closing date is: Tuesday 23rd April 2019 @ 12noon

Potential Interview dates: w/c 6th May 2019

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