Planning Assistant (FIF05529)

Vacancy posted: Friday, 7 October 2016

Salary: 24,046 - 30,560
Location: Glenrothes

Closing date: 30 October 2016
Job ref. no.: FIF05529

Job Description

Interview Date: Tuesday 15 November 2016

An opportunity has arisen to join Development Management in of one Scotland's award winning Planning Authorities. We are looking for an experienced Planning Assistant with a Licentiate Membership of the RTPI who is keen to gain experience of a wide spectrum of planning work. The successful candidate will be responsible for dealing with all aspects of processing applications for planning permission for a varied range of development types from small residential schemes and changes to business properties to applications for commercial, housing and industrial development.

Fife Council pays the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate to employees earning less than 8.33 per hour. If the hourly rate of pay for the post is less than the Scottish Local Government Living Wage Rate a supplement will be paid.


We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual with a positive attitude to customer care. Individuals who are keen to progress their careers, further develop their knowledge and skills whilst delivering an excellent planning service. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a level of competence and knowledge of planning legislation commensurate with the post. In addition, the successful candidate must hold a degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning. Applicants must, as a minimum, also hold Licentiate Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute and work towards gaining Chartered Membership.


The successful candidate will initially join either our Development Management Team, which processes a wide range of Local applications or our Gateway Team which deals with validation, legal agreements and service improvements.
Initially the post-holder will either be responsible for dealing with a planning application caseload appropriate to their level of experience or for assisting with the Gateway Team processes. They will be able to gain experience over the whole range of planning activities, as we positively encourage rotation between teams to provide a platform for gaining rounded experience and career progression.

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About Fife Council

We employ 20,000 people to provide 900 different services to 360,000 people and, we have one of the highest overall customer satisfaction ratings for a Council in the UK. The services we provide range from education, social work, housing, and community services to transportation, looking after the environment and developing the economy.

We are a large organisation and have a wide range of job roles from teachers, social care workers, community education workers, and planners, to support roles, like accountancy, IT and HR, not to mention communications and marketing, and law.

We operate the Positive about Disabled People scheme, commonly known as the 'double tick scheme', as we are committed to employing and supporting disabled people and offer a guaranteed interview to any applicant who considers him/herself to be disabled and who meets the minimum essential criteria for the post.

If you're looking for a real career challenge, you'll find it here in Fife!

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