Graduate Planner / Planning Officer - ORK07962

£30,001 - £40,000

Orkney Islands Council, Kirkwall

  • Full time
  • Temporary

Posted 3 weeks ago, 9 Feb | Get your application in now before you miss out!

Closing date: Tomorrow!

job Ref: ORK07962

Full Job Description


Planning and Community Protection
Development Management

Graduate Planner / Planning Officer

35 hours per week
Temporary up to 31 March 2026
£34,531 - £37,816 / £38,327 - £42,360
£18.92 - £20.72 / £21.00 - £23.21 per hour
The above amounts include Distant Islands Allowance

Orkney has a strong cultural identity and world-renowned historic and natural environments. This role provides opportunity to live and work in a community with excellent educational and recreational facilities, strong community spirit and an exceptional quality of life. With multiple transport links, Orkney is readily accessible to the Scottish mainland.

In a career graded post, with appointment subject to knowledge and experience, we are seeking an individual with knowledge of planning legislation, policy and guidance to work in our Development Management team. An understanding of policy, local government working, and political issues is desirable, as is an appreciation of rural and island communities and of the special issues facing them. As part of a small, close-knit team the role will include working with multiple application types, encouraging development of working knowledge and skill set.

Experience in development management is essential for appointment as Planning Officer. You will be prepared to take on a varied caseload and undertake a wide range of duties, undertaking all stages in processing planning and related applications, including pre-application discussions, consultations, negotiations, recommendations, and preparing committee reports.

You should hold a degree or diploma in town and country planning or equivalent relevant discipline. As a Planning Officer you should have (or have eligibility for) Chartered, Licentiate or Associate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

You should be able to travel efficiently and effectively between various work locations within Orkney to meet the operational requirements of the Service.

This post is subject to Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Jamie Macvie, Service Manager, Development Management, tel: , or via e-mail: 

Closing Date: Sunday 3 March 2024

Please note that interview expenses will be paid for this post, in accordance with Council policy.