Intern Project Officer
Three days per week, fixed term contract until 22 December 2017
These are important and exciting times for planning in Scotland. The planning review is advancing, with Scottish Government now assessing the responses received to its Consultation Paper Places, People and Planning. A Planning Bill is expected by the end of the year that will implement changes in how planning works at all scales, from strategic national questions to community involvement in decision-making. RTPI Scotland is heavily involved in this review, looking to build evidence and provide solutions to support Scottish Government in making the coming reforms as successful as possible. Our role in promoting the positive role that planning takes in creating better places is also essential. This post is key in taking this influential work forward.
We are looking for a motivated person who can use evidence gathering and analytical skills to support our research into new ways for the planning system to work in Scotland. Also critical will be using this evidence to promote to a wide audience the value of an empowered and effective planning service. You will be organised, have a degree level qualification in a relevant social science subject and have strong communication skills and an understanding of the current issues facing planners and the planning system.
The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the only body in the UK that confers Chartered status to planners, the highest professional qualification sought after by employers in both private and public sectors. We support our members – 24,000 worldwide - throughout their careers, offering them a wide of range of opportunities to learn and share ideas and skills. The RTPI champions the power of planning in creating prosperous places and vibrant communities. Using our expertise and research we bring evidence and thought leadership to shape planning policies and thinking, putting the profession at the heart of society's big debates.
To apply please follow the link to our recruitment page and submit a CV and covering letter.
Closing Date: 9am on 22 May 2017
Interview Date: 1 June 2017