Planning Officer

Inverness, PH26 3HG
£30,522 - £36,742 per annum
02 Dec 2019
02 Jan 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Officer, Planner

If you are a development management professional with knowledge of Scottish planning legislation, this is an incredible opportunity to help protect a unique part of the world that is bursting with beauty and wildlife.

About Us

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA) conserves, enhances and promotes the breath-taking nature and landscapes of Cairngorms National Park. From wind-blasted mountain top to village square, we ensure the Park is a place where nature and people can thrive together.  

Established in 2003, our long-term vision is to provide an outstanding National Park that is enjoyed and valued by everyone. 

We are now looking for a Planning Officer to help us deliver the Aims of the Park. 

Your Benefits

  • Salary of £30,522 - £36,742 per annum 
  • Use of company pool fleet
  • Flexitime
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Payroll giving scheme 
  • Generous annual leave

This is a brilliant opportunity to help make a difference to an amazing part of the country that is home to a quarter of the UK’s rare and endangered species.

You will have the chance to help protect what is special about the National Park by making sure the right development happens in the right ways and in the right places.

What’s more, as your role will bring you to sites across our National Park, you’ll have an incredible backdrop in which to carry out your work. You’ll enjoy some of the world’s most enviable views on a daily basis, from wild high mountains and heather moorlands to magnificent forests. 

Your Role

As a Planning Officer, you will support development management casework as part of our Planning Service.

In this important role, you’ll assist with planning applications, pre-application advice, appeals, monitoring and enforcement activities. 

Some of your duties will include: 

  • Providing advice and guidance to internal and external contacts 
  • Preparing and presenting written and verbal reports on planning casework 
  • Handling written planning appeals and representing the CNPA at hearings and public local enquiries

About You

To join us as a Planning Officer, you will need: 

  • Development management experience 
  • Up-to-date knowledge of Scottish planning legislation 
  • A degree in a planning-related discipline
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • A full driving licence 

Previous experience in a similar sector would be beneficial to your application. 

We’d like to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Development Management Officer, Planning Policy Officer, Policy Officer, National Park Planning Officer, Rural Planning Officer, Planner, Policy & Planning Officer or Planning Monitoring Officer.

This is a full-time role, working 37.5 hours per week. However, for the right candidate, we will consider requests for part-time hours or a job share. 

Webrecruit and the CNPA are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you are a Planning Officer who wants to work in one of the country’s most stunning locations, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Working hours: 37.5 hours per week