Policy & Practice Officer (RTPI Scotland)

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh
£33300 to £33300 Excellent pension scheme
25 Sep 2020
12 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Policy and Strategy

It is an important and exciting time for planners and the planning profession in Scotland. We are in the throes of implementing the Planning Act, the 4th National Planning Framework is being drafted and there is a Scottish Parliament election in 2021.  Given this, RTPI Scotland is looking to recruit a Policy and Practice Officer who will be pivotal in ensuring that the Institute influences key policy and legislation and supports our members to develop their knowledge and skills. 

The Policy and Practice Officer will lead on RTPI Scotland’s policy development, thought leadership and public affairs through engaging with Ministers, Scottish Government Officials, MSPs and Parliament by providing briefing, responding to policy consultations and developing proactive positions and evidence.  Key to this will be leading on our engagement on the National Planning Framework and the secondary legislation and guidance arising from the Planning Act.  They will also develop approaches to identifying, sharing and supporting our members to learn from good practice.

With experience of policy development and research and analysis, you will have a good understanding of the Scottish planning system and broader policy objectives in Scotland.

The RTPI has a positive, supportive and inclusive work environment which actively operates a policy of helping its employees at all levels to achieve professional growth. We seek to foster a collaborative and respectful work environment which promotes equality, diversity and inclusivity.

Closing date:   9am on Monday 12th October 2020

Interview date: 20th or 21st October 2020

To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter that refers to the criteria in the person specification.