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Planner/Senior Planner (Development and Marine Planning)

Orkney Islands Council
Orkney Islands
£33,343 - £37,230 / £37,741 - £40,460 (including Distant Islands Allowance)
Closing date
19 Sep 2021

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Planning, Development and Regulatory Services

Planner/Senior Planner (Development and Marine Planning) (Ref: ORK04909)

35 hours per week


£33,343 - £37,230 / £37,741 - £40,460 (including Distant Islands Allowance) depending on qualifications and experience

Orkney is a beautiful setting to both work and live with internationally acclaimed natural and cultural environments and vibrant communities. Orkney is regularly voted as the happiest and best place to live in the UK. This role provides an opportunity to plan for these communities and assist in the protection and enhancement of these internationally acclaimed environments.

Orkney Islands Council is commencing the review of the Orkney Local Development Plan under the new requirements set in the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019 and the Council requires a Planner to take a leading role.

We are looking for an experienced and knowledgeable development planning professional who has worked on the drafting of Local Development Plans and associated planning guidance documents and has knowledge and understanding of the latest changes to the Scottish Planning System that are coming forward through the Planning (Scotland) Act 2019. An understanding of rural and remote island communities and the role that development planning can play is desirable.

You should be educated to degree level in planning or a related topic and be a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute or have the ability to become a chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

This post is subject Basic Disclosure Scotland clearance.

Prospective applicants are invited to discuss the post by contacting Susan Shearer, Planning Manager (Development and Marine Planning), e-mail [email protected] telephone 01856 873535.

Further information is available from, and online applications can be made through by clicking on the 'Apply Button'

Closing Date: Sunday 19 September 2021

Please note that interview and relocation expenses will be paid for the post in accordance with Council policy.


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