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Assistant Planning Officer

The City of Edinburgh Council
£26,393 - £31,484
Closing date
10 Dec 2021

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Planning in Edinburgh

You’ll be joining Scotland’s busiest planning authority in a capital city with internationally-valued built and natural heritage.

We have ambitious plans to realise Edinburgh’s vision of a fair, welcoming, pioneering and thriving city.

Our City Plan 2030 sets out challenging aims on quality of place, resilience to climate change, 20-minute neighbourhoods, net zero development and more.

Your role as an Assistant Planning Officer

As part of our agile, multidisciplinary workforce you’ll be responsible for handling a varied and challenging range and volume of planning and enforcement cases and for contributing to projects and change within the service.

You’ll gain skills enabling you to work in different teams and operational areas in the Planning service. 

You’ll be based in our fast-paced, high-volume teams dealing with:

  • householder developments
  • enforcement
  • smaller-scale local developments and listed buildings.

Find out more about working in Edinburgh's Planning team.

Working for the City of Edinburgh Council

We’re committed to creating a workplace culture where all our people feel valued, included and able to be their best at work, and we recognise the benefits that a diverse workforce with different values, beliefs, experience and backgrounds brings to us as an organisation.

The Council provides a wide and far reaching variety of services making us unique as an employer, and our varied rewards cater to the needs and wants of our employees. At our core are our values which describe the behaviours that all Council employees are expected to demonstrate in the workplace:

  • honest and transparent
  • forward thinking
  • work together
  • put customers first


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