Planning Officer (Development Management) (Full time position)

Grantown on Spey
£28,485 - £34,290 (Band D)
01 May 2017
26 May 2017
Manager, Officer, Planner
Development Control
Full Time
Contract Type

Closing Date: Noon on Friday 26 May 2017

Tired of the city and looking for a unique opportunity in a stunning location?

The Cairngorms National Park is one of the last wildernesses we have in the UK.  It is a place of sheer abundance, having more high level mountain ground than anywhere else in Britain or Ireland, the largest Caledonian forest, some of the UK's purest rivers and it also hosts 25 percent of the UK's threatened species - it is a truly unique landscape.

The words National Park are not dished out lightly - they signify a country's best bits of the landscape and are recognised the world over.  The Cairngorms National Park is outstanding, vast forests of ancient and native woodlands stretch uninterrupted for miles on end.  The largest area of arctic landscape in the UK rises majestically above the glens offering a unique habitat for endangered species and outdoor enthusiasts alike - a truly spectacular place.


Job Title: Planning Officer (Development Management) (Full time)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £28,485 – £34,290 (Band D) (plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few)

Working Hours: Monday- Friday (37.5 hours per week)

Location: National Park Headquarters, Grantown on Spey


We have an exciting opportunity for a Planning Officer (Development Management) to join our team; this is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and high performing organisation at a truly exciting time for Scotland's National Parks.

You will have experience in practice and be looking to further your career through involvement in the delivery of all aspects of the development management function.  You will be expected to carry a caseload of work in relation to planning applications, pre-applications, appeals and monitoring and enforcement. You will also be responsible for the line management of the Planning Support staff.

Cairngorms National Park is more than just an idyllic pace to work, the Park Authority is one of the UK's Top 100 best not for profit companies to work for.  Our Grantown on Spey headquarters is within easy reach of Aviemore and Inverness.  We also offer many benefits such as; as great place to work, cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, generous annual leave allowance, flexitime and a very competitive pension scheme.

The National Park Authority is committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applicants from all sectors of society.  If you are an applicant with disabilities who meets the essential requirements of the post, we will interview you.

If you would like the opportunity to work for an organisation that is focused on protecting and enhancing this National Park then please download the job description and application pack below.  If you require more information, or any adjustments to be made to the application process due to disability please contact us on 01479 873535 or e-mail 

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV).