Cairngorms National Park

Uath Lochans from Farleitter Crag, Kingussie

Planning Officer: Development Management

Closing Date: Noon on Friday 4 August 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 left in the UK, it is a place of sheer abundance.  It has fantastic mountain landscapes, the largest Caledonian forest, some of our purest rivers and is also host to 25 per cent of the UK’s threatened species.

As well as its world class natural heritage, the National Park also has a rich cultural heritage and is full of vibrant local communities bustling with societies, groups and events.  With its strong local music scene, some fantastic locally produced food and drink and it’s abundance of outdoor pursuits the Cairngorms National Park is a truly spectacular place to live and work.


Job Title:  Planning Officer: Development Management

Salary: £28,770 – £34,633 (Band D) plus excellent benefits such as flexitime, generous annual leave and a defined pension scheme to name just a few

Contract: Permanent

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.

This post provides support to the Development Management function of the Directorate.  The post holder will undertake work requiring good planning judgement in relation to planning applications, pre-application advices, appeals, monitoring and enforcement. The successful candidate will have a recognised degree or equivalent in Town and Country Planning, will be eligible for Membership of the RTPI and have up to date knowledge of planning legislation and current practice. They will also have recent extensive working experience of development management, including presenting to Committees.

Cairngorms National Park is more than just an idyllic place 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; a 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 we 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 if you require any adjustments to be made to the application process due to disability please contact us on 01479 873535 or email: [email protected]

Please note, we do not accept Curriculum Vitae (CV). Applications can be emailed to [email protected] or posted to CNPA, 14 The Square, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 3HG

The closing date for applications is 12pm on Friday 4th August 2017, late applications will not be accepted.


Application Pack: ApplicationFormPartsA-C

Job Description: PlanningOfficerDM(full-time)JD2017V1.0