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If you would like to discuss the details of any of these vacancies, or speak with us about confidential positions that we may not have advertised, please do give us a call on 020 3795 4828.

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  • Building Control Surveyor

    Dorset - £40-45

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Dorset. This position is on a contract basis, salary between £40 - £45ph dependant on experience.

    Your new contract

    This role is based within a local authority in Dorset. This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. To discharge the Council's delegated powers and duties as required under the Building Regulations, Building Act and associated legislation. Assist in the provision of service for the diverse range of activities.

    The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who work with homeowners, local builders, architect and agents to make sure that work carried out is safe, well-built and energy efficient. They have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    About the role

    As a Building Control Surveyor you will be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    Prime responsibility for taking decisions on all aspects of Dangerous Structures and responding within 2-hour target time. When necessary to work in accordance with the emergency plan and liaise with other departments of the Council and outside bodies to achieve removal of the dangerous structure. Complete call out reports, issue and serve any required notices. Participation in the Dangerous Structures Out of Hours Call Out Rota.

    We envision this contracted role running well into the summer of 2019, with the possibility of this being extended.

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to be a have previous successful experience in a building control section of a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Ideal candidates will be a chartered surveyor within Building Control.

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of between £40-£45ph. This will also be an opportunity to work within an established organisation and develop your career under a structured programme, with the added incentive of the possibility of home working.

    Not only this but you will have the opportunity to live and work in a county of contrast, with Dorset offering the very best of countryside, coastline, events and attractions.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    Suffolk - £45-50 an hour

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    I am currently working with a Suffolk based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join the team during this very busy time in the area. This is an exciting opportunity to work in an area under-going major changes within the planning industry.


    The main responsibilities of this role include:

    - To provide professional advice regarding a range of matters associated with development control and new communities including pre-application enquiries and planning performance agreements.

    - To assist the Team Manager with appeals and applications.

    - To process all planning applications assigned to the postholder in an efficient and timely manner.

    - To ensure all major growth sites and a range of strategic Planning Applications are developed in accordance with National Policy, Development Plans and local Government strategies.

    - To work in partnership, and as part of joint planning arrangements, with other agencies and developers to deliver quality service and sustainable communities.

    - To find a balance between customer and client focus whilst adhering to Planning Policy.


    The contract is a standard 3-6 months with a view to be extended; Candidates are expected to be able to make site visits requiring a full drivers licence and access to a car. Home working arrangements are flexible depending on the candidate’s preference.

    If you would like to apply or learn more about this position please do not hesitate to contact 020 3795 4828; alternatively, you can send your CV to olivia@park-avenue.co.uk where she will be happy to discuss this position further.

    Olivia has experience working with local authorities within East Anglia, so if you would like to be updated with any opportunities in the area please get in touch.

  • Enforcement Officer

    Buckinghamshire - £ negotiable, depends on relevant experience

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Buckinghamshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3-month period. Due to the nature of the work to be undertaken, this contract has been deemed to be outside of IR35.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sean as below:

    Email sean@park-avenue.co.uk 020 3795 4828

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Control Surveyor

    West Sussex - £40-45 an hour

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in West Sussex. Hourly rate of £40-45 per hour for a 12-week rolling contract with an immediate start.

    Your new company

    This role is based in West Sussex. This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. To discharge the Council's delegated powers and duties as required under the Building Regulations, Building Act and associated legislation. Assist in the provision of service for the diverse range of activities.

    The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who work with homeowners, local builders, architects and agents to make sure that work carried out is safe, well-built and energy efficient. They have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    About the role

    As a Building Control Surveyor, you will be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on to any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    Prime responsibility for taking decisions on all aspects of Dangerous Structures and responding within 2-hour target time. When necessary to work in accordance with the emergency plan and liaise with other departments of the Council and outside bodies to achieve removal of the dangerous structure. Complete call out reports, record administration, and issue and serve any required notices.

    What you’ll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 4 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

    Ideal candidates will also need to be able to provide their own car and be IT capable as the office is paperless.

    What you’ll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £40-45 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 12-week rolling contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Charlotte Gipson at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Enforcement Officer

    Surrey - £30-35 an hour

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    We are currently working with an Surrey-based LPA, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings

    This position will last for an initial 3-4 months, and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Jack on jack@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    Berkshire - £35+ an hour

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Berkshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer for a 6-month period.

    As an Enforcement Consultant within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    The authority is incredibly busy with a wide range of cases to undertake.

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and is likely to be extended beyond this period. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sean as below:

    Email sean@park-avenue.co.uk 020 3795 4828

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Officer (Development Management)

    Somerset - £30-40 an hour

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Somerset, who are looking to bring on an experienced Senior DM Planner to work primarily on a caseload of major applications, though there may be some more complex minor applications to tackle as well.

    The contract would be for 6 months, with a view to keep the contract as an ongoing arrangement. Rates for this position would be commensurate with the successful contractor’s experience. Flexible hours and home working arrangements can be negotiated.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. The area is rural with some urban pockets, and there will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    The council are looking for the right Planner to start asap, so do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    Sussex - £40-45, negotiable

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    We are working with a local authority in a beautiful part of Sussex who are looking to take on a Principal Planning Officer on a contract basis, to assist in dealing with an influx of work in the absence of permanent members of staff.

    Your caseload will generally consist of major applications, and they are looking for somebody with experience of dealing with applications for 100+ units. The region is predominantly rural, so experience of this nature would be beneficial.

    The contract will likely run for 6 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this. The hourly rate is negotiable to an extent, and will depend on your level of relevant experience.

    This local authority can accommodate flexible working arrangements and home working for a number of days a week, given that work is completed in a timely manner and to a high standard.

    if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, jack@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828

  • Planning Officer

    Devon - £30-40 an hour

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the lovely area of Devon, who are looking to take on a Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis.

    The contract will initially run for 3 months on a part time basis, with scope to be extended. The local authority is offering 18 hours a week.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications for householders and minors at a high standard. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is between £30-£40ph, but negotiable depending on experience.

    You will need to have a full driver’s licence and access to a car.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    I have experience working with local authorities within the South West of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Consultant

    Buckinghamshire - Negotiable rates, depends on experience

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Buckinghamshire, who are looking to take on an experienced Planning Consultant to work on Major Applications. This position will involve working closely with mainly residential applications. Ideally, you will be able to commit for an initial period of 3 months, and there is a good chance that the contract could roll on beyond this.

    The local authority offices are easily commutable from London, though there are parking facilities close by and great road links should you wish to drive. The rate looking to be in the region of £35-£40 an hour, though there could be further negotiation here for the right candidate. There is also some flexibility on home working arrangements.

    As this position will involve dealing with specified major projects and requires a contractor who needs little supervision working on these, the council will be deeming this contract as outside IR35.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Sean at sean@park-avenue.co.uk, or call 020 3795 4828.

    If this role is not quite right for you but you are considering contracting, or looking for a role anywhere nationwide, it would be great to hear from you. We do not advertise all of our posts.

  • Head of Development Management

    Essex - £55+ an hour

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    Head of Development Management

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Essex, who are looking to bring on an Interim Head of Development Management.

    The contract will run for an initial period of 3-6 months, but it is likely to extend well beyond this.

    This position will involve the management of a team of 8 Planners, 2 technical support officers and the Planning Enforcement team. You will be in charge of ensuring the efficient operation of the team, meeting performance targets and focusing on customer service.

    The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your relevant experience.

    The council are looking for somebody to interview and start ASAP, if you are interested I would recommend that you pop over your CV or email, please get in touch with Ella on 020 3795 4828, ella@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • CIL and S106 Officer

    Surrey - Up to £35 an hour

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    I am working with a Local Authority in Surrey who are looking for a CIL and S106 Officer to start ASAP.

    Your main priority will be to develop and manage systems for the administration, recording, collection, monitoring, and reporting of community infrastructure levy revenue and section 106 financial and non-financial obligations, to manage the spending/transfer of community infrastructure revenue and section 106 developer contributions, and to take action against non-payment and/or compliance.

    • To develop, in conjunction with planning business support and other services, and establish systems for the administration, recording, collection, monitoring, and reporting of community infrastructure levy revenue and s106 financial and non-financial obligations, including developing relevant standard operating procedures, protocols, and guidance.
    • To maintain and review the council’s community infrastructure levy charging schedules, regulation 123 lists, and section 106 supplementary planning documents once adopted.
    • To manage the expenditure of community infrastructure levy and section 106 monies by internal services and external bodies (by the County Council, Parish councils, Utility companies etc) in accordance with agreed governance arrangement.

    The hourly rate for this is negotiable dependant on your experience. However, the council are able to offer extremely generous homeworking.

    If you would like to know more about this position, or any others, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jack on 0203 795 4828 or alternatively email him at jack@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    Essex - £50-60 an hour

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    A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Building Control Surveyor to join a Local Authority in Essex. You will be working alongside an already established team of surveyors. This contracted position is for an initial 3 month term however it does possess the possibility of extension through good performance.

    About You

    Ideally, you will be professionally accredited to RICS, CABE, MBEng or CIOB standard. Although this is not essential it is desirable, surveyors working towards their professional qualifications will still be considered. You will possess relevant and most importantly recent Building Control experience with a Local Authority or an Approved Inspector and have both great communication skills and a great work ethic.

    About the Role

    In relation to the local authority, you will be handling:

    • Incorporating residential, commercial and retail schemes from commencement through to completion.
    • Will also include checking building designs and drawings for compliance with the Building Regulations
    • carrying out site inspections ensuring it conforms to the Building Standards

    Apply for the Role

    If this role sounds like it could be of interest to you, please get in touch with Michael on 020 3795 4828 or apply through the website.

  • Building Control Surveyor

    Northamptonshire - £45-50 an hour

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    A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced Building Control Surveyor to join a Local Authority in Northamptonshire. You will be working alongside an already established team of surveyors. This contracted position is for an initial 6 month term however it does possess the possibility of extension through good performance.

    About You

    Ideally, you will be professionally accredited to RICS, CABE, MBEng or CIOB standard. Although this is not essential it is desirable, surveyors working towards their professional qualifications will still be considered. You will possess relevant and most importantly recent Building Control experience with a Local Authority or an Approved Inspector and have both great communication skills and a great work ethic.

    About the Role

    In relation to the local authority, you will be handling:

    • Incorporating residential, commercial and retail schemes from commencement through to completion.
    • Will also include checking building designs and drawings for compliance with the Building Regulations
    • carrying out site inspections ensuring it conforms to the Building Standards

    Apply for the Role

    If this role sounds like it could be of interest to you, please direct all initial enquiries to me, Michael Turner at Park Avenue or apply through the Reed website.

  • Development Management Team Leader

    Essex - up to £48,508 (plus up to £8000 relocation package, great benefits and local authority pension)

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    Park Avenue are working in partnership with a local authority in Essex, who are looking to bring on an experienced Planner to take the position of Development Management Team Leader.

    This is an exciting opportunity to take a step into management, or further your current skills in this area, and make your mark on a borough which is experiencing increasing growth. Your position will involve:

    • Managing and leading the borough wide Development Management team, including allocations of workload in relation to planning applications of all types, together with negotiations, correspondence, appeal and informal enquiries from the public and developers.
    • Deputising for the Group Manager (DM and Building Control) as necessary.
    • Dealing with appeals and supporting others in dealing with appeals.
    • Managing the customer interface of the borough-wide team.

    This position is a permanent role and comes with a great benefits package- the council are offering a competitive salary, relocation package (up to £8000 inc VAT), a local government pension, free parking and a clear path for progression.

    The area in which this position is based is within easy reach of London, and is a wonderful place to settle, or an easily accessible place to commute to from both London and other parts of Essex.

    If you are interested in discussing this position further, please give Ella at Park Avenue a call, or drop an email,ella@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

    I am also working on numerous contract positions throughout East Anglia. If you have ever considered contracting but need a bit of advice about whether it is the right step for you, I’m always happy to have a chat and help how I can.

  • Graduate Planner

    Surrey - £15-25 an hour, rate will be based on experience

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    I am currently working with an Surrey based Local Authority who are looking for multiple graduate planners to come into the Development Management team , allowing the successful graduate to get first-hand experience of working within a busy Local Authority.

    The successful candidate will be given a large caseload of mainly Householder applications to work their way through.

    You will need to be pro-active and organised with strong communication skills, as you will be liaising to an appropriate standard with a range of stakeholders.

    The Local Authority is keen to hire quickly, so if you are interested please feel free to get in touch!

    If you would like further information on this role, or to be considered for it, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Jack at Park Avenue via phone (020 3795 4828) or by email (jack@park-avenue.co.uk)

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies. If this particular position does not interest or suit you, feel free to get in touch and I would be happy to inform you of other upcoming vacancies I am currently working on.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    Staffordshire - £30-35 an hour

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    We are working with a local authority in Staffordshire who are urgently seeking a Senior Planner to join their team, to assist during a busy period and due to the absence of permanent members of staff.

    This role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to some larger more complex sites up to max 50 units. It is anticipated that this contract will last 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    Rates for this position are between £30-£35 an hour depending on your experience and this council are open to flexible working arrangements.

    Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly team of Planners on a contract basis, with the potential for the role to be extended well into the New Year.

    The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews at short notice for a start ideally ASAP, though they will wait for the right candidate.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Urban Planner/Architect

    Dorset - High Rates - Competitive

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the Dorset area who are looking to bring on an experienced Urban Designer/ Architect on a contract basis for a long term period.

    My client are looking for somebody to provide professional urban design advice on major development schemes & historic buildings and negotiate the delivery of high quality places on behalf of the Council. The advice should be timely, reasonable, clear, robust and realistic.

    There will also be an opportunity to get involved in Major Landscape Design.

    An ideal candidate will have experience or be able to also handle a caseload of applications or provide advice on certain projects.

    My client understands that this position is extremely niche by nature, and therefore are prepared to offer an extremely lucrative deal with regards to hourly rates and working arrangements to a potential candidate.

    If you believe this position is suited to your skill set, or is something you are interested in pursuing, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I would be happy to tell you more about the role.

    You can get in touch with me on 0203 795 4828 or email me on jack@park-avenue.co.uk

    I look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon!

  • Transport Planner

    Dorset - £ very competitive rates for a niche role

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the Dorset area who are looking to bring on an experienced Transportation and Infrastructure Planner on a contract basis ASAP.

    My client are looking for somebody to take on the responsibility of developing transportation strategies that encompass the needs of all transport users including pedestrians and cyclists. You will need to consider environmental, efficiency, and safety issues.

    Your main responsibilities will include:

    • developing potential solutions to problems such as congestion
    • assessing the impact of recent building developments, such as a new housing estate, on transport systems
    • designing research methods and survey techniques
    • modelling traffic flows using mathematical techniques and specialist computer applications
    • analysing and interpreting data
    • preparing reports and publications
    • giving presentations about proposed transportation options
    • acting as an expert witness during public inquiries
    • staying knowledgeable about government transport and planning policy

    A brilliant candidate will be able to also potentially handle a caseload of planning applications on top of this.

    My client understands that this is potentially an extremely niche position to recruit for. As a result, they are prepared to offer a potentially extremely lucrative deal with regards to hourly rate, and flexible working arrangements.

    If this position sounds like something suited to your skill set, or something which you would be interested in pursuing, please do not hesitate to get in touch. I would be happy to tell you more about the role.

    You can contact me on 0203 795 4828 or email me on jack@park-avenue.co.uk

    I look forward to hopefully hearing from you soon!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    Northamptonshire - £35+ an hour, OUTSIDE IR35

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Northamptonshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Senior Planning Officer for an initial 3-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor to major planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with major applications. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with the Park Avenue Team at info@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4830.

    If this role is not quite right for you but you are considering contracting, or looking for a role anywhere nationwide, it would be great to hear from you. We do not advertise all of our posts.

  • Planning Policy Officers

    Dorset - £30-40 an hour

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    We have opportunities available for Policy Planners in the Dorset area.

    The council are able to offer home working for the duration of the contract which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The councils require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Jack on 0203 795 4828 or email jack@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer & Senior Planning Officer

    Devon - Rate depends on position

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    We are working with a local authority in Devon who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer & Senior Planner to join their team, to assist during a busy period and due to the absence of a permanent members of staff.

    The Planning Officer position will involve working on a caseload of householder and minor applications. You will be dealing with a caseload of around 35-40 cases and will be responsible for report writing, site visits and dealing with the public.

    The Senior role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to submissions for residential sites of 30-200 dwellings. It is anticipated that these contracts will last at least 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependant upon performance.

    This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

    Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. This is a great opportunity to join a friendly team of Planners on a contract basis, with the potential for it to turn into a more permanent solution.

    The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews this week, for a start ideally ASAP, though they will wait for the right candidate.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the South West, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4828, info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Team Leader - Development Management

    Essex - £40-50+ an hour, depends on experience

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    I am currently working on behalf of a local authority in Essex, who are looking to recruit an interim Team Leader for their development management team.

    This is a fantastic opportunity to secure a long contract at management level. It is envisaged that this post will last for 9 months – 12 months.

    You would be responsible for managing a team of around 7 Planners, and would not be expected to carry your own caseload as standard other than during particularly hectic periods.

    The council are ideally looking for the right candidate to start in June, so if you are currently in another contract and envisage that it may end around that time, or in a permanent post looking to turn your hand to contracting, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

    The rate will vary and depends on your relevant experience. If you have a specific rate in mind to undertake this level of work, I will try my best to negotiate this for you.

    If you would like more details about this position please call Ella on 020 3795 4828, or drop me an email on ella@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Surrey - £30-35 an hour

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    We have an opportunity available for a Development Management Planner in the Surrey area.


    The council are offering a lucrative contract of £30-£35 an hour, which will be for a minimum of 3 months, most likely rolling on after that. Our council are also set up for multiple days homeworking, and can offer flexible working arrangements.


    My client are also able to offer pool cars making the location and site visits more accessible.


    The role will involve working predominantly on Householder applications.


    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Development Management Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.


    The ideal Planner will be self-sufficient and be able to work effectively independently, and must be able to work efficiently and complete work to a high standard.


    The local authority is situated in a beautiful part of the country, and has a reputation for being well run, and as having a team full of welcoming employees.


    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Jack on 0203 795 4831 or email jack@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    Hertfordshire - £negotiable, depends on relevant experience

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Hertfordshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3-month period.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sean as below:

    Email sean@park-avenue.co.uk 020 3795 4828


    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Officer

    Essex - £30-40 an hour

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    I am currently working with one of my favourite local authority clients in Essex, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which may commprise of major applications and involve working on more complex developments (should the planner they recruit have this experience).

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided that both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements, home working and compressed hours.


    If you would like more details about this position please call Ella on 020 3795 4828, or drop me an email on ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    I specialise solely in recruiting for Town Planning positions with local authorities in East Anglia, and am working on numerous positions in the area. I do not advertise all of the positions I am working on, especially the best ones, if I have a contact in mind to undertake the work!

    If you are interested in being kept informed about all positions arising in the region, I would love to hear from you. Please give me a call or drop me an email as above.

  • Development Management Team Leader

    Leicestershire - Rates Competitive and Negotiable

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Leicestershire who are looking to recruit a Team Leader on a contract basis. This position is envisaged to last around 6 months, though may be extended beyond this.

    This role will involve the management of a team of development management planners of around 6/7 staff, mentoring staff and signing off decisions related to a strategic project.

    Ideally you will be ready start within the next few weeks. This is a full-time post of 37.5 hours a week, flexible working arrangements and compressed hours can be discussed.

    The manager is looking to recruit into this position ASAP, ideally by the end of next week, and will consider telephone interviews. If you would like to be considered or hear more, do get in touch sooner rather than later.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and East Midlands area, please get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Consultant & Senior Planning Consultant

    Essex - £25-40 an hour, depends on role and experience

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    We are currently working with a local authority in Essex, who are looking to bring on a Planning Officer and a Senior Planning Consultant, to work independently on a varied case load of planning applications.

    The contracts would be for an initial 3 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £25-£40 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and home working can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible, but can consider waiting for the right person.

    The suitable candidate would need to have working knowledge of dealing with complex planning applications and have also dealt a large case load of applications. The work load is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; household applications through to more complex minor applications, and applications for multiple dwellings. There is also a position for a more senior planner to work on major applications.

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and excellent written and communication skills.

    I appreciate that this is a very brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role, do give me a call or drop me an email, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

    I have worked with this particular local authority, and many others in East Anglia, for a number of years now. If you are based in, or interested in local authority planning positions in this area do let me know, and I will be able to give you a realistic idea of the work available and average rates for your experience.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    Surrey - £30-40 an hour

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    Are you looking for a new challenge as well as a varied case load?

    A local authority in Surrey a short drive / train ride from London, are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post will initially run for 6 months, with a view to move on to an ongoing contract.

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small household applications, through to more complex applications. We welcome applications from Planners with UK and non UK planning backgrounds.

    Rates for the position range from £30-£40 per hour depending on experience.


    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally at the end of the month. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4828, richard@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

    www.park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Contract

    Kent - £30-40 an hour, depends on experience

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    We are working with a local authority in Kent who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer to join their team, to assist in clearing a large number of householder and smaller complex applications. The contracts have the potential to roll on for 6 months onwards.

    The council is very accessible by road and rail from London and the surrounding areas and this council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

    Ideally you will have at least 2 years experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the Kent area please get in touch with Jack Reed on 0203 795 4828 or email jack@park-avenue.co.uk

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Officer - Contract

    Lancashire - £40-50 an hour

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    Senior Planning Officer – Lancashire - 7 months

    A local authority in Lancashire are looking to recruit an experienced Planner with experience of dealing with major applications.

    Your role will predominantly involve working on National Infrastructure Projects, including their implementation and monitoring. You will present and represent the council at Committee where necessary.

    This contract will be for an initial term of 7 months, and there is a possibility of extension beyond this. There is the option to work from home a few days a week, and also work compressed hours.

    ***The IR35 status of the contract has not yet been determined so if you have a preference please specialise this when applying.***

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management, and have a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and excellent written and communication skills. Minerals & Waste experience would also be of a particular benefit.

    I appreciate that this is a brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, richard@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

    Our experienced consultants have been recruiting for local authorities nationwide for many years; we specialise only in Planning and are always keen to hear from Planners who would like advice about their next career move.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Officer

    Cambridgeshire - £34-42 an hour, depends on experience

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    A fast-paced East Anglia-based local authority are currently undergoing a period of rapid development, and are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to assist on a range of projects associated with this and to help with this flux in workload. As a Senior Planner, you will get the chance to lend a hand in shaping the future of this rural part of England.

    The role will involve working on a range of applications, from householders up to majors. Your exact caseload will depend on your experience and preference. The contract will be 3-4 months initially, with a view to extend for a considerable period of time should both parties be happy.

    To take this forward, this local authority are looking for experienced and capable DM Planners. It is expected that you will have at least 3 years worth of experience on working on applications in a local authority and sound knowledge of the UK planning system. It would be beneficial for you to have access to a car or a means by which to travel around the district.

    If you would be interested in hearing more details about this opportunity, I would be pleased to hear from you and welcome your application through submission of your CV by clicking below or via an email to info@park-avenue.co.uk. Alternatively, we are always happy to chat about this opportunity and others, as well as career development, so please do give us a call on 020 3795 4828.

    I work with a lot of local authorities in the East Anglia area and have done for a number of years, but I do not always advertise the positions I am working on. If this opportunity is not quite right for you but you are looking (either very actively or tentatively), please get in touch and let me know, and I will bare your personal preferences in mind and get in touch with you first about any opportunities that would be of interest to you. Always happy to chat and advise!

    Please give me (Ella) a call on 020 3795 4828, or drop me a quick email at ella@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Team Leader - Development Management

    Northamptonshire - £42+ an hour

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Northamptonshire who are looking to recruit a Team Leader on a contract basis. This position is envisaged to last around 6 months, though may be extended beyond this.

    This role will involve the management of a team of development management planners or around 6/7 staff, mentoring staff and signing off decisions. The council is going through a period of change, and it is also expected that you will support the Planning Manager through his change management programme.

    Ideally you will be ready for a start in January. This is a full time post of 37.5 hours a week, flexible working arrangements and compressed hours can be discussed.

    The manager is looking to recruit into this position ASAP, ideally by the end of this week, and will consider telephone interviews. If you would like to be considered or hear more, do get in touch sooner rather than later.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the East Anglia, South East and East Midlands area, please get in touch with Ella on 020 3795 4828, ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Consultant

    Buckinghamshire - £37,000 to £40,000 per year

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    An outstanding opportunity has arisen in Development Management for a Senior Planner in Buckinghamshire. You will be working for the most dynamic council in the county currently undergoing extensive regeneration, growth and development

    You will join a team which focuses on the delivery of minor to small scale major applications in one of the councils largest regeneration areas, encompassing phased mixed use residential led schemes. Under the guidance and supervision of a team manager, you will have support from other Principals in the team to help develop your skills and fast-track your experience so that you can deal with particular complex cases.

    Duties include:

    • Manage and process a caseload of mixed caseload of minor to small scale major applications consisting of residential led mixed use, tall buildings, community infrastructure, and commercial developments etc.
    • Facilitate close liaison with developers, architects and external consultants
    • Negotiate S106 agreements in conjunction with discharging conditions and finalising reserved matters.
    • Draft detailed delegated reports

    They Offer

    • Flexible working
    • Attractive benefits package
    • A state of the art head office and free parking
    • An enthusiastic and commercially minded team

    Successful candidates will have ideally worked on planning applications for 10+ dwellings including associated report writing, presenting at committees and co-ordinating section 106s, and have a positive pro-active attitude and are keen to be always achieve more. Any experience in larger applications and appeals is a bonus!

    We encourage anyone interested in this opportunity to apply, from more junior to highly experienced! This is a fantastic opportunity for Planners looking to make a step up to deal with larger projects and work on major applications.

    For further details, please contact Richard Harris

    richard@park-avenue.co.uk / 0203 795 4830

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Bedfordshire - £23-30 per hour

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    Are you looking to expand your experiences, and work for a local authority in a rapidly developing area only a stone throw away from the city?

    A local authority a train ride away from London are currently looking to recruit Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post will initially run for 6 months, with a view to move on to an ongoing contract.

    Successful candidates will ideally have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small, household applications, through to more complex applications. We welcome applications from Planners with UK and non UK planning backgrounds.

    Rates for the position range from £23-£30 per hour depending on experience, though if you would like to discuss the possibility of a high rate please get in touch and we will advise. The roles is based in Bedfordshire.

    This would be an amazing opportunity for a Planner at an early start in their career to gain invaluable experience, or for a Planner with international experience to familiarise themselves with the UK system.
    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally as soon as is viable. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk or Ella Lamport, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

  • Senior/Principal DM Planner

    West Country - £35-40 an hour

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    We are currently working on an exciting opportunity to join a council in the West Country, as a Senior/Principal Planning Officer.

    In this role you will be taking on your own varied caseload of applications including on complex planning projects, housing schemes and development consent orders. You will also be required from time to time to supervise some of the more junior staff in project teams. This area is an exciting area to work in, earmarked for substantial growth in the next few years and a great place to develop your planning career.

    Ideally you will have a background in Development Management within Local Authority and able to give advice to all stakeholders in the planning process including, developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public. It will be important that you are able to develop excellent working relationships with these parties to achieve the best possible outcomes.

    In return for this, the Council are offering a competitive hourly rate (up for negotiation for the right person), and flexible working arrangements with the option of working up to three days a week from home.

    It's a great chance for somebody already at Principal level to work on an exciting range of projects, or for a talented Senior to step up for a promotion.

    If you'd like more details (confidentially of course) and a full job spec, please get in touch with us.

    Call Richard on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    Is the above not quite right for you? Don't worry, we are incredibly busy at the moment managing a variety of vacancies across the UK. If you are interested in registering with us in order to hear about the newest jobs at the best available rates in the market, please email us at info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planners

    Hertfordshire - £24-40 an hour

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    We are currently recruiting for a number of local authorities in Hertfordshire, into various positions, all seeking experienced Planning Consultants to assist them with a spike in workload within the development management team. Hertfordshire and the surrounding area are not only earmarked for substantial development over the coming years, but are a lovely place to spend the summer months.

    One such LPA is looking for a Planning Officer to join their DM team, and assist with a caseload of planning applications, mostly consisting of householder and minors, up to 10 dwellings. This position could offer flexible and home working for the right person, and will be for an initial term of three months, with a view to extend way beyond this.

    Another local authority in the area are looking for a more Senior Planning Consultant to work an an exciting range of major developments and schemes coming to the area. If you are a seasoned Officer looking to cut your teeth by working on more exciting developments, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Due to the scale and term of these projects, ideally you will be able to work with this council for a minimum of 3-6 months.

    I appreciate that this is a very vague summary, and I would be more than happy to provide more details on the positions, and the rates you can expect for your experience within this.

    If you would like advice on contracting within East Anglia and the South East, please do give me (Ella) a call. I have been recruiting specifically for this area for a number of years, and am also working on a number of positions in Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    020 3795 4833

  • Principal DM Planner

    West Country - £35-£40 an hour (negotiable)

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    We are currently working on an exciting opportunity to join a council in the West Country, as a Senior/Principal Planning Officer.

    In this role you will be taking on your own varied caseload of applications including on complex planning projects, housing schemes and development consent orders. You will also be required from time to time to supervise some of the more junior staff in project teams. This area is an exciting area to work in, earmarked for substantial growth in the next few years and a great place to develop your planning career.

    Ideally you will have a background in Development Management within Local Authority and able to give advice to all stakeholders in the planning process including, developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public. It will be important that you are able to develop excellent working relationships with these parties to achieve the best possible outcomes.

    In return for this, the Council are offering a competitive hourly rate (up for negotiation for the right person), and flexible working arrangements with the option of working up to three days a week from home.

    It's a great chance for somebody already at Principal level to work on an exciting range of projects, or for a talented Senior to step up for a promotion.

    If you'd like more details (confidentially of course) and a full job spec, please get in touch with us.

    Call Richard on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    Is the above not quite right for you? Don't worry, we are incredibly busy at the moment managing a variety of vacancies across the UK. If you are interested in registering with us in order to hear about the newest jobs at the best available rates in the market, please email us at info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Oxfordshire - £30 an hour

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    A local authority based in Oxfordshire easily accessible by road and with onsite parking are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications.

    Successful candidates will ideally have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    You will be dealing with applications such as householder extensions, changes of use, listed building consents, prior approvals and Certificates of Lawfulness, with the opportunity to deal with some more complex applications.

    Rates for the position is £30 per hour.

    This would be an great opportunity for a Planner at an early start in their career to gain invaluable experience at a busy local authority with the change to step up and deal with larger applications if you wish. The council are able to offer flexible working with 1-2 days from home.


    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally as soon as is viable. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4828, richard@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

  • Principal Planning Officer - Major Projects

    Surrey - £33-45 an hour, dependent on experience

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    We are working on an excellent contract opportunity, which involves working with a LPA in Surrey as a Consultant assisting the team with incoming major planning applications.

    This position will involve working on applications for larger schemes of over hundreds of units, as well as complex applications on a floodplain, and in greenbelt areas.

    The contract will initially run for 3-6 months, but is highly likely to be extended beyond this all being well.

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements, such as home working. This would be a great opportunity for a local planner looking for their next contract position, or for a Senior/Planning Officer to work on larger applications.

    Successful candidates for all roles will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and excellent written and communication skills.

    If you would like more information on the rate of pay you can expect, or location of this role, please do get in touch with Ella (ella@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828) and I would be more than happy to discuss further.

    More widely, if you an experienced or qualified planner considering a career change, or you would like some advice on your CV, or what your next best step would be, we are always happy to have a chat with you about this in the strictest confidence.

    If you’d like to speak to us, we’d love to hear from you.

    Please call:

    Ella, 020 3795 4833, 07584 314447, ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    Or

    Richard, 020 3795 4830, 07710 498286, Richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Policy Officer, Team Manager and Enforcement Officer

    Hertfordshire - Rates negotiable depending on role and experience

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    We have had a really busy week in the Hertfordshire region, so thought it would be good to provide a summary of the roles we are presently working on in the area. All are contract positions based with a local authority in Hertfordshire; please do get in touch for more information on pay rates and specific locations.


    Planning Policy Officer

    We are working with a busy borough in a prime commutable location looking to take on a consultant to join their Policy team. In this position you will be contributing to the preparation and review of the development plan and supporting planning policy and guidance documents, including liaising with nearby local authorities and other partners, undertaking research, monitoring, analysis of data, policy writing, coordinating public consultation, writing proofs of evidence and presentation as required at public enquiries or examinations.

    The team have just started their local plan review and need a consultant who can assist with background studies and help gather evidence, who has experience in a similar role and sound knowledge about assessing employment and housing land.

    The contract will initially last for 3 months but is likely to roll on, and there is some opportunity for home working.


    Team Manager

    A local authority are looking to bring on a Team Manager on an interim basis. This role would involve leading a busy team during a restructure of the Planning services. The team that you would be leading covers half the geographical area of the Council – dealing with a full caseload of pre-applications, applications, appeals and all associated casework.

    The post holder would need to ensure that all performance targets are met and that the quality of the output meets the expectations placed on the service.

    Ideally they are looking to bring on an experienced development management professional who has extensive knowledge and experience, both in relation to planning and development management issues, and in relation to staff and performance management.


    Enforcement Officer x2 (1 full time post, 1 part-time post)

    This is an opportunity for a candidate with prior experience of Planning Enforcement work

    to quickly pick up a current case load. The Council places considerable reliance on the enforcement service to ensure that public expectations of the service are met. The posts are based in a busy office where there is a regular flow of new cases, ranging from the fairly straight forward, to complex cases which require considerable investigation. The post holders will need to work to agreed performance measures and have a proactive approach to ensuring all interested parties are kept up to speed with the progress of individual cases.

    The full time role will be concentrating on reactive work – investigating cases brought to our attention by members of the public and others.

    The part time role is a new initiative of the Council, dedicated to proactive work, monitoring the implementation of development at the more significant development sites in the Councils area.

    This could be an excellent opportunity for an Enforcement professional to broaden their experiences and get involved in a new programme on a part-time basis, whilst in their current contract.

    I appreciate that these are very brief summaries; if you would like any further information on these roles and the local authorities you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

    Our experienced consultants have been recruiting for local authorities nationwide for many years; we specialize in Planning and are always keen to hear from Planners who would like advice about their next career move.

  • Planning Technician/Junior Planner

    Berkshire - £15-£20 an hour

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    Wokingham Borough Council, based in Berkshire, are looking for a Planning Technician/ Junior Planner to support the Development Management Team.

    In this role you will gain valuable experience within Local Authority Planning. You will be responsible for validating all planning applications that are submitted such as residential extensions, small scale change of use and mixed use applications.

    This role will also work closely with all members of the Development Management Service.

    Your key duties will include;
    • Validation. Checking whether planning applications which have been received have all of the necessary information to enable the application to be validated. This involves technical, financial and administrative checks on a large variety of applications together with the necessary consultations.
    • Liaising with applicants or their agents in cases where not all of the information has been received, setting out what further information is necessary to enable an application to be validated.
    • Working efficiently and effectively to ensure the accuracy of work undertaken, ensuring compliance with regulations, rules and procedures. Take appropriate action to identify and resolve errors/discrepancies.

    Previous experience working in a Local Authority Planning Department, especially within validations, would be extremely beneficial.This contract will run for an initial 3 months and rates are negotiable dependent on the applicant’s experience. The Council is looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

    This is a great opportunity for a Graduate in the area to get their foot in the door and gain some much needed work experience! If you are interested, please do contact us asap!

    info@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4828

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Oxfordshire - £negotiable for the right candidate (always competitive)

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in a lovely part of Oxfordshire, who are looking to take on a Planner in Development Management.

    This is a contract that will initially run for 3 months and help with the strain on the team caused by a vacant post and a Planner on maternity leave. There is a good chance that the contract will extend beyond this.

    You will be dealing with applications such as householder extensions, changes of use, listed building consents, prior approvals and Certificates of Lawfulness, with the opportunity to deal with some more complex applications.

    The rate is negotiable; the council will assess your experience against the rate you are looking for.

    Ideally they are looking for somebody to start asap.

    This is a full-time post, but there is an opportunity to work flexibly; compressed hours and home working are both an option.

    If you would be interested in being considered for this post and would like more information, please get in touch with Ella or Richard on 020 3795 4828.

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Leicestershire - £negotiable

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    Planning Officer – Leicestershire

    Due to an increase in applications, this Leicestershire based council are seeking a Planning Officer to work on a caseload of minor planning applications (including complex cases), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent, listed building consents and applications for works to protected trees.

    The offices are based in the heart of the Midlands, easily accessible from the surrounding areas. You will also have the opportunity to work flexibly with a compressed week, full or part time.

    This will be a contract position for initially 3 months but with the opportunity to roll over. Rates are negotiable depending on experience but likely to be around the £25-£35 an hour mark depending on your experience.

    Richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4828

  • Senior Planner - Majors Team

    Warwickshire - £33-40 an hour

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    Senior Planner – Majors Team - Warwickshire

    We are currently working with a local authority based in Warwickshire, who are looking to take on an experienced Senior Planner to work on their major applications team. This position will involve working closely with applications of up to 250 dwellings, mostly of a residential nature. Ideally you will be able to commit for a period of 4 months, and there is a good chance that the contract could roll on beyond this.

    The local authority offices are easily commutable from the surrounding counties with excellent road links and there are parking facilities on site. The rate is looking to be in the region of £33-40 an hour, though there could be further negotiation here for the right candidate.

    This position will involve dealing with specified major projects and ideally requires a contractor who needs little supervision working on these. However, the council will consider applications from Planners who have a good attitude and skill set and are looking to step up and work on major applications.

    If you are keen to find out more about Park Avenue Recruitment, check out our website or give us a call to discover what we are doing differently which results in you having more job options and more success when dealing with us!

    Richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4828

  • Associate Director - Planning

    Central London - Up to 60k per annum + benefits + market leading bonus scheme

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    Park Avenue are proud to be working in partnership with one of the UK's leading consultancies, who are looking to welcome a new Associate Director into their Planning team based at their stunning offices in Central London.

    If you are a Town Planner currently at or working towards Associate Director level with a consultancy or developer, or are looking to make a long-overdue step forwards in your career at an internationally well renowned company, this could be the perfect opportunity for you.

    As a key figure commercially, you will play a pivotal role in driving business forward and assisting with growth. A huge part of this will involve managing the development of client relationships, as well as spending time creating new opportunities for and encouraging further business development.

    Hand in hand with this will come the opportunity to work on and provide strategic planning advice to a wide range of high profile clients on exciting developments of varying scales and types. You will have the satisfaction of ensuring that projects are run smoothly from inception to completion.

    Joining a growing team from various backgrounds and locations, you will be the second to the Director of Planning, mentoring more junior members of staff and taking a lead on larger projects.

    As an employee you will have access to the huge range of benefits this company offers, which include but are not limited to Private Medical Insurance, additional paid leave over the Christmas period, paid membership fees to the RTPI and an interest-free season ticket loan.

    Most notably, this company offer a discretionary and very competitive cash bonus scheme subject to excellent performance for you to take advantage of and excel with.

    If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, please do apply by clicking on the link below. All applications are dealt with the strictest confidence but if you have any questions at all please do get in touch with Richard or Ella for a confidential discussion about this role.

    Richard Harris – 020 3795 4830

    Richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    07710 498 286

    Ella Lamport – 020 3795 4833

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    07584 314 447

  • Senior DM Planners (x2)

    Lancashire - £35-£40 an hour

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    Two local authorities in different parts of Lancashire are currently looking to take on contract Senior Planning Consultants, to assist in dealing with an influx of work in the absence of permanent members of staff. The caseloads will vary but generally will consist of householders, up to multiple dwellings and more complex cases. One of the roles is in a more urban region, whilst the other encompasses both urban and rural areas.

    These contracts will both be a minimum of 3-4 months, but are likely to roll on depending on workload and success of permanent recruitment drive. The rates are negotiable to an extent, and will depend on your level of relevant experience.

    Both are open to discussion about flexible working arrangements.

    If you would like any further information on these roles and the local authorities you would be working for, do give us a call or drop us an email, info@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

    Our experienced consultants have been recruiting for local authorities nationwide for many years; we specialize in Planning and are always keen to hear from Planners who would like advice about their next career move.

  • Senior DM Planner

    Nottinghamshire - £30-£35 an hour

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    This position is with a LPA who currently have a vacancy at Senior level, and are looking for a consultant with experience of major applications to step in and join the team. This position will involve working on applications for larger schemes, generally between 50-250 units. The contract will initially run for 3 months, but is highly likely to be extended beyond this all being well.

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements. This would be a great opportunity for a local planner looking for their next contract position, or for a Senior/Planning Officer to work on larger applications.

    Successful candidates for all roles will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and excellent written and communication skills.

    I appreciate that these are very brief summaries; if you would like any further information on these roles and the local authorities you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, richard@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    Surrey - £30 an hour

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Surrey who are looking to welcome a contract Planning Enforcement Officer into their team.

    This position will run for an initial period of 3 months, but there will be scope to extend the contract beyond this, possibly up to 9 months. Rate of pay is open to negotiation, subject to your level of experience in this particular sector. Ideally, you must be able to hit the ground running in this role, so it would be highly advantageous to have had ample experience as a Planning Enforcement Officer, or potentially as a Development Management Officer, in another local authority.

    In order to flourish in this position, you must be comfortable dealing with issues surrounding compliance of planning permissions/conditions and deciding whether enforcement action should be taken against unauthorised development in accordance with the Council's Scheme of Delegation. You will also prepare reports on enforcement issues and presenting such reports at Committee. You will present evidence at the Public Local Inquiries and at Court in connection with enforcement and other issues.

    If you would like any further information about this role, the rate you could expect and the local authority you would be working with, please do drop us an email or give me (Ella) a call on 020 3795 4828.

  • Senior DC Planner & Planning Officers

    North Devon - £30-£40 an hour

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    Based in the North Devon area, one of the most beautiful areas England has to offer, a Local Authority is looking to recruit a Senior Planning Officer and Planning Officer to assist their Development Management team with a range of applications. The contracts are for an initial 3-6 months.

    You will be working on a varied caseload of complex mid-range and major applications that include commercial, residential and change use applications. The successful candidate will deliver effective and efficient development management service, undertake site visits, draft reports and attend committee meetings.

    The pay rate for this role is negotiable and dependent upon your level of experience and expertise. The role is likely to be within IR35 and as such would require any candidates to be Umbrella or PAYE.

    The successful candidate will ideally have a few years of experience in a Local Authority based Planning Development Management role. A chartered and qualified planner (MRTPI) is preferred but not essential.

    The Council are ideally looking for someone to interview and start as soon as possible, however they are prepared to wait for the right candidate.

    If you would like to be considered, please click apply or submit your CV to richard@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If you would prefer to have a discreet chat about these roles in more detail or would like some free market advice, please feel free to call us on 0203 795 4828.

  • Interim Head of Development Management

    West Sussex - £300-£500 a day

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    This Sussex-based Local Planning Authority are looking for a Head of Development Management on an initial 6 month contract with the opportunity to roll on thereafter.

    You shall hold responsibility for approx. 50 members of staff, spanning across two Planning teams (bisected by major and minor planning applications), the Enforcement team alongside the Business Support function (inclusive of Land Charges). The LPA stems with development shown by their annual influx of 3000 minor applications and their above-average 80 major applications. Whilst you won't have your own caseload, you will be required to advise on applications that present matters of specific contention or complexity.

    Suitable applicants will hold a post-graduate qualification in Town Planning or an associated field. You will have practical experience in dealing with minor, major and strategic applications within a UK Local Planning Authority in addition to holding a position of Seniority - involving either direct line management or mentoring within a Development Control service.

    You will be a natural leader and have excellent interpersonal skills to help keep team morale up and drive performance. Chartership at the Royal Town Planning Institute is preferred but not essential.

    If you would like to be considered, please click apply or submit your CV to richard@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If you would prefer to have a discreet chat about these roles in more detail or would like some free market advice, please feel free to call us on 0203 795 4828.

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Berkshire - £24-£26

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    Are you looking to expand your experiences, and work for a local authority in a picturesque area only a stone throw away from the city?

    A local authority a short train ride away from London are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post is an ongoing contract, and will likely run for at least 12 months.

    Successful candidates will ideally have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small, household applications, through to more complex applications. We welcome applications from Planners with UK and non UK planning backgrounds.

    Rates for the position range from £24-£26 per hour depending on experience.

    This would be an amazing opportunity for a Planner at an early start in their career to gain invaluable experience, or for a Planner with international experience to familiarise themselves with the UK system.


    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally as soon as is viable. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Ella Lamport on 020 3795 4828, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

    Alternatively, you can contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Consultant - Major Projects

    Buckinghamshire - Rates negotiable for right candidate, c.£33-40

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Buckinghamshire, who are looking to take on an experienced Planning Consultant to work solely on major applications. This position will involve working closely with applications of over 1000 units, mostly of a residential nature. Ideally you will be able to commit for a period of 6 months, and there is a good chance that the contract could roll on beyond this.

    The local authority offices are easily commutable from London, though there are parking facilities close by and great road links should you wish to drive. The rate is looking to be in the region of £34-40 an hour, though there could be further negotiation here for the right candidate.

    As this position will involve dealing with specified major projects and requires a contractor who needs little supervision working on these, the council will be deeming this contract as outside IR35.

    If you are experiencing difficulties with your current contract regarding IR35, this could be the perfect chance for you to make a step in the right direction.

    This is a rare opportunity in the area for the right contractor; if you are interested in this position, myself (Ella) or my colleague Richard are happy to provide more information.

    0203 795 4828

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    Richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Suffolk - £25-30 an hour

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    I am currently recruiting for a local authority based in a beautiful part of Suffolk. They are looking to bring on a contract Development Management Planner, due to the looming departure of one of their current team members.

    This role will be include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further, probably until the end of the year. The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have 3-5 years working experience in development management.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the East Anglia area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present. I have been recruiting specifically for this area for a number of years, and am also working on a number of positions in Cambridgeshire and Essex.

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    020 3795 4833

    07584 314 447

  • Planning Consultant - Development Management

    Cambridgeshire - Rates negotiable - £23-41 an hour

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    We are currently recruiting for a number of local authorities in Cambridgeshire, into various positions, all seeking experienced Planning Consultants to assist them with a spike in workload within the development management team. Cambridge and the surrounding areas are not only earmarked for substantial development over the coming years, but are a lovely place to spend the summer months.

    One such LPA is looking for a Planning Officer to join their DM team, and assist with a caseload of planning applications, mostly consisting of householder and minors, up to 10 dwellings. This position could offer flexible and home working for the right person, and will be for an initial term of three months, with a view to extend way beyond this.

    Another local authority in the area are looking for a more Senior Planning Consultant to work an an exciting range of major developments and schemes coming to the area. If you are a seasoned Officer looking to cut your teeth by working on more exciting developments, this could be the perfect opportunity for you. Due to the scale and term of these projects, ideally you will be able to work with this council for a minimum of 6 months.

    I appreciate that this is a very vague summary, and I would be more than happy to provide more details on the positions, and the rates you can expect for your experience within this.

    If you would like advice on contracting within East Anglia, please do give me (Ella) a call. I have been recruiting specifically for this area for a number of years, and am also working on a number of positions in Essex and Suffolk.

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    020 3795 4833

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    Hampshire - £25 an hour

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Hampshire who are looking to welcome a contract Planning Enforcement Officer into their team.

    This position will run for an initial period of 3 months, but there will be scope to extend the contract beyond this depending on the workload into the summer. Ideally, you will have some experience of working in Planning Enforcement at a Local Authority. This position is ideal for anyone local to Hampshire who is looking to further their experience in the field at officer level.

    In order to flourish in this position, you must be comfortable dealing with issues surrounding compliance of planning permissions/conditions and deciding whether enforcement action should be taken against unauthorised development in accordance with the Council's Scheme of Delegation. You will be a confident negotiator and have good customer facing skills.

    A flexible work pattern is on offer to those which prefer to compress their hours.

    If you would like any further information about this role, the rate you could expect and the local authority you would be working with, please do drop us an email or give us a call on 020 3795 4828.

  • Planning Officer Development Control

    Surrey - £25 an hour

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    Are you looking to expand your experiences, and work for a local authority in a picturesque area only a stone throw away from the city?

    A local authority a short train ride away from London are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post will initially run for 6 months, with a view to move on to an ongoing contract, and will likely run for at least 12 months.

    Successful candidates will ideally have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small, household applications, through to more complex applications. We welcome applications from Planners with UK and non UK planning backgrounds.

    Rates for the position range from £24-£26 per hour depending on experience.

    This would be an amazing opportunity for a Planner at an early start in their career to gain invaluable experience, or for a Planner with international experience to familiarise themselves with the UK system.


    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally as soon as is viable. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Ella Lamport on 020 3795 4828, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

    Alternatively, you can contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Projects

    London - Development Management

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    We are currently working with a London Borough, whose region is experiencing rapid development and regeneration, and who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join their team and assist with this. The borough is a really exciting area to work in, there are some high profile infrastructural changes happening, and the borough is a quick and easy commute from most areas inside London and most on the outskirts.

    This is a great opportunity for a Planner who would like to work on major and strategic applications in the London area. The ideal candidate for this role will have had experience at Senior or Principal level, and have worked on larger scale applications in the past, ideally with a local authority.

    This contract will hold an initial term of 6 months, and the authority can be flexible with hourly rates for the right candidate. Ideally you will work 4-5 days a week, but there is an option to work 1-2 of these days from home.

    I appreciate that this is a very brief overview of an interesting opportunity, and I would be more than happy to discuss the local authority, the position and the rate and working arrangements you can expect with you personally.

    Please apply, or give either Ella or Richard a call on 020 3795 4828, or drop us an email to:

    ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    richard@park-avenue.co.uk

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    If you are currently contracting your services and would like more information about IR35, let us know and we would be happy to talk you through this. We are constantly striving to be in the know with any new changes that occur; our consultants are knowledgeable, and able to secure the best possible contracts for you outside of IR35.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    Bedfordshire - £40,719 to £44,291 per annum

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    We are currently working on an exciting opportunity to join a council in Bedfordshire, as the Principal Planning Officer in their Major Applications team.

    In this role you will be working and leading on highly complex strategic planning projects, planning applications and development consent orders, managing projects from conception to conclusion, including the supervision of planning and other staff in project teams. This area is an exciting area to work in, earmarked for substantial growth in the next few years and a great place to develop your planning career.

    You will be getting involved across a full range of planning disciplines within the Planning Division, including Development Management, Development Planning and Minerals & Waste Planning.

    Ideally you will be a strong negotiator, able to give definitive advice to all stakeholders in the planning process including, developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public. It will be important that you are able to develop excellent working relationships with these parties to achieve the best possible outcomes.

    In return for this, the Council are offering a very competitive salary, ranging from £40,719 to £44,291 per annum, and flexible working arrangements including the possibility of working two days a week from home.

    It's a great chance for somebody already at Principal level to work on an exciting range of projects, or for a talented Senior to step up for a promotion.

    If you'd like more details (confidentially of course) and a full job spec, please get in touch with us.

    Call Ella on 020 3795 4833, or email ella@park-avenue.co.uk

    Alternatively, call Richard on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Policy Officer

    Oxfordshire - £30-£35 an hour

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    This busy Oxfordshire Authority are currently seeking a Senior Level Policy Planner to assist with the local plan for a period of initially 6 months.

    The main purpose of the role is to assist in the preparation, implementation and review of the statutory local development framework for the Council.

    You main duties will be.

    Drafting an issues and options Local Plan document
    Commissioning and preparing evidence studies (in particular town centre masterplan, open space study, Regeneration Corridor master plan)
    Development Management support and advice
    Supporting Neighbourhood Plans
    Providing strategic planning advice to urban extension proposals


    The Council are looking for someone with previous experience at a Senior Planner level. They are also willing to set up a home working facility for a few days a week.


    If this sounds like something you would be interested in, why not give us a call to talk it over? We are on 0203 795 4828 or info@park-avenue.co.uk


  • Senior DC Officer

    Berkshire - £35 an hour

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    This is a contract opportunity for an experienced Planner at a busy Local Authority based in Berkshire. Its good road and rail links make it a viable option for many along with the opportunity for flexible and home working.

    You will be responsible for a caseload of complex and larger applications. If successful you will be attending meetings with developers, undertaking site visits, drafting reports and attend committee meetings.

    Responsibility in effectively compiling reports and liaising with other departments within the council on all issues as well as external organisations and members will also play a key part in your role.

    Ideally, applicants will have experience of working in a UK Local Authority. It is preferable, but not essential that you hold a relevant degree qualification. In order to carry out site visits you should also hold a full driving license and have a car.

    We will negotiate the best possible rate for your level of experience relevant to the position.

    If you would be interested in applying for this role, please click apply or email info@park-avenue.co.uk

    If you would like to have a chat about this role, or others, feel free to give us a call on 0203 795 4828

  • Planner

    Central London - Consultancy

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    Do you want to become a part of a growing consultancy that can offer you autonomy as well as a supportive working environment, and a broad spectrum of fantastic projects to get involved in?

    We are working with a consultancy based in beautiful modern offices on the border of the bustling area of East London and City of London, who are looking to welcome a Planner into their team. They have secured exciting new projects to work on this year and beyond and so are at the perfect stage to expand.

    These include but are not limited to work on large infrastructure projects, larger scale residential schemes and medium mixed use schemes, as well as smaller scale developments for private clients.

    This role is an opportunity to develop your skills both professionally and technically. By joining a small, but already thriving, consultancy in its younger years, the right person will be able to help shape growth for years to come whilst bolstering their own development. You will have the opportunity to get involved in all aspects of the business and be genuinely client facing.

    Ideally, and in order to flourish this role, you will be an experienced planner who has been working for a few years at either a local authority, or another consultancy, and even better, have experience of planning appeals. For the right person there will be a competitive salary offered, and the chance to negotiate a flexible working arrangement.

    Be smart with your next move, this is a chance to get involved with more, do more, and be more.

    If you are an ambitious Planner with local authority experience keen to make the transition into a young and fast growing consultancy, this may well be the perfect opportunity for you.

    If you would like more details about this position, or would like to be considered, please submit your CV via this advert, email us at info@park-avenue.co.uk, or give us a call on 020 3795 4828.


  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    Lincolnshire - £25 an hour

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Lincolnshire who are looking to welcome a contract Planning Enforcement Officer into their team.

    This position will run for an initial period of 3 months, but there will be scope to extend the contract beyond this depending on the workload into the summer. Rate of pay is potentially open to negotiation and more than currently stated subject to your level of experience in this particular sector. Ideally, you must be able to hit the ground running in this role, so it would be highly advantageous to have had ample experience as a Planning Enforcement Officer, or potentially as a Development Management Officer, in another local authority.

    In order to flourish in this position, you must be comfortable dealing with issues surrounding compliance of planning permissions/conditions and deciding whether enforcement action should be taken against unauthorised development in accordance with the Council's Scheme of Delegation. You will also prepare reports on enforcement issues and presenting such reports at Committee. You will present evidence at the Public Local Inquiries and at Court in connection with enforcement and other issues.

    A flexible work pattern is on offer to those which prefer to compress their hours.

    If you would like any further information about this role, the rate you could expect and the local authority you would be working with, please do drop us an email or give us a call on 020 3795 4828.

  • Senior Planning Officer Development Control

    Kent - £30-£40 an hour

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    This is an opportunity for an experienced Planner with previous experience to deliver effective and efficient Development Management services at a busy Local Authority in Kent.

    You will be responsible for a caseload of complex and larger applications. If successful you will be attending meetings with developers, undertaking site visits, drafting reports and attend committee meetings.

    Responsibility in effectively compiling reports and liaising with other departments within the council on all issues as well as external organisations and members will also play a key part in your role.

    Ideally, applicants should have an up-to-date knowledge of planning legislation and the ability to interpret policies. In addition, for this role in particular you must have experience of working in a UK Local Authority. It is preferable, but not essential that you hold a relevant degree qualification. In order to carry out site visits you should also hold a full driving license and have a car.

    We will negotiate the best possible rate for your level of experience relevant to the position.

    If you would be interested in applying for this role, please click apply or email info@park-avenue.co.uk

    If you would like to have a chat about this role, or others, feel free to give us a call on 0203 795 4828

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    Buckinghamshire - Planning Enforcment

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Buckinghamshire who are looking to welcome a contract Planning Enforcement Officer into their team.

    This position will run for an initial period of 3 months, but there will be scope to extend the contract beyond this, possibly up to 9 months. Rate of pay is open to negotiation, subject to your level of experience in this particular sector. Ideally, you must be able to hit the ground running in this role, so it would be highly advantageous to have had ample experience as a Planning Enforcement Officer, or potentially as a Development Management Officer, in another local authority.

    In order to flourish in this position, you must be comfortable dealing with issues surrounding compliance of planning permissions/conditions and deciding whether enforcement action should be taken against unauthorised development in accordance with the Council's Scheme of Delegation. You will also prepare reports on enforcement issues and presenting such reports at Committee. You will present evidence at the Public Local Inquiries and at Court in connection with enforcement and other issues.

    If you would like any further information about this role, the rate you could expect and the local authority you would be working with, please do drop us an email or give me (Ella) a call on 020 3795 4828.

  • Development Management Planner

    Dorset - £30 an hour

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    This is an opportunity for an ambitious individual with previous experience to deliver effective and efficient Development Management services in the picturesque area of Dorset.

    You will be responsible for a caseload of primarily minor and householder applications. The successful candidate will deliver effective and efficient development management service, undertake site visits, draft reports and attend committee meetings.

    Responsibility in effectively compiling reports and liaising with other departments within the council on all issues as well as external organisations and members will also play a key part in your role.

    The pay for this role is negotiable and dependent upon your level of experience and expertise.

    An up-to-date knowledge of planning legislation and the ability to interpret policies of the law is essential; ideally they are looking for you to have a years experience of dealing with planning applications. It is preferable, but not essential that you hold a relevant degree qualification. In order to carry out site visits you should also hold a full driving license and have a car.

    If you would be interested in applying for this role, please click apply or email info@park-avenue.co.uk

    If you would like to have a chat about this role, or others, feel free to give us a call on 0203 795 4828

  • Development Management Planner (part or full time)

    Suffolk - Development Management

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    Are you looking for a flexible working arrangement as well as a varied case load?

    A Suffolk based local authority, are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post will initially run for 3 months, with a view to move on to an ongoing contract.

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small, household applications, through to more complex applications up to 10 dwellings.

    Rates for the position range from £22-£25 per hour depending on experience. You also have the option of working between 3-5 days a week, its completely up to you!

    Applications are currently being considered for a start date ideally at the end of the month. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4828, richard@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

    Alternatively, you can contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer - Development Management

    Berkshire - £30-£35 an hour

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    Are you looking for a new challenge based in Berkshire, as well as a varied case load?

    A local authority a short train ride away from London, are currently looking to recruit a Development Management Planner to assist with a mixed case load of applications. This post will initially run for 6 months, with a view to move on to an ongoing contract.

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in Development Management, and have a proven track record processing applications, as well as a degree related to Town & Country Planning and excellent written and communication skills.

    The workload is varied and would range from, but is not limited to; small, household applications, through to more complex applications. We welcome applications from Planners with UK and non UK planning backgrounds.

    Rates for the position range from £30-£35 per hour depending on experience.


    Applications are currently being considered for a start date asap. If you have any questions at all about the role please do contact Ella Lamport on 020 3795 4828, ella@park-avenue.co.uk, all conversations will be held in strictest confidence.

    Alternatively, you can contact Richard Harris on 020 3795 4830, richard@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer (Major Applications)

    Cambridgeshire - Development Management

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    A fast-paced East Anglia-based local authority are currently undergoing a period of rapid and exciting development, and are looking for Senior and Principal Planning Officers to assist on a range of projects associated with this and to help with this flux in workload. As a Principal Planner, you will get the chance to lend a hand in shaping the future of this rural part of England, which is in line to become a hub of residential and commercial activity. The role will involve leading on strategic projects and large-scale applications, doing master-planning work, providing some management support and negotiating with large-scale developers. The contract will be 6 months initially, with a view to extend and a role which is likely to develop through projects.

    To take this forward, this local authority are looking for experienced and capable DM Planners. It is expected that you will have at least 3 years worth of experience on working on applications in a local authority, or a solid private sector background and sound knowledge of the UK planning system. It would be beneficial for you to have access to a car or a means by which to travel around the district, but this location is commutable from London, so please do not necessarily be discouraged from applying if this is not the case.

    If you would be interested in hearing more details about this opportunity, I would be pleased to hear from you and welcome your application through submission of your CV by clicking below or via an email to Ella@park-avenue.co.uk. Alternatively, I am always happy to chat about this opportunity and others, as well as career development, so please do give me a call on 020 3795 4828.

  • Planning Officer Development Control

    North Devon - £££ Negotiable

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    Though the weather is grey and dreary at the moment, it'll be spring soon and then summer before you know it, and where better to see in the summer months than in idyllic North Devon?


    We are currently lucky enough to be working with a local authority in this picturesque region, and you'll (hopefully!) be delighted to hear that they have an opening for a Planning Officer. They are looking to recruit a new member to the team for 3 months initially, though this is likely to roll on, so you are highly likely to be able to spend the whole summer in this historic seaside town.


    In order to flourish in this position, you must be comfortable and have experience dealing with a caseload of small to medium sized planning applications. There may also be some scope to deal with small majors too. Ideally, you must be able to hit the ground running in this role, so it would be highly advantageous to have had ample experience as a Development Management Officer, in another local authority.


    The pay for this role is negotiable and dependent upon your level of experience and expertise. If you would like to know any more information please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

    info@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4828

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