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We work in partnership with local authorities who are under resourced to deliver place-changing projects and life-changing community services by supplying experienced consultants, when they need them.

Developing your future

Developing your future

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We have helped over 200 local authorities hire reliable, experienced interim talent in Town Planning, Property, Housing and Environmental Health.

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Our sectors

Property
Housing
Town Planning
Environmental Health
Development and Regeneration
Property

Our Property & Surveying Consultants recruit roles such as:

  • Estates and Asset Surveyors
  • Property Managers and Strategic Asset Managers
  • Head of Property and Asset Management
  • Executive and Corporate Asset Management

To step into any of the above positions, you should be Chartered with RICS. Roles are available in both the public and private sectors; the private sector has a focus on commercial and investment assets and Local Authorities usually own a mixed-bag of assets; typically commercial, operational, investment, leisure, retail, rural/agricultural.

We support Local Authorities nationwide at all levels and have assisted Property Consultancies.

Housing

Connecting Housing professionals with opportunities across:

  • Housing Advice & Homelessness
  • Housing Reviews
  • Temporary Accommodation
  • Housing Allocations
  • Rough Sleeping
  • Housing Strategy

All Local Authorities in the UK have a statutory obligation to provide services to those facing homelessness, advising their clients based on individual circumstances, as per national legislation.

We have a huge network of clients that we support by helping them drive key projects, quickly – whether that be clearing backlogs of cases, reducing temporary accommodation numbers, or heading up services.

 

Town Planning

Connecting Planners with opportunities in:

  • Development Management
  • Planning Enforcement
  • Planning Policy
  • S106 and CIL 
  • Conservation
  • Urban Design
  • Interim Management

To speak about how our team can help you find the contract or consultant for you, contact townplanning@park-avenue.co.uk

Environmental Health

Recruiting Environmental Health and Private Sector Housing professionals into roles in:

  • Environmental Protection
  • Food and Hygiene
  • Public Health
  • Private Sector Housing
  • Licensing

Environmental Health professionals are at the forefront of public health, as every aspect of Environmental Health is designed to improve the public's health and wellbeing. Working with Local Authorities across the country looking for experienced Officers to conduct important inspections, keeping our communities safe. A member of the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health or hold an Environmental Health degree is desired in the roles we recruit for.

Development and Regeneration

We work with:

  • Surveyors
  • Project Managers
  • Managers
  • Programme Managers
  • Strategic Leads and Consultants
  • Senior Management
  • Executive and Corporate Management

Local authorities are at the forefront of development and regeneration, delivering projects which support a thriving local economy or address other priority needs of the locality such as enterprise projects and decarbonisation. We have a large network of Local Authorities across the country who we support at all levels, whether that be Project Consultants or all the way up to Corporate Directors running multi-million pound projects. The projects themselves can range from small residential developments in the Local Community to large town centre regeneration programmes.

Why work with us?

Shivani provided a first class service from start to finish. Excellent! Thank you very much!

Operations Manager, Homelessness Prevention, London

Alicia is an inspirational and reassuring agent, a delight to work with.

Interim Principal Estates Surveyor, London

Shannon was as lovely as I remember her and very professional helpful and honest. She worked quickly and arranged an interview within a couple of hours from putting my CV forward. She has a friendly attitude and is not pushy.

Planning Enforcement Officer, Warwickshire

Sydney is a professional and conscientious recruitment consultant and has been thorough in her search for temporary housing positions and with explaining the process and providing information regarding temporary posts and what this entails. Sydney has been in regular contact via email and phone and has been second to none. Sydney has put me forward for several interviews and provided feedback immediately after. I feel supported and informed and she is an asset to the company.

Housing Options Officer, Warwickshire

Amir has been incredibly diligent and very active in helping me find a role. From the interview arrangements to starting in the role Amir has ensured all information has been shared, has been in regular contact and followed up at the end of my first day. He really is a supportive and effective recruiter and I value his support.

Development Consultant, Nottinghamshire

Alicia articulated the job very succinctly. She was very friendly which put me at ease straight away and explained the next stages of the interview process.

Investment Asset Manager, Surrey

It's rare for consultants to be so attentive and detailed in their approach with candidates. I'm pleased to have struck up a really good working relationship with Alicia. I have recommended her to colleagues & friends and will continue to do so. An asset to Park Avenue.

Interim Strategic Asset Manager, East Sussex

Alicia is a first rate recruiter, she has taken the time to understand me and my experience. She is brilliant in advising me on what opportunities will suit me best. Anyone who works with Alicia will be lucky to have an experienced advocate on their team. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Interim Estates Surveyor, Bedfordshire

Alicia was extremely attentive and helpful throughout the entre process, and kept me fully informed at every step. I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone seeking an interim position in the surveying industry.

Interim Valuations Surveyor, Cambridgeshire

I find Alicia to be very proactive, helpful and very professional. I have no doubts that Alicia works hard on my behalf and has my interests to the fore in all dealings with potential employers.

Interim Head of Property, Nottinghamshire

Alicia treats you as not just a client but a friend and looks out for you all the time. It's a pleasure working with Alicia.

Interim Strategic Property Surveyor, Essex

Amir knows his sector, his candidates skillsets and clients needs. He is always professional, polite and candid which is to be appreciated in this market. I would thoroughly recommend Amir and Park Avenue to any potential client.

Interim Head of Regeneration, Essex

Ben is brilliant, he understands the market and how a contractor will fit into an organisation. He is methodical, compassionate and honest.

Capital and Asset Planning Consultant, Hertfordshire

Ben was absolutely incredible to work with. His mannerisms make you feel immediately at ease and like you've known each other forever. He sourced me a fantastic role within one day of our initial conversation and was incredibly supportive throughout the process. He was an absolute pleasure to work with and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend him to anyone looking to hire or anyone looking for their next role. Thanks so much Ben, you're the man!

Property Data Officer, London

Having worked in the interim consultancy sector for a number of years, I have consistently found Park Avenue to be the 'cream of the crop' of recruiters. Their professionalism, efficiency and ability to source high quality contracts are outstanding. I am consistently put forward for the best roles in the industry - highly recommended.

Estates Surveyor, Nottinghamshire

Ben at Park Avenue has always delivered over and above the usual service. As a candidate I have been kept well informed, updated regularly and what is rare is that the guys actually keep in touch throughout your work contract to ensure things are going well. They've been an enormous help with understanding how the umbrella company works too.

Senior Estates Surveyor, Berkshire

Billy is a highly professional and personable agent who I can highly recommend in assisting with recruitment needs. Working with Billy I have been able to source and recruit to some major and urgent roles within Development Management.

Head of Planning, Essex

Billy made sure I was always kept in the loop regarding progress with the role and has been really helpful in getting set up in my first contracting role. He has been available whenever I have had queries and has made the whole process very straightforward.

Senior Planning Officer, Essex

Emma is a very informed person and great to speak with regarding potential roles. Stays in contact regularly and articulates the roles available very clearly, as well as fully understanding what I am looking for.

Interim Head of Corporate Property Services, Lancashire

Emma really does go the extra mile and is always a pleasure to speak to. She is always bubbly and helpful and knows what her clients are after. She has great communication skills and always does what she says she is going to do.

Interim Estates Manager, Staffordshire

Fabulous service from Emma and a great understanding of our requirements. Would not hesitate to recommend.

Strategic Asset Manager, South Yorkshire

Emma is the best! Professional, good at her job, and also really nice. I wouldn't use anyone else!

Interim Asset Surveyor, Greater Manchester

Excellent candidate care as per normal for Park Avenue.

Development Manager (Planning), Surrey

Liam is always helpful in relation to the questions I have in relation to the role(s) I am going for. Liam is courteous and responds quickly to emails and phone calls. Liam comes across as the consummate professional and I really cannot fault him!

Planning Enforcement Officer, London

Liam South was proactive in contacting me, remembering I had contacted him previously about a specific candidate. I also appreciated him then contacting me first when the contractor became available again. He is respectful not to chase me when he knows I haven't got a post available, or call up to make 'small talk' or give unsuitable CVs. He is professional, responsive and easy to communicate with, which means I can work with him confidently to navigate the current process challenges my organisation is having, and provide greater job security to my contractor.

Planning Policy Team Leader, Berkshire

Liam has been my Recruitment Consultant for the past year and I have been extremely pleased with the personable approach, attention to the smallest detail and high standard of service. He is very professional, and trustworthy. Liam responds quickly to queries, provides clear feedback and understands the role and person spec very well. I would highly recommend Liam to other Planning Professionals and have (with his agreement), passed his details on to some Contractor colleagues.

Senior Planning Officer, Surrey

Shivani is efficient, friendly and always extremely professional. She has always recommended placements at the correct level for me and she listens to her candidate's needs. I wouldn't hesitate to work with Shivani again, both as a candidate and as a hiring manager.

Strategic Housing Manager, South Yorkshire

Been brilliant working with Shannon, she is always so upbeat and relaxed in her approach - a people person and very efficient too. Really makes the effort to get to know you and build a working relationship. Highly rate her as a recruitment consultant.

Senior Conservation Officer, Wiltshire

Great to work with. Straight forward and trustworthy. Really easy to do business with.

Planning Enforcement Team Leader, Wiltshire

Shannon is always very friendly. She communicates very well in an open and honest manner. Quite a rarity amongst recruitment agencies!

Planning Officer, Devon

Shannon O'Sullivan has been a delight to work with and has been really great in sorting out any issues that have arisen during the contract job. Miss Shannon is one of the best agents I have worked with, especially over the 19 year period I have been a Planning Contractor.

Planning Officer, Devon

I feel that Shannon understands what I am looking for and keeps me informed, is always pleasant and makes me feel that I am not just a faceless person as many other recruiters do. I would highly recommend her.

Principal Planning Officer, Cornwall

Shivani is brilliant and provides a personalised touch when recruiting for roles. She always returns my call and actions any request I have. Shivani is one of the best recruiters in the industry and very well equipped.

Housing Supply Team Leader, London
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Passionate about Public Services

The passion we have for the work we help deliver is driven by our desire to make meaningful, productive changes to local authority teams. We help you deliver the best public services possible.

High EQ = High Quality Service

Demonstrating empathy is rooted in how we act as a business, and impacts every decision we make. By listening intently to you and encouraging feedback, we empathise with the challenging situations that some job searches can produce.

Experience to Trust in

Our experience and extensive market understanding means you can be sure you are working with someone who ‘gets it’ first time, and understands your sector.

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