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  • Interim Fire Safety Surveyor

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an Interim Fire Safety Surveyor role with a longstanding London-based local authority client.

    You will need to provide expert specialist fire safety leadership, management, support, and advice across the department. To ensure fire safety is inspected, managed, and maintained in accordance with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 and any other appropriate Health and Safety legislation.

    You will be responsible for identifying all fire-related risks and issues across the portfolio and design, arrange and oversee the necessary remedial actions and work packages.

    It is essential that you have previous experience as a Fire Safety Surveyor from within a Local Authority or Housing association background, and you must have at least NEBOSH Fire qualification.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with scope for a further 6-month extension.

    Working arrangements will be completely remote working excluding site visits.

    The contract will pay roughly £350-£400 p/d Via umbrella.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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.

  • Interim M&E Manager

    South East - £300 - £350 per day + inside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced M&E Manager to work with one of our Housing Association clients in London.

    The role will be based around managing the Mechanical & Electrical maintenance works for the organisations housing portfolio.

    Duties in the role

    • Deliver and manage all contracts relating to Mechanical & Electrical works (including Fire Alarms, Water Hygiene, Gas & Lifts)
    • Lead contact on all compliance related activities for the organisation
    • Actively participate in and help develop the Fire & Building Safety functions

    What you need

    • Experience of working within a similar capacity in a public sector organisation.
    • Understanding of contract management, and planned/cyclical/major works management
    • HND Level Qualification (minimum), and to be Gas Safe registered (desirable, not essential)

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6 month period, with the view to go permanent. For the initial interim stage, this post will be inside IR35.

    Agile working is available, although it is expected 2-3 days will be needed on site.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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 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

  • Building Surveying Manager

    West Midlands - £450 - £500 per day + inside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Building Surveying Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the West Midlands.

    The role will be based around managing a team of Building Surveyors to deliver planned and reactive maintenance works to the Council's property portfolio.

    Duties in the role

    • Lead and manage the Surveying function, which includes management of a team of Building Surveyors and administrative staff
    • Responsibility for the Teams delivery of planning, preparation, and implementation of works across planned & reactive maintenance and compliance
    • To work with Senior Management in developing & delivering service plans and objectives

    What you need

    • Experience of working within a similar capacity in a public sector organisation.
    • Understanding of the workings of local government; the financial, legal, and political context of public sector management.
    • Ability to lead, motivate and manage staff

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 12 month period and will be inside IR35.

    Agile working is available, although it is expected 2-3 days will be needed on site.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment via mobile (07514 638 325) or LinkedIn (/sophiephillips1)

    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 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

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client based in East Sussex is looking for a Planning Officer on an interim basis to join their DM team and assist the Council on a back log of work.

    They are looking for someone with experience of handling minor and householder planning applications and ideally someone who would be able to join the council and hit the ground running straight away.

    If this role is something you are interested in and would like to discuss this in more depth please do get in touch.

  • S106/CIL Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a busy client based in Surrey who are looking for an experienced S106/CIL Officer to join their team on a 3 month contract.

    The following duties for the successful candidate must include;

    - To have a day to day operational role in the recording, collection, monitoring, and reporting of community infrastructure levy revenue and s106 financial and non-financial obligations on the Exacom monitoring system.

    - To provide advice to customers and support to development management officers on the liability of development to the community infrastructure levy;

    - To produce information on CIL/S106 as required for Councillors, FOI, WBC staff;

    - To provide support to the Service Manager as required to enforce non-payment of the community infrastructure levy and financial section 106 planning obligations, and compliance with nonfinancial section 106 planning obligations;

    Please let me know if you are interested in hearing more about this opportunity.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £34 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on a Senior Planning Officer role with a Local Authority based in the beautiful Oxfordshire area who are looking for an experienced Planner to join the team. It would be an initial 6 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The council are looking for a planner to join the Development Management team and assist with mainly complex minor/small major applications. The role has been created to provide some additional capacity to help reduce workloads.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. The Council is offering remote working with a need for site visits when required, likely fortnightly.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's currently.

    Should you be interested in other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking to bring a Planning Officer on to work primarily on a caseload of householder applications.

    The contract would be for 3 months initial, with a view to keep rolling. Rates for this position would be commensurate with the successful contractor's experience. Flexible hours can be offered.

    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. There is flexibility for remote working but a need for site visits when required.

    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!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £34 - £36 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority client in Somerset, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, although predominately complex minor applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements (up to 30 hours.) This position has the flexibility to be complete remote working with no site visits, if you are the most suitable candidate. The rate is around £35 per hour, depending on previous experience.

    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 predominantly rural so experience with a rural setting is desired but not essential.

    The council are looking for the right Planner to start at the beginning of August, 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!

  • Interim Head of Regeneration

    East Midlands - £550 - £600 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Regeneration Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in London

    The role will be based around providing a comprehensive management of the Regeneration programme for the council. This includes major infrastructure projects, masterplans to enable the regeneration of areas and the
    development of active and prosperous town centres

    Duties in the role

    • Lead and manage the Regeneration function which includes the Project Managers and regeneration officers.
    • To lead and be responsible for the implementation of projects, programme and initiative across the Borough in line with the Council's plans, strategies and priorities.
    • To develop strategy and policy in line with best regeneration practice

    What you need

    • Experience of working within a similar role within a public sector organisation.
    • Understanding of the workings of local government, the current and future issues to be faced and the financial, legal and political context of public sector management.
    • Able to lead and manage a team
    • Proven development and regeneration project management within a public sector organisation.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Building Control Surveyor (Remote Based)

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the South of England. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6-12 month contract.

    Your new company

    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 3 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 £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6-12 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week.

    The role will be completely remote based.

    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 Ben Brown 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.

  • Programme Manager

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire who are looking for an experienced Programme Manager to be responsible for the timetabled delivery of the Councils Local Plan. It is a 6 month initial contract which may be extended further should everything go well.

    Within this role the suitable person will be responsible for Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating corrective action in consultation with the Planning Policy Manager and Team Leaders. Also tracking the implementation of Board decisions and maintaining a Forward Plan over the duration of the programme. Coordinating the preparation of a project and programme plans, risks and issues logs, highlight reports, exception reports and required PMM documentation.

    This role has flexibility for remote working and the rate is dependent on previous experience. The role has been deemed inside IR35. The hiring manager is collecting CV's ASAP with a view to review at the end of the week.

    If you are interested in this position do send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can send a full JD. Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West/Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £28 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My Surrey based Client is currently looking for a Planning Officer to join their Development Management team on an 8 month contract for maternity cover.

    The successful candidate will need to have experience of handling a larger quantity of lower planning applications such as minors, householders and some single dwelling units.

    A great chance to work in a large local authority with a great support network in the team also, if you are interested in speaking to me about this in more depth please get in touch.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £32 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A West Sussex based Client I am working with is currently looking for a Senior Enforcement Officer to join their team on a 6 month contract.

    I am looking for someone who has experience of handling a breach in Planning control as well as dealing with listed buildings and then taking them to formal Enforcement action and drafting Enforcement notices.

    If this role sounds like it may be something of interest please let me know and we can discuss this in more depth.

  • DM Planning Officer

    South East - £33 - £36 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Cambridgeshire based LPA, who are looking for a DM Planner to join the team on an initial 6-month contract, with a view to extend.

    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.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependent on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have at least 2 years working experience in development management. Rates are dependable on your experience. You would also be able to work a compressed week (37 hours into 4 days). All remote working.

    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 and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the UK, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    An opportunity has a risen to join my Clients Planning Enforcement Team, I am currently looking for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to investigate breaches of planning control and undertake the necessary action to ensure compliance with planning legislation.


    As a member of the Planning Enforcement Team you need to be a team player, self-motivated, an organised person and be calm under pressure.

    If you are interested and would like to discuss this in more depth please get in touch.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an interim Estates Surveyor role with a longstanding local authority client in the North West of England.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be responsible for providing wide-ranging property and valuation advice to the Council and to undertake all aspects of land and property general practice work in relation to the management of the property portfolio.

    Key Experience Required:

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates team.
    • Previous experience of Estate Surveying, Landlord and Tenant, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and general estate management duties preferably within Local Authorities.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month period with scope for an extension.

    Working arrangements will be remote working with 1 or 2 days a month required for site visits.

    The contract will pay roughly £34-£40 LTD Per Hour.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £28 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you an interim Building Surveyor with experience in working on Car Park Refurbishments ?

    Do you have experience in Specification writing, Tendering, and Contract Admin ?

    If so I have the job for you !

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South East of England who is looking for a Building surveyor to join their team.

    Please call me on 02037954836 or email me at sophie@park-avenue.co.uk to discuss in more detail.

  • Interim Project Manager (New Build Homes)

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per week + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Project Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in London on their New Homes Programme.

    You will be responsible for providing management, leadership, direction and motivation for multi disciplinary technical and professional new build and regeneration delivery teams.

    The Project Manager will be responsible for managing a team of specialist and technical consultants (internal and external) including Employers Agents and Architects, technical and professional advisers, planning consultants, procurement and community engagement specialists to facilitate high levels of service delivery.

    Duties in the role

    • To lead and manage a programme of new build mixed tenure and mixed use developments from inception to completion with accountability for budgets ranging from £5-£25m.
    • To lead and manage Section 106 purchases from agreement to purchase to completion, valued from £5-25m.
    • Monitor and control expenditure of all delegated capital and revenue budgets for allocated programme of schemes within the New Homes programme and carry out detailed financial scheme appraisals at key milestones within the development programme.

    What you need

    • Evidence of knowledge and expertise of the housing delivery process, including relationship between affordable and market housing.
    • Knowledge of current housing legislation and the impact on new housing and regeneration programmes.
    • A record of achievement in project management's in the development and delivery new build housing or regeneration projects.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Programme Manager (New Build Homes)

    East Midlands - £500 - £600 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Programme Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in London on their New Homes Programme.

    The position will be based around providing strategic programme management and leadership to all New Build stakeholders, including internal and external services, technical and professional advisers and suppliers responsible for the direct delivery of new build and regeneration projects from inception to completion.

    Duties in the role

    • To provide strategic oversight management to multi-disciplinary project teams and the New Homes programme.
    • Be responsible for the programme direction and performance of a highly professional and technical project management service responsible for borough new build and regeneration schemes. These will have significant impacts within the borough and the council Plan targets.
    • To control & focus improved programme management functions across New Homes Programme to provide high quality, programme management and develop support to enable teams to achieve high standards.
    • Lead the empowerment and motivation of the Programme team to make a positive contribution delivering an excellent service and the expeditious identification of new build sites.
    • Ensure other council Divisions and Departments deliver their aspects of the programme at the appropriate times in the borough wide development delivery is met year on year.
    • Initiate, develop and secure approval for funding bids to external bodies to secure funding to support the overall viability of a £500m delivery programme

    What you need

    • Understanding of the scope and content of current legislation and other developments which affect and influence New Build and regeneration projects.
    • Extensive experience of monitoring and programme management of large-scale capital programmes.
    • Detailed understanding of the financial reporting and programme monitoring for a multi-million delivery programme.
    • An understanding of the regulatory bodies and statutory obligations that govern affordable housing delivery and ability to research, interpret and implement regulatory guidance.
    • Either a degree or relevant professional qualification in Programme or Project management (or similar equivalent) or an ability to show that appropriate experience and knowledge has been achieved to undertake the range of duties.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Development Manager

    South West - £550 - £600 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Development Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the South West.

    To secure a specific resource to lead the Strategy the council with regard to a number of key regeneration sites that are currently the subject of Project Acceleration. The role will help to generate early activity on sites and, in turn, build confidence, reduce risk and reintroduce businesses and people to locations that are currently vacant or under-used.

    Duties in the role

    • Identify Meanwhile potential across key site
    • Establish clear working practices to ensure full coordination and optimise connections, in particular with the Councils Events Team
    • Work with regeneration, economic development, planning, housing, legal and other teams to ensure Meanwhile uses are fully coordinated with wider objectives across the council.
    • Prepare justifications for budgets to engage external advisers, as required
    • Actively engage with operators and local businesses to promote the Meanwhile ambitions and test concepts to ensure decisions on scale and investment are robust
    • Work with third party landowners as necessary

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Local Authority experience
    • Ideally 2 + years of regeneration experience within a Local Authority

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Town Deal Officer (Future Highstreets)

    South West - £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Town Deal Consultant to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the South West.

    This post holder will play critical role within the Town Deal Team to ensure the successful delivery of the Town Deal and Future High Streets Fund programme.

    Duties in the role

    • Lead on the provision of strong and effective client leadership and management for the Economic Growth Service's programme of investment.
    • Develop and lead on the delivery of the most complex, contentious or high-profile projects ensuring that they deliver the outputs and outcomes assigned to them on time and within budget.
    • Development of effective and efficient programme management processes and systems to meet all funding, reporting and audit requirements.
    • Ensure strategic relationships with internal and external partners and suppliers are effectively managed.

    What you need

    • Experience of regeneration projects and development programme delivery across a wide range of services and functions.
    • Knowledge of the legislation relating to construction contracts, project management and procurement processes.
    • Strong experience of developing partnership working, building effective relationships and enhancing the reputation of the public sector and/or a private sector development organisation with stakeholders, partners and the local community.
    • Relevant degree (RICS, RIBA, MRTPI) or equivalent professional qualification, project management or experience in a relevant field to a standard necessary to undertake the responsibilities allocated to the role

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in the South East as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £35-£40/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Environmental Protection Manager

    South West - £33 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Protection Officer

    A very busy local authority in the Southwest are looking for an experienced Environmental Protection Officer to join their team on a 6-month contract basis with scope to extend further.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold the relevant qualifications, an acoustics diploma would be desirable but not essential.

    As a successful Environmental Protection Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out planning consultations with reference to the relevant legislation.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1990 and other associated legislation as relevant to the Environmental Protection Section, as determined by the Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.
    • Prepare documents and evidence for court procedures.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as determined by Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.

    Role: Environmental Protection Officer

    • £32 - £38/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 6 months contract with scope to extend.
    • Start date: ASAP.

    If this seems like the right role for you or if you know of someone who may be suitable, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 7954 828

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP.

    If this job is not 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 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.

  • Commercial Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £200 - £201 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Hertfordshire who are looking for a commercial building surveyor to join their team.

    They need someone with experience in the following;

    • Detailed knowledge of building technology and construction including identifying diagnosing defects and repair solutions.
    • Preparing drawings, schedule of works and specifications as the various stages required for the delivering of capital works and planned and reactive repairs on commercial and corporate council buildings
    • Undertaking condition surveys and inspections reporting on findings
    • Managing projects from inception to completion including the preparation of documents for quotation and tendering purposes.
    • Liaising with internal teams to ensure coordination with other capital works programmes.
    • IT literate with good knowledge of Microsoft Office. Knowledge of NBS specifications and use of Autocad would be an advantage

    About the contract;

    • 6 months
    • £200 a day
    • start asap

    If this position is of interest please call me on 02037954836 or email me sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Fire Safety Manager

    East Midlands - £450 - £451 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Public Body in the London who are looking for a Fire Safety Manager to join their team on an interim basis.

    You will Lead on all fire safety matters with our housing stock, responsible for leading on strategic policy and procedures. To include the production and presentation of detailed technical specifications and reports for senior managers.

    You must have the following;

    • Knowledge of current relevant building contracts, building standards, housing legislation and social issues impacting on service design delivery.
    • Be qualified to CFPA Europe Diploma in Fire Prevention or be a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers.
    • Knowledge of building construction and the materials used within the industry.
    • Knowledge of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, PAS 79, Building Safety Bill (BSB), Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and relevant British Standards,
    • Detailed understanding of all regulations, standards, Approved Codes of Practice and health and safety procedures applicable to fire safety.

    About the contract;

    • 6 month +
    • £450 a day
    • Start asap
  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £35 - £37 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Somerset who are looking for an Enforcement Officer to join the team ASAP on an initial 3 month contract, likely to be extended.

    This local authority need someone who can hit the ground running and churn through the less complex enforcement cases. You will be responsible for a personal caseload of alleged breaches of planning control, to include negotiation with applicants, investigations and the preparation of reports and recommendations, working closely with the Senior and Principal Planning Enforcement Officers to ensure that complaints of unauthorised development are dealt with effectively and efficiently.

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and is highly likely to be extended beyond this period, should everything go well. The Council are looking to pay £35-£37 per hour. Remote working is available for this position, you would only need to travel for site visits every few weeks.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call 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/South East of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My Surrey based client is currently looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to join their development management team and pick up a large caseload of work.

    The successful candidate must be able to handle minor and complex minor planning applications, they must also be able to drive and be able to conduct weekly site visits.

    If you are interested in the position please let me know.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £34 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in a lovely part of Somerset who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team to cover a Planning Officer who is off on long term sick. The initial contract is 3 months although there is a potential to be extended should everything go well!

    Your caseload will generally consist of complex minors and some householder applications, therefore, experience with these applications is required. They are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running with processing applications.

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers remote working, although there would be a need to travel for site visits when necessary.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details or send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Kent based client I am currently working with is looking for an experienced Planning Enforcement Officer to join the Council.

    My client is looking for someone who has experience working in Enforcement in a rural local authority and also someone who is available to conduct two site visits a week.

    The successful candidate must be computer literate and available to hit the ground running with little to no assistance.

    Should you be interested in this position please do let me know.

  • Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £38 - £41 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Essex, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 6-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 6 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be £38p/h, though there could be scope for more for an exceptional applicant. The council are well equipped for remote working, however a car will be needed to perform site visits. A compressed working week of 4 days can also be considered.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £37 - £43 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the lovely area of Oxfordshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3-6 month contract, likely to be extended.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running working on major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. This role is completely remote working; however you will have to travel to the area for site visits. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits. This position is full time (37 hours.)

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £25 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Dorset are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Creat Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Warwickshire are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. A minimum of 5 years worth of experience is imperative for this role as there will be no training provided - this is very much a 'hit the ground running' type of position. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Creat Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Interim Estates Manager

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Estates Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in Kent.

    The position will be based around assisting the Corporate Property Manager in delivering all estates functions in connection to the Councils land and property holdings.

    Duties in the role

    • To be responsible for, and provide advice on, estate management matters relating to the Council's land and property holdings to both internal and external customers and stakeholders.
    • To carry out allocated rent reviews and lease renewals to maximise income and obtain best value.
    • Oversee and ensure that all rents, service charges, insurance and other payments are correctly demanded, paid, and collected when due, including enforcement when necessary.
    • Oversee and ensure the relevant systems and documentation are correctly updated for land ownership and tenancies when required.
    • Undertake inspections and ensure landlords' and tenants' compliance with lease obligations.
    • Instruct the lettings of premises to new tenants, including marketing, negotiating, and agreeing heads of terms, preparation of reports and instructing solicitors.
    • To procure and contract manage appropriate external contractors to maximise outcomes from these services.

    What you need

    • Professional member of RICS.
    • Educated to RICS accredited degree level or equivalent in an appropriate discipline.
    • Proven significant commercial property management experience.
    • Detailed knowledge and understanding of Landlord and Tenant matters, including relating legislation.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Berkshire. Hourly rate of £40-45 per hour for a 3 month contract.

    Your new company

    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.

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 3 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches.

    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 3 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week.

    The role will be completely remote based with exception of site visits.

    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 Ben Brown 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.

  • Private Sector Housing Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Sector Housing Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Housing Standards?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in the East Midlands as a Private Sector Housing Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    As a successful Private Sector Housing Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO) under the HHSRS
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.

    Role: Private Sector Housing Officer

    • £35 -£38/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

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

  • DM Planning Officer

    South East - £32 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Hertfordshire based Local Planning Authority are in the market for a Planning Officer, for an initial 3-month contract while the council deals with an influx in applications.

    The council are offering a lucrative contract of £32+ an hour, which will be for a minimum of 3 months. The council is offering full remote working, except site visits which can be conducted on a weekly basis.

    The role will involve working predominantly on Householder and Minor applications.

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is currently looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the Council on a 6 month initial contract and pick up a caseload of work, the majority of this would be working on complex minors and small major planning applications.

    However, being a rural authority and not covering the strategic sites, there would be less of an emphasis on minors that would be handled by senior officers.

    There is quite a mix of application types including change of use, lawful development certificates, prior approvals, agricultural dwellings, as well as listed building consent applications that are associated with the a planning application.

    If this position is of interest please do let me know.

  • Interim Head of Asset Strategy

    South East - £550 - £600 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced property consultant to lead a comprehensive asset review programme for a Council in the South East.

    Duties of Role

    • To deliver this Asset Review Programme
    • Update the Council's Property Asset Strategy to ensure property delivers the Council's ambitions for capital and income generation, service delivery and other objectives.
    • To adapt the Asset Review Programme over time to become a rolling property review programme
    • Assist the Head of Property in using the findings of the Asset Review Programme to prepare for the adoption of a model Corporate Landlord model

    What you need

    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.
    • Local Authority experience
    • Extensive Property expertise
    • Property Asset Review & analysis
    • Property and portfolio strategy creation
    • Stakeholder management
    • Programme management

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Interim Estates Development Consultant

    North East - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Estates Development Consultant to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the North East.

    The position will be based around providing Estates and Development Management advice for a number of the key councils development and regeneration projects.

    Duties in the role

    • Acquisitions
    • Project Management
    • Life cycle costing/facilities/maintenance
    • Town Centre redevelopment and regeneration
    • Business case, options and feasibility work
    • Operational and Strategic Asset Management

    What you need

    • 12 months Local Government experience
    • Understanding of development and regeneration within Local Government
    • Understanding of Asset Management and Corporate Landlord work.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer - DM

    East Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Cambridgeshire based LPA, who are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 3-month basis. The LPA in question are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, to assist the team in clearing through both a backlog of applications and an influx of new applications.

    You will be working on a range of planning applications, up to 200 residential units. Successful applicants must have at least 5 years' worth of experience in planning, and being MRTPI will be looking upon favourably though is not necessary.

    Access to a car would be beneficial, with site visits to be performed fortnightly. The rest of the role will be remote in line with current Government guidelines. The rate for this role will be around £38p/h, however there may be scope for a higher rate for a truly exceptional candidate.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to come and join their busy development management team, preferably with experience of working in a rural local authority.

    The officer is expected to carry a caseload of around 40 cases including schemes of up to 15 dwellings, this role is an immediate requirement.

    If you are interested and would like to discuss this role in more depth please call me.

  • Senior Planning Officer - DM

    South East - £34 - £38 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Hertfordshire based LPA, who are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 6-month basis. The LPA in question are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, to assist the team in clearing through both a backlog of applications and an influx of new applications.

    You will be working on a range of planning applications, including but not limited to; householders, simple minors, complex minors and low level majors. Successful applicants must have at least 5 years' worth of experience in planning, and being MRTPI will be looking upon favourably though is not necessary.

    Access to a car would be beneficial, with site visits to be performed fortnightly. The rest of the role will be remote in line with current Government guidelines. The rate for this role will be around £34p/h, however there may be scope for a higher rate for a truly exceptional candidate.

  • Interim Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour + flexi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you an interim Building Surveyor on the South East Coast looking for a new contract within a local authority?

    Do you have experience delivering major planned and reactive maintenance programmes for domestic properties?

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Property with planned and major/minor maintenance works, external contractors and maintenance repairs to the councils housing stock.
    • To carry out Building projects works from proprietary survey, writing specifications, preparing bills of quantities, design specifications, creating schedules of work, drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with internal and external works on residential properties.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My Surrey based client is looking of an experienced Planning Officer to join the Council on an interim basis.

    Ideally they would need someone with green belt experience and someone who would be happy to work on lower level planning applications.

    Site visits would be expected for this position, if you are interested and would like to know more about this opportunity please call me and we can go into more depth.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35000 - £41000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A client I am currently working with is looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to come and join them and work on mainly lower level planning applications and some smaller scale majors.

    This position is an excellent opportunity which offers you the chance to work on a multitude of things, my client can offer to support you to develop yourself including opportunities to become chartered and we'll give you access to our tailored learning and development programme too.

    If this sounds like an opportunity you are be interested in please let me know as soon as possible and we can go into this role in more depth.

  • Planning Technician

    South East - £18 - £23 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Hertfordshire who are looking to bring on an experienced Planning Technician. This is an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended.

    The Council are looking for the appropriate person to have experience validating planning applications including checking submissions against national and local checklists and relevant guidance. You will be involved with checking accuracy of the drawings submitted and identifying statutory and non-statutory consultees. You will be expected to provide information, guidance and advice as required to Councilors, applicants, developers and their agents, members of the public, local organisations and other Council departments on a wide range of planning matters.

    This is a 3 month rolling contract, should everything go well you are very likely to be extended. The rate is under negotiation at this time and you will be working remotely in line with Government guidelines. The rate for this role is between £18p/h and £23p/h, dependent on experience.

  • Facilities Manager

    West Midlands - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you a Facilities Manager who has a great understanding of procurement and compliance ?

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the West Midlands who are looking for a Facilities Manager to join their team on an interim basis.

    • You will ensure that basic facilities, such as water, heating, utilities are well maintained and value for money.
    • Ensure facilities meet relevant legislation, government regulations, including, environmental, health and security standards.
    • Responsible for overseeing building projects, renovations and refurbishments of corporate buildings.

    About contract;

    • 6 months +
    • start ASAP
    • £30-£33 an hour

    If this position is of interest to you please call Sophie on 02037954836 or email me an up to date CV at sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £34 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A client I am currently working with is seeking an experienced Planning Officer to come into the Council and pick up a small case load of their own as well as an existing back log of work.

    This position would be handling householder and minor planning applications and the client is keen to get someone in as soon as possible.

    If this is something of interest please let me know as I am looking to set up interviews from Wednesday the 26th of May.

  • Principal DM Planner - part time

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority based in East Anglia, who are looking to take on Principal Officer on a consultancy basis for an initial 3-month contract, though this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. The view would be to join the authority and work on a range of major applications. The council are happy with a consultant working between 20 and 25 hours a week.

    This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside.
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line 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 Committees.
    • 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 rate for this role has been set between £45 and £50p/h, though there may be scope for more for an exceptional candidate. The council are very well set up for home working and will continue to do so once Covid restrictions are lifted.

  • Interim Head of Operational Property

    South East - £550 - £600 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Head of Operational Property to work with one of our Local Authority clients in London.

    Duties in the role

    • To lead and manage the Operational Property team (OP team), optimising the Council's c.500 operational property assets to meet corporate objectives and support Council services.
    • Act as the Council's official Corporate Landlord. Lead on, and implement, the Corporate Landlord Policy and approach, ensuring commercial efficacy and manage and monitor statutory compliance across the operational estate.
    • Create and implement the Operational Asset Strategy to ensure the operational estate is financially viable, resilient, fit for purpose and able to deliver excellent services by determining where and how the operational property budget is spent.
    • Manage the various operational asset portfolios ensuring compliance with legal agreements and minimising exposure to risk.
    • To provide day-to-day leadership of the property element of the Build the Change operational efficiency programme.

    What you need

    • Extensive asset/estate management knowledge and proven competency at a senior level in commercial/public sector surveying including all issues associated with land ownership (e.g. trespass, rights of ways, incursions, restrictive covenants etc), occupational landlord & tenant matters, health & safety compliance, valuation, planning.
    • Substantial local government and/or private sector experience across a diverse operational/occupational portfolio, working with a variety of client groups and able to demonstrate an understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing local government in relation to asset management.
    • Must have a proven commitment to excellent customer focused public services.
    • Knowledge and understanding of CIPFA best practice and guidance in relation to the Corporate Landlord approach.
    • Experience managing staff as well as external providers of professional services within an asset management/estate management team.
    • Proven track record delivering complex projects on time and within budget, responding positively to changing/competing demands.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is currently looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to join the Council on a part time basis for a 5 month contract.

    I am looking for someone who can take on a case load investigating allegations of breaches of planning control and checking compliance on new development, managing cases from initial complaint through to formal action.

    The successful candidate must also have experience of drafting enforcement notices.

    Should you be interested please let me know immediately.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Lancashire are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Creat Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently looking for a temporary Housing Options Officer to work for a very busy local authority within Warwickshire. This position is for a 3-month period initially and providing the successful candidate is getting on well, will be extended.

    The role:

    • To prevent homelessness by providing housing information, advice and assistance to customers across all housing tenures.
    • To develop links with partners in order to identify suitable accommodation for customers approaching the Housing Options Team.
    • To increase housing options for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless


    Key Responsibilities:

    • To interview, learn the housing need and provide tailored advice to all people that approach the Council for guidance on their housing situation.
    • To correctly process all applications from people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and offer advice and assistance in accordance with legislation and Council policy.
    • To take all necessary steps to prevent homelessness occurring where possible, including carrying out home visits to landlords, families, mediation and conciliation wherever possible.
    • To pursue enquiries as required by the Housing Acts to establish homelessness, priority need and local connections, in order to make decisions concerning the Council's duty towards individual households.
    • To take appropriate action when dealing with complaints from customers in relation to unlawful eviction and harassment and liaise/take advice from the Council's Legal Department.


    Applicant Requirements:

    * Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
    * Compliance: Current DBS check.
    * Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
    * Hours: 37 hours p/w.

    Please note that this role requires you to be in the office 5 days a week, so please take this into consideration when applying.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £295 - £325 per day

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    One of my key local authority clients in the North West is looking for an Interim Estates Surveyor to come and join the estate's investment team on an initial 3-month contract with a scope for further extension.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates investment team and being responsible for the council's investment and operational property portfolio undertaking all general practice matters and estate management responsibilities daily.

    Duties in the role

    • You will be working alongside both the investment and operational portfolios, completing weekly valuations, rent reviews, lease renewals, easements, and general estate management duties.
    • You will play a key role in the estate's team by optimising the income generated from the Council's Investment assets and providing reliable professional advice on a range of other valuation and estate management issues.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline and ideally be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-month period with a scope for an extension.

    The contract will pay roughly £295-£325 via Umbrella Per Day inside IR35.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £300 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the East Midlands is looking for a competent Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Property team on an initial 3-6 month contract inside IR35 with scope for further extension.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates team and being responsible for the council's property portfolio undertaking all general practice matters and estate management responsibilities daily.

    Duties in the role

    • You will be working alongside the estate's team, managing the Council's commercial property portfolio. On a day-to-day basis, you will be completing basic valuations, rent reviews, service charge management, new lettings, lease renewals, easements, and general estate management duties.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline and ideally be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6 month period with scope for an extension.

    The contract will pay roughly £300-£330 via Umbrella Per Day inside IR35.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    West Midlands - £28 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you looking for a new and exciting Building Surveyor opportunity with remote working ?

    A Housing Association in the Worcester/Warwickshire area require a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    In short, you will be looking after the Housing Associations Housing Stock, ensuring each property is up to standards.

    Ideally, they will be looking for someone with previous experience working in the Public Sector carrying out maintenance and repair inspections

    If this position is of interest to you please call Sophie on 02037954836 or email me an up to date CV at sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £34 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 6 months, with the view to be extended should everything go well.

    The role will be churning through predominately householder and minor applications. The suitable candidate will be able to it the ground running in this position.

    The rate of pay is between £30-£34 per hour. The manager has stated they are happy for the appropriate person to work remotely and only go down for site visits when necessary. They are also happy to consider compressed working hours.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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 East/West of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Commercial Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the South East is looking for a competent Interim Commercial Estates Surveyor to join their Property team on an initial 3-month contract outside IR35 with a scope for further extension.

    The Job

    As an Interim Commercial Estates Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates team and being responsible for the council's commercial property portfolio undertaking all general practice matters and estate management responsibilities daily.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with the commercial property asset portfolio.
    • Various estate management duties including rent reviews, lease renewals, and landlord and tenant matters.
    • Provide valuation advice for the council on their portfolio.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline and ideally be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with scope for an extension.

    The contract will pay roughly £300-£330 Umbrella Per Day outside IR35.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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

  • Building Surveying Team Leader

    West Midlands - £45000 - £48000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Want to work in a management position, but would rather not have to return to an office?

    A Local Authority in the West Midlands require a Manager for their Building Surveying Team. And yes, if the results are there, you can work from home.

    In short, you will manage the team who are responsible for the planned, reactive & minor works for the Council owned property portfolio.

    As you will be managing budgets & people, ideally you would have previous experience in both. Relevant membership (MRICS or MCIOB) would also be a bonus.

    I am looking to speak to people from all sectors, however this role would best suit someone with previous public sector experience, particularly Local Government.

    If you like the sound of it, give me a call on 07514 638 325 or drop me a message on LinkedIn - www.linkedin.com/in/sophiephillips1

  • Policy Planner

    South West - £30 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Somerset who are looking to bring an experienced Policy Planner onto the forward planning team for an initial 7 month contract, likely to be extended should everything go well.

    The role will include assisting the 5 year policy review and ongoing implementation of the Local Plan, researching and advising on policy, reviewing and updating the Local Plan evidence base, undertaking surveys and consultations, monitoring, collating, and analysing data and working with local communities. Experience with Strategic Housing/Employment Land Availability Assessment/Affordable Housing Need Assessment and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) is needed.

    The position is remote due to the offices being closed at present, however there would be a need to travel to the area occasionally. There is potential for this position to go outside IR35 and the rate will depend on previous experience. The manager is collecting CV's with a view to start shortly!

    If you are interested in this position or other roles within the South West of England, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk or call 02037954828, I would be more than happy to have a chat and send you more details on this post.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer - Planning

    South East - £37 - £42 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in East Anglia, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior 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 between £37p/h and £42p/h, though there could be scope for more for an exceptional enforcement officer. The council are well equipped for remote working, however a car will be needed to perform site visits.

  • Environmental Protection Officer

    South West - £34 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Protection Officer

    A very busy local authority in Somerset is looking for an experienced Environmental Protection Officer to join their team on a 3-month contract basis with scope to extend further.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold the relevant qualifications, an acoustics diploma would be desirable but not essential.

    As a successful Environmental Protection Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out planning consultations with reference to the relevant legislation.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1990 and other associated legislation as relevant to the Environmental Protection Section, as determined by the Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.
    • Prepare documents and evidence for court procedures.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as determined by Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.

    Role: Environmental Protection Officer

    • £34 - £40/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3 months contract with scope to extend.
    • Start date: ASAP.

    If this seems like the right role for you or if you know of someone who may be suitable, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 976 1514.

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP.

    If this job is not 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 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

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to assist with the sign off of some cases and handling their own caseload.

    The planning applications you will be dealing with are mainly complex minors and lower level majors.

    Ideally this candidate would be able to start immediately.

  • Building Surveyor

    South West - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team working on their Residential Properties.

    About the role;

    • To identify priorities using stock condition information and programme works accordingly
    • To ensure proper risk assessments are carried out, managed and maintained in all areas of work
    • To manage the complete contract process including; surveying property/works, consultation, preparing specifications, issuing works orders, preparing tenders, supervising contractors and working in partnership; ensuring that all health and safety procedures in connection with projects being managed are adhered to at all times and projects undertaken are delivered on time, within budget and with a high level of customer satisfaction.

    You Must;

    • Be qualified to HNC standard or equivalent in building related studies OR have extensive experience and a proven track record in building related work with an understanding of contract administration processes and systems
    • Detailed knowledge of legislation and current practice relating to the repair, maintenance and development of buildings and land.
    • IT Literate
    • Ability to undertake work of a variety of advanced tasks confined to one function or area of activity, which requires detailed knowledge and skills in the discipline

    About the Contract;

    • £22-£25 an hour
    • Start ASAP
    • 6 month + contract

    What to do now

    If this position is of interest to you please call Sophie on 02037954836 or email sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £280 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in the North West is looking for a competent Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Property team on an initial 3-month contract with scope for further extension.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates team and being responsible for the council's property portfolio undertaking all general practice matters and estate management responsibilities daily.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with the commercial asset portfolio.
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licenses, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership.
    • Provide valuation advice for the council on their portfolio.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline and ideally be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with scope for an extension.

    Homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £280-£320 Umbrella Per Day. 

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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

  • Project Manager - Fire Sprinklers

    South East - £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    The Client

    I am currently working with a Public Sector organisation in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Project Manager to join them on an initial 3 month basis to oversee the installation of Fire Srinkler systems within high rise residentual buildings

    The Role

    You will be responsible for;

    • Mobilising and setting up a single contractor, including all site arrangements and facilities, agreeing programs and KPIs, dispute resolution, chairing regular meetings.
    • The day to day management of contractors and works to ensure the timely installation of retro fitted sprinklers and other fire related works to seven high rise housing blocks within Stevenage, report and update council management and stake holders, work across all departments to ensure a joint approach.
    • Monitoring and controlling works to ensure delivery of seven sprinkler systems and fire safety works within a set budget and time frame.
    • Ensuring accurate record keeping and quality controls are maintained to a very high standard, in readiness for future building safety case files.
    • Engaging with tenants and stake holder groups attending all meetings and appointments, including out of hours, resolve complaints and implement outcomes to ensure high levels of customer satisfaction are maintained.

    The Candidate

    You will need to have;

    • HNC/HND/NVS Level 3 in construction or equivalent
    • Experience in managing people
    • Experience in mobilising and managing contracts with budgets circa £2.5 million
    • Experience in managing projects of a complex nature from inception to completion
    • A strong working knowledge of building safety regulations

    If your experience matches the criteria of the clients requirements and you would like to know more. Please do get in contact.

  • Planning Officer - DM

    South East - £29 - £32 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Development Management Planning Officer to aide the council during a busy time of year. The contract has potential to run for up to 12-months, with scope for an extension beyond this.

    It is essential you have a minimum of 3 years' worth of experience working with up to 10 dwellings per application, as well as working on commercial and industrial sites. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role, which the council are looking to be performed weekly. There may be scope for fortnightly site visits to be negotiated.

    The council are looking to pay between £29p/h and £32p/h for this position, though there could be scope for more dependent on your experience. The council are looking for someone to join as soon as possible, so please do apply below!

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is currently looking for a Planner to come in and handle non-major, non-householder planning applications - so everything from replacement dwellings schemes for up to 9 dwellings, to commercial developments, Class Q, O, and C applications, listed building consents and agricultural schemes.

    Based principally within a team which handles the west area, an area which includes a number of historic market towns and a large area of Green Belt.

    Experience in those contexts and with similar applications will be desirable.

  • Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy client of mine based within London is currently seeking 2x Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer's to hit the ground running within their extremely busy team. The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.

    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.

    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

    If this is something that might be of interest to you or you know someone who might be, please do give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Dorset are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority of mine based in the South East of England is currently on the lookout for the next Housing Options Officer to join their team.

    With a comprehensive understanding and awareness of housing issues and government policies relating to homelessness, you will have a sound working knowledge of the HRA 2017, Housing Act 1996 Part VII and Localism Act 2011. You will have proven ability to manage difficult situations whilst remaining calm, friendly and professional along with experience of working with individuals who are under stress and emotional because they could be living in unsatisfactory housing conditions.

    You will be a key player within the housing options team, with responsibility for housing options cases from initial advice/triage through to sustainable housing options including the assessment of homeless applications and providing the relevant support and advice as determined within the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

    If you are enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated and are looking to take the next step in your career I would love to talk to you.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Senior Policy Officer

    South East - £30 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client who is based just outside of London, is seeking a Senior Policy Officer for an 8 to 12 week contract who would be able to start immediately.

    They're looking for someone with experience in housing assessments, delivery and local plan preparation and who would be available to conduct the occasional site visits.

    If you would like to discuss this in more depth please either call me on 020 3976 1518 or email me on connor.stringer@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Estates Surveyor to work with one of our Local Authority clients in Hampshire.

    The position will be working within the councils Investment Team, who manage a substantial and interesting commercial property portfolio including office, industrial, retail and leisure assets.

    Duties in the role

    • Carrying out day to day investment portfolio duties arising from the commercial assets (directly let properties - predominately small business units and some small retail units, plus also some ground leased assets) including; Rent reviews, negotiating new lettings, lease renewals and generally dealing with all landlord and tenant matters arising including processing applications for landlord's consent, surrenders and dilapidations. Debt monitoring and income management are also an ongoing focus at present.
    • Estate management of multi-let properties including managing service charges and budgeting
    • Undertaking valuations

    What you need

    • The candidate to this role will need to be an RICS qualified General Practice Surveyor
    • At least 2 years post qualification experience in a commercial property environment with a good working knowledge and understanding of commercial leases
    • Able to provide professional advice on estate management matters and the ability to manage a commercial portfolio caseload with minimal supervision
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills dealing with customers, colleagues and stakeholders
    • At present the role would be predominantly working from home with regular team interactions via Microsoft Teams / Skype / phone, although occasional working from the office may be necessary. Site visits / meetings will arise due to the portfolio managed.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Planning Associate

    East Midlands - £40000 - £50000 per annum + DOE

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working exclusively with an excellent private consultancy based in London who are looking for an experienced Planning Associate to join the team. Due to ongoing growth and ambition, the Consultancy requires a Planning Associate (full time and permanently) to join the busy town planning team in its London office to assist both day-to-day planning issues arising from architectural projects and to build a town planning client base and business.

    Main duties of the role will include-

    • Project management of planning applications, including liaison with all members of the consultant team, local planning authority, third parties and other stakeholders in the planning process.
    • Preparation of a varied range of planning applications including outline, full and reserved matters applications, prior notifications, certificate of lawful use and discharge of planning conditions, including writing supporting documents such as planning statements and statements of community involvement etc.
    • Submission of representations to local planning authorities in relation to emerging planning policy documents.
    • Attending and speaking at public meetings on behalf of the client, such as parish council meetings, local authority committee meetings and public consultation events (public meetings are often held outside of normal working hours, in the evening and, the successful applicant will be expected to attend such meetings where reasonable).

    You will have the opportunity to work in a brand new office! Office presence would be ideal but a level of remote working is also offered.

    The successful candidate will possess a degree in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, at least five years post qualification experience either in the private sector or local government (preferably within development - management) and a valid UK driving licence.

    If you are interested in this position and would like more details on the job role and the consultancy, do not hesitate to contact me Amy on 02037954828. The director is looking to take in CV's ASAP.

  • Commercial Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you a Commercial Building Surveyor in the Home Counties looking for an interim position within a Local Authority ?

    I am currently working with a number of local authorities who are looking for Interim Building Surveyor's to join their team working on their public buildings and commercial properties.

    You need experience in the following;

    • Relative maintenance, planned / preventive maintenance, tendering of project works, management, and delivery of project works.
    • You will assist the Property Services Team in all aspects of delivery of the council's planned investment and capital programmes for corporate and commercial buildings.
    • Designing and managing projects effectively and controlling budget.

    What to do now

    If this position is of interest to you please call Sophie on 02037954836 or email sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

    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.

  • Planning Consultant

    South West - £25000 - £30000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working exclusively with an excellent private consultancy based in Somerset who are looking for a Planning Consultant to join the team on a full time, permanent basis. The planning team currently comprises 4 No. MRTPI members of staff, including Planning Directors and Associate.

    Main duties of the role will include-

    • Preparation of a varied range of planning applications including outline, full and reserved matters applications, prior notifications, certificate of lawful use and discharge of planning conditions, including writing supporting documents such as planning statements and statements of community involvement etc.
    • Submission of representations to local planning authorities in relation to emerging planning policy documents.
    • Attending and speaking at public meetings on behalf of the client, such as parish council meetings, local authority committee meetings and public consultation events (public meetings are often held outside of normal working hours, in the evening and, the successful applicant will be expected to attend such meetings where reasonable).

    Ideally the suitable candidate will live locally. The directors are happy to accommodate a level of home working although they would like at least 3 days in the office.

    The successful candidate will possess a degree in town planning with eligibility for membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute, at least two years post qualification experience either in the private sector or local government (preferably within development - management) and a valid UK driving licence.

    If you are interested in this position and would like more details on the job role and the consultancy, do not hesitate to contact me Amy on 02037954828. The director is looking to take in CV's ASAP!

  • Interim Commercial Asset Manager

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my long-standing local authority clients in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Commercial Asset Manager to join the team on an interim basis.

    You will be working with the Head of Estates and the rest of the estate's team on the council's capital asset strategy. Primarily you will be focusing on the Acquisitions and Disposals of council-owned land and property and conducting Development and Regeneration schemes, as well as the strategic asset management of the council's portfolio.

    Key Experience Required:

    • A clear understanding of Commercial Asset Management and have previous experience in Acquisitions and Disposals and Development and Regeneration projects.
    • MRICS qualified
    • Degree level, or equivalent, within the property-related discipline
    • Local Government experience is desirable

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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

  • Fire Safety Manager

    South East - £400 - £450 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London based Local Authority who are looking for a Fire Safety Manager to join them on an interim basis with the potential to become permanent

    You will be required to

    • Lead on all fire safety matters with our housing stock
    • Ensure compliance with Council and statutory responsibilities on repair legislation and contract management
    • Manage Fire Safety Surveyors to ensure optimum efficiencies and prepare project plans for undertaking FRAs and fire safety inspections

    You will need to be

    • Be qualified to CFPA Europe Diploma in Fire Prevention or be a member of the Institution of Fire Engineers
    • Have a strong knowledge of Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, PAS 79, Building Safety Bill (BSB), Fire Safety Bill (FSB) and relevant British Standards
    • Experienced of carrying out complex pre, intermediate and post site surveys/inspections relating to the construction, maintenance, repair, service and installation of the fire safety devices, fire escape design, fire protection and equipment applicable to both domestic and commercial buildings
    • Lead on all fire safety matters with our housing stock, responsible for leading on strategic policy and procedures. To include the production and presentation of detailed technical specifications and reports for senior managers.

    If your qualifications and experience match that of the client's requirement's, please send an update CV and I will get back to you as soon as possible to discuss further

  • Interim Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour + flexi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Property with planned and major/minor maintenance works, external contractors and maintenance repairs to the councils housing stock.
    • To carry out Building projects works from proprietary survey, writing specifications, preparing bills of quantities, design specifications, creating schedules of work, drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with internal and external works on residential properties.

    What you'll need;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

    Contract;

    • 3 month contract+
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available..
    • £25 - £30 an hour
    • 2- 3 weeks time

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Fire Safety Surveyor

    South East - £350 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London based Local Authority who are looking for a Fire Safety Surveyor to join them on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to extend.

    The role

    • To carry out fire risk assessments and FRA reviews in line with the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) 2005.
    • Responsible for the survey and design of individual fireworks, schemes or work stream delivery packages and undertake contract administration of borough and area wide contracts as required.
    • Responsible for audit and risk review of term contractor's performance in relation to fire related works, including pre- and post-inspections.
    • Manage contractors and consultants to ensure fire safety standards are fully met.
    • Provide professional technical support and expertise to investment and repairs teams as well as other housing staff in all matters relating to fire safety.
    • Contribute to the monitoring of existing and the development of new processes and procedures to facilitate the management control of fire risks.
    • Evaluation of alternative fire related designs and specifications and lead on design standardisation.
    • Provide professional support to the four storey and below FRA programme, including regular audit and review.
    • Lead and deliver expert training to housing staff, contractors and consultants on fire safety and the FRA process.
    • Lead on and devise Article 11 documentation to all residential blocks, including regular reviews.
    • Responsible for liaising with external professional bodies including Building Control and the Fire Service.
    • Contribute to strategic fire safety policy and procedures and ensure the Council's fire safety strategy is implemented and maintained.

    The candidate

    • Qualified to RICS (Building Surveying), RIBA or NEBOSH General and Fire Safety and Risk Management Certificates.
    • Knowledge of current housing legislation and social issues impacting on service design delivery.
    • Knowledge of preparing comprehensive fire related works specifications and work designs to a high standard.
    • Extensive knowledge of the Regulatory Reform Order (Fire Safety) Order 2005.
    • Experience of carrying out fire risk assessments to complex residential properties.
    • Experience of liaising with residents, consultants, Quantity Surveyors, and internal department staff.

    If you qualifications and experience match that of the job description and would like to know more, please send your updated CV to Paul Harker at Park Avenue Recruitment.

  • Interim Building Surveyor

    South East - £23 - £25 per hour + flexi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Property with planned and major/minor maintenance works, external contractors and maintenance repairs to the councils housing stock.
    • To carry out Building projects works from proprietary survey, writing specifications, preparing bills of quantities, design specifications, creating schedules of work, drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with internal and external works on residential properties.

    What you'll need;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

    Contract;

    • 3 month contract+
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available..
    • £23- £25 per hour
    • Start 2- 3 weeks time

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Safety Manager

    South East - £300 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Building Safety Manager to join them on an initial 6-month contract with the potential to extend of become a permanent member of staff.

    About the Role:

    The key responsibilities of the Compliance and Building Safety Manager role include developing and maintaining our tenant and occupier focused service delivery of Asset Management functions, ensuring both the highest quality and compliance with legislation, policy, and best practice.

    Ensuring statutory compliance is managed and monitored effectively, taking a solution focused approach, removing risk where possible and identifying and implementing mitigation where complete removal is not possible.

    Promoting compliance and building safety requirements and identifying training needs throughout the service areas. Working closely with other teams to ensure all required information is captured.

    About You:

    The successful candidate for the Compliance and Building Safety Manager role will have extensive experience of successfully managing a compliance and/or building safety team, being responsible for managing risk.

    Housing sector knowledge in relation to building and construction matters including compliance and relevant legislation.

    The ability to understand and analyse various reports to provide accurate and relevant advice to a range of people, including the Asset Manager, external legislative bodies and relevant boards and committees.

    What we are looking for is a qualified and experienced professional, well versed in current best practice, who can find innovative answers to a range of issues and have a strong track record of delivery.

  • Senior Planning Officer - DM

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Cambridgeshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced planner to come in and aide the team during a very business time of year. The LPA are looking for someone with experience working with a varied caseload, ranging from complex minor applications, all the way up to major applications. The contract would be for an initial 3-month period, though is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    Your main purpose within this role would be assisting the Planning Team Leader to lead on, co-ordinate and deliver a planning service which puts development plans and documents into action, complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy and applies a professional and entrepreneurial approach to service delivery.

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

    • Support the Planning Team Leader in the delivery of a planning service, through the provision of professional advice, guidance, interpretation and evaluation on all aspects of the work area to customers and colleagues to meet statutory and service requirements, so that it meets statutory targets and legislation and seeks to deliver quality outcomes.
    • Lead on the consideration and negotiation of complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the development plan.
    • Keep up to date with good practice and changes to legislation to inform the consideration of planning matters.
    • Provide professional expertise in Planning Appeal and Planning Enforcement and prosecution issues as a specialist expert planning witness in liaison with the Job Description for Senior Planning Officer planning and enforcement teams, including provision of written evidence and appearance at hearings and Planning (public) Inquiries and Court to support that evidence orally where necessary.
    • Implement a professional and entrepreneurial approach to the management of the team to optimise fee income and make the most efficient use of resources.
    • Ensure planning decisions are transparent, consistent and robust through clear communication of national and local policy and seek to reduce the amount of appeals through a proactive development management approach.
    • Support the Development Management team to ensure the ICT for the team is maintained at an appropriate level and is informed through new developments in e-planning delivery which facilitates the delivery of the Council's corporate vision, strategic objectives and agreed priorities as well as statutory requirements.

    It is essential you have a minimum of 5 years' worth of experience working with a varied caseload of residential applications, as well as working on commercial and industrial sites. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.


    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. The council are operating a remote working arrangement, following current government guidelines.

  • Interim Estates Development Consultant

    North East - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Estates Development Consultant to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the North East.

    The position will be based around providing Estates and Development Management advice for a number of the key councils development and regeneration projects.

    Duties in the role

    • Acquisitions
    • Project Management
    • Life cycle costing/facilities/maintenance
    • Town Centre redevelopment and regeneration
    • Business case, options and feasibility work
    • Operational and Strategic Asset Management

    What you need

    • 12 months Local Government experience
    • Understanding of development and regeneration within Local Government
    • Understanding of Asset Management and Corporate Landlord work.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The role will be completely remote based with visits to the office when the work requires it.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in a lovely part of Devon who are looking to welcome a Senior Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work.

    The contract will initially run for an initial 3 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of complex minors and some householder applications, therefore, experience with these applications is required. They are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running with processing applications.

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers remote working, although there would be a need to travel for site visits when necessary.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details or send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £34 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working closely with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months but could be extended further.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover householder and minor applications.

    This job role also has the flexibility of remote working. If you are available for site visits, that is great, but the council will also consider candidates working fully remotely.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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 should you be looking for other positions in these area's please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently on a part time opportunity with a Local Authority based in the Gloucestershire, who are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to join the team. It would be an initial 6 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The council are looking for a planner to join the Development Management team and assist with mainly householder and minor applications. The role has been created to provide some additional capacity to help reduce workloads but also to help manage staff turn over as current staff retire. In addition, the majors and commercial team may also need assistance so a range of experience is desirable.

    The rate is up to £35 per hour. The Council is offering remote working with a need for site visits. They ideally are looking for the suitable Planner to work around 22 hours.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's currently.

    Should you be interested in other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their Repairs and Maintenance team.

    About the role;

    • You will provide technical support both in the office within the residential services team and on-site, delivering repair inspections.
    • You will ensure repairs, voids, and planned maintenance work is delivered within budget.
    • You will be working on residential properties carrying out mostly post inspections.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month + (rolling)
    • £18-£20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their Repairs and Maintenance team.

    About the role;

    • You will provide technical support both in the office within the residential services team and on-site, delivering repair inspections.
    • You will ensure repairs, voids, and planned maintenance work is delivered within budget.
    • You will be working on residential properties carrying out mostly post inspections.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month + (rolling)
    • £18-£20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Valuations Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30000 - £35000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently looking for a Valuation Surveyor to join a consultancy in the North West of England.

    They are looking for someone to join their expanding team, to conduct commercial property valuations, and general practice matters, on their behalf.

    The client;

    • You will be joining a new team within an established consultancy
    • Offering flexible homeworking
    • Award-winning Consultancy in the North West

    Key Experience Required:

    • Ability to provide previous experience conducting property valuations
    • MRICS qualified with up to 3 years PQE
    • Degree level, or equivalent, within the property-related discipline

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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.

  • Valuations Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30000 - £35000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently looking for a Valuation Surveyor to join a consultancy in the North West of England.

    They are looking for someone to join their expanding team, to conduct commercial property valuations, and general practice matters, on their behalf.

    The client;

    • You will be joining a new team within an established consultancy
    • Offering flexible homeworking
    • Award-winning Consultancy in the North West

    Key Experience Required:

    • Ability to provide previous experience conducting property valuations
    • MRICS qualified with up to 3 years PQE
    • Degree level, or equivalent, within the property-related discipline

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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.

  • Interim Senior Asset Manager

    South East - £45 - £55 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Senior Asset Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the South East.

    The position will be based around providing Strategic Property and operational landlord and tenant services on the councils investment property portfolio.

    Duties in the role

    • Lettings
    • Rent reviews and lease renewals
    • Management of service charge accounts on properties within the portfolio including preparation and reconciliation of service charge budgets.
    • Support investment acquisitions and disposals
    • Providing specialist property advice and input to Council projects.

    What you need

    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.
    • 5 years PQE
    • Local Authority experience

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Kent are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Suffolk are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Surrey who is looking for an Interim Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;.

    • Have a good understanding of JCT contracts, primarily work on surveys, specification writing, tendering and contract administration.
    • Responsible for maintaining, improvement and conversion of councils' building assets.
    • Have responsibility for health & safety/compliance for the programme including construction design management, risk management and compliance.
    • Ideally have previous experience in Car Park refurbishment

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Start ASAP - Flexi working
    • £30-35 an hour
    • Professional qualification - HNC or above

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Hertfordshire as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £35-£40/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Senior Housing Standards and Empty Homes Officer

    South East - £30 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Housing Standards and Empty Homes Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Surrey.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    As a successful Senior Housing Standards and Empty Homes Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO) under the HHSRS
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.
    • Investigate complaints and referrals about empty properties
    • Caravan site licensing

    Role: Senior Housing Standards and Empty Homes Officer.

    • £30 -£32/hour
    • 30 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    It is essential that you have a degree or equivalent in Environmental Health to be considered for this role.

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £36 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This position will last for an initial 6 months but is likely to extend 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.

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

    • Subject to the Principal Planning Control Officer's direction, and in their absence to initiate, the allocation and prioritisation of investigating and monitoring activity in respect of planning enforcement, including the day to day management of the Site Investigation Officers.
    • To process planning applications and related procedures generated by enforcement or investigative action.
    • 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, and to prepare related reports for the Head of Planning Control.

    The council are looking to recruit and interview ASAP but may be able to wait for the right candidate.

  • Planning Officer - DM

    South East - £30 - £33 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Development Management Planning Officer to aide the council during a busy time of year. The contract would initially run for 3-months, though this has scope to be extended due to the scale of work to be undertaken.

    Your main responsibilities within this role are as follows:

    • Process and make recommendations on an individual caseload of planning and other applications; to ensure that decisions made and advice given accord with the Councils policies, Government advice and good planning practice.
    • To provide and offer advice and guidance to prospective applicants, consultants and members of the public prior to submission of applications and on general planning matters.
    • To prepare and provide written evidence and act as expert witness on the Council's behalf at public inquiries and hearings.
    • To advise/liaise with elected Members in relation to planning and enforcement matters in the area.
    • To attend and present applications to Development Committee and undertake Committee site visits.
    • To deal with all customers of the planning service in a positive and constructive manner
    • To attend meetings and site visits convened by other parties and organisations as necessary to advise on the planning matters, particularly through the giving of information and advice, some of which may be outside normal working hours.
    • To liaise and coordinate with other departments of the Council particularly Environmental Health and other sections within the Planning Service such as Conservation, Design and Landscape and Building Control (and outside authorities/agencies such as Highway Authority and Environment Agency).
    • To maintain an up to date knowledge of technical and administrative requirements arising from new legislation and of any development in the general field of planning practice.


    It is essential you have a minimum of 3 years' worth of experience working with up to 10 dwellings per application, as well as working on commercial and industrial sites. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.


    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role, which the council are looking to be performed weekly. There may be scope for fortnightly site visits to be negotiated.


    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, with an exceptional rate available for an exceptional contractor!

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Dorset are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in West Sussex are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Valuations Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30000 - £35000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently looking for a Valuation Surveyor to join a consultancy in the North East of England.

    They are looking for someone to join their expanding team, to conduct commercial property valuations, and general practice matters, on their behalf.

    The client;

    • You will be joining a new team within an established consultancy
    • Offering flexible homeworking
    • Award-winning Consultancy in the North East

    Key Experience Required:

    • Ability to provide previous experience conducting property valuations
    • MRICS qualified with up to 3 years PQE
    • Degree level, or equivalent, within the property-related discipline

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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

    South East - £37 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently on a part time opportunity with a Local Authority based in the Surrey, who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to join the team. It would be an initial 3 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The Council need a Principal Planner to join the Development Management team to deal with small major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The Council is offering complete remote working with a need for site visits. They ideally are looking for the suitable Planner to work 20-25 hours.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's currently.

    Should you be interested in other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months, although there is potential for an extension.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover a range of householders and minor applications. The region is predominantly rural, therefore experience in this area would preferred.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £40000 - £50000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with a Dynamic Chartered Surveyors Consultancy who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team on a perm basis.

    They are forward thinking and have a fresh outlook on the role organisations should be run. No timesheets! No individual fee targets!

    They want their staff to be happy, be rewarded, and want to grow within a small team.

    This is a great opportunity to join a team and really work your way up the ladder.

    They're looking for someone who has experience in the following;

    - Major works specifications across all sectors
    - Contract administration
    - Planned preventative maintenance reports
    - Insurance reinstatement valuations
    - Party walls
    - Dilapidation's
    - Residential building surveys
    - CDM / Principal Designer
    - CIF Funding

    It is also company policy that any business that staff bring into Project results in an immediate bonus paid to the value of 10% of the total fee, without run-off, without exception, from assistant surveyor to senior surveyor!!

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Tree Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Our client is looking for a Tree Preservation Officer to join their team.

    In this post you will play a pivotal role supporting the Senior Landscape and Tree Officer within the council's Planning Service by providing specialist Tree advice as well as promoting the retention and preservation of existing Tree's and the planting of new Tree's on private land.

    Our client is looking for someone who is immediately available, site visits would be expected for this position.

  • Senior Planning Officer - DM

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in East Anglia, who are looking to bring a senior planning officer on board for an initial 3-month contract. The council have a high number of applications at present and are looking for someone to hit the ground running with minimal supervision.

    You would be working on primarily householder and minor applications, up to and including approx. 10 dwellings. There could be an opportunity to you to work on larger applications once you are settled in. The role will have you working from home, in line with government guidelines, with site visits to be performed fortnightly.

    The council are looking for someone with 3 to 5 year's practical experience in public sector planning. The rate for this position starts at £35p/h, though there is some negotiation around this, dependent on experience. The council are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so please do get in touch with me to discuss further.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Nottinghamshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Corporate Director - Development and Regeneration

    South West - £750 - £850 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Interim Corporate Director to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the South West.

    This position will based around the effective leadership to the Council in the development, implementation, delivery, and continuous improvement to the regeneration strategy for the short and long-term profitability and growth of the organisation.

    Short-term objective will be to scope and successfully procure the most effective commercial vehicle for regeneration within the Council.

    Key Job Functions

    Commercial - Act as the authority's lead officer for planning the regeneration strategy and development of the most appropriate regeneration vehicle to ensure the best possible services and outcomes.

    Governance - To ensure that all regeneration commissioning delivers safe and effective services, within the context of the Council's governance framework and secure value for money in all areas of regeneration and development activity of the council and wider public services in the conurbation.

    Leadership - To be part of the Council's Leadership Team, reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

    What you need

    • Experience of working within a similar role within a public sector organisation.
    • Understanding of the workings of local government, the current and future issues to be faced and the financial, legal and political context of public sector management.
    • Able to develop, communicate and gain ownership for a clear vision and direction for the Directorate, and in terms of the Council as a whole.
    • Able to lead and manage organisational and cultural change.
    • Able to establish positive relationships with elected Members.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office on occasion once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Lincolnshire to join their Environmental Protection team.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will have a relevant qualification in Environmental Health and/or Acoustics, registration the EHROB is desirable but not essential.

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • You will be working in a Team dealing with diverse Noise and nuisance issues seeking intervention strategies to ensure compliance with Environmental Health legislation.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 as determined by Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.
    • Undertake and manage complex investigations in the field of noise nuisance as well as deal with domestic noise issues.
    • Carry out the Councils enforcement responsibilities under the Pollution Prevention and Control Act 1990 and other associated legislation as relevant to the Environmental Protection Section, as determined by the Environmental Protection Manager in accordance with relevant guidance, procedures, and policies.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £35/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 976 1514

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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 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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £34 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working exclusively with a Local Authority in Sussex who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis. It will be an initial 6 month contract, highly likely to be extended should everything go well!

    They are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to join the Development Management Team. You will be expected take on a case load of approximately 40/50 cases dealing with all types of planning and other applications from householders to more complex and associated appeal work. The aim of this role is to, in addition to being allocated new applications, specifically work on a backlog and clear through a backlog of applications that have been with the council for a while. They are therefore seeking someone with experience and confidence in writing reports on proposals who is able to get through a large amount of cases in a short time period.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer complete remote working, you would only need to travel for site visits.

    The manager is happy to accept CV's ASAP with a view for someone to start shortly. If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East of England, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Ensuring all properties are Compliant, carrying out complete surveys of the properties - Maintenance, Repairs, Defects, Health and Safety checks, HHSRS, and preparing schedules of works.

    • You will be doing viewing for PRS (Private Rented Sector) as well as working with the councils independent emergency accommodation providers.

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Flexi-working (negotiable)
    • Start ASAP
    • £22-25 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Ensuring all properties are Compliant, carrying out complete surveys of the properties - Maintenance, Repairs, Defects, Health and Safety checks, HHSRS, and preparing schedules of works.

    • You will be doing viewing for PRS (Private Rented Sector) as well as working with the councils independent emergency accommodation providers.

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Flexi-working (negotiable)
    • Start ASAP
    • £22-25 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Maintenance & Asset Surveyor

    South East - £200 - £230 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Religious Organisation who are looking for an Asset & Maintenance Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To ensure the ongoing suitability of properties for tenants, a large proportion of whom are elderly with associated specific needs - So experience in Adaptations NEEDED!
    • To ensure the necessary maintenance and repairs and appropriate adaptions are carried out to the required standard.
    • To ensure compliance with all relevant legislation.

    Responsibilities and Duties;

    • Assess property for suitability.
    • Carry out and produce a pre-purchase survey and valuation for each new property.
    • Assess work required. Specify, procure (within delegated authority limit) and

    manage necessary building works.

    • Ensure that work is carried out to the required standard, managing all snagging,

    rework etc prior to sign off.

    • Day to day maintenance and repairs - assess condition of properties, assess if properties are suitable for tenants

    About Contract;

    • 6 month +
    • Start 2 weeks
    • 200 - 230 a day
    • Residential properties across the south mostly in Home Counties/London/South East - MUST BE WILLING TO TRAVEL IF NEEDED.
    • Office based in London
  • Project Manager - Capital Projects

    East Midlands - £275 - £325 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the East Anglia who are looking for a Capital Project Manager to join their team on an interim basis to cover maternity leave.

    About the role;

    • You will oversee the management and delivery of projects such as refurbishment of listed buildings, offices, new build doctor surgery's, public realm work and other commercial developments
    • must be proficient in managing teams of consultants, main contractors and liaison with client teams
    • You will manage and co-ordinate project delivery plans to ensure timetables are established agreed and adhered to for the delivery of all schemes.

    About you;

    • Must have experience of working in construction or property development environment.
    • Experience of successfully managing projects/programme
    • Experience of carrying out detailed project and financial appraisals.
    • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of the social housing environment and associated regulatory, statutory and legislative requirements.
    • Knowledge of the development process including planning, post contract processes, contract law and viability principles and valuation matters

    About the Contract;

    • 10 - 11 Months
    • Start in 3 - 4 weeks
    • £275 - £325 a day

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Asset Surveyor

    East Midlands - £240 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for a Asset Surveyor to join their team on an Interim basis.

    About the role;

    • You will be working on circa 11000 Housing Assets enabling asset decisions to be made and making a difference to the lives of our residents and their communities.
    • you will assist the Building Safety Asset Data Manager in the development and collation of Golden Thread information which includes carrying out Stock Condition Surveys, Energy Performance Certificate Surveys, Health and Safety asset audits to support the intelligence lead approach to housing asset management and investment.
    • You will produce Planned Preventative Maintenance (PPM) plans for capital investment purposes including life cycles and forward capital cost plans including new build handed over from the Regeneration Team

    You must have;

    • relevant Building Surveying qualification such as HND or equivalent plus 3 years experience.
    • relevant Accredited Assessor qualification such as City and Guilds Level 3 in Energy Assessment.
    • at least 3 years experience in undertaking Stock Condition Surveys including HHSRS and RdSAP Energy information in Council or Social Housing.
    • experience of diagnosing disrepair and building defects and specified works required.
    • familiar with the use of software to produce Energy Performance Certificates and be able to use a wide range of IT packages, especially Microsoft Office and Excel Spreadsheets.

    About the contract;

    • £240 - £250 a day
    • 3 month + contract
    • start ASAP.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £34 - £37 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my best clients, a Cambridgeshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Senior Development Management Planner to aide the council during a busy time of year. The contract would initially run for 3-months, though this has scope to be extended due to the scale of work to be undertaken.

    Your main responsibilities within this role are as follows:

    • Process and make recommendations on an individual caseload of planning and other applications; to ensure that decisions made and advice given accord with the Councils policies, Government advice and good planning practice.
    • To provide and offer advice and guidance to prospective applicants, consultants and members of the public prior to submission of applications and on general planning matters.
    • To prepare and provide written evidence and act as expert witness on the Council's behalf at public inquiries and hearings.
    • To advise/liaise with elected Members in relation to planning and enforcement matters in the area.
    • To attend and present applications to Development Committee and undertake Committee site visits.
    • To deal with all customers of the planning service in a positive and constructive manner
    • To attend meetings and site visits convened by other parties and organisations as necessary to advise on the planning matters, particularly through the giving of information and advice, some of which may be outside normal working hours.
    • To liaise and coordinate with other departments of the Council particularly Environmental Health and other sections within the Planning Service such as Conservation, Design and Landscape and Building Control (and outside authorities/agencies such as Highway Authority and Environment Agency).
    • To maintain an up to date knowledge of technical and administrative requirements arising from new legislation and of any development in the general field of planning practice.

    It is essential you have a minimum of 3 years' worth of experience working with 10+ dwellings per application, as well as working on commercial and industrial sites. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.


    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role.


    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, with an exceptional rate available for an exceptional contractor!

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 9 month period but could roll on longer than this if all goes well!

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

    • To identify and investigate breaches of all types of planning control sometimes in unfavourable conditions
    • To collect evidence through inspections on site (including building sites), surveys, informal and formal interviews and in accordance with the Council's lone working policy
    • To undertake formal interviews in accordance with the PACE Act 1984 as required
    • To manage a caseload of enforcement complaints
    • To undertake consultation with the Senior Enforcement Officer, Planning Officers and Managers in order to make judgements as to the expediency of taking enforcement action in each case
    • To draft and serve enforcement notices, prepare reports and provide written evidence for appeals and court proceedings
    • To support the Senior Enforcement Officer in presenting enforcement reports to managers and Members

    They are looking to pay up to £35 per hour for this position. The role will be remote working with a view of conducting site visits when necessary.

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

    Amy specialises in the South West/South East of England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Suffolk are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Leicestershire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties. (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour + OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South of England who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months, with the scope to be extended. This role falls OUTSIDE of IR35.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with a range of applications up to majors.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. This job role also has the flexibility of complete remote working and may consider a part time arrangement for the right person.

    The council are collecting CVs ASAP as they are looking for someone to start within the next couple of weeks.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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/South East of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My Client is currently seeking a Senior Planning Officer to determine and process planning applications and all other matters relating to carrying out the council's statutory and non-statutory development management functions and interpret and provide guidance on all planning matters for the public, council and community.

    As a Senior Planning Officer, you will play a big part in achieving this vision. With businesses and communities depending on your skills, you will find your greatness using your professional expertise in leading projects and managing major planning applications to achieve high quality developments.

  • Interim Project Manager - Highways and Infrastructure

    East Midlands - £470 - £530 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Interim Project Manager to deliver major infrastructure highways projects across Cambridgeshire for one of our Local Authority clients.

    Purpose of the role

    The development and delivery of new transport infrastructure is vital to the future economic well being of the county. The addition of partnership funding, a major initiative totalling hundreds of million pounds, has raised the level of responsibilities of the Major Infrastructure Delivery team to lead and deliver on a range of major projects.

    Duties in the role

    • Provide leadership support within the Highways Service team to ensure the effective delivery of projects that improve the transport infrastructure network.
    • Provide advice to those within Place & Economy on highway engineering, project and programme management, procurement, community engagement and delivery of the improvements and maintenance of the transport infrastructure network.
    • Provide advice to those within Place & Economy on highway engineering, project and programme management, procurement, community engagement and delivery of the improvements and maintenance of the transport infrastructure network.
    • Engage fully with key partners to deliver maintenance and infrastructure projects that meet the Council's and partners' objectives.

    What you need

    • HNC or degree in Civil Engineering, or a relevant discipline, or extensive relevant experience
    • A proven track record in leading the development, planning and implementation of transport infrastructure and related projects
    • Extensive programme / project management experience with a reputation for delivery
    • Extensive knowledge of technical and contractual requirements relating to scheme development, construction and maintenance
    • Experience in budget management (including local government finance)
    • Experience of working with elected politicians and of ensuring that project and service outcomes align with broader political priorities
    • Good negotiation skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships with senior staff throughout the Authority and staff of external organisations including other Councils and Government agencies

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £34 - £37 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in East Anglia, who are looking to bring a senior planning officer on board for an initial 3-month contract. The council have a high number of applications at present and are looking for someone to hit the ground running with minimal supervision.

    You would be working on primarily householder and minor applications, up to and including approx. 10 dwellings. There could be an opportunity to you to work on larger applications once you are settled in. The role will have you working from home, in line with government guidelines, with site visits to be performed fortnightly.

    The council are looking for someone with 2 to 3 year's practical experience in public sector planning. The rate for this position starts at £34p/h, though there is some negotiation around this, dependent on experience. The council are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so please do get in touch with me to discuss further.

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £16 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for an Interim Maintenance Surveyor to join their Property and Asset Management team.

    About the role;

    • Provide day to day maintenance and repairs services - managing voids, repairs and contractors.
    • You will be dealing with reactive and planned property maintenance ensuring projects kept within budget and compliant with Decent Homes Standards
    • Undertake the preparation of condition surveys to enable the implementation of the planned and cyclical maintenance programmes.
    • Check dwellings to ensure that the Council meets its legal responsibility in relation to Statutory Compliance in line with current Regulations, e.g. gas, electric, fire, legionella, solid fuel etc.
    • Prepare specifications including pre and post inspect void works, financial management of voids

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £19-£21 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Senior Asset Manager

    South East - £45 - £55 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Senior Asset Manager to work with one of our Local Authority clients in the South East.

    The position will be based around providing Strategic Property and operational landlord and tenant services on the councils investment property portfolio.

    Duties in the role

    • Lettings
    • Rent reviews and lease renewals
    • Management of service charge accounts on properties within the portfolio including preparation and reconciliation of service charge budgets.
    • Support investment acquisitions and disposals
    • Providing specialist property advice and input to Council projects.

    What you need

    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.
    • 5 years PQE
    • Local Authority experience

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £36 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in Berkshire who are looking to welcome a Senior Planning Officer to the team on a contract basis. The contract will run for an initial 3 month contract, with a view to be extended, should everything go well.

    They are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to start shortly. The successful candidate will have experience hitting the ground running with a range of householder up to complex minor applications. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have experience of writing application reports and committee reports.

    The rate of pay is to be negotiated depending on previous experience and they are happy for the suitable candidate to do compressed working hours and remote working. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for the occasional site visit.

    If you are interested in this role, contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Look forward to hearing from you! If you are interested in hearing about other positions Park Avenue are working on, do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently on an exciting opportunity with a Local Authority based in the South East of the country who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to join the team on a fully remote basis. It would be an initial 3-6 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The Council need a Principal Planner to join the major applications team to work on up to 200 units, some experience with mentoring junior members of staff would be looked upon favourably. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The Council is offering complete remote working, so no need to travel for site visits. They will consider full time or part time candidates.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's currently.

    Should you be interested in other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in London are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in the Nottinghamshire area are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties. (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for an Interim Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    You will need experience in the following;

    • Surveying housing stock and corporate assets, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work, issuing repairs or preparing specifications of work as necessary and managing the work undertaken and a varied range of projects.
    • Experience working on external and communal areas, cladding, fire upgrading work, window replacement, re-roofing, electrical work, extensions, and structural repairs
    • Assess the condition of the assets, identify cyclical work, prioritise demands and support the Property Service Manager to prepare planned maintenance programmes of work.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 month +
    • Flexi working - Home working with Site Visits
    • Start ASAP
    • £24-£26

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority client in Somerset, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, although predominately complex minor applications.

    The position will be a 4 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements (up to 30 hours.) This position has the flexibility to be complete remote working with no site visits, if you are the most suitable candidate. The rate is around £33-£35 per hour, depending on previous experience.

    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 predominantly rural so experience with a rural setting is desired but not essential.

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £38 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 4 months but could be extended further.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover householder and minors applications. The region is predominantly rural, therefore experience in this area would preferred.

    The rate is to be negotiated at this time. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working due to the fact you will be solely writing up reports. If you are available for site visits, that is great, but the council will also consider candidates working fully remotely.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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/East of England, should you be looking for other positions in these area's please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West of England who are looking for an Enforcement Officer to join the team ASAP on an initial 3 month contract, likely to be extended. 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

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and is highly likely to be extended beyond this period, should everything go well. The Council are looking to pay £38 per hour. Remote working is available for this position, you would only need to travel for site visits.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call 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/South East of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Development Manager

    South East - £400 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the South East are currently seeking an Interim Development Manager, to work on an industrial development project in the Borough.

    What you need

    • Experience of undertaking development project work such as financial appraisals, valuations, viability assessments etc.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of a framework to assess potential new projects.
    • Experience of working in a team, with other colleagues and internal and external consultants, providing appropriate professional technical advice and expertise to take development projects from inception to completion.
    • Experience in contract management, project management, legal documentation review, consultation and engagement activities, drafting reports and briefing notes, procurement and budget monitoring.

    Contract

    • The position will be a 12-18 month contract.
    • Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority of mine based in the South East of England is currently on the lookout for the next Housing Options Officer to join their team.

    With a comprehensive understanding and awareness of housing issues and government policies relating to homelessness, you will have a sound working knowledge of the HRA 2017, Housing Act 1996 Part VII and Localism Act 2011. You will have proven ability to manage difficult situations whilst remaining calm, friendly and professional along with experience of working with individuals who are under stress and emotional because they could be living in unsatisfactory housing conditions.

    You will be a key player within the housing options team, with responsibility for housing options cases from initial advice/triage through to sustainable housing options including the assessment of homeless applications and providing the relevant support and advice as determined within the Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

    If you are enthusiastic, dynamic, self-motivated and are looking to take the next step in your career I would love to talk to you.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in the Nottinghamshire area are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties. (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Valuations Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in the North East is looking for a competent Interim Valuation Surveyor to join their Property team.

    The Job

    As an Interim Valuation Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates team, and be responsible for the council's property portfolio undertaking valuations and estate management responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with the commercial asset portfolio.
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licenses, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership.
    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice for the council on their portfolio.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRICS qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with a scope for an extension.

    Homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £35-£40 Umbrella Per Hour. 

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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

  • Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is currently seeking a Senior Planning Enforcement Officer to assist with their current Enforcement back log as well as take on a small case load of your own.

    The successful candidate would need to have experience with drafting Enforcement notices.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Dorset are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Create Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • DM Planning Officer - 100% remote working

    South East - £27 - £33 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an East Anglia based Local Authority, who are looking for an experienced DM Planning Officer to join their team on an interim basis. The role will be for an initial 3-months, though is highly likely to be extended due to the current applications coming through the authority.

    The successful applicant will need to be able to hit the ground running, working on a mixed bag of planning applications. These would go up to and include residential applications of around 10 dwellings, with householder, change of use etc. applications as well. Knowledge and experience of using Uniform would be preferable but is not essential.

    Given the location of the post, the council have agreed that this position will be 100% remote. Current, permanent members of staff will be able to post site notices and perform site visits on your behalf. You will require access to your IT equipment for this position. Of course, if you are able to perform your own site visits, this is also allowed!

    The rate will be between £27p/h and £33p/h; this is dependent on the successful applicants experience.

    For further information, please get in touch with Sean Lindley, on 0203 795 4832 or on sean@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Estates & Disposal Surveyor

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in the East Midlands is looking for a competent Interim Estates & Disposals Surveyor to join their Property team.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates & Disposals Surveyor, you will be working with the property and estates team, and be responsible for the council's property portfolio undertaking their asset disposals and estate management responsibilities on a day-to-day basis.

    • About the role
      • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational asset portfolio.
      • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licenses, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership.
      • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice.
      • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial to the council.

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team.
    • Previous experience in Estate Surveying, Disposals, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably with Local Authority experience.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRIC's qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with a scope for an extension.

    Homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £350-£400 LTD Per Day. 

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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

  • Private Sector Housing Officer

    East Midlands - £32 - £39 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Sector Housing Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Hertfordshire as a Private Sector Housing Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    As a successful Private Sector Housing Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO)
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.

    Role: Private Sector Housing Officer

    • £32 -£39/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

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

  • Private Sector Housing Officer

    East Midlands - £32 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Sector Housing Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Norfolk as a Private Sector Housing Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    As a successful Private Sector Housing Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO) under the HHSRS
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.

    Role: Private Sector Housing Officer

    • £32 -£38/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

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

  • Interim Building Surveyor

    South East - £23 - £25 per hour + flexi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Property with planned and major/minor maintenance works, external contractors and maintenance repairs to the councils housing stock.
    • To carry out Building projects works from proprietary survey, writing specifications, preparing bills of quantities, design specifications, creating schedules of work, drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with internal and external works on residential properties.

    What you'll need;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

    Contract;

    • 6 month contract+
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available..
    • £23- £25 per hour
    • Start 2- 3 weeks time

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Needs Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in North London are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Northamptonshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently looking for a temporary Housing Options Officer to work for a very busy local authority within Warwickshire. This position is for a 3-month period initially and providing the successful candidate is getting on well, will be extended.

    The role:

    • To prevent homelessness by providing housing information, advice and assistance to customers across all housing tenures.
    • To develop links with partners in order to identify suitable accommodation for customers approaching the Housing Options Team.
    • To increase housing options for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless


    Key Responsibilities:

    • To interview, learn the housing need and provide tailored advice to all people that approach the Council for guidance on their housing situation.
    • To correctly process all applications from people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and offer advice and assistance in accordance with legislation and Council policy.
    • To take all necessary steps to prevent homelessness occurring where possible, including carrying out home visits to landlords, families, mediation and conciliation wherever possible.
    • To pursue enquiries as required by the Housing Acts to establish homelessness, priority need and local connections, in order to make decisions concerning the Council's duty towards individual households.
    • To take appropriate action when dealing with complaints from customers in relation to unlawful eviction and harassment and liaise/take advice from the Council's Legal Department.


    Applicant Requirements:

    * Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
    * Compliance: Current DBS check.
    * Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
    * Hours: 37 hours p/w.

    Please note that this role requires you to be in the office 5 days a week, so please take this into consideration when applying.

  • Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy client of mine based within London is currently seeking 2x Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer's to hit the ground running within their extremely busy team. The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.

    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.

    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

    If this is something that might be of interest to you or you know someone who might be, please do give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Development Management Team Leader

    South West - £40 - £50 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working exclusively with Local Authority based in the South West of England. They are looking to bring on a Team Leader on an initial 6 month contract but very likely to be extended if you get on well with the team.

    The suitable Planner will manage a team of case officers, supporting case management of junior staff, taking part the allocation process where required and carrying out case reviews with other staff. You will also be expected to handle a caseload of small-large applications.

    It is an initial 6 month contract but likely to roll on longer if everything goes well. The manager is happy for the planner to work remotely and will consider full time/part time candidates. The rate for this position is dependant on previous experience.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's next week, to interview shortly.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Surveyor - Disabled Facilities Grants

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who are looking for a Housing Surveyor with experience working with disabled facilities grants to join their team.

    About the Role;

    • You will investigate environmental health related complaints and inspect poor quality housing
    • You will deliver improvements for vulnerable households, by producing technical specifications and drawings.
    • You will act as Project Co-Ordinator for all disabled adaptations carried out for Private Sector Housing Clients qualifying for Disabled Facilities Grants from the Council.
    • To survey and report on accommodation standards throughout the Borough

    About the Contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • 12 month maternity cover
    • Predominately working from home but will be required to conducted surveys in the borough 2 or 3 days a month at most.
    • Must have local authority experience working with disabled facilities grants.
    • £23-£27 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £19 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £19-£21 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 6 months but could be extended further.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover mainly householder applications. The region is predominantly rural, therefore experience in this area would preferred.

    The rate is to be negotiated at this time. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits and they will consider full time and part time candidates.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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/East of England, should you be looking for other positions in these area's please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Manager

    East Midlands - £50 - £65 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in East Anglia who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start in April. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to sean@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Sean a call on 02037954832.

  • Development Management Manager

    East Midlands - £50 - £65 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in East Anglia who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start in April. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to sean@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Sean a call on 02037954832.

  • Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Applications)

    South East - £42 - £50 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in East Anglia. They are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on to as long as a year!

    The Planner will be dealing with a significant strategic major urban extension and therefore the suitable candidate should have experience on strategic schemes. Experience working on up to 1,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district one or two times a month for site visits.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to sean@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's now.

  • Interim Asset and Estates Manager

    East Midlands - £400 - £450 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the East Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Assets and Estates Manager to join their Property Development team.

    The role will be based around undertaking a broad range of functions and duties required for the successful management of an existing property portfolio, delivery of new housing and commercial purchases and construction

    Job Duties

    • Manage all aspects of commercial property within a local authority environment.
    • Provide development appraisals, valuations and general advice for a variety of different purposes.
    • Prepare committee reports and briefings for clients and attend committees and working groups as necessary.
    • Manage construction/capital projects up to £5m.
    • Day to day management of existing land and property including liaising with tenants, monitoring costs and billing etc.
    • Manage project teams to ensure delivery of targets.
    • Manage effective relationships with internal customers and contractors.
    • Seek opportunities for new developments.

    What you need

    • Full understanding of the construction project development process
    • Chartered surveyor or working towards achieving MRICS
    • Holds a current site card or is prepared to immediately attain

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben Brown at Park Avenue Recruitment 0203 795 4828

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3-6 months, with the view to be extended should everything go well.

    The role will be churning through predominately householder and minor applications. The suitable candidate will be able to it the ground running in this position.

    The rate of pay is between £30-£35 per hour. The manager has stated they are happy for the appropriate person to work remotely and only go down for site visits. They are also happy to consider compressed working hours.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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 East/West of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Policy Consultant

    South West - £40 - £45 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a South West based Local Authority who are looking for an experienced Policy Consultant to undertake a viability assessment of the emerging Local Plan.

    The Council need an experienced and qualified consultant to undertake a viability assessment of the emerging Dorset Council Local Plan and review associated adopted Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedules. The assessment will need to deliver the following:

    • With regard to affordable housing, to review and advise, in terms of quantum and mix that can be delivered, in the context of the emerging Plan.
    • To consider the balance of contributions sought from developers, including affordable housing, other policy requirements and the costs of infrastructure and mitigation.
    • To consider the overall cumulative impact of the policies in the emerging Plan and the effect that they are likely to have on new development.
    • To review the adopted rates of CIL, relative to the policies set out in the emerging Plan and to the development identified and enabled through the Plan.

    The assessment will need to take the form of a study that includes analysis, discussion and recommendations for policies to ensure the plan as a whole is achievable. The assessment must accord with national policy and guidance and take account of legislation, case law and best practice to recommend policy alterations that are robust and defensible.

    This position is project based and therefore would sit OUTSIDE IR35. The rate will depend on experience of the consultant undertaking the work.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/South East of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Policy Planner

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South East of England who are looking for an experienced Senior Policy Planner to join the team on an interim basis.

    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.

    The rate will depend on the experience of the consultant appointed and the work undertaken. The Council offer remote working, however they would like some office presence every now and then. If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Amy on 02037954828.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Ensuring all properties are Compliant, carrying out complete surveys of the properties - Maintenance, Repairs, Defects, Health and Safety checks, HHSRS, and preparing schedules of works.

    • You will be doing viewing for PRS (Private Rented Sector) as well as working with the councils independent emergency accommodation providers.

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Flexi-working (negotiable)
    • Start ASAP
    • £22-25 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Head of Place

    East Midlands - £600 - £700 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in London are currently seeking an Interim Head of Place, to lead, plan, develop and deliver a range of expert professional services within Housing Operations.

    Job Details

    • Manage and lead a team offering high quality housing services to council tenants ensuring that customer satisfaction and service levels are maintained and targets exceeded
    • Direct and indirect line management duties of around 30 staff including senior managers, team leaders and officers
    • Implement strategic actions to improve the service to ensure that the housing operations are appropriate for all customers and implement changes if required
    • Overall management responsibility for a budget of £25 million including staff budgets and major works project budgets
    • Act as the expert advisor on issues surrounding homeownership including major works queries, homeownership and estate management when liaising with internal and external stakeholders
    • Deal with any complex cases which have been escalated appropriately and ensure that enquiries are dealt with swiftly and sensitively

    What you need

    • Senior management experience, including translating organisational drivers into strategic objectives, longer term plans, new ways of working and specific outcomes, for a portfolio of services in a large public sector organisation (preferably local government)
    • Evident knowledge in leading a team managing a housing service
    • Extensive knowledge of the major issues facing local government

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • CIL Officer - 100% remote

    South East - £17 - £25 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the East of England, who are looking for a CIL Officer to join their team on an interim basis. You will be responsible to deliver high quality, robust and transparent decision making within tight time frames on matters relating to S106 legal agreements and the administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy - to ensure that the Planning and Transport Strategy Division is recognised as delivering an excellent planning service for its customers.

    The main purpose of the role is as follows;

    • Take a proactive role in administering the CIL, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements
    • Support colleagues in understanding and applying the CIL legislation and take an active role in supervising, coaching, and motivating junior members of the Team
    • Undertake a range of duties relating to the management and monitoring of planning obligations from the S106 Agreements and CIL work including responsibility for high profile planning applications, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.
    • Maintaining a good working knowledge of current planning legislation particularly as it relates to planning obligations through S106 Agreements and the CIL
    • Independently handle an extensive caseload and meet challenging deadlines to ensure that the Spatial and Transport Planning Service is recognised as delivering an excellent service to all of our customers

    Requirements:

    • A good knowledge of planning legislation and more detailed up to date knowledge of that relating to S106 Agreements and CIL administration and their application to development
    • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff to deliver workload to required standard, particularly when there are competing deadlines
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Access and ability to use a wide range of computer software to collate, query, analyse, interpret and present data
    • Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional body

    Clients are looking to interview and shortlist shortly, so please submit your CV promptly for consideration.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the South West region are looking to welcome a Senior Planning Officer to the team on a contract basis. The contract will run for an initial 4 month contract, with a view to be extended, should everything go well.

    They are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to start shortly. The successful candidate will have experience hitting the ground running with mainly complex minor applications. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have experience of writing application reports and committee reports.

    The rate of pay is to be negotiated depending on previous experience, although the council typically pay around £35 per hour. They are happy for the suitable candidate to do compressed working hours and remote working. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for the occasional site visit.

    If you are interested in this role, contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Look forward to hearing from you! If you are interested in hearing about other positions Park Avenue are working on, do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Interim Head of Planning

    East Midlands - £450 - £500 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London Borough who are looking to bring on an Interim Head of Planning.

    The Council are looking to bring in an exceptional candidate with an extensive back ground working at this level managing a high volume of work as well as a team of 80 plus members of staff.

    The fundamental aim of the position is to maintain the high standards throughout the Councils services but in particular the Strategic Planning team who have a number of large projects they are currently busy with.

    The initial period of the contract is 3 months which will then be reviewed with the potential of extension, this position is paying around the £500 per day mark inside of IR35.

    Should this role be of interest to yourself please contact me on 02037954828 or email me on connor.stringer@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Building Surveyor - Dilapidations

    North East - £25 - £30 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the North East are currently seeking an experienced Dilapidation Surveyor to join their Estates and Property team.

    The role will involve doing inspections on their non residential property portfolio and writing up reports. You will also be ensuring that tenants are adhering to Statutory Compliance.

    What you need

    • Ideally MCIOB
    • Can start immediately
    • Local Authority experience
    • Happy to travel to the North East when the work requires

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie Holt at Park Avenue Recruitment 0203 795 4836

    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.

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £16 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for an Interim Maintenance Surveyor to join their Property and Asset Management team.

    About the role;

    • Provide day to day maintenance and repairs services - managing voids, repairs and contractors.
    • You will be dealing with reactive and planned property maintenance ensuring projects kept within budget and compliant with Decent Homes Standards
    • Undertake the preparation of condition surveys to enable the implementation of the planned and cyclical maintenance programmes.
    • Check dwellings to ensure that the Council meets its legal responsibility in relation to Statutory Compliance in line with current Regulations, e.g. gas, electric, fire, legionella, solid fuel etc.
    • Prepare specifications including pre and post inspect void works, financial management of voids

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £19-£21 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £19 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £19-£21 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Technical Officer - DFG

    South West - £16 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South Coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their team specialising in DFG.

    About the role;

    • To ensure adaptations are delivered to a high standard in accordance with current construction legislation in accordance with current grant policy and best practice.

    • To evaluate the contractor's quotes for grant aided works, referring to Housing Surveyors for support with complex cases, ensuring value for money and compliance with legislation at all times

    • To carry out interim inspections to address any problems arising during the work that requires a decision to be made about extra costs and whether they are grant eligible.

    • To have a good knowledge of relevant systems including `MOSAIC` and `Civica Flare` and to ensure the team are appropriately trained to carry out their duties.

    About the Contract;

    • 6 month contract
    • £16 - £20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £39000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the North East are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Planning Officer - remote working

    South East - £28 - £34 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in East Anglia, who are looking to bring a planning officer on board for an initial 3-month contract. The council have a high number of applications at present and are looking for someone to hit the ground running with minimal supervision.

    You would be working on primarily householder and minor applications, up to and including approx. 10 dwellings. There could be an opportunity to you to work on larger applications once you are settled in. The role will have you working from home, in line with government guidelines, with site visits to be performed fortnightly.

    The council are looking for someone with 2 to 3 year's practical experience in public sector planning. The rate for this position starts at £28p/h, though there is some negotiation around this, dependent on experience. The council are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so please do get in touch with me to discuss further.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an interim Estates Surveyor role with a longstanding local authority client in the North East of England.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be responsible for providing wide-ranging property and valuation advice to the Council and to undertake all aspects of land and property general practice work in relation to the management of the asset portfolio which is valued at around £80 million.

    Key Experience Required:

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates team.
    • Previous experience of Estate Surveying, Landlord and Tenant, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably within Local Authorities.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRIC's qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with a scope for an extension.

    Working arrangements will be completely remote working with 1 or 2 days a month required for site visits.

    The contract will pay roughly £35-£40 LTD Per Hour.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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

    South West - £38 - £45 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in the South West of England. They are looking to bring on a Principal/Senior Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract.

    The suitable Planner will be dealing with a range of applications including small infill schemes to larger blocks of flats and major school project applications. Ideally you will have experience signing off other planning officers applications and mentoring junior members of staff.

    It is an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on longer if everything goes well. The manager wants an ASAP start, but may wait for the right person.

    They are happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits. The rate depends on previous experience.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's now, to interview shortly.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £33 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Dorset, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3-6 months, with the view to be extended should everything go well.

    The role will be churning through predominately householder applications, a potential to work on some minor applications too.

    The rate of pay is between £30-£33 per hour. The manager has stated they are happy for the appropriate person to work remotely and only go down for site visits. They are also happy to consider compressed working hours.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £20-£24 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for an Interim Maintenance Surveyor to join their Property and Asset Management team.

    About the role;

    • Provide day to day maintenance and repairs services - managing voids, repairs and contractors.
    • You will be dealing with reactive and planned property maintenance ensuring projects kept within budget and compliant with Decent Homes Standards
    • Undertake the preparation of condition surveys to enable the implementation of the planned and cyclical maintenance programmes.
    • Check dwellings to ensure that the Council meets its legal responsibility in relation to Statutory Compliance in line with current Regulations, e.g. gas, electric, fire, legionella, solid fuel etc.
    • Prepare specifications including pre and post inspect void works, financial management of voids

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £20-£24 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Devon county, who are looking to take on a Senior Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended.

    To be responsible to the relevant Lead Officer for the processing of applications, appeals, enforcement and pre-application enquiries. You will be expected to hit the ground running with complex minor applications and experience with some larger schemes will be desired. The post holder should also be able to present proposals to Planning Committee. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to travel for site visits.

    The council are collecting CVs now with a view to interview next week. 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, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £33 - £38 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working a Local Planning Authority based in the South West region who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an year long contract!


    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

    The council are happy to consider full time or part time candidates. The position will be remote working, although you would have to travel to the district for site visits. The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £34 - £37 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in Somerset. They are looking to bring on a Principal/Senior Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract.

    The suitable Planner will be dealing with a range of applications, rural and urban. The caseload will typically consist of mostly infill and edge of settlement schemes with some larger schemes.

    Ideally, they want a beginning of February start and it is an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on longer if everything goes well.

    The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits. The rate is around £37 per hour, depending on previous experience.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's now, to interview next week.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £45 - £55 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the North West of England. Hourly rate of £45-55 per hour for a 6-12 month contract.

    Your new company

    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 3 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 £45-55 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6-12 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week.

    The role will be initially predominantly home-based with a view to get back into the office on a part-time basis once restrictions are lifted.

    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 Ben Brown 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.

  • Building Control Manager

    West Midlands - £60 - £70 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Public Sector organisation looking to recruit an Interim Building Control Manager.

    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.

    Duties in the role

    • People management of the Building Control Team
    • Ensuring that all the requirements relating to building control are carried out in an economic, effective, efficient and equitable manner by the Building Control team.

    • To act as one of the Council's most senior building control advisor for the professional matters which are the responsibility of Building Control.

    • As the Building Control Manager, you will also 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.

    What you need

    • You need to have a minimum of 2 years Principal 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.

    Position

    • Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Business Partner - Capital and Asset Planning

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Bedfordshire are currently seeking an experienced Strategic Asset Management Consultant to join their Estates and Property team.

    You will be leading on the planning and capital investment in Council owned property assets, ensuring that the investment in improvement and maintenance of the assets reflects the priorities stated in the Corporate Asset Plan and Schools Asset Plan. You will also play a key role in managing the Repairs and Renewal Budgets (£2m) and the Schools Capital Maintenance Budget (£2m).

    Job Duties

    • Support the development of the Corporate Asset Plan and asset strategies
    • Act as a Property Business Partner working closely with internal service departments and schools
    • Support the development of property policy In line with corporate objectives, legislation and best practice to support effective decision making
    • Develop and Lead an Asset Challenge process, property reviews and key property related performance indicators
    • Lead on the prioritisation of the Council's planned maintenance programme for both the Corporate and Education Estates (Annual budget £4m) Using information relating to condition and priorities identified within the Corporate Asset Plan, Schools Asset Plan Carbon Management (Reduction) Plan and Service priorities

    What you need

    • Educated to degree level. Membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent, relevant experience.

    • Experience of working in a local authority or similar large, diverse and procedurally complex organisation at a senior level

    • Good project management skills and experience, with experience of implementing change.

    • Knowledge of property related regulations, legislation, best practice, policies and procedures

    • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets and a demonstrable knowledge of the Council's Financial Regulations.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Commercial Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £20 - £22 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Leicestershire who are looking for a Commercial Building Surveyor to join their Property team.

    About the role;

    • Relative maintenance, planned / preventive maintenance, tendering of project works, management and delivery of project works.
    • You will assist the Property Services Team in all aspects of delivery of the council's planned investment and capital programmes for corporate and commercial buildings.
    • Designing and managing projects effectively and controlling budget.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months + (rolling)
    • £20 - £22 an hour
    • Start asap
    • MUST HAVE LOCAL AUTHORITY AND COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £28 - £32 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire, who are looking for a Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months, with the view to be extended, should everything go well.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications, with a focus on complex minors, at a high standard.

    The rate is around £30 per hour. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working although there will be a need to conduct site visits when required.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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!

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £33 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working closely with a Local Authority based in Hampshire who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work.

    The contract will initially run for an initial 3 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of complex minors and some householder applications, therefore, experience with these applications is required. They are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running with processing applications.

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers remote working, although there would be a need to travel for site visits when necessary.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details or send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Bedfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in London are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Commercial Building Surveyor M&E experience FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Commercial Building Surveyor with M&E experience to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Interview and start in new year (needs to be arranged ASAP)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Somerset county, who are looking to take on a Senior Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with complex minor applications. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to go down for sit visits. They can also consider candidates who are looking for 30 hours a week.

    The council are collecting CVs shortly. 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, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Business Partner - Capital and Asset Planning

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Bedfordshire are currently seeking an experienced Strategic Asset Management Consultant to join their Estates and Property team.

    You will be leading on the planning and capital investment in Council owned property assets, ensuring that the investment in improvement and maintenance of the assets reflects the priorities stated in the Corporate Asset Plan and Schools Asset Plan. You will also play a key role in managing the Repairs and Renewal Budgets (£2m) and the Schools Capital Maintenance Budget (£2m).

    Job Duties

    • Support the development of the Corporate Asset Plan and asset strategies
    • Act as a Property Business Partner working closely with internal service departments and schools
    • Support the development of property policy In line with corporate objectives, legislation and best practice to support effective decision making
    • Develop and Lead an Asset Challenge process, property reviews and key property related performance indicators
    • Lead on the prioritisation of the Council's planned maintenance programme for both the Corporate and Education Estates (Annual budget £4m) Using information relating to condition and priorities identified within the Corporate Asset Plan, Schools Asset Plan Carbon Management (Reduction) Plan and Service priorities

    What you need

    • Educated to degree level. Membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent, relevant experience.

    • Experience of working in a local authority or similar large, diverse and procedurally complex organisation at a senior level

    • Good project management skills and experience, with experience of implementing change.

    • Knowledge of property related regulations, legislation, best practice, policies and procedures

    • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets and a demonstrable knowledge of the Council's Financial Regulations.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Housing Surveyor - Disabled Facilities Grants

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who are looking for a Housing Surveyor with experience working with disabled facilities grants to join their team.

    About the Role;

    • You will investigate environmental health related complaints and inspect poor quality housing
    • You will deliver improvements for vulnerable households, by producing technical specifications and drawings.
    • You will act as Project Co-Ordinator for all disabled adaptations carried out for Private Sector Housing Clients qualifying for Disabled Facilities Grants from the Council.
    • To survey and report on accommodation standards throughout the Borough

    About the Contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • 12 month maternity cover
    • Predominately working from home but will be required to conducted surveys in the borough 2 or 3 days a month at most.
    • Must have local authority experience working with disabled facilities grants.
    • £23-£27 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their Repairs and Maintenance team.

    About the role;

    • You will provide technical support both in the office within the residential services team and on-site, delivering repair inspections.
    • You will ensure repairs, voids, and planned maintenance work is delivered within budget.
    • You will be working on residential properties carrying out mostly post inspections.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month + (rolling)
    • £18-£20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £39000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Cambridgeshire , who are now seeking an Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Disposals, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Disposals

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Disrepair Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for a Disrepair Surveyor to join their Housing Management team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out Pre and Post Inspections, Voids, Responsive Repairs, managing complex works from inception to completion with emphasis on getting it right the first time.
    • Provide accurate Analysis and Specification of works, Raising Orders and ensuring completion to approved timescales within budget.

    You must have ;

    • Relative experience of building maintenance in a local authority or other registered social landlord
    • HNC, HND, BTEC HND or higher, in a building discipline, or over 5 years hands on experience of related repairs surveying/ construction from a trade background.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 Month +
    • £30-£32 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys, and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building-related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports, and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £25 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Somerset county, 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, likely to be extended.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with householder and minor applications. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to go down for site visits.

    The council are collecting CVs shortly, with a view to interview in the New Year. If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

    I have experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £34 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in Gloucestershire. They are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Officer on an initial 3 month contract but very likely to be extended.

    The suitable Planner will deal with a mixed caseload comprising major/minor housing and commercial planning applications. The candidate needs to be suitably experienced to hit the ground running. Experience of working for a council with a 5 year housing land supply shortfall is very desirable.

    The rate is early £30 per hour. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits as and when needed.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the managers deadline is 30th December to receive CV's, with a view to interview from 4th January 2021.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £275 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    *Interim Senior Building Surveyor East Of England*

    I am currently working with a local authority in the East of England who're looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    You MUST have experience in the following;

    • Working on commercial properties including Public Buildings and Schools
    • Undertake the role as the Principal Designer, preparation of pre-construction phase plan/preparation of Building Control submission
    • undertaking all aspects of the Project delivery process from start to finish - medium to small sized projects
    • AutoCAD experience MUST
    • preparing tender documents
    • project management

    About the role;

    • 6 month contract
    • £275-300 a day
    • start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Interview and start in new year (needs to be arranged ASAP)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Asset Manager (Residential)

    East Midlands - £50 - £60 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the Leicestershire, who are now seeking an experienced Housing Asset Manager.

    The main focus of the role will be to provide key management to the Asset Team, ensuring the development and managing the delivery of the HRA Asset Management Strategy.

    Role Duties

    • To help develop and implement relevant strategies to maximise the value and potential value of current and future housing assets taking account of a range of factors including supply and demand

    • To support the management and implementation investment options appraisals and ensure these are considered as part of the overall strategic direction

    • To support financial planning and to manage service budgets, ensuring value for money is delivered.

    • To support the development and maintenance of the HRA business plan and to ensure the effective management of service budgets, ensuring value for money is delivered across all services

    What you need

    • To have a proven ability to successfully prepare, report and implement complex policies and strategies;
    • To have strong commercial asset management skills and an understanding of external markets and potential business opportunities, including all elements of contract management;
    • To have senior management experience and a proven track record in delivering modern, effective, customer focused and high performing asset management services;

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Assistant Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £14 - £16 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    i am currently working with a Local Authority in Leicestershire who are looking for an Assistant Surveyor to join their Housing Assets and Repairs Team.

    • You will assist with recording surveyors of the Council's housing stock and Offices. You will also update the relevant property databases, extract reports and help formulate programs of work
    • To assist with the effective delivery of the planned/cyclical maintenance and improvement programmes of works.
    • To prepare and submit (under supervision) applications for Building Control and Planning approvals.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £14-£16 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £33 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team in January. The contract will run for an initial 3 months but could be extended up to 12 months!

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover a range of householders and minor applications. The region is predominantly rural, therefore experience in this area would preferred.

    The rate is £30ph. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits and they will consider full time and part time candidates.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Principal Construction and Projects Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a public sector organisation in the Hampshire, who are now seeking an experienced Principal Construction and Projects Surveyor.

    You will join a multi-disciplinary service responsible for delivery of major corporate investment and regeneration projects and initiatives within the organisation and as part of Joint Ventures.

    You will lead on and manage through consultants, construction and building repair projects carrying out or overseeing the full spectrum of work during project development, procurement, pre-construction, construction and post completion.

    Role Duties

    • To provide the lead role for construction related advice for the Council directly and as part of joint ventures or companies.
    • To provide advice on sustainable methods of construction and opportunities to act sustainably in line with the Council's declared Climate Emergency.
    • To work with consultants, advisors, contractors and lawyers to agree legal documents regarding construction projects.
    • To oversee the cost programmes and delivery timescales for construction projects.
    • Working with the Regeneration Service Manager to develop staff and other resources to provide effective service delivery in order to meet agreed service and corporate standards taking appropriate steps to ensure that the Regeneration and Property service demonstrably offers best value to the Council and as appropriate, to others.
    • To provide professional expertise as required when representing the Council in arbitrations, disputes and contract negotiations, to protect the Council's land and property interests.

    What you need

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Excellent property development experience including relevant law, best practice and market related knowledge
    • Experience of delivery of complex and long term projects and initiatives and associated governance processes.
    • Demonstrable awareness of development pressures, political expectations and public engagement in a public sector context

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor

    East Midlands - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Cambridgeshire , who are now seeking an Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Disposals, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Disposals

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Acquisitions Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the South East of the country, who are now seeking an experienced Interim Acquisition Surveyor.

    The role be based around identifying and acquiring residential property for the purposes of temporary accommodation and to manage the acquisition process on behalf of the Council.

    Role Duties

    • To screen and identify suitable properties for acquisition.
    • Undertake viewings to ensure suitability and relevance to brief.
    • Undertake financial appraisal/internal valuation and report to the Head of Service with recommendations.
    • To obtain cost estimates for any works required to bring property up to required standard.
    • Negotiate the purchase price with vendors/vendors' agents, ensuring best value for the Council.
    • Liaise with other council departments, including Building Maintenance and Private Sector Housing, for advice.
    • To commission external surveys as required, review surveys and provide recommendations to the Head of Service.
    • Co-operate with Managers in implementing the Council's Health and Safety Policy. The responsibilities of members of staff in respect of this are set out in the Council's Health and Safety Manual
    • To undertake any other duties for which the post holder is competent and which the Service Manager considers necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of the Service

    What you need

    • RICS accredited or other relevant body
    • Experience in property acquisitions
    • Experience within a Local Authority or Housing Association environment
    • Experience of preparing reports and recommendations
    • Commissioning external surveys and valuations
    • Financial appraisals

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract, however there is scope for a term of 12 months
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £21 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Kent are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently looking for a temporary Housing Options Officer to work for a very busy local authority within Warwickshire. This position is for a 3-month period initially and providing the successful candidate is getting on well, will be extended.

    The role:

    • To prevent homelessness by providing housing information, advice and assistance to customers across all housing tenures.
    • To develop links with partners in order to identify suitable accommodation for customers approaching the Housing Options Team.
    • To increase housing options for people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless


    Key Responsibilities:

    • To interview, learn the housing need and provide tailored advice to all people that approach the Council for guidance on their housing situation.
    • To correctly process all applications from people who are homeless or threatened with homelessness and offer advice and assistance in accordance with legislation and Council policy.
    • To take all necessary steps to prevent homelessness occurring where possible, including carrying out home visits to landlords, families, mediation and conciliation wherever possible.
    • To pursue enquiries as required by the Housing Acts to establish homelessness, priority need and local connections, in order to make decisions concerning the Council's duty towards individual households.
    • To take appropriate action when dealing with complaints from customers in relation to unlawful eviction and harassment and liaise/take advice from the Council's Legal Department.


    Applicant Requirements:

    * Experience: 2+ years working within a similar role.
    * Compliance: Current DBS check.
    * Travel: Clean UK driving license with the ability to commute to and from work independently.
    * Hours: 37 hours p/w.

    Please note that this role requires you to be in the office 5 days a week, so please take this into consideration when applying.

  • Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy client of mine based within London is currently seeking 2x Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer's to hit the ground running within their extremely busy team. The successful candidate will be expected to do the following:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.

    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.

    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

    If this is something that might be of interest to you or you know someone who might be, please do give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Head of Environmental Health

    South West - £350 - £500 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in the Gloucestershire area are currently seeking an interim Head of Environmental health who is able to head up and undertake the following areas and duties:

    • To lead the district's environmental health response to the Covid-19 pandemic and public health emergency.
    • To provide effective leadership and overall management of the Environmental Health team and services comprising: food safety, health and safety, environmental protection, licensing, pest control, animal welfare, renewable energy, home energy efficiency, private sector housing renewal and the Council's land drainage responsibilities.
    • To contribute to the development and delivery of comprehensive and new approaches to delivering the corporate priorities of the Council.
    • To strive for continuous improvement in service delivery and value for money
    • To develop and maintain the partnerships and relationships with external bodies and parties at local, regional and national levels.
    • To generally contribute to the wider corporate management of the Council

    If this is something that might be of interest, or you would like some more information, please give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £34 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This position will last for an initial 3 months but is likely to extend 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.

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

    • Subject to the Principal Planning Control Officer's direction, and in their absence to initiate, the allocation and prioritisation of investigating and monitoring activity in respect of planning enforcement, including the day to day management of the Site Investigation Officers.
    • To process planning applications and related procedures generated by enforcement or investigative action.
    • 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, and to prepare related reports for the Head of Planning Control.

    The council are looking to recruit and interview ASAP but may be able to wait for the right candidate.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £40 - £43 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a public sector organisation in the Birmingham area, who are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Valuation, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Acquisitions and disposals
    • Valuations and marketing of vacant property, RICS Red Book, Rating, CPO as required.

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor to work with one of our best clients in the North West.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37-40 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Planner - Development Management

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Essex, who are looking to take on a Senior Planner for an initial 3-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. The view would be to join the authority and work on a range of applications, up to approx. 100 dwellings. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line 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 Committees.
    • 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 area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.


    The rate for this role has been set between £30 and £35p/h, though there may be scope for more for an exceptional candidate. Given the present circumstances, this role will allow for completely remote working, with the exception of carrying out occasional site visits.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Repairs Manager

    East Midlands - £200 - £205 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for a Repairs Manager to join their Housing Repairs Team.

    About the role;

    • Provide leadership in the management, organisation and control of up to a large team of craft workers, operatives and back-office staff within a specific area of responsibility.
    • Provide full operational financial control of a maintenance and repair service area to the value of £1.25m. Ensuring value for money is always provided.
    • Prepare and agreeing action or improvement plans as required in order to achieve target standards, lead on business planning objectives to improve day to day repair and maintenance services.
    • Ensure that the culture of the DLO repairs service is positive, dynamic, and resident-focused.

    About the contract;

    • Maternity cover
    • £200 a day

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £260 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Bedfordshire who is looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services Team.

    About the role;

    • This is a great opportunity to join a professional team delivering a wide range of technical projects across the Council's portfolio including commercial properties, public buildings, and Schools.
    • You will be working on a number of live complex projects, so you will need to have significant experience as a Senior Building Surveyor ideally with Local Authority experience.
    • You will need the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running, work independently, and be able to be a key team member offering professional consultancy to other teams across the council.
    • Must have Project Management experience

    About the contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • £260-£300 a day
    • Homeworking and some site visits (must be confident with working from home)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their Repairs and Maintenance team.

    About the role;

    • You will provide technical support both in the office within the residential services team and on-site, delivering repair inspections.
    • You will ensure repairs, voids, and planned maintenance work is delivered within budget.
    • You will be working on residential properties carrying out mostly post inspections.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month + (rolling)
    • £18-£20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their Repairs and Maintenance team.

    About the role;

    • You will provide technical support both in the office within the residential services team and on-site, delivering repair inspections.
    • You will ensure repairs, voids, and planned maintenance work is delivered within budget.
    • You will be working on residential properties carrying out mostly post inspections.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month + (rolling)
    • £18-£20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - TBC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Kent who are seeking a Senior Planner to join their team. The contract is for an initial 6 months with the view to start in January - date TBC.

    The ideal candidate will have experience within Green belt, heritage and AONB as well as previous experience with working within a Local Authority.

    Rate is yet to be confirmed as it is not an immediate start.

    If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4831

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £1 - £100 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Kent who are seeking a Senior Planner to join their team. The contract is for an initial 6 months with the view to start in January - date TBC.

    The ideal candidate will have experience within Green belt, heritage and AONB as well as previous experience with working within a Local Authority.

    Rate is yet to be confirmed as it is not an immediate start.

    If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4831

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Lancashire are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Creat Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Warwickshire are currently looking for an experienced and passionate Housing Options Officers to join their team on a 3-month contract basis to manage the frontline service and clear the current backlog of cases.

    This role has been deemed 'Inside IR35' as it fits into the natural structure of the organisation.

    About you:

    This council's primary focus is to offer a customer friendly service that is centred around the client. It is therefore essential that you have exhibited customer service skills in your previous assignments. Training will be offered and so it is imperative that you are open to and willing to learn and potentially adapt to a different style of working to what you're used to. Working on the backlogs will require you to hold good time management skills and the ability to manage your own schedule.

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * Creat Personal Housing Plans to prompt prevention
    * Provide appropriate advice and assistance on housing issues and to undertake action to prevent homelessness
    * Effectively sign post clients to the appropriate service e.g. Money Advice
    * Investigate cases of homelessness under Part VI & VII of the Housing Act 2002
    * Essential that you have an up to date knowledge of legislation include the HRA My client is looking to interview ASAP.

    If you have previous experience as a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer and are looking for your next move don't hesitate to get in touch.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are working with a local authority in the East Midlands area who are seeking a Senior Planning Officer to join their team, to assist during a busy period and cover staff absence.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from householders up to larger minor proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will run for 3-6 months, but it is likely to roll on.

    Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your experience. If you can give me an idea of the sort of rate you will be looking for I will try my best to negotiate this for you and can give guidance on how likely this figure is to be achieved.

    The manager is looking to conduct interviews next 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 around the East Midlands, please get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Development Management Manager

    South East - £45 - £55 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Oxfordshire who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 6 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start December/January. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Amy a call on 02037954828.

  • Interim Estates Consultant (Outside IR35)

    South East - £300 - £400 per day + Outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the South East, seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor to work on a number of Health Care Property Projects.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's new and upcoming Property based NHS Health Care Projects.

    Duties in the role

    • Leasing of new build properties
    • Securing relevant board approvals
    • Acquisition and disposal of NHS property

    What you need

    • 1 years experience of working with the NHS in a property related position
    • A solid experience of Landlord and Tenant negotiation
    • Ideally MRICS
    • Ideally Local Authority experience

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 4 month rolling contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will part-time 1-3 days dependant on workload
    • It will be largely home-based position with travel to the district when work requires

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £25 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working closely with a Local Authority based in Surrey who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work.

    The contract will initially run for an initial 3 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of householders and minors, therefore, experience with these applications is required. They are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running with processing applications.

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers remote working, with a view to travel for site visits. Compressed/part time working hours can be offered.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details or send you CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £27 - £33 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working a Local Planning Authority based in the South West region who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month contract, likely to be extended should everything go well!


    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

    The council are happy to consider fulltime or part time candidates. The position will be remote working, although you would have to travel to the district for site visits. The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience.

    If you are interested in this role, please 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!

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £27 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months to cover an absent officer, although there is potential for an extension.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running within this Local Authority and cover a range of householders and minor applications. The region is predominantly rural, therefore experience in this area would preferred.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £38 - £48 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently with a Local Authority based in Essex who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 6 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The Council need a Principal Planner to join the major applications team to help with a strategic major urban extension. Experience working on up to 3,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The Council are working remotely at present but you would need to travel for site visits when necessary.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's currently.

    Should you be interested in other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £38 - £48 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in the South West region. They are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on to as long as a year!

    The Planner will be dealing with a significant strategic major urban extension and therefore the suitable candidate should have experience on strategic schemes. Experience working on up to 1,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district one or two times a month for meetings.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the manager is reviewing CV's now.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £20 - £40 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the South West region are looking to welcome a part time Senior Planning Officer to the team on a contract basis. The contract will run for an initial 4 month contract, with a view to be extended, should everything go well.

    They are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to start shortly. The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with major planning applications for residential and commercial development, non-material amendment applications and applications for compliance with condition, as well as experiencing of drafting and negotiating S106 agreements. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have experience of writing application reports and committee reports, as well as presenting to a planning committee.

    The rate of pay is to be negotiated depending on previous experience. The position is a part time role (22 hours) and they are happy for the suitable candidate to do compressed working hours and remote working. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for the occasional site visit.

    If you are interested in this role, contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Look forward to hearing from you! If you are interested in hearing about other positions Park Avenue are working on, do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Surrey area, who are looking to take on a Senior Planner for an initial 3-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line 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 Committees.
    • 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 Senior Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is both urban and rural, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like to know any further details regarding this position, please get in contact via email alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in Yorkshire, who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for an initial 3/6 month basis.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from larger/complex minors up to large major proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will last 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    The local authority is rural with urban pockets with a lot of complex and interesting applications at present. The role would require someone with a wealth of experience in the planning field. The area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result is receiving some very large and interesting work.

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

  • Interim Residential Development Consultant

    South East - £400 - £450 per day + Outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in East Sussex looking for a residential development surveyor.

    The main purpose of the role is to help us out with residential developments undertaken bythe councils own housing company.

    The Role

    The candidate will be required to manage the development process through the full range of RIBA stages 0 - 7, covering project inception to completion, hand over and in use. This will include site acquisition, based on financially viable schemes informed by due diligence investigations and survey work. Instructing professional teams of architects, quantity surveyors, engineers and other relevant consultants to derisk developments as much as possible and undertake scheme design in accordance with planning requirements, whilst achieving best value.

    What you need

    • Experience of undertaking residential development project work such as financial appraisals, valuations, viability assessments etc.
    • Contribute to the development and implementation of a framework to assess potential new projects.
    • Experience of working in a team, with other colleagues and internal and external consultants, providing appropriate professional technical advice and expertise to take development projects from inception to completion.
    • Experience in contract management, project management, legal documentation review, consultation and engagement activities, drafting reports and briefing notes, procurement and budget monitoring.

    Contract

    The position will be a 3 month rolling contract.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Surrey are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities.

    Duties in the role

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month rolling contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Northamptonshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Asset and FM Manager

    South East - £470 - £550 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in East Sussex looking for an experienced Asset and Facilities Manager.

    The main purpose of the role is to manage the Asset and Facilities Management function of the Council's Commercial & Assets Service (to include Car Parking) and be the primary advisor in respect of all asset and facilities management matters.

    The Role

    • To manage the day to day operations of the council's land and property holdings including car parks. This will include: working collaboratively with colleagues in other departments, senior officers and Councillors.
    • When necessary prepare reports for and attend Member meetings including Cabinet and Scrutiny, representing the Asset & Facilities team and if required deputising for the Head of Commercial & Assets and other senior colleagues.
    • Lead the Asset & Facilities Management function, undertaking budget management including responsibility for the Council's rental income, the provision of strategic professional advice and being responsible for the performance of the team, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement is developed.
    • To lead on property projects that have significant importance to the Council's financial planning including budget management, the provision of professional guidance and monitoring the performance of consultants to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.
    • Record property data, including tenancy information, building condition, planned maintenance, inspection certificates/reports, asbestos information, project programmes and other relevant information to ensure all statutory requirements are met and statutory inspections are carried out
    • Prepare, execute and supervise, programmes of maintenance, repair and replacement of building fabric, services and installations together with major works and reactive maintenance to the Council's properties, including the supervision of contractors.

    What you need

    • Able to demonstrate experience of collaboratively working with colleagues and external consultants.
    • Experience of proactively undertaking the asset and facilities management of a property portfolio.
    • Demonstrable experience of effective team working and supporting less experienced members of the team.
    • Able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of property law and asset management.
    • Experience of working on key property projects in relation to optimising the use of the property assets.
    • Budget management, income and capital generation.
    • Experience of managing others, demonstrating an ability to adapt management styles dependent on the needs of the service and individual requirements
    • Able to demonstrate a broad knowledge base and experience in a variety of property work including, asset management, development and acquisition
    • Member of RICS or other equivalent qualification

    Contract

    The position will be a 3 month rolling contract.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South East - £36 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Surrey as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £35-£38/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £31 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the lovely area of Oxfordshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3-6 month contract, likely to be extended.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running working on complex, large scale strategic residential and multi-use sites. The suitable candidate will have experience of negotiating complex S106 Agreements and mentoring junior members of staff. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. This role is completely remote working; however you will have to travel to the area for site visits. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits. This position is full time (37 hours.)

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Somerset are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running, processing a mix of applications including complex minors, and major applications on a large scale. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is between £35-£40 per hour, depending on previous experience. This role is completely remote working, they can offer part time/compressed working hours.

    You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Up to £31 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in East Midlands, 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. All home working for the foreseeable, although you will have to allocate dates and times for site visits. This position is OUTSIDE IR35.

    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.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or call 020 3795 48358.

    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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Derbyshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Leicestershire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Private Housing Standards Officer

    East Midlands - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Housing Standards Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Cambridgeshire as a Private Housing Standard Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    As a successful Private Housing Standards Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO)
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.

    Role: Private Housing Standards Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Private Housing Standards Officer

    South East - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Housing Standards Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Sussex as a Private Housing Standard Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    As a successful Private Housing Standards Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out a wide range of investigation and enforcement duties in respect to the full range of private rented housing sector and premises in multiple occupation (HMO)
    • Effectively carry out casework and projects in any relevant work area under the direction of the relevant Team Manager.
    • Keep up to date of and follow all relevant Council procedures in relation to the work of Private Sector Housing.

    Role: Private Housing Standards Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer - South East - Rate TBC

    South East - £20 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently working with a Local Authority in the South East who are in the stages of bringing a new member onto their Enforcement team. The start date is yet to be confirmed but please see a brief outline below.

    -Remote working with the exception of necessary site visits.

    -Rate TBC

    -Previous experience in Enforcement

    -Initial 3 month contract length

    If this role is of interest or you would like to discuss other roles that we are currently working on, please do get in touch with Katie Stillman at Park Avenue.

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk 0203 795 4831

  • Principal Manager Repairs & Maintenance (revenue)

    South East - £350 - £450 per day + felxi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Suffolk who are looking for an Interim Principal Manager for Repairs & Maintenance (revenue) - REMOTE WORKING

    About the role;

    • You will be responsible to manage up to 64 employees (directly employed) and a further number indirectly.
    • The post-holder is responsible for a budget of circa £5m.
    • You will be responsible for providing some of the council's flagship housing services- repairs, voids, services, community caretaking, joinery facility, and waste facility
    • You will also be responsible for the council's emergency services which operates on a 24-7, 365 basis - therefore you must be very flexible, make quick decisions, and adapt quickly.
    • You will also be a member of the Maintenance & Contract Management team in all aspects of the business - which has an annual budget of £20m and 124 employees as well as an extensive supply chain

    About the contract;

    • Start date November
    • £350 - £450 a day (negotiable)
    • Flexi working (95% homeworking)
    • 3-month rolling contract

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South West - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer (Generalist)

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Somerset as a Generalist Environmental Health Officer.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you are able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies. The successful candidate will come from any area of environmental health, however a general knowledge of the various fields of environmental health is essential.

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Carry out low level food inspections,
    • Respond to, investigate, and resolve, within published service standards, wherever possible, complaints relating primarily to noise and general nuisance, but also complaints relating to other areas within the Environmental Health.
    • Provide general support to the environmental health team

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 25 hours/week
    • 9-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Interim Housing Asset Manager

    East Midlands - £320 - £375 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Housing Asset Manager.

    The main purpose of the role is manage a range of property related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    To manage, monitor and report of all aspects of a multi discipline range of projects within a programme including budget in excess of £7 million and performance. Analyse complex performance information, identifying trends and implementing changes to address any areas of weakness.

    What you need

    • Proven experience of team management where targets are exceeded and effective, efficient services delivered.
    • Building legislation including Planning, Building regulations, CDM, Health & Safety Legislation and Party Wall Act.
    • Excellent programme/project management skills and commercial awareness.
    • Managing teams responsible for the delivery of specialist surveying areas including structural works, Damp & Condensation, Aids and Adaptations and other property services functions.
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent, educated to degree level in a related subject or can demonstrate equivalent relevant experience

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Policy Planner - Urgently required - Rate Negotiable

    South East - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South East who are immediately seeking a Senior/Principal planner to join the team to cover a Maternity post.

    The ideal candidate should have dealt with previous Green Belt cases and has experience within the Policy sector.

    They are flexible with the working hours, they are looking for someone to come to the team part time, but are happy to consider full time planners but for a shorter contract length.

    • Rate negotiable
    • Remote working
    • Policy Experience
    • Has dealt with Green Belt cases
    • IR35 status to be confirmed

    Please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue if this role is of interest.

    katie@park-avenue.co.uk 0203 795 4831

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Project Manager

    South West - £220 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Dorset who is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will lead a team and be responsible for the delivery of the refurbishment of the Town Hall and Townhall Extension.
    • Preferably with a construction background and a track record of managing large scale projects
    • Monitor and set budgets to ensure they're fully compliant with council's financial regulations and that value or return is derived from spending
    • Plan and design project outputs in line with programme/project priorities and milestones

    About you;

    • Relevant project management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent
    • Experience in leading business change, and managing multi-disciplinary project teams.
    • Detailed knowledge in the area of service or specialism including a general, broader understanding of the public sector and the issues that it faces

    About the contract;

    • 8-12 months
    • £220-£300 a day (negotiable)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Interim Investment Programme Manager

    East Midlands - £301 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Investment Programme Manager

    The role will be based around being responsible for the management of a multi-million pound programme of planned/capital works to the councils property assets.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    This will involve working closely with managers and business leads across departmental boundaries, developing strong relationships with services across the council an external organisations.

    This is one of the key roles aiding to a successful transformation of the investment service. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic and innovative individual with strong inter-personal skills and a track record of successful delivery of specialist works programmes within a social housing environment.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Land Surveyor

    North East - £32 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in West Yorkshire who is looking for a Land Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To carry out surveys of building elevations and floor plans
    • Uses knowledge, safety, and environmental policies, procedures, and regulations, including risk in Land Surveying and/or other areas of work within the construction industry.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office application and have experience using AutoCAD drawings and industry-standard software packages
    • Knowledge of 3D modeling software
    • Able to provide clear verbal and written high-level technical advice to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences, including assisting clients to comply with legislative requirements

    About the contract;

    • A minimum of 4 years Land Surveying experience - particularly Urban environments
    • Land / Engineering survey qualifications at Degree / Higher National level or better
    • 3-month contract
    • £32-£37 p.h

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Asbestos Surveyor

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    i am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who is looking for an Asbestos Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • you will be reporting directly into the Senior Asbestos Surveyor and work will mainly involve following a programme of carrying out the asbestos surveying and sampling for the domestic housing stock
    • Must have a minimum P402 qualification and ideally have P405
    • The ideal candidate will have surveying experience within domestic housing background.

    About the contract;

    • 5 months +
    • Start ASAP
    • £23 - £26 an hour (inside ir35)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Land Surveyor

    East Midlands - £36 - £37 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in West Yorkshire are currently looking for an experienced Interim Land Surveyor.

    The main purpose of the role is to provide Land Survey services to support development within the councils district.

    Job Duties

    • To undertake and process, topographic detail surveys using GPS and total stations within the Bradford MDC area.
    • To produce 3D models and 2D plans
    • To carry out surveys of building elevations and floor plans
    • Ability to collect spatial data using various techniques including GPS and laser scanning
    • Maintaining survey equipment to appropriate standards.
    • Procurement and supervision of external survey contractors.
    • To undertake deformation surveys and monitoring of building movement.
    • Expected to work on site with, and supervise a survey assistant and to comply with all relevant health and safety legislation.
    • To assist with the provision of estimates of survey costs.
    • To liaise with clients on work specifications and matters of detail.

    What you need

    A minimum of 4 years Land survey experience, particularly in an urban environment

    Land / Engineering survey qualifications at Degree / Higher National level or better

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South West - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Devon as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £35-£38/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Investment Programme Manager

    South East - £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who is looking for an Interim Programme Manager.

    About the role;

    • Managing a range of property-related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.
    • Managing teams responsible for maintaining, improvement and conversion of councils building assets.
    • To lead on procurement for all aspects of a programme covering a number of service areas including, works, consultancy and legal services.
    • Have responsibility for health & safety/compliance for the programme including construction design management, risk management and compliance

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • £250-£300 a day
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Investment Programme Manager

    South East - £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who is looking for an Interim Programme Manager.

    About the role;

    • Managing a range of property-related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.
    • Managing teams responsible for maintaining, improvement and conversion of councils building assets.
    • To lead on procurement for all aspects of a programme covering a number of service areas including, works, consultancy and legal services.
    • Have responsibility for health & safety/compliance for the programme including construction design management, risk management and compliance

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • £250-£300 a day
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Investment Programme Manager

    East Midlands - £301 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Investment Programme Manager

    The role will be based around being responsible for the management of a multi-million pound programme of planned/capital works to the councils property assets.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    This will involve working closely with managers and business leads across departmental boundaries, developing strong relationships with services across the council an external organisations.

    This is one of the key roles aiding to a successful transformation of the investment service. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic and innovative individual with strong inter-personal skills and a track record of successful delivery of specialist works programmes within a social housing environment.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Kent are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Derbyshire who is looking for an Interim Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will be joining a small team looking after the council's commercial properties e.g. Libraries, Town Hall, etc.
    • You will be helping the council produce its 5-year maintenance plan.
    • Your role will mostly be Stock Condition Surveying with some specification writing - Reconstruction
    • Project Management Skills needed

    About the Contract;

    • 3-month contract
    • start in 3-4 weeks
    • £24-£28 an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    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.

  • Repairs Contract Manager

    South East - £200 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South Coast who are looking for a Repairs Contract Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Monitoring performance of partnering contractors and ensure KPI's around responsive repairs and voids are being met.
    • Dealing with complaints - following policies and procedures
    • Budget Control - Day to Day Repairs and Voids
    • Managing the Repairs and Maintenance team

    About the contract;

    • 4 months +
    • £200 - £240 a day
    • You will need significant experience in working as a manager within a Local Authority or Housing Association

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Policy Team Leader - Essex

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based Local Authority, who are looking to bring on an Interim Planning Policy Team Leader for an initial 3-month period, though this is likely to be extended. The authority is very busy at the moment, with a number of large scale applications in the pipeline. The council itself is in a beautiful, rural part of the country.

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing leadership for a small team of policy planners, including setting team targets, monitoring and appraising performance and coaching and developing staff potential
    • Overseeing, project managing and preparing draft documents making up the council's local development plan(s)
    • Providing and overseeing the provision fo advice on planning policy matters to internal and external customers

    Please do get in touch for a more in-depth look at the role.

    Previous Local Authority experience at Team Leader level is a necessity for this position, and membership of the RTPI would be looked upon favourably.

    The council are able to offer a rate of between £45p/h - £50p/h, and there is potential for the post to be outside of IR35. This position will be purely remote to begin with, with constant reviews of this policy in line with government advice.

    Please do get in touch if this is a role you wish to be considered for!

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder 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 the Uniform system. 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 Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Nottinghamshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Leicestershire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £26 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Building Surveyor to support the delivery of their capital programme and the structural/subsidence work.

    About the Role;

    • Structural fault investigation and recommending solutions to structural and subsidence cases. Including the procurement and management of contractors and consultants.
    • Project management skills
    • Interpreting and developing design briefs and project requirements from, Client officers, project sponsors, and external organisations
    • Identify building defects and provide recommendations for repair, preparing estimates as required.
    • Carry out building/stock condition and dilapidation surveys preparing reports on findings.
    • Highly developed skills in the preparation of drawings, schedule of works and specifications

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Professional qualification preferred e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent
    • Experience of Building legislation including Planning, Building regulations, CDM, Health & Safety Legislation and Party Wall Act.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Planning Validations Manager

    South East - £28 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Planning Validations Manager

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Surrey who are looking for a Planning Validations Manager to join their team.

    Below is a brief outline of the skills/requirements that the ideal candidate should possess.

    • Ideally understands the planning sector and its processes.
    • Knowledge on Validations is preferred
    • Experienced in administrative systems within a large organisation.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Good organisational and planning skills
    • Able to analyse problems and find appropriate solutions
    • Experience in performance management
    • Initial 3-month contract
    • Rate negotiable

    The local authority is soon to introduce a new software system so needs a leader to coach the current team through a backlog before the system can be implemented.

    If this role is of interest, please get in touch with Katie Stillman at park avenue.

    02037954831 Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Ensuring all properties are Compliant, carrying out complete surveys of the properties - Maintenance, Repairs, Defects, Health and Safety checks, HHSRS, and preparing schedules of works.

    • You will be doing viewing for PRS (Private Rented Sector) as well as working with the councils independent emergency accommodation providers.

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Flexi-working (negotiable)
    • Start ASAP
    • £25+ an hour

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Building Control Manager

    South East - £58 - £62 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Public Sector organisation looking to recruit an Interim Building Control Manager.

    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.

    Duties in the role

    • People management of the Building Control Team
    • Ensuring that all the requirements relating to building control are carried out in an economic, effective, efficient and equitable manner by the Building Control team.

    • To act as one of the Council's most senior building control advisor for the professional matters which are the responsibility of Building Control.

    • As the Building Control Manager, you will also 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.

    What you need

    • You need to have a minimum of 2 years Principal 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.

    • Knowledge and experience of working on complex projects and fire safety procedures

    Position

    • Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in Cambridgeshire is looking for an accomplished Interim Estates Surveyor to join their team.

    The Job

    To deliver a range of estate management case work requiring professional input, for the Council's Strategic Assets team.

    • To be responsible for the delivery of a caseload including operational Urban property management and transactions, to the Council within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters.
    • To provide good quality professional advice to Strategic Assets customers on estate management and valuation matters.
    • To undertake negotiations in high value and complex technical property issues on behalf of customers and shareholder, providing high quality and professional advice to enable good decision-making.

    What you will need to succeed

    • Prior Knowledge of Estate Surveying and the ability to work efficiently in a team.
    • Ability to prepare accurate valuations, reports, and briefings to deadlines.
    • MRICS/FRICS recognised in commercial property, valuation, or residential property with a minimum of two years' qualification experience.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6-month period with scope for an extension

    The contract will run off a £45-£50 p/h rate, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828)

    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.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34 - £37 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 38 hour week

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in West London as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in East London as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Essex is looking for a competent Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Property Estates team.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be responsible for completing projects and backlog such as:

    • (Site Visits) Establishing boundary lines, boundary ownerships, resolving potential land grab and taking required action to engage solicitors
    • Landlord/Tenant Reviews and Negotiations. Low value rent roll. Roughly two cases per month.
    • Acquisitions and Disposals within the Council's Property Portfolio

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team
    • Previous experience of Estate Surveying, Acquisitions, and Disposals, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably within Local Authorities.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRIC's qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6-month period with scope for an extension

    Working arrangements TBC, homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £350 LTD Per Day. 

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer - URGENT - West Sussex

    South East - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in West Sussex who are seeking a Senior Enforcement Officer to join their team for 12 weeks. The successful participant will be looking to start the third week of October.

    The Senior Planning Officer (Compliance) post in the Development Management Team will:

    • Take on a case load investigating allegations of breaches of planning control and checking compliance on new development, managing cases from initial complaint through to formal action;
    • Deal with complex and controversial cases such as listed buildings, moving them on to formal enforcement action by drafting Enforcement Notices;
    • Effectively communicating and dealing with multiple parties at one time, working with Environmental protection, Building Control and others as appropriate.

    Therefore seeking someone with experience and confidence in writing reports on proposals who is able to get through a large amount of cases in a short time period.

    This role is remote working with site visit's being on a adhoc basis.

    If this role is of interest, please get in contact with Katie Stillman on 0203 795 4828

    katie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in London as an Environmental Health Officer. If you have vast experience with Environmental Health, providing knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, processes, systems, procedures and standards regarding environmental health this is the right role for you

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of environmental health but applicants who specialise in a specific area will also be considered

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not 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 Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line 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 Committees.
    • 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 Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    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

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

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

    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.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departme