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  • 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 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 - £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 the Leicestershire 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

  • 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

  • Planning Consultant

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working on an exciting position on behalf of a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Planning Consultant on a temporary basis, which will be an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended further for the right candidate.

    The Local Authority has adopted a project to create a network of multi user paths within the District and have some very short deadlines to meet to create a portfolio of proposed routes. The suitable candidate will have experience with rights of way/cycleways/sustainable travel.

    They are seeking someone who:

    • Can hit the ground running - essential
    • Has a flexible and approachable manner to enable successful customer and stakeholders interactions - essential
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - essential
    • Has a full and valid driving licence - essential
    • Can work in different environments - from site surveys to collate data, processing and storing the data to researching funding opportunities and organising events / meetings - essential
    • Has good presentation skills - essential
    • Has experience of project work - desired
    • Has experience in local government - desired
    • Has experience of countryside access work - desired
    • Has a good knowledge of local PROWS - desired

    The role:

    • To be the first point of contact to the public and stakeholders alike
    • To assist in all aspects of auditing the existing PROW network and the new proposed
    • To assist in the development of delivery plans for the new routes
    • To assist in the promotion of the recreational use of the existing path network through events, publications, including the promotion of behavioural change
    • To assist the team leader in the preparation of reports and bids for funding
    • To keep abreast of appropriate current technical, legislative and administrative matters to provide professional advice, guidance and direction as required.
    • To assist in the development and maintenance of a high quality approach to service delivery to ensure that the service remains relevant and appropriate
    • working closely with other service areas within the council, and with partners, to achieve an integrated approach to sustainable travel
    • to assist in the evaluation of sustainable travel impacts of new developments and transport improvements;
    • to assist in the organisation and delivery of road safety advice, education, publicity and practical training to identified priority groups/locations.

    Rates are to be negotiated and the position will be remote until further notice. If you feel you have suitable experience for this position, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. The manager will be running interviews next week!

  • Planning Consultant

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working on an exciting position on behalf of a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Planning Consultant on a temporary basis, which will be an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended further for the right candidate.

    The Local Authority has adopted a project to create a network of multi user paths within the District and have some very short deadlines to meet to create a portfolio of proposed routes. The suitable candidate will have experience with rights of way/cycleways/sustainable travel.

    They are seeking someone who:

    • Can hit the ground running - essential
    • Has a flexible and approachable manner to enable successful customer and stakeholders interactions - essential
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - essential
    • Has a full and valid driving licence - essential
    • Can work in different environments - from site surveys to collate data, processing and storing the data to researching funding opportunities and organising events / meetings - essential
    • Has good presentation skills - essential
    • Has experience of project work - desired
    • Has experience in local government - desired
    • Has experience of countryside access work - desired
    • Has a good knowledge of local PROWS - desired

    The role:

    • To be the first point of contact to the public and stakeholders alike
    • To assist in all aspects of auditing the existing PROW network and the new proposed
    • To assist in the development of delivery plans for the new routes
    • To assist in the promotion of the recreational use of the existing path network through events, publications, including the promotion of behavioural change
    • To assist the team leader in the preparation of reports and bids for funding
    • To keep abreast of appropriate current technical, legislative and administrative matters to provide professional advice, guidance and direction as required.
    • To assist in the development and maintenance of a high quality approach to service delivery to ensure that the service remains relevant and appropriate
    • working closely with other service areas within the council, and with partners, to achieve an integrated approach to sustainable travel
    • to assist in the evaluation of sustainable travel impacts of new developments and transport improvements;
    • to assist in the organisation and delivery of road safety advice, education, publicity and practical training to identified priority groups/locations.

    Rates are to be negotiated and the position will be remote until further notice. If you feel you have suitable experience for this position, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. The manager will be running interviews next week!

  • Planning Consultant

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working on an exciting position on behalf of a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Planning Consultant on a temporary basis, which will be an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended further for the right candidate.

    The Local Authority has adopted a project to create a network of multi user paths within the District and have some very short deadlines to meet to create a portfolio of proposed routes. The suitable candidate will have experience with rights of way/cycleways/sustainable travel.

    They are seeking someone who:

    • Can hit the ground running - essential
    • Has a flexible and approachable manner to enable successful customer and stakeholders interactions - essential
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - essential
    • Has a full and valid driving licence - essential
    • Can work in different environments - from site surveys to collate data, processing and storing the data to researching funding opportunities and organising events / meetings - essential
    • Has good presentation skills - essential
    • Has experience of project work - desired
    • Has experience in local government - desired
    • Has experience of countryside access work - desired
    • Has a good knowledge of local PROWS - desired

    The role:

    • To be the first point of contact to the public and stakeholders alike
    • To assist in all aspects of auditing the existing PROW network and the new proposed
    • To assist in the development of delivery plans for the new routes
    • To assist in the promotion of the recreational use of the existing path network through events, publications, including the promotion of behavioural change
    • To assist the team leader in the preparation of reports and bids for funding
    • To keep abreast of appropriate current technical, legislative and administrative matters to provide professional advice, guidance and direction as required.
    • To assist in the development and maintenance of a high quality approach to service delivery to ensure that the service remains relevant and appropriate
    • working closely with other service areas within the council, and with partners, to achieve an integrated approach to sustainable travel
    • to assist in the evaluation of sustainable travel impacts of new developments and transport improvements;
    • to assist in the organisation and delivery of road safety advice, education, publicity and practical training to identified priority groups/locations.

    Rates are to be negotiated and the position will be remote until further notice. If you feel you have suitable experience for this position, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. The manager will be running interviews next week!

  • Compliance Manager

    East Midlands - £28 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Nottinghamshire who're looking for a Housing Compliance Manager to join their Team.

    About the role;

    • Looking for a Compliance and Safety Manager to lead a team and work on around 5540 homes.
    • You will need to be a technical expert for domestic property compliance making sure gas, solid fuel/oil, electrical, lifts, fire, water hygiene and asbestos safety are compliant.
    • You will take full strategic and operational responsibility for property compliance within the Housing, Health and Wellbeing Directorate.

    About contract;

    • 3 months +
    • Full Drivers licence essential
    • Must be Qualified to degree level and/or professionally qualified in a related discipline

    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 Consultant

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working on an exciting position on behalf of a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Planning Consultant on a temporary basis, which will be an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended further for the right candidate.

    The Local Authority has adopted a project to create a network of multi user paths within the District and have some very short deadlines to meet to create a portfolio of proposed routes. The suitable candidate will have experience with rights of way/cycleways/sustainable travel.

    They are seeking someone who:

    • Can hit the ground running - essential
    • Has a flexible and approachable manner to enable successful customer and stakeholders interactions - essential
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - essential
    • Has a full and valid driving licence - essential
    • Can work in different environments - from site surveys to collate data, processing and storing the data to researching funding opportunities and organising events / meetings - essential
    • Has good presentation skills - essential
    • Has experience of project work - desired
    • Has experience in local government - desired
    • Has experience of countryside access work - desired
    • Has a good knowledge of local PROWS - desired

    The role:

    • To be the first point of contact to the public and stakeholders alike
    • To assist in all aspects of auditing the existing PROW network and the new proposed
    • To assist in the development of delivery plans for the new routes
    • To assist in the promotion of the recreational use of the existing path network through events, publications, including the promotion of behavioural change
    • To assist the team leader in the preparation of reports and bids for funding
    • To keep abreast of appropriate current technical, legislative and administrative matters to provide professional advice, guidance and direction as required.
    • To assist in the development and maintenance of a high quality approach to service delivery to ensure that the service remains relevant and appropriate
    • working closely with other service areas within the council, and with partners, to achieve an integrated approach to sustainable travel
    • to assist in the evaluation of sustainable travel impacts of new developments and transport improvements;
    • to assist in the organisation and delivery of road safety advice, education, publicity and practical training to identified priority groups/locations.

    Rates are to be negotiated and the position will be remote until further notice. If you feel you have suitable experience for this position, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. The manager will be running interviews next week!

  • Senior Policy Planner

    South East - £36 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire. They are looking to take on a Senior Policy Planner on a contracted basis. Initially the contract will last 3 months, however it is likely to roll on past this.

    They are looking for an experienced Senior Policy Planner to help with the development and progressing of 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 council can offer flexible home working for the duration of the contract and part time/compressed working hours.

    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.

    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 has experience working with Local Authorities within Central/South West of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Consultant

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working on an exciting position on behalf of a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset. They are looking to recruit a Planning Consultant on a temporary basis, which will be an initial 3 month contract, very likely to be extended further for the right candidate.

    The Local Authority has adopted a project to create a network of multi user paths within the District and have some very short deadlines to meet to create a portfolio of proposed routes. The suitable candidate will have experience with rights of way/cycleways/sustainable travel.

    They are seeking someone who:

    • Can hit the ground running - essential
    • Has a flexible and approachable manner to enable successful customer and stakeholders interactions - essential
    • Has a good working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications - essential
    • Has a full and valid driving licence - essential
    • Can work in different environments - from site surveys to collate data, processing and storing the data to researching funding opportunities and organising events / meetings - essential
    • Has good presentation skills - essential
    • Has experience of project work - desired
    • Has experience in local government - desired
    • Has experience of countryside access work - desired
    • Has a good knowledge of local PROWS - desired

    The role:

    • To be the first point of contact to the public and stakeholders alike
    • To assist in all aspects of auditing the existing PROW network and the new proposed
    • To assist in the development of delivery plans for the new routes
    • To assist in the promotion of the recreational use of the existing path network through events, publications, including the promotion of behavioural change
    • To assist the team leader in the preparation of reports and bids for funding
    • To keep abreast of appropriate current technical, legislative and administrative matters to provide professional advice, guidance and direction as required.
    • To assist in the development and maintenance of a high quality approach to service delivery to ensure that the service remains relevant and appropriate
    • working closely with other service areas within the council, and with partners, to achieve an integrated approach to sustainable travel
    • to assist in the evaluation of sustainable travel impacts of new developments and transport improvements;
    • to assist in the organisation and delivery of road safety advice, education, publicity and practical training to identified priority groups/locations.

    Rates are to be negotiated and the position will be remote until further notice. If you feel you have suitable experience for this position, do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. The manager will be running interviews next week!

  • Interim Property Manager

    South East - £375 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A commercial real estate and investment firm based in London are currently seeking an experienced Property Manager

    You would be joining a team managing buildings in London together with close liaison with client specific investment team, asset management team and senior leadership teams.

    What you need

    • Experience and knowledge of law relating to property management in order to make informed recommendations and strategic decision-making
    • Strong Landlord and tenant knowledge contributing to lease advisory decision-making
    • Ideally MRICS

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will be for an initial 2-3 month period, however there is scope for extension
    • Completely home based role

    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

    South East - £40 - £43 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Hampshire are currently seeking an experienced Estates 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    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 30 hour week initially with a view for it to rise to 37 hours a week.

    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

    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 Allocations Team Leader

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority I am currently working with in the Berkshire area are looking for an interim Housing Allocations Team Leader to join them on their team.

    They are looking for someone to take forward their Housing Allocations Team and help implement a new housing register ICT system in tandem with a change to their allocations policy. This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to join their Housing Service and be responsible for managing a team of three Housing Allocations Officers, overseeing the assessments of applications to join the housing register and ensuring allocation of social housing is in line with the allocations policy.

    You will be responsible for managing a team of three Housing Allocations Officers, overseeing the assessments of applications to join the housing register and ensuring allocation of social housing is in line with the allocations policy. You will also be responsible for dealing with part 6 review requests. If you have hands on experience of managing housing allocations, an excellent grasp of part 6 of the Housing Act 1996, experience of conducting part 6 reviews and are looking for a challenging and rewarding role, we would love to hear from you! A strong commitment to providing ongoing exceptional customer service and ongoing service improvement is essential to this role. If you meet the above, are organised and flexible with an innovative approach to your work we would welcome your application for this post. This role has been identified as public facing in accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2017; the requirement to fulfil all spoken aspects of the role with confidence in English applies.

    Please drop me an email if interested!

  • Interim Compliance Manager

    East Midlands - £320 - £360 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 Compliance Manager specialising in Mechanical services.

    About the role;

    • You will provide assurance that the council is meeting its duties under Primary and Secondary legislation.
    • Carrying out gas safety inspections; water hygiene risk assessments and risk mitigation measures and undertaking proactive inspection and maintenance programmes.
    • You will work In conjunction with the voids team, develop a suitable risk assessment and risk control process, to mitigate water hygiene risks inside dwelling flats.

    About the contract;

    • 3-6 months
    • £350 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £28 - £28.50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    PURPOSE OF THE JOB

    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.

    ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND 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.

    To ensure that customers receive a high quality professional service that meets their needs, the purpose of the Service and the Council's corporate priorities

  • Senior Building Surveyor (July Start)

    East Midlands - £200 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Bedfordshire are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients.
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
    • Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month +
    • Start in July
    • £200-£240 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 the West Sussex 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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £21 - £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 the West Sussex 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

  • 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 the West Sussex 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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £33799 - £37849 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23.00 - £27.00 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 West Sussex 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 Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the South East 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    South East - £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local authority based in Surrey is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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.

  • Graduate Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £33799 - £37849 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking a graduate Estates Surveyor, with 2-5 years of experience out of University.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio in accordance with legislation.

    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

    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

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Building Surveyor (july start)

    West Midlands - £25 - £28 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Warwickshire is looking for a Building Surveyor.

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Senior Building Surveyor with traditional and partnering procurement routes, planned and major/minor 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, AutoCAD drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with refurbishments of both commercial and residential properties.

    What you'll need;

    • Experience in writing design specifications, using AutoCAD and Project Management.
    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

    Contract;

    • 3-6 month contract
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.
    • £25-28 per hour (negotiable)
    • July start

    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 (July Start)

    East Midlands - £220 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Bedfordshire are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients.
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
    • Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month +
    • Start in July
    • £220-£240 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.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £250 - £300 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the North West is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local authority based in Surrey is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £33799 - £37849 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 in accordance with legislation.

    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

    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.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their Property Services Team.

    About the role;

    • Ensure compliance with building industry regulations, improving and refurbishing the council's properties.
    • Ensure the building and maintaining of effective relationships between the team, day to day repairs, contractors, customers and stakeholders to ensure the efficient delivery of planned improvement projects and work programmes.
    • Designing and managing projects effectively including monitoring progress and controlling expenditure within budget.

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week, possible home working
    • 3-6 month contract.
    • £25-£30 an hour
    • July Start

    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 - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Essex are currently looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • As part of the Building Surveyor team you will prepare specifications, schedules of works and contract documents for tendering or pricing by contractors to meet planned maintenance and major works programmes.
    • You will conduct inspections and regular checks as necessary to ensure on-site delivery is to a high standard and meets requirements.
    • You will work closely with colleagues in the Estates team and with other service leads to, plan and deliver of procuring new premises and maintain the condition of the existing commercial and operational estate.
    • You will also need to carryout investigations on site into building defects or problems and produce technical reports with recommendations.

    What we are looking for;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.
    • Experience of providing high quality, customer centred services and within the public sector.
    • Experience of determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analyzing defects, including proposals for repair

    What you'll get in return

    • 6-month contract with possible extension
    • £25-£30 an hour
    • start June
  • Interim Regeneration Project Manager

    South West - £370 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the South West is currently seeking an experienced Regeneration Project Manager.

    The role will be based around delivering some of the councils key regeneration schemes and social housing projects.

    Requirements

    • You will oversee the delivery of a number of large, regeneration projects so you will need to be able to demonstrate experience of doing this for a local authority or public sector organisation.
    • You will be working with across a number of teams within the council to deliver projects so you will need to demonstrate experience of this in previous roles.
    • Your background would either be surveying or planning with a focus on regeneration/development.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 8-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £33799 - £37849 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 in accordance with legislation.

    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

    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.

  • Enforcement Officer- June start

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Surrey based LPA, who dependant on how the situation regarding Covid19 restrictions develop, are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer at the beginning of June.

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

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


    This position will last for an initial 3-6 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Estates Surveyor (June / July Start)

    East Midlands - £40 - £43 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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 (July Start)

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the South East 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - Up to £20.50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are looking for an exceptional candidate for a temporary vacancy within a very busy local authority's Housing Options Team. The role of the Housing Solutions Advisor involves delivering excellent homeless prevention outcomes, a high standard of customer care to people across the Cheshire area, the ability to manage a busy caseload and have confident ICT skills.

  • Principal Planning Officer- JUNE START

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Kent has informed me that at the start of June they are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on a contract basis, as hopefully the worst of these uncertain times will have subsided. They are going to be in need of a Principal DM Planner to work on a case load of planning applications, most of Major level.

    The contract would be for an initial 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £40-£50 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

    There is scope for the position to be Outside of IR35.

    The suitable candidate would need to have working knowledge of dealing with more complex planning applications.

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

  • Senior Planning Officer- JUNE START

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I have been informed by one of my favourite local authority clients in Surrey, that at the start of June (hopefully when this uncertain period has stabilised), they intend to recruit a Senior Planning Officer to join their team on an Interim basis.

    Ideally they will be looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which may comprise of Minor and complex Minor applications and involve working on more complex developments (should the planner they recruit have this experience).

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided that both parties are happy. They are prepared to offer minimal office presence (2 days a week) for the right candidate.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £220 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Bedfordshire are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients.
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
    • Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month +
    • Start in June
    • £220-£240 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Estates Surveyor (June Start)

    East Midlands - £330 - £375 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the East Midlands 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    West Midlands - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the Birmingham area 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 hour week, 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 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 - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Kent 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 Regeneration Project Manager

    South West - £370 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the South West is currently seeking an experienced Regeneration Project Manager.

    The role will be based around delivering some of the councils key regeneration schemes and social housing projects.

    Requirements

    • You will oversee the delivery of a number of large, regeneration projects so you will need to be able to demonstrate experience of doing this for a local authority or public sector organisation.
    • You will be working with across a number of teams within the council to deliver projects so you will need to demonstrate experience of this in previous roles.
    • Your background would either be surveying or planning with a focus on regeneration/development.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 8-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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.

  • Stock Condition Surveyor

    South East - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Essex who are looking for a Stock Condition Surveyor to join their Asset Management Team.

    About the role;

    • Responsible for collecting property information in line with survey demands, including void properties in line with programme requirements and operating plans. Ensuring the best use of resources to maximising productivity
    • Undertake detailed, Condition Surveys, Technical Due Diligence Surveys, Planned Preventative Maintenance Schedules, Dilapidations Surveys and Licences for Alterations Agreements.
    • Stock condition surveys on garages

    About the contract;

    • 3 month contract
    • 20-23 an hour
    • Possible home working.

    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.

  • Disrepair Surveyor

    South East - £26 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in North West London who are looking for a Disrepair Surveyor to join their Property Services Team.

    About the role;

    • Carrying out pre and post inspections working with the customer and contractor to ensure lasting results
    • high level void turnaround service with emphasis on getting properties fit for purpose, rent loss minimised and providing 6 month defect free properties for new customers.
    • Provide a customer focused service of surveying and auditing to support the responsive repairs and voids contracts, inclusive of pre and post inspections, and managing complex works from inception to completion with emphasis on getting it right the first time.

    About you;

    • Experience in building maintenance in a Local Authority or Social Housing.
    • Experience in the management and administration of domestic building repairs

    About the contract;

    • 3 month contract
    • 26-32 an hour
    • Possibly home working.

    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 - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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

    North East - £42 - £46 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the North East 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    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 hour week, 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 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

    East Midlands - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Leicestershire 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    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 hour week, 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 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 Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £230 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Bedfordshire are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Building Surveying design and contract management service to internal and external clients
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects
    • Act as Project Leader coordinating multi-disciplinary teams as required.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month +
    • £230-£250 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.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for a six-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 area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result is receiving some very large and interesting work. This is a great opportunity to work on some big projects at a very competitive rate!

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements, such as home working.

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

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

  • Principal Enforcement Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a West Midlands based City Council, who are looking to bring on a contract Principal Enforcement Officer.

    This position will last for an initial 3-6 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 Principal Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be:

    • 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.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Alex on 020 3795 4835 or via email at alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Hertfordshire, 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 £35 and £40p/h, though there may be scope for more for an exceptional candidate. There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated once successfully through the interview stage.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £17 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Maintenance Team Leader

    South West - £230 - £280 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire who are looking for a Maintenance Team Leader to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will lead a Maintenance Team undertaking a variety of property repairs.
    • Day to day performance management, budget and quality control of responsive repairs.
    • Leading the workforce, setting and monitoring performance standards, ensuring that work is completed to the required standard and within the required timescale.
    • To undertake pre and post inspections of works, ensuring that any defective works are rectified and prescribed quality standards are maintained.

    About the contract;

    • 6 month contract
    • £230-£280 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.

  • Experienced Town Planner

    East Midlands - £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    This is a unique opportunity to join a consultancy that really value their employees, giving full support and development opportunities.

    Their office is highly social, team work is a part of their DNA. Because of this, everyone gets involved projects so that together, they are able to produce quality work for their clients.

    Skills required:

    An RTPI accredited Honours Degree/ Diploma/ Masters Qualification or equivalent experience

    Excellent report writing skills

    Good analytical and problem-solving abilities

    Strong attention to detail and ability to make correct judgements

    Excellent communication skills - able to communicate with both colleagues, clients and Council officers on the phone and face to face.

    Team Working - considerate of others, a person who thrives on working collaboratively.

    Self-motivated

    Ambitious/ Determined - Wanting to learn and develop their skillset

    Fluent in the English Language - verbal and written

    Confident in working on one's own initiative and working independently

    Excellent organisational skills - able to prioritise workload and meet deadlines

    If the above sounds like you and you are curious to know more information, let me know, I would love to discuss further with YOU!

    Billie Smith 0203 795 4828

    billie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Maintenance Surveyor/Advisor

    South West - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire who are looking for a Maintenance Surveyor/Advisor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will take repair requests, raise inspection/ work orders using the integrated computer system.
    • You will help with the maintenance of Housing Stock.
    • Resolve queries and complaints.
    • Ensure value for money is achieved.
    • You will work within health and safety guidelines

    About contract;

    • 3 month contract
    • £20-£24 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

    East Midlands - £230 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Bedfordshire are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients.
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
    • Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.

    About the contract;

    • 3 month +
    • £230-£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.

  • Site Manager/Principal Designer

    South East - £29 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for a Site Manager/Principal Designer to join their team 3 days a week.

    About the role;

    • You will join the regeneration team working on the town centre demolition/Building Sites.
    • You will need experience in Site Management and act as the Principal Designer on site assisting with all projects producing Design specs, Condition Surveys, Maintenance and repairs.
    • Health and Safety qualifications such as IOSH or NEBOSH would be preferred
    • Site Management qualifications e.g. CITB, SMSTS

    About Contract;

    • 5 Hrs a week as diary/visits require
    • 6 month + contract
    • 3 days a week

    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 - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working exclusively with a Local Authority in Somerset, who are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 4 months, with the view to be an ongoing contract.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications from complex minors to small majors. Experience mentoring junior members of staff is desired but not essential.

    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 home working and compressed working hours.

    The manager is looking for the right person to start ASAP. 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!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Senior 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 role will also have you taking the lead on the complete review of the enforcement plan within the Local Authority. The authority is incredibly busy with a wide range of cases to undertake.

    This position will last for an initial 3-6 months and could be extended beyond this period. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience.

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

  • Interim Planning Strategy and Implementation Manager

    South East - £400 - £600 per day + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced Planning Policy professional to join the team as Interim Planning Strategy & Implementation Manager. The contract is due to run for an initial 6-month period, with scope for an extension should the work require it.

    You would be tasked with leading and supporting the activities of the Council's Strategic Planning and Housing Policy Service, which brings together the functions of the Planning Policy teams and Housing & Regeneration Strategy teams in preparing, delivering, monitoring and periodically reviewing the Borough's Local Plan, Strategic Housing policies and area-specific regeneration strategies and action plans. For a more substantive overview of the position, please do apply and I'll happily send through a job description.

    The position has been deemed inside IR35, and the recruitment team have asked all applicants to supply their desired daily rates upon application. The LPA in question is equipped and capable of providing an agile/home working arrangement.

    For further information, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Kent 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the South East 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 and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    West Midlands - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Norfolk 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 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

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Berkshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month rolling contract.


    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 £30-£40 per hour.

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

    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 and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £50 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in South London. Hourly rate of £50-55 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in London. 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 7 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 £50-55 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact 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.

  • Principal Estates Surveyor

    South East - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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 Town Planner

    East Midlands - £40000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    This is an exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join one of the UK's renowned, International Property Consultancies based in Central London.

    Key attributes for the position are:

    • MRTPI-qualified with a proven progressive career to date, the ability to successfully deal with clients at all levels
    • Passionate about delivering high quality work and excellent customer service
    • Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service
    • The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside the Firm and translate these into business growth opportunities.
    • A good personal manner, calm and assertive, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g. when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.
    • The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client's behalf.

    If this is of interest to you or you would like some more information, please feel free to get in touch!

    Billie Smith - 0203 795 4828 / billie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £35 - £43 per hour + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to recruit an experienced Principal Planning Officer with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team. This position falls OUTSIDE IR35.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record to hit the ground running, processing complex major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The contract will be an initial 3 month rolling contract. This Local Authority also offer flexible home working and or compressed working hours. Due to the nature of this role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35. The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car.

    The Local Authority are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call. 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 of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 37 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 37 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim - General Practice Surveyor

    West Midlands - £40 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the West Midlands are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    You will be working on general estates management for the Council's commercial property portfolio which includes schools, libraries, offices and industrial sites.

    Role Duties

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Acquisitions and disposals

    Effectively the council are looking for a well-rounded General Practice Surveyor with a broad range of experience and knowledge.

    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-hour week, 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 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.

  • Conservation Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in the South East who are looking to bring on an experienced Conservation Officer to work within the Housing and Planning team. This role is an initial 4-month contract, likely to be extended, should everything go well for both parties.

    Some of your responsibilities will include:

    • You will assist the other Conservation Officer's in driving forward improvements to the Town Centre Conservation Area in order to remove this area from Historic England's "Conservation Area at risk" register.
    • You'll be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative to tight deadlines, but also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the wider Development Service.
    • Gathering evidence in accordance with PACE protocols where there are planning breaches; and sourcing and applying for funding related to heritage regeneration.

    The council promotes flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life. The rate is to be negotiated, if you have a rate in mind, I will do my best to achieve this for you.

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a local authority in Hertfordshire who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer to join their team, to assist with a recent influx of planning applications.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from householders up to larger more complex minor proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependant upon performance.

    This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed with up to 2 days at home.

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

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

  • Principal Enforcement Officer

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Principal 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 role will also have you taking the lead on the complete review of the enforcement plan within the Local Authority. The authority is incredibly busy with a wide range of cases to undertake.

    This position could last for a 9 months and is likely to be extended beyond this period. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience.

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

  • Policy Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Surrey based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Policy Officer to aide the council during a very important time. This contract will be initially for 6 months.

    Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.

    It is essential that you a minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Interim Senior Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £47 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in West London. Hourly rate of £47-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in London. 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 7 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 £47-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact 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.

  • Interim Senior Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £47 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Berkshire. Hourly rate of £47-50 per hour for a 6 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 7 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 £47-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact 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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Essex 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. 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 council are looking for a Senior Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated once successfully through the interview stage.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Development Management Team Leader

    South East - £45 - £52 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Essex, who are looking for a Development Management Team Leader to join the DM Team for an initial 6 month contract, which would later have potential to be extended. This LPA can offer flexible working arrangements up to 2 days home working and an hourly rate between £45p/h and £52p/h, though may be more for an exemplary candidate. This role is inside IR35.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Providing mentorship to team members
    • Signing off work for more junior members of staff
    • Dealing with own caseload of Major Applications
    • Dealing with PPAs (Planing Performance Agreements)
    • Represent the Council at Committee meetings


    It would be beneficial if you had previous Local Authority management experience, however, experienced Principal Planners looking to make that step up will be considered.

  • Housing Asset Surveyor

    East Midlands - £235 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Bedfordshire who are looking for a Housing Asset Surveyor to join their Asset Management Team.

    About the role;

    • To provide high quality Technical Surveyor services to customers in Council accommodation and for external clients.
    • To produce Programme Designs (CAD), Stock Condition Surveys and Inspections, Contractor Management, Financial Management and Quality Audit.
    • Ensure communal buildings comply with current Fire Legislation's.
    • You will be working on Major Refurbishments, Extensions, New Build Developments, Adaptations and Repairs.

    About the contract;

    • £235-£250 a day
    • 3 months contract possible extension
    • 37 hours a week
    • Driving license essential

    Please let me know if you'd like to be put forward for this role please give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Senior Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £47 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Berkshire. Hourly rate of £47-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in London. 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 7 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 £47-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in the Birmingham area 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Assistant Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £18 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Leicestershire who are looking for a Assistant Surveyor to join their Housing Asset Management Team.

    About the role;

    • To assist with the undertaking and recording of surveys to the Council's housing stock, offices and managed schemes. To update the relevant property databases, extract reports and help formulate programs of work.
    • To assist with Planned/Cyclical Maintenance.
    • To prepare and submit (under supervision) applications for Building Control and Planning approvals.
    • To monitor (under supervision) on-site works undertaken by contractors and to advise and update project officers on progress, variations and deviations from agreed programs.

    About the contract;

    • 3-month contract
    • £18-£24 an hour (negotiable)
  • Development Management Team Leader

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in Buckinghamshire who are looking to appoint a Team Leader to join their Development Management team on a contracted basis. The contract is due to run for an initial 3 month period, with a likeliness to be extended.

    You will lead a large capable team and have experience of working at a principal level within Development Management. The role will include managing and motivating a development control team, co-ordinate works programmes and allocate work tasks. You will also have a small caseload of major planning applications.

    The pay rate is currently under negotiation, depending on the level of experience. The council can offer flexible home and working arrangements. This role also falls OUTSIDE IR35.

    If you are interested in this exciting position, 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!

  • Major Projects Officer - Development Management

    South West - £40 - £47 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role on behalf of a Local Authority based in Dorset, who are looking to bring on a Major Projects Officer. The role is an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended should everything go well.

    They are looking for an experienced Planner who has experience working on major projects. The Lead Projects Officer will be responsible for managing the most significant major and complex planning applications and planning appeals, adding value to development proposals and maximising benefits for local communities.

    The rate is between £40-£47 per hour depending on previous experience. If you have a rate in mind, please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. There will be scope for flexible working arrangements.

    The manager is looking to conduct interviews shortly, ideally for an ASAP start. Therefore, if you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and I can get the ball rolling!

    If you are interested in roles similar to this, I work with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for contract opportunities.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £40 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 5 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 load of complex applications, including major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed 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!

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in the East Midlands, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3-6 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 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

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

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

    Email alex@park-avenue.co.uk 020 3795 4835

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

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £31 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in the East Midlands, who are looking to bring on an experienced Planning Officer to work primarily on a caseload of minor applications, though there may be some small major applications to tackle as well.

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

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

    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 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 - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £360 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Bedfordshire 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £280 - £320 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Hertfordshire 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    East Midlands - £360 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the East Midlands 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    East Midlands - £360 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in the East Midlands 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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.

  • Head of Strategic Management (Interim)

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Strategic Asset Manager to work within their Property Team.

    The role will be based around managing and driving the strategic management of the Councils property portfolio.

    Duties in the role

    • Direct line management of the property team
    • Work effectively across the council and external partners
    • Provide clear and concise strategic advice and guidance

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Sites

    East Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Cambridgeshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join the team during an exciting time for the area, with the creation of a new town. The scheme is for approximately 5000 dwellings, and requires someone with experience of working at this level before. The contract is for an initial 6-month period, and is highly likely to be extended.

    Your main purposes in this role are as follows:

    • To ensure all major growth sites and a range of strategic planning applications are developed in accordance with national policy, the Development Plans and local government strategies.
    • To provide professional advice regarding a range of planning matters associated with development control and new communities including pre-application enquiries/ planning performance agreements.
    • To work in partnership, and as part of joint planning arrangements, with other agencies and developers to deliver quality sustainable communities.
    • To manage the work carried out by a team of officers and consultants under the direction of the Team Manager to create and support sustainable communities .
    • To assist the Team Manager within the team with handling appeals and applications.
    • To process all planning applications assigned to the postholder in an efficient and time effective way.
    • To achieve the appropriate balance between customer focus, quality and timeliness.
    • To ensure that growth areas are quality developments, reflecting the spirit and purpose of the Planning Permissions, Master Plan, and design guidance.
    • To process all planning applications and project work assigned to the post holder in an efficient and time effective way, typically, these will tend to be medium-large applications.
    • Actively monitoring and reviewing decisions taken is an essential part of the job.
    • Providing general planning guidance to statutory, non-statutory, public bodies and the general public.
    • To assist/guide developers in the formulation of quality planning applications, master plans and design guidance.
    • To work flexibly in response to the priorities of the wider Planning Service.

    It is essential that you have experience working on strategic sites of large-scale outline applications, Environmental Impact Assessments, stakeholder management and community engagement. You must also be a capable project manager and be adept in negotiation. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, but is expected to be in the £45 - £50 p/h range.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £200 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Bedfordshire who are looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • Provide Building Surveying professional services to internal and external clients
    • Development of briefs, design, specification, preparation of contract documents, procurement, supervision and project management of Building Surveying projects.
    • Prepare design solutions that utilise the best practice and most suitable equipment, materials and concepts that achieve efficient, sustainable and cost-effective solutions.
    • Survey, investigate, and prepare reports and feasibility studies together with supporting documents and drawings.
    • Carry out planned maintenance inspections, repairs, defects, refurbishment and replacement programmes.

    About you;

    • Experience and comprehensive working knowledge of using AutoCAD programmes and specification programmes
    • Experience in leading a team.

    About the contract;

    • 3-6 month
    • 37 hours a week
    • £200-£240 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

    • Respond to and deal with reactive non-planned repairs, site inspection, analysis of problem, identification of works required, appointed contractor and supervision of repairs on a variety of commercial and residential properties.
    • To undertake schedules of dilapidations and condition surveys, preparing, co-ordinating, executing and supervising a planned programme of maintenance, repair and renewal of the council's assets, together with reactive maintenance and major works.
    • To prepare specifications, designs and drawings, contract and tender documentation, procure services, complete tender appraisal, appoint contractor, prepare contract documents.

    About you;

    • Experience and comprehensive working knowledge of using AutoCAD programmes and specification programmes such as NBS
    • Experience of running projects

    About the contract;

    • 3-6 month
    • £25-£28 an hour.
    • 37 hours a week

    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 Estates Surveyor

    South East - £39 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Oxfordshire 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 of c. £11.9m gross.

    Duties in the role

    • 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 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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.

  • Major Sites Project Manager

    South West - £32 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire who are looking for a Major Sites Project Manager to Join their team.

    The Project manager will be required to put in place and deliver against robust governance arrangements including development of;

    • A Project Strategy to ensure best value, with co-ordinated execution plans for each element of the overall project.
    • An overall programme to ensure all work are co-ordinated and monitored to ensure all projects are kept within budget and kept to a time scale.
    • The project manager will have responsibility for overall co-ordination and delivery of the outcomes required.

    About you;

    • Significant relevant experience in project management and the successful delivery of large and complex sites.
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing and explanation of technical information to non-technical audiences.
    • Have in depth experience in use of programming software (e.g. Asta Powerproject) to produce Gantt charts
    • Managed budgets of up to £50m

    Contract;

    • 3-6 month contract
    • £32-£35 an hour
  • Major Sites Project Manager

    South West - £32 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire who are looking for a Major Sites Project Manager to Join their team.

    The Project manager will be required to put in place and deliver against robust governance arrangements including development of;

    • A Project Strategy to ensure best value, with co-ordinated execution plans for each element of the overall project.
    • An overall programme to ensure all work are co-ordinated and monitored to ensure all projects are kept within budget and kept to a time scale.
    • The project manager will have responsibility for overall co-ordination and delivery of the outcomes required.

    About you;

    • Significant relevant experience in project management and the successful delivery of large and complex sites.
    • Have excellent verbal and written communication skills including report writing and explanation of technical information to non-technical audiences.
    • Have in depth experience in use of programming software (e.g. Asta Powerproject) to produce Gantt charts
    • Managed budgets of up to £50m

    Contract;

    • 3-6 month contract
    • £32-£35 an hour
  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £270 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Hertfordshire 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    They are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will comprise of complex minors and major applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working, part time or compressed hours.

    The rate is between £35-£38 per hour. The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews this week, ideally for an ASAP start, though they will wait for the right candidate.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £26 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their Property Services Team.

    About the role;

    • Ensure compliance with building industry regulations, improving and refurbishing the council's properties.
    • Ensure the building and maintaining of effective relationships between the team, day to day repairs, contractors, customers and stakeholders to ensure the efficient delivery of planned improvement projects and work programmes.
    • Designing and managing projects effectively including monitoring progress and controlling expenditure within budget.

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week, possible home working
    • 3-6 month contract.
    • £26-£30 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.

  • Principal Policy Planner

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Hampshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Policy Planner to help with the Local Plan work.

    The post plays a significant role in ensuring the right infrastructure is secured and delivered in connection with new developments. The successful contractor will need to be adept at developing and managing systems. You will be involved in progressing a revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule for the district as well as working on developing guidance on developer contributions to ensure the district is well placed to deliver quality development supported by appropriate infrastructure.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications

    It is imperative that you have a degree in a related discipline, or equivalent level of qualification or experience.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Planning Policy Consultant - Local Plan work

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my best clients in Cambridgeshire, who are looking for a Principal Policy Planner to join their team on an initial 6-month contract, with a likely extension. Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.

    It is essential that you a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Warwickshire 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.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better! If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for an Enforcement Officer to join the team ASAP.

    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.

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £37 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Hertfordshire 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in the South West of the country 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 backlogof 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 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Staffordshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Buckinghamshire 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.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £340 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Berkshire 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    They are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will comprise of complex minors and small major applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working, part time or compressed hours.

    The rate is between £38-£42 per hour. The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews this week, ideally for an ASAP start, though they will wait for the right candidate.

    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 of England and the Home Counties, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    North East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a local authority in County Durham who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer to join their team, to assist with a recent influx of planning applications.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from householders up to larger more complex minor proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependant upon performance.

    This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed with up to 2 days at home.

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

    The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews 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 in the North East, please get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £28 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Surrey are currently looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their Asset Management and Property Services team.

    About the role;

    • leading the reactive and planned building surveying team.
    • You will be carrying out inspections, surveys, defect analysis, day to day maintenance and repairs, voids and feasibility studies.
    • You will help with budget control and ensure projects meet deadlines.
    • Managing commercial and residential projects, majority of work will be Capital Projects.

    About the Contract;

    • 6-month contract
    • 37 hours a week with possible home working

    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 - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Oxfordshire are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To 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 including monitoring progress and controlling expenditure within budget.
    • Responsible for contacting tenants where works are to be carried out and ensuring any special needs are identified and as far as possible catered for.
    • Inspect/diagnose for responsive and planned works.

    About you;

    • Project management skills
    • Ability to manage projects effectively including monitoring progress, quality of work and controlling expenditure within budget.

    Contract;

    • 6-month contract with scope for extension.
    • 37 hours a week, possible home working.

    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

    East Midlands - £32 - £36 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in South Yorkshire are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    They are is looking for somebody to act on the Council with regard to all property and asset management functions. You will need experience in dealing with commercial property, landlord and tenant experience and an ability to negotiate.

    Job 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
    • Identify opportunities to increase rental income for the commercial portfolio

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire 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 complex 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-£45 per hour, depending on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed 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!

  • Conservation Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in the East Midlands who are looking to bring on an experienced Conservation Officer to work within the Housing and Planning team. This role is an initial 4-month contract, likely to be extended, should everything go well for both parties.

    Some of your responsibilities will include:

    • You will assist the Senior Conservation Officer in driving forward improvements to the Town Centre Conservation Area in order to remove this area from Historic England's "Conservation Area at risk" register.
    • You'll be self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative to tight deadlines, but also be able to contribute to the interdisciplinary work of the wider Development Service.
    • Gathering evidence in accordance with PACE protocols where there are planning breaches; and sourcing and applying for funding related to heritage regeneration.

    The council promotes flexible and part-time working to support and encourage anyone who requires this flexibility to balance work and life. The rate is to be negotiated, if you have a rate in mind, I will do my best to achieve this for you.

    The local authority is looking for someone to start ASAP. If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Alex a call on 02037954828 for more details.

    Alternatively, you can send your CV to alex@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

  • Principal Development Management Planner

    North East - £45 - £48 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in the Cambridgeshire area, who are looking to bring on an experienced Principal 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 3 months, with a view to keeping the contract as an ongoing arrangement. Flexible hours and home working arrangements can be negotiated.

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

    With a very competitive rate, between £45p/h and £48p/h DOE, this is an excellent opportunity and I'm sure it won't be around for long!

  • Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £26 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Norfolk are currently looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will join a team of building surveyors helping with day to day repairs, voids, planned maintenance.
    • You will be managing the delivery of specific work programmes starting with Upvc window renewals and concrete canopy replacements.

    What we are looking for;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.
    • Experience of providing high quality, customer centred services and within the public sector.
    • Experience of determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analysing defects, including proposals for repair

    What you'll get in return

    • 3 - 6-month contract
    • £26-£30 an hour
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Commercial Management Surveyor

    East Midlands - £280 - £310 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in East London are currently seeking an experienced Commercial Management Surveyor.

    They are is looking for somebody to act on the Council with regard to all property and asset management functions. You will need experience in dealing with commercial property, landlord and tenant experience and an ability to negotiate.

    Job 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
    • Identify opportunities to increase rental income for the commercial portfolio

    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-hour week, 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 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 Policy Consultant

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my best clients in the Hertfordshire area who are looking for interim support in their planning policy team. This is a fantastic opportunity to get involved in some extremely interesting and varied work.

    In basic terms, your key responsibilities are to play a role in the development, monitoring and review of planning policy under the existing and emerging new town planning system with particular reference to the National Policy Guidance, Sub-Regional Strategies, Local Transport Plan, Local Development Framework, Community Strategy and the Council's other strategies/policies.

    Of course, this is a very basic summary- I have a much more detailed spec that I can send over, should you wish to apply or know more.

    The Council are prepared to be extremely flexible with regards to homeworking, and would only require you to be in the office for three days a week. The council are willing to go out to market rate for this post.

    The authority pride themselves on being a close-knit team with a challenging, fast-paced, and engaging environment.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the North West 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.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better! If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with an East Midlands based LPA, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior 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 Senior 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.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Alex on 020 3795 4835 or via email at alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a London Borough who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month basis, with a view to extend.

    My client requires a highly experienced Planner to work on strategic planning applications of up to 150+ units. We have an opportunity for the right candidate to project manage a number of large and controversial applications.

    They have indicated that they would be willing to pay a competitive rate for the succesful candidate and can offer 2 days homeworking at least.

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish to know more, as I appreciate this is an extremely brief interview.

  • Development Management Team Leader

    South East - £50 - £56 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Essex who are looking to bring on an Interim Development Management Team Leader for an initial 6-months, with a view to extend beyond this should all go well. The authority is incredibly busy at the moment, with plenty of applications going through what is a beautiful, rural part of the country.

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Managing a team of 8 planners, from planning officers to principal planners
    • Liaising with external stakeholders and developers
    • Representing the Council at Committee meetings
    • Signing off work of more junior members of staff

    Previous Local Authority experience at Team Leader level and membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute would be looked upon favourably for this post however, they may consider an experienced Principal Planner who has had delegated authority for sign off of applications previously.

    The authority are able to offer a flexible home working arrangement once you are successfully through the interview stage. They are able to offer a rate of between £50 - £56p/h, however are happy to pay more for an outstanding contractor.

    Please do get in touch if this is a role that you wish to be considered for!

  • Town Planner - Senior, Associate + Director Level

    East Midlands - £30000 - £40000 per annum + (Dependent on exp) Competitive

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Amazing opportunity for Senior Planner, Associate and Director of Planning to join a flexible but focussed, Central London Private Consultancy.

    This is an opportunity to work on a range of projects, dealing with a variety of clients - Residential and Commercial.

    The ideal candidate:-

    • Self Motivated and confident in managing one's own workload/ projects
    • Able to understand clients requirements on a variety of projects
    • Posses strong communication skills so that you are able to give sound planning advice to clients, whilst keeping within specified timeframe and budgets
    • Enthusiastic and passionate about planning
    • A career orientated person, go getter - able to add to this consultancies already high profile by providing quality service to all clients
    • Must have relevant qualification in Planning that is RTPI recognised
    • Full Driving Licence - Required

    The role's main duties (but not limited to):-

    • Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines within budget
    • Attending site visits throughout the UK
    • Creating, submitting and monitoring planning applications and appeals. Ensuring their timely delivery;
    • Project managing the process, including liaising and managing external contractors
    • Attending meetings with clients/local planning authorities and other stakeholders
    • Provision of professional advice to clients
    • Research and analysis of planning policy (National, Regional & Local)
    • Project managing the process, including liaising and managing external contractors

    Salary is competitive + Bonus + Benefits

  • Development Management - Senior Planner

    South East - £35 - £38 per hour

    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 busy time of year. The LPA are looking for someone with experience working with a varied caseload, up to and including 100 - 150 dwellings. 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.
    • 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.

    It is essential you have a minimum of 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Building Surveyor

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Warwickshire is looking for a Building Surveyor.

    About the role;

    • You will assist the Senior Building Surveyor with traditional and partnering procurement routes, planned and major/minor 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, AutoCAD drawings and other contractual documentations for competitive tendering.
    • You will help with refurbishments of both commercial and residential properties.

    What you'll need;

    • Experience in writing design specifications, using AutoCAD and Project Management.
    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.

    Contract;

    • 3-6 month contract
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.
    • £26-28 per hour (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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £37 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The contract will initially run for 2 months to cover a sickness, but likely to be extended due to the heavy caseload.

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

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on previous experience.

    You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer flexible home working, part time or compressed hours.

    The council are collecting CVs ASAP with a view to undertake telephone interviews.

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in the Hampshire who are urgently seeking a Planning Officer to join their team, to assist during a busy period and due to the absence of permanent members of staff.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from householders up to complex minor proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3-6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed with up to 2 days a week from home.

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

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

  • Senior Maintenace Manager

    East Midlands - £200 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Suffolk are currently seeking a Maintenance and Voids Manager to join their Property Team.

    To efficiently and effectively operationally manage the housing repairs function for Maintenance and Contracts on a day-to-day basis reporting to the Principal Manager, Maintenance and Contracts

    • Assist the Operations Manager, Maintenance and Contracts and the Principal Housing Maintenance Manager by leading and/or being a team member responsible for developing Housing Services activities, including new initiatives and procedures, encompassing communication and consultation with service users.
    • To take financial responsibility within delegated parameters monitoring budgets for income and expenditure, for Maintenance and Adaptations. Investigate where actual varies from target and effect remedies.
    • To manage housing inspection function for repairs & voids, the Council's in-house Stores, Joinery mill and Community Caretaking team. To ensure both an efficient service delivered within all agreed performance and quality targets to customers' satisfaction.

    What you need

    • 3 years' experience in the construction industry or a similar roll

    • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety Issues

    Contract

    • Start date within 2-3 weeks
    • 3 months+ contract
    • 37-hours a week
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available
    • £200-£250 a day

    What to do now

    To apply or If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment on 02037954828

    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

    South East - £30000 - £40000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Exciting opportunity for a Senior Planner to join a small private consultancy dealing with a wide range of interesting and exciting projects, specialising in securing permission for the film industry.

    The successful candidate will join an established consultancy with a strong reputation for achieving planning permissions across the commercial, residential, film and rural sectors.

    Expected to manage your own workload/projects, working closely with a range of clients.

    As an experienced planner, you will be responsible for taking briefs from call-in's, meeting with clients and preparing fee proposals as well as delivering the projects alongside a team of planning professionals. . Whilst it is expected that you can handle yourself independently with new and existing clients, they are not looking for the finished article and the managing director and senior team will be on hand to support and mentor your further professional development.

    Business development is always important in a consultancy role, and whilst it is essential that you have a commercial outlook, and have the confidence to provide advice to clients the company can accommodate people at a variety of points in their career, and help develop essential skills to develop your career. Attitude, ambition and technical abilities are key to this appointment.

    About you

    You will be an experienced Town Planner with 3+ years' experience gained in a public or private sector setting. You will already have solid planning experience allowing you to sit at Senior Planner level, already be a chartered member of the RTPI or on course for chartership in the near future.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £270 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Hertfordshire 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 Services Manager

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local auhtority in North London are looking for a passionate and competent Housing Services Manager to:

    1. To lead the Housing Options team and support the Head of Housing Needs in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Community Wellbeing Department as a whole through effective planning, budget management, staff management and governance. They will set quality and professional standards and manage service delivery and have significant influence upon the structure and development of their area activity. The role will include developing and implementing operational plans which contribute to the longer term plans for the area that will fit with broader functional and Council strategy, specifically the Brent 2020 vision.

    2. To be responsible for a portfolio of services which may be altered from time to time but currently include: providing expert guidance, training and support to the team in the provision of Housing Advice and options; assessment and referral; achieving homelessness prevention; supporting people to sustain their tenancies and achieve long-term positive outcomes; making offers of affordable alternative accommodation; working with services to provide employment support, Housing Benefit liaison and case management.

    3. To manage change successfully, promote improvements in performance and quality standards, and eliminate the cause of service failure through effective performance monitoring systems.

    4. To ensure the effective operational delivery of key frontline services, including a timely, high quality casework management service and customer-focussed contact arrangements. This will include developing and implementing clear procedures and professional standards to achieve excellence in day-to-day service delivery.

    5. To ensure that suitable housing solutions are delivered to families generally, including those with complex housing needs

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Somerset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Warwickshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - Up to £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in West Sussex.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Dorset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Team Leader

    South East - £34000 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Housing Options Team Leader to lead and manage the work of a busy Housing Assessment and Accommodation Teams with the West Sussex area. These teams are responsible for dealing with all new presentations to the Council from customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness under its statutory duties in the provision of interim/temporary accommodation and private rented accommodation to prevent and relieve homelessness.

    To be successful in this role, you will need experience of managing a team, extensive knowledge of housing law and its practical application to provide support and guidance to your team members on operational, legal and complex casework issues. Experience of carrying out s202 Reviews, dealing with Pre-Action Protocols and s204 Appeals with the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with customers and their advocates is essential along with a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with local partners and stakeholders.

    With inspirational leadership skills, you will positively lead your team to be creative and innovative in their problem solving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers. You will be an experienced performance manager and communicator who will work closely with the Housing Options Manager to provide excellent services to customers and a positive and supported staff experience through training, continuous service improvement and best practice.

  • Housing Services Manager

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local auhtority in North London are looking for a passionate and competent Housing Services Manager to:

    1. To lead the Housing Options team and support the Head of Housing Needs in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Community Wellbeing Department as a whole through effective planning, budget management, staff management and governance. They will set quality and professional standards and manage service delivery and have significant influence upon the structure and development of their area activity. The role will include developing and implementing operational plans which contribute to the longer term plans for the area that will fit with broader functional and Council strategy, specifically the Brent 2020 vision.

    2. To be responsible for a portfolio of services which may be altered from time to time but currently include: providing expert guidance, training and support to the team in the provision of Housing Advice and options; assessment and referral; achieving homelessness prevention; supporting people to sustain their tenancies and achieve long-term positive outcomes; making offers of affordable alternative accommodation; working with services to provide employment support, Housing Benefit liaison and case management.

    3. To manage change successfully, promote improvements in performance and quality standards, and eliminate the cause of service failure through effective performance monitoring systems.

    4. To ensure the effective operational delivery of key frontline services, including a timely, high quality casework management service and customer-focussed contact arrangements. This will include developing and implementing clear procedures and professional standards to achieve excellence in day-to-day service delivery.

    5. To ensure that suitable housing solutions are delivered to families generally, including those with complex housing needs

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Somerset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Warwickshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Dorset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - Up to £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in West Sussex.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Team Leader

    South East - £34000 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Housing Options Team Leader to lead and manage the work of a busy Housing Assessment and Accommodation Teams with the West Sussex area. These teams are responsible for dealing with all new presentations to the Council from customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness under its statutory duties in the provision of interim/temporary accommodation and private rented accommodation to prevent and relieve homelessness.

    To be successful in this role, you will need experience of managing a team, extensive knowledge of housing law and its practical application to provide support and guidance to your team members on operational, legal and complex casework issues. Experience of carrying out s202 Reviews, dealing with Pre-Action Protocols and s204 Appeals with the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with customers and their advocates is essential along with a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with local partners and stakeholders.

    With inspirational leadership skills, you will positively lead your team to be creative and innovative in their problem solving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers. You will be an experienced performance manager and communicator who will work closely with the Housing Options Manager to provide excellent services to customers and a positive and supported staff experience through training, continuous service improvement and best practice.

  • Housing Services Manager

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local auhtority in North London are looking for a passionate and competent Housing Services Manager to:

    1. To lead the Housing Options team and support the Head of Housing Needs in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Community Wellbeing Department as a whole through effective planning, budget management, staff management and governance. They will set quality and professional standards and manage service delivery and have significant influence upon the structure and development of their area activity. The role will include developing and implementing operational plans which contribute to the longer term plans for the area that will fit with broader functional and Council strategy, specifically the Brent 2020 vision.

    2. To be responsible for a portfolio of services which may be altered from time to time but currently include: providing expert guidance, training and support to the team in the provision of Housing Advice and options; assessment and referral; achieving homelessness prevention; supporting people to sustain their tenancies and achieve long-term positive outcomes; making offers of affordable alternative accommodation; working with services to provide employment support, Housing Benefit liaison and case management.

    3. To manage change successfully, promote improvements in performance and quality standards, and eliminate the cause of service failure through effective performance monitoring systems.

    4. To ensure the effective operational delivery of key frontline services, including a timely, high quality casework management service and customer-focussed contact arrangements. This will include developing and implementing clear procedures and professional standards to achieve excellence in day-to-day service delivery.

    5. To ensure that suitable housing solutions are delivered to families generally, including those with complex housing needs

  • Housing Assets and Property Team Manager

    East Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Leicestershire is looking for a Housing Assets and Property Team Manager.

    About the role;

    • The Housing Asset and Property Team is currently going under a restructure. We are seeking an experienced and highly skilled leader to direct a new team by bringing together the former housing asset management team and the council's corporate property service team.
    • To oversee the maintenance of accurate and up to date asset registers and stock condition profiles and use these to inform the strategic direction.
    • review of stock condition information and forward programming of works to the Housing stock
    • Delivery - of capital programme and associated revenue projects, together with Asset Management Strategy action plan.

    Contract;

    • 6 month contract
    • 37-hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.
    • £45-£50 per hour (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.

  • Senior/Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    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 3-4 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.

  • Policy Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Surrey based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Policy Officer to aide the council during a very important time. This contract will be initially for 6 months.

    Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.

    It is essential that you a minimum of 2 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £25 - £32 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Berkshire, who are looking to take on a Planning Officer to help with a caseload of householder applications on a contract basis.

    The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended should everything go well.

    You will be expected to hit the ground churning through a large caseload of householder applications at a high standard. 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 flexible home working, part time or compressed hours.

    The council are collecting CVs ASAP with a view to undertake interviews shortly.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact me 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 and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    South East - £32 - £36 per hour

    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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once through the interview stage.

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

  • Interim Principal Surveyor

    South West - £300 - £350 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Devon are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The will be involve being responsible for the delivery of a case load including operational property management, valuations and transactions, and to represent Estates within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters, and to represent the interests of key Shareholders as appropriate

    About the role

    • Provide direction and technical advice to Estate Management team colleagues
    • Provide good quality professional advice to Estates' customers on estate management and valuation matters
    • Contribute to the delivery of Managed budgets on target, including the delivery of any agreed savings and efficiencies targets
    • Deliver property disposals within appropriate timescales and in line with best value requirements, which contribute to the delivery of annual Capital Receipts targets
    • Carry out rent reviews and tenancy renewals/grants which contribute to the delivery of the annual revenue targets.
    • Have the ability to recognise and create opportunities for maximising returns from the wider property portfolio

    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-hour week, 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 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 - £26 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Hampshire are currently looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team of surveyors.

    About the role;

    • To assist the Senior Building Surveyor in the financial progression and reconciliation of various projects.
    • To assist in the management of Housing asbestos duties of compliance.
    • You will help with the maintenance of all Housing Stock, both internal and external repairs.
    • you will carry out surveys, write specifications, prepare bills of quantities, create schedules of work, AutoCAD drawings, day to day repairs and planned maintenance

    What we are looking for;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for residential and commercial properties
    • Experience in determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying defects and including proposals for repairs
    • Ability to work with other team members as well as individually

    What you'll get in return;

    • 6-month contract
    • 37-hour week, 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 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 Principal Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £48 - £56 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Northamptonshire are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The will be involve being responsible for the delivery of a case load including operational property management, valuations and transactions, and to represent Estates within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters, and to represent the interests of key Shareholders as appropriate

    About the role

    • Provide direction and technical advice to Estate Management team colleagues
    • Provide good quality professional advice to Estates' customers on estate management and valuation matters
    • Contribute to the delivery of Managed budgets on target, including the delivery of any agreed savings and efficiencies targets
    • Deliver property disposals within appropriate timescales and in line with best value requirements, which contribute to the delivery of annual Capital Receipts targets
    • Carry out rent reviews and tenancy renewals/grants which contribute to the delivery of the annual revenue targets.
    • Have the ability to recognise and create opportunities for maximising returns from the wider property portfolio

    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-hour week, 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 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 - £41 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Northamptonshire 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 hour week, 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 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 - £26 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Essex are currently looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • As part of the Building Surveyor team you will prepare specifications, schedules of works and contract documents for tendering or pricing by contractors to meet planned maintenance and major works programmes.
    • You will conduct inspections and regular checks as necessary to ensure on-site delivery is to a high standard and meets requirements.
    • You will work closely with colleagues in the Estates team and with other service leads to, plan and deliver of procuring new premises and maintain the condition of the existing commercial and operational estate.
    • You will also need to carryout investigations on site into building defects or problems and produce technical reports with recommendations.

    What we are looking for;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.
    • Experience of providing high quality, customer centred services and within the public sector.
    • Experience of determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analyzing defects, including proposals for repair

    What you'll get in return

    • 6-month contract with possible extension
    • £26-£32 an hour
  • Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £26 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Essex are currently looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • As part of the Building Surveyor team you will prepare specifications, schedules of works and contract documents for tendering or pricing by contractors to meet planned maintenance and major works programmes.
    • You will conduct inspections and regular checks as necessary to ensure on-site delivery is to a high standard and meets requirements.
    • You will work closely with colleagues in the Estates team and with other service leads to, plan and deliver of procuring new premises and maintain the condition of the existing commercial and operational estate.
    • You will also need to carryout investigations on site into building defects or problems and produce technical reports with recommendations.

    What we are looking for;

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.
    • Experience of providing high quality, customer centred services and within the public sector.
    • Experience of determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analyzing defects, including proposals for repair

    What you'll get in return

    • 6-month contract with possible extension
    • £26-£32 an hour
  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £26 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Surrey are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their Property Team.

    You will be joining a team of Building Surveyors; you will be looking after both commercial and residential projects.

    About the role

    • You will be dealing with day to day maintenance, building diagnostics, fire risks and ensure the successful completion of projects and liaise with managers to ensure efficient financial control.
    • You will be responsible for corporate assets and maintenance of the councils housing stock.
    • You will diagnose and evaluate any repairs needed and assess the best options to carry out the work.

    What you need

    • Project management skills
    • Experience in dealing with fire risk, day to day repairs, responsive and planned maintenance and problem solving
    • Degree qualified minimum
    • MRICS preferred not essential

    What you'll get in return

    • 6 months contract with scope for extension
    • £26-£30

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie Holt 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.

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Kent, who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Officer, to work on a varied caseload of planning applications, mostly of Minor level.

    The contract would be for an initial 3-6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. There is strong potential that should everything go well for both parties, the contract could last for much longer. Rates for the position range from £30-£40 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

    The suitable candidate would need to have working knowledge of dealing with more complex planning applications.

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

  • Interim Senior Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £47 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Berkshire. Hourly rate of £47-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in London. 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 7 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 £47-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact 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.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a West Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Planning Officer to join the department and assist the team through a busy period. The role will involve working on householder applications, changes of use, advertisements, discharges of condition, Class Q barn conversions and various listed building matters.

    The contract length is currently deemed to be 3-6 months, though there is scope for it to be extended beyond this, subject to quality of work. The rate is negotiable, and the LPA will consider paying a surplus for an exceptional contractor.

    This role is ideal for someone looking to add a rural local authority to their repertoire and is suitable for someone who is willing and able to hit the ground running, in terms of the workload! You must be able to work in an efficient and timely manner, as well as completing work to a high standard.

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements, such as home working.

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in the East Midlands who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for a six-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 area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result is receiving some very large and interesting work. This is a great opportunity to work on some big projects at a very competitive rate!

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements, such as home working.

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Berkshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer/Major Projects Officer to their team. This is on an initial 6 month contract, with scope to be extended for a further year should everything go well.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who has worked on main regeneration sites and has extensive large scale major experience in Development Management. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is to be negotiated at this time, depending on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The manager is looking to conduct interviews shortly, therefore 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!

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Anglia - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    South East - £39 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Oxfordshire 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 of c. £11.9m gross.

    Duties in the role

    • 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 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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

    West Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Birmingham are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Happy New Year! I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Buckinghamshire, who are looking to recruit an experienced Principal Planning Consultant with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team. This role will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    The contract will initially run for 3 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this.

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

    This position has the opportunity of flexible home working, compressed or part time working arrangements. 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.

    The council are looking for the right person to start ASAP. 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 of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Birmingham are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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 Estate Surveyor

    West Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The hiring manager is looking for experienced candidates that can hit the ground running within a Local Authority organisation.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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

    South East - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in Oxfordshire are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Development Management Planner - Outside IR35

    South East - £48 - £53 per hour + outside of IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Essex 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 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 Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits. Due to the nature of the role, it has been deemed to fall OUTSIDE IR35.


    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Senior Development Management Planner

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Hertfordshire 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 6-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 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Interim Principal Estates Surveyor

    South East - £46 - £51 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The post-holder will be the Surveyor responsible to the Team Manager for Estates, for providing a variety of professional and technical functions including complex casework, managing work programmes including valuations of council land and property for a variety of purposes, completing the disposal and acquisition of property interests in land and buildings on behalf of the Council and valuations and negotiations for the grant of new leases, lease-renewals and rent review and commercial property management.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Supervise and train staff
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership

    • Provide valuation advice

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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 Building Surveyor

    South East - £29 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire. They are currently looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    What they are looking for

    • Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities
    • You will need strong communication skills, an understanding of work prioritisation and a high level of attention to detail
    • You will be responsible for management of the repairs and maintenance, capital works and health and safety for the Councils operational land and buildings.
    • You will be responsible for the preparation of feasibility studies, designing schemes, preparation of specifications and working drawings for planned maintenance programme and minor works.

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • MRICS preferred not essential

    What you'll get in return

    • 6 month+ contract
    • £29-£35 an hour

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie Holt 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.

  • Senior Development Management Planner

    South East - £38 - £43 per hour

    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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per day + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Buckinghamshire who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis. This position will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    They are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will comprise of complex minors and small major applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

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

    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 of England and the Home Counties, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch 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 Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months, with the view to be an ongoing contract.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications of householder and complex minors at a high standard.

    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 home working, depending on the work load.

    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!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Anglia - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £27 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Oxfordshire are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor to join their team.

    You will be dealing with both Commercial and Residential Properties across the Council. You will be dealing with day to day maintenance, Building diagnostics, Construction advice and improvement of housing stock.

    The role;

    • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects and liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control
    • You will be responsible for surveying housing stock and corporate assets, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work, issuing repairs
    • a good knowledge of health and safety legislation
    • IT literate
    • Project Management skills

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • MRICS preferred not essential

    What you'll get in return

    • 6 month+ contract
    • £27-£32 an hour

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie Holt 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £200 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Hampshire are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role:

    You will join a team of building surveyors covering all aspects of Surveying for both commercial and residential projects. The role will cover the full spectrum of building surveying services, including design and specification, contract administration, building surveys and pathology, party wall advice and dilapidations.

    Responsibilities:

    • Delivering projects
    • commissions and professional assignments
    • Assuming a leading role in setting objectives and priorities
    • working as a proactive team player
    • Maintaining effective communication to ensure all information is available for the successful completion of projects and liaising with other managers to ensure efficient financial control

    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 home counties area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Project Manager

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire looking for a new Project Manager.

    You will be managing and leading major corporate capital and business transformational projects across the Council.

    About the role:

    • You will be responsible for appointing and managing a range of property related professional services and procuring the design and construction elements of construction related services for corporate capital projects.
    • You will also have responsibility for ensuring that all the objectives are met across development and delivery phases.
    • Responsibility for the end to end delivery of multiple projects.

    What you'll need

    • MRICS

    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.

  • Town Planner

    East Midlands - £30000 - £35000 per annum + (negotiable) Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Great opportunity for a post graduate Town Planner to join an established private consultancy in Northampton!

    My client are a company of Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Town Planners located at several offices across England including the Home Counties, Manchester, Birmingham and London. They have been operating from Northamptonshire for over 35 years, creating a strong brand and good reputation for quality service.

    This role's main function is to support the more senior planning professionals on a day-to-day basis. This includes planning research; preparation of reports for site appraisals, planning applications and appeals; site visits and meeting with clients; and collating and submission of planning applications and appeals.

    Key Requirements

    • Town Planning Degree
    • 2 to 5 years relevant work experience
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Able to work both individually and as part of a team
    • Have the ability to use common IT packages (such as Word, Outlook and Excel)
    • Hold a full Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle

    Main Responsibilities

    • To undertake a fee earning role as a Town Planning Consultant for existing and new clients
    • To support the Planning Team on a range of projects
    • To attend meetings as necessary
    • To work towards meeting the requirements for becoming a Member of the RTPI (if not already accredited)
    • To work in accordance with my clients Business Management System and Quality Management Principles
    • To liaise with the Directors, Associates and other staff as necessary and promoting work through the Group
    • Adherence to the culture and values of the company generally.

    Salary is competitive + bonus and benefits.

    If you are interested in the above opportunity, please send me an email detailing why you feel you could be suited to this role along with a copy of your most up to date CV - billie@park-avenue.co.uk

    Alternatively please Billie Smith on 0203 795 4828.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £41 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the West Midlands is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The hiring manager is looking for experienced candidates that can hit the ground running within a Local Authority organisation.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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/Principal Policy Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Policy Officer for 6 month initial rolling contract.

    The councils require someone who can hit the ground running within the Policy Team. It is vital that the right person can write up and put together the Local Plan for this Local Authority.

    The appropriate person with have experience reviewing and updating existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies. Experience in coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners is needed also.

    Successful candidates will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    This Local Authority has lovely council offices and is easily accessible from Central London. They offer very flexible home working, part time and compressed working hours.

    The manager is looking to collect CV's ASAP, with a view to interview shortly. The rate for this position is dependent on previous experience.

  • Senior Policy Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Surrey based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Senior Policy Planner to aide the council during a very important time. This contract will be initially for 3-6 months.

    Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.


    It is essential that you a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Senior Planning Officer - Policy

    South East - £35 - £39 per hour

    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 Senior Policy Planner for what will be an initial 6-month contract, with the view to extend should all go well. It's an exciting time for the LPA, as they look to take their new Local Plan through independent examination toward adoption.

    The council are looking for someone with a demonstrable track record within Planning Policy, and the ambition to embrace the key challenges and opportunities in delivering the planned growth within the District. The Local Plan sets out what is an ambitious growth project for the district, including the delivery of over 10,000 homes, including a new Garden Town.

    The successful candidate will play a key part in securing the adoption of the Local Plan and supporting its implementation, as well as its review in due course. They will also be working on a range of policy development projects with a variety of stakeholders, developers and partners. As such, strong interpersonal skills are essential!

    This is an exciting opportunity for Policy Planners with either public or private sector experience, with home working arrangements available once the successful candidate is bedded into the team. As noted above, the contract will run for a minimum of 6-months and will be paying between £35p/h and £39p/h.

    For a more in-depth description of the post, please contact me and I will pass through the job specification I have on file.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £21 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Enforcement Officer - Minerals & Waste

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a County Council in the Central England region, who are looking to bring on an agency Minerals and Waste Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period. This position has the flexibility to be OUTSIDE IR35.

    The suitable person will be responsible for, amongst other matters, planning for minerals and waste developments. The successful candidate will coordinate the work of officers to ensure that site visits are carried out in accordance with performance targets, investigate potential breaches of planning control or unauthorised developments, investigate and respond to complaints and enquiries, encourage best environmental practice and standards and lead on any formal enforcement action relating to minerals and waste sites.

    Experience managing a small team is desirable. A car for site visits is essential.

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and there is scope for this to be extended. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this point, depending on previous experience.

    The council are happy to offer flexible fulltime or part time working hours; a compressed week and flexible home working.

    The hiring manager is collecting CV's ASAP, therefore 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 of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    South East - £35 - £38 per hour

    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, up to and including 100/150 dwellings. 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 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Kent are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    It is essential for candidates to be highly experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • 5+ years PQE

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - £280 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The role will involve undertaking the day to day management of both the operational and investment portfolio,

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership

    • Provide valuation advice

    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    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 5 day week, with homeworking and flexible working available once you settle into the role.

    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 - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Team Leader **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to welcome an experienced Team Leader to their team. This is on an initial 3 month rolling contract and will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who has experience mentoring junior members of the team and who can manage a caseload of complex major applications on a large scale. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed hours.

    You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West 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

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Chartered Town Planner

    South East - £37000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A rare opportunity for a town planner to join a leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning, based at their central London office.


    Part Time; 17.5hrs-21hrs
    Salary; Competitive

    You will need to have;

    • excellent up to date knowledge of the English planning system and practical experience of the full range of planning issues. This should include knowledge of development management, plan making and the planning process in general.
    • Experience of providing advice to the public
    • Experience of liaising effectively with stakeholders both internally and externally
    • Experience of finance and project management
    • Experience of supervising lower level employees
    • You will have knowledge of the needs of diverse groups and disadvantaged bers of the community + the ability to empathise with them
    • Good knowledge of neighbourhood planning and the provisions contained within the relevant legislation, regulations, guidance and policy
    • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
    • Good interpersonal and influencing skills
    • Excellent time management and organisational skills
    • Good IT skills including Microsoft Office and CRM systems
    • Willingness to travel outside London occasionally, and work outside normal hours if needed

    If you have the above and are interested in knowing more about the role please contact me 0209 795 4828/ billie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Surrey is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The hiring manager is looking for experienced candidates that can hit the ground running within a Local Authority organisation.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Transport Planner

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with one of my favourite Hampshire based LPA's who are looking to bring on a Principal Transport Planner on a contract basis.

    As a Principal Planner you will be responsible for the provision of expert advice on strategic transport issues. This role has a focus on the development of transport strategy, including delivery of our new Local Transport Plan.

    As well as developing emerging transport policy and strategy your work will help to shape a number of high profile pieces of work. You will engage and consult with members, external stakeholders and residents on transport planning issues addressing varied and complex queries/issues raised.

    The position will last for an initial 3 months, however, there is scope for the contract to role on much longer. At this current times the hourly rate has been left open, however, the authority have indicated that they can offer generous renumeration for the right candidate.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Anglia - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Lead Officer - Major Residential Applications

    South West - £41 - £55 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role on behalf of a Local Authority based in the South West region, who are looking to bring on an Area Lead for a major project. The role is an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended should everything go well.

    They are looking for an experienced Planner who has experience working on major projects (1800 homes or above.) The appropriate person will need to coordinate and liaise with a team of officers responsible for a range of development management applications in the project area. This will include engagement with stakeholders, pre application advice and acting as lead officer for planning applications in the area. Experience managing a team is desired.

    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. There will be scope for flexible working arrangements.

    The manager is looking to conduct interviews shortly, ideally for an ASAP start. Therefore, if you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and I can get the ball rolling!

    If you are interested in roles similar to this, I work with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you are looking for contract opportunities.

  • Housing Services Manager

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local auhtority in North London are looking for a passionate and competent Housing Services Manager to:

    1. To lead the Housing Options team and support the Head of Housing Needs in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Community Wellbeing Department as a whole through effective planning, budget management, staff management and governance. They will set quality and professional standards and manage service delivery and have significant influence upon the structure and development of their area activity. The role will include developing and implementing operational plans which contribute to the longer term plans for the area that will fit with broader functional and Council strategy, specifically the Brent 2020 vision.

    2. To be responsible for a portfolio of services which may be altered from time to time but currently include: providing expert guidance, training and support to the team in the provision of Housing Advice and options; assessment and referral; achieving homelessness prevention; supporting people to sustain their tenancies and achieve long-term positive outcomes; making offers of affordable alternative accommodation; working with services to provide employment support, Housing Benefit liaison and case management.

    3. To manage change successfully, promote improvements in performance and quality standards, and eliminate the cause of service failure through effective performance monitoring systems.

    4. To ensure the effective operational delivery of key frontline services, including a timely, high quality casework management service and customer-focussed contact arrangements. This will include developing and implementing clear procedures and professional standards to achieve excellence in day-to-day service delivery.

    5. To ensure that suitable housing solutions are delivered to families generally, including those with complex housing needs

  • Housing Options Team Leader

    South East - £34000 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    An opportunity has arisen for an experienced and highly motivated Housing Options Team Leader to lead and manage the work of a busy Housing Assessment and Accommodation Teams with the West Sussex area. These teams are responsible for dealing with all new presentations to the Council from customers who are homeless or threatened with homelessness under its statutory duties in the provision of interim/temporary accommodation and private rented accommodation to prevent and relieve homelessness.

    To be successful in this role, you will need experience of managing a team, extensive knowledge of housing law and its practical application to provide support and guidance to your team members on operational, legal and complex casework issues. Experience of carrying out s202 Reviews, dealing with Pre-Action Protocols and s204 Appeals with the ability to communicate clearly and compassionately with customers and their advocates is essential along with a proven track record of developing and maintaining effective working relationships with local partners and stakeholders.

    With inspirational leadership skills, you will positively lead your team to be creative and innovative in their problem solving to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers. You will be an experienced performance manager and communicator who will work closely with the Housing Options Manager to provide excellent services to customers and a positive and supported staff experience through training, continuous service improvement and best practice.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £280 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 Estate Surveyor

    West Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The hiring manager is looking for experienced candidates that can hit the ground running within a Local Authority organisation.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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 - Up to £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in West Sussex.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    This role will be include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further, probably until the end of the year at the very least.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have a few years working experience in development management.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the South East area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Senior 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 role will also have you taking the lead on the complete review of the enforcement plan within the Local Authority. The authority is incredibly busy with a wide range of cases to undertake.

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and is likely to be extended beyond this period. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience.

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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Berkshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month rolling contract.

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

    • To handle 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 £30-£35 per hour.

    The council are happy to offer a degree of flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or potentially part time 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 of England and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Policy Planner

    South East - £32 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Policy Officer for a 3 month rolling contract.

    The councils require someone who can hit the ground running within the Policy Team. It is vital that the right person can write up and put together the Local Plan for this Local Authority.

    The appropriate person with have experience reviewing and updating existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies. Experience in coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners is needed also.

    Successful candidates will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    This Local Authority has lovely council offices and is easily accessible from Central London. They offer very flexible home working, part time and compressed working hours.

    The manager is looking to collect CV's ASAP, with a view to interview shortly. The rate for this position is dependent on previous experience.

    If you are interested in this position, call 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 in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to recruit an experienced Principal Planning Officer at with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record to hit the ground running, processing complex major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The contract will be an initial 3 month rolling contract. This Local Authority also offer flexible home working and or compressed working hours.

    Due to the nature of this role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35. The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car.

    The Local Authority are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call. 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 of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £43 - £49 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in North London are currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    It is essential for candidates to be highly experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • Ideally 7 years PQE

    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 hour week, 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 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 - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A busy local authority I am currently working with is looking for an Environmental Health Officer who also holds some experience within and knowledge of housing.

    The purpose of the role is:

    Expected to undertake specialist or technical assessments/activities and make decisions based on those assessments within a service function using skills that would have be gained through professional qualifications and practical experience. The role at this level would have significant relevant experience and be responsible for creating appropriate work plans/programmes for self and others. Roles at this level can be involved in supervising/managing the work of others within an overall management framework. Under the general supervision of a team manager the role would undertake pro-active and reactive inspections of housing conditions and apply skills, knowledge and experience of the range of legislation and policy interventions to remedy or improve the conditions using resources and/or enforcement. For this role it means: Taking the lead for enforcement action in relation to poor housing conditions, licensing of caravans sites and HMOs and acting as a specialist in the legal process of dealing with unauthorised encampments and illegal eviction and harassment.

    Day to day duties will require you to:

    • Contribute to relevant policies and strategies within the service area.
    • Contribute to assessing the complexity of cases, authorise work/remedial action within specific cases and develop a framework for programmes of work to meet legislative requirements.
    • Manage a caseload of technical projects or inspections and undertake enforcement action as necessary.
    • Provide information and advice to businesses or individuals as detailed in the programme of work through spot checks to ensure the appropriate action is taken to comply with legislation and technical standards.
    • Prepare cases (housing, unauthorised encampments, illegal eviction/harassment and caravans) for enforcement or other legal action within the appropriate timescales.
    • Contribute to the supervision, management and development of others to improve service standards and delivery where necessary.
    • Give information and advice to businesses and the public about legislative requirements and standards. Establish & maintain appropriate links between the public and other professionals to encourage a clear understanding of each other's priorities and ways of working.
    • Communicate effectively with contractors, colleagues and businesses, both verbally and in writing, through the appropriate use of case notes and other record keeping within information sharing protocols and record keeping policies.
  • Private Sector Housing Team Leader

    East Midlands - £34 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Private Sector Housing Team Leader

    My client is looking for a Private Sector Housing team Leader with a broad knowledge of:

    • Empty Homes
    • HHSRS
    • HMO's illegal encampments
    • Rouge Landlords.

    You must have managment experience and ideally working knowledge of DFG process and delievry.

    The role will have line managment responsibility for 7/8 staff members.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South West - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the South West are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    It is essential for candidates to be highly experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • Ideally MRICS or FRICS
    • 5+ years PQE

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 West - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Dorset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Warwickshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • maintenace and voids manager

    East Midlands - £200 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Suffolk are currently seeking a Maintenance and Voids Manager to join their Property Team.

    You will supervise part of the Housing Repairs Services, managing and develop staff to their full potential, using performance management framework to include recruitment & selection, training & development plans and succession planning.

    • Works can include responsive repairs, void property repairs, electrical rewires and maintenance, installation of disabled adaptations and other planned repair and maintenance work.
    • You will assist the Principal/Senior housing maintenance manager running a team of 6-12.
    • To operationally manage all housing repairs works, to ensure all services are delivered on within all agreed cost performance and quality targets to customers' satisfaction.
    • 60% of your time will be spent onsite.

    What you need

    • Previous experience working at supervisory /management level.
    • Basic working knowledge of all Microsoft Windows applications
    • Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety Issues

    Contract

    • Start date within 2-3 weeks
    • 6 months+ contract
    • 37-hours a week
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available
    • £200-£250 a day

    What to do now

    To apply or If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment on 02037954828

    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 annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Development Management Team Leader

    South East - £50 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in East Anglia who are looking to bring on an Interim Development Management Team Leader for an initial 3-months, with a view to extend beyond this should all go well. The authority is incredibly busy at the moment, with plenty of applications going through as the area rapidly grows.


    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Managing a team of 8 planners, from planning officers to principal planners
    • Liaising with external stakeholders and developers
    • Representing the Council at Committee meetings
    • Signing off work of more junior members of staff

    Previous Local Authority experience at Team Leader level and membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute would be looked upon favourably for this post however, they may consider an experienced Principal Planner who has had delegated authority for sign off of applications previously.


    The authority are able to offer a flexible home working arrangement once you are successfully through the interview stage. They are able to offer a rate of between £50 - £55p/h, however are happy to pay more for an outstanding contractor.

    Please do get in touch if this is a role that you wish to be considered for!

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    South East - £37 - £41 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with an Essex 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 successful 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 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    South East - £27 - £30 per hour

    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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once through the interview stage.

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

  • Project Manager

    East Anglia - £300 - £370 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Suffolk are currently seeking an experienced Project manager to join their Property Team.

    You will work alongside the Operations Manager, Heads of Service and Corporate Management Team in developing and implementing corporate policies, business planning and effective performance and risk management.

    You will also play a key role in managing and leading on major corporate capital and business transformational projects across the Council.

    About the role

    • You will specifically focus on delivering some major key 'one-off' projects, implementing robust project management governance for all major projects, carrying out performance reviews or assisting other managers with their projects
    • Responsible for the capital project budget ensuring tight budgetary control, profiling of budgets and those projects are delivered on time and within budget.
    • You will deliver corporate projects with an emphasis on delivering IT solutions to new areas of the business and improvements to existing systems in repairs and voids service.

    What you need

    • Experience of Project Managing up to 20 million pounds
    • Public Sector Experience
    • Chartered Surveyor preferred not essential

    Contract

    • Start Date within the next 2 to 3 weeks
    • 6-month contract
    • 37-hour week
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available
    • £300-£370 a day

    What to do now

    To apply or If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment on 02037954828

    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 - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my favourite local authority clients in Surrey, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a part- time basis.

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

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided that both parties are happy. They are prepared to offer minimal office presence (2 days a week) for the right candidate.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • 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.

    Do you have the following experience

    • The ability to conduct the triage by contacting the customer, speedily assessing the situation to understand if they are threatened with homelessness, setting up the case on our database, and booking an appointment for the assessment.
    • You will need to have attention to detail, methodical, focused on working through the referrals and keeping up with the volume of work, with some knowledge of assessing the validity of s21 and s8 notices.
    • You will need to have good customer service skills, experience of working in a housing options setting, and working under pressure.
    • There will be the opportunity to conduct more in depth casework, but the majority of the time will be spent responding to incoming referrals.

    The role is full-time, working 37 hours per week.

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Devon 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 6 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of householder and complex 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 flexible home working and compressed working hours, if needed.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. The manager is collecting CV's ASAP, with a view to conduct telephone interviews next week.

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

  • Minerals and Waste Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £33 - £43 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a County Council in the Central England region, who are looking to bring on an agency Minerals and Waste Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period.

    The suitable person will be responsible for, amongst other matters, planning for minerals and waste developments. The successful candidate will coordinate the work of officers to ensure that site visits are carried out in accordance with performance targets, investigate potential breaches of planning control or unauthorised developments, investigate and respond to complaints and enquiries, encourage best environmental practice and standards and lead on any formal enforcement action relating to minerals and waste sites.

    Experience managing a small team is desirable. A car for site visits is essential.

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and there is scope for this to be extended. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this point, depending on previous experience.

    The council are happy to offer flexible fulltime or part time working hours; a compressed week and flexible home working.

    The hiring manager is collecting CV's ASAP, therefore 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 of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £31 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on a building surveyor role within a local authority in Hampshire.

    About the role;

    • You will be responsible for surveying housing stock and corporate assets, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work, issuing repairs
    • You will raise repairs and carry out the procurement and management of all contractors providing a repairs and maintenance service or undertaking specific projects
    • You will be responsible for managing the delegated project budgets to ensure that the expenditure is accountable and demonstrates value for money.

    They're looking for someone ASAP. 6 month+ contract.

    If you're interested in the role, please call me on 02037964828 or email.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £37 - £41 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Kent are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    It is essential for candidates to be highly experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • 5+ years PQE

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 Surveyor

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Lancashire are looking for an experienced development surveyor to join their property team.

    About the role

    On a day to day basis you will be helping to manage the day to day property portfolio, conducting viability/appraisals and liaising with a range of agents, contractors and other key stakeholders.

    The role will involve working alongside a team of Surveyors with a wealth of combined experience at varying levels and project background. You will work on a variety of projects including development and regeneration projects across the public and private sector. In your new job role you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of disciplines including development, valuation and agency.


    What you'll need to succeed

    • MRICS chartered surveyor and Registered Valuer
    • Experience and knowledge working on residential and commercial works

    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 £35-£40p/h, 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 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.

  • Principal/Director Planner

    West Midlands - Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for a Planning Director based in Birmingham

    With 13 offices in the UK and over 100 internationally, this is a fantastic opportunity for Planning Director to join one of the UK's fastest growing, real estate consultancies.

    Role Overview

    To help grow and lead the Planning, Development and Regeneration business, both in the Midlands region and nationally. To work collaboratively across business lines to support the growth ambitions of the Birmingham Office. To assist with business planning, business development and the development of our people. To deliver exceptional advice to clients.

    Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

    • Operating as part of the management team for the Midlands team
    • Assisting with business planning / strategy setting and strategy implementation, driving organisational growth and profitability
    • Helping maintain first rate financial controls at both project and team levels
    • Managing and training the more junior members in the team, motivating team members and driving high levels of performance
    • Generating new business in line with our business plan, including by way of tender
    • Thought leadership and application of this to profile raising / advancing knowledge across the sector
    • Overseeing and delivering advice on major / complex planning and associated instructions
    • Steering major developments through the development plan and development management processes (including by setting and implementing strategy and managing the work of others)
    • Expanding networks and creating relationships with key stakeholders including local authorities.
    • Maintaining continual professional development in accordance with the requirements of the RTPI

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    • Able to be authoritative with the ability to mentor and develop junior members of staff
    • Excellent client facing skills
    • Business development skills with a track record in winning new work
    • Strong networking skills with the ability to build contacts across the sector
    • Exemplary planning skills including a deep understanding of development plan and development management processes and associated legislation, policy and guidance
    • Outstanding project management skills
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • A focus on delivery high quality advice and high quality outputs that are right first time

    If you feel like your experience and skills match the above and are interested in this opportunity please get in touch with me, Billie Smith - 0203 795 4828. Alternatively you can email - billie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Project Surveyor

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Hertfordshire is currently seeking a Project Surveyor.

    The role will be acting as a client representative, you will work with numerous principal contractors, sub-contractors, stakeholders, councillors and tenants to ensure that projects are successfully completed within set timescales and budget.

    About the role;

    • Liaise with contractors on a day to day basis in relation to performance against agreed delivery programmes and attend site as required.
    • .Manage day to day contractor performance against agreed delivery programmes. Attend and lead where required relevant meetings, presenting progress report.
    • Provide technical support to the Project Manager by taking a lead role on the project management of specific programmes in accordance with time, cost and quality parameters set.
    • Identify and monitor potential risks within projects and take appropriate preventative steps to reduce risks
    • Carry out pre works and post completion inspections as required in relation to works programmes

    Contract

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

    The contract will be 37-hours a week.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details on the role, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment, 02037954828 or email sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in the Berkshire area who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period.

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and there is scope for this to be extended. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this point, depending on previous experience.

    The council are happy to offer flexible fulltime or part time working hours; a compressed week and flexible home working.

    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.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in Berkshire who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team. This contract will run for an initial 3 months, with a high chance to be extended.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing large scale major applications. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are vital.

    The rate for this position will depend on your previous experience.

    The manager is looking to conduct face to face interviews this week. Therefore 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 these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Interim Asset Manager

    East Anglia - £380 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in East Anglia is currently seeking an experienced Asset Manager.

    About the role

    It is essential for the candidate to have a comprehensive understanding of the portfolio supported by live and up to date property information within the property management system. The role will involve the systematic surveying of assets across the estate over the 6-12 months.

    Key duties:

    • Site visits to Council properties to review and update existing to include tenure, property status, area, lease requirements, current occupation, compliance information, tenure etc.
    • Use knowledge to ensure that property is being proactively managed in accordance with national requirements, guidance and best practice and the council's strategic objectives and priorities.
    • To undertake asset reviews to include suitability and sufficiency reviews, and an analysis of condition surveys
    • Gather performance data for the Strategic Asset Management Plan

    What you need

    • Experience in asset management with a similar property portfolio
    • Experience in a range of asset management reviews and understanding of best practice
    • Experience in dealing with a range of property professionals, external agents and consultants
    • Membership such as Chartered Building Surveyor

    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 £380-£450 a day, 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 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

    East Midlands - £34 - £39 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Derbyshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Experience in Rent/lease renewal and negotiation, estate management of a large portfolio of property is essential.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership
    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    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 37-40 hour week, 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 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.

  • Associate Planner

    East Midlands - Up to £50000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for an Associate Planner

    My client are a firm of international property consultants based in the UK. They operate a national network of nine offices and have an international association covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. They are seeking to recruit an Associate Planner, whose strong academic and technical skills are coupled with a proven track record in providing excellent client care gained in a private sector, consultancy environment, or equivalent.

    Their Planning & Development team is one of the most respected in the UK and has a strong reputation for both commercial success and the development of its people. It does this by business partnering its clients rather than seeing itself as merely a service provider and by allowing its people to really help their clients. The successful individual will get the chance to truly work directly for and with highly demanding client teams, including major London estates.


    As an Associate Planner, you will work with Partners and other members of the P&D team for and on behalf of clients whose properties are located mainly (but not solely) in Central London, dealing predominantly with planning officers responsible for Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Islington and Lambeth.

    Key attributes for the position are:

    • Must be a chartered planner with MINUMUM 5 year's post-MRTPI qualification experience working in a private practise.
      * A proven academic and career record to date demonstrating progression, successful dealing with clients at all levels and a passion for quality and excellence of service.
      * Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service. Includes the ability to identify key issues relating to a problem and identify creative options and solutions for addressing these.
      * The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside our firm and translate these into business growth opportunities for the Firm.
      * A good personal manner, calm and authoritative, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g. when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.
      * The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client's behalf.

      Salary and benefits
      * Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
      * Car allowance
      * Performance related staff profit share scheme
      * 26 days' holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
      * Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
      * Life and Accident insurance
      * Group income protection scheme
      * Private Medical Insurance
      * Critical Illness Cover
      * Fitness Allowance
      * Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
      * Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
      * Employee assistance programme
      * Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years' service
      * Excellent prospects for career progression, based on applied ability and performance - your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

    If the above is of interest to you and you are a chartered town planner with experience working in the private sector, please give me (Billie Smith) a call or email: billie@park-avenue.co.uk / 0203 795 4828.

  • Planning/Senior Planning Consultant

    East Midlands - £30000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for a Planner/Senior Planner

    My client are a firm of international property consultants based in the UK. They operate a national network of nine offices and have an international association covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. They are seeking to recruit a Planner/Senior Planner to join them at their central London office, whose strong academic and technical skills are coupled with a proven track record in providing excellent client care gained in a private sector, consultancy environment, or equivalent.

    Their Planning & Development team is one of the most respected in the UK and has a strong reputation for both commercial success and the development of its people. It does this by business partnering its clients rather than seeing itself as merely a service provider and by allowing its people to really help their clients. The successful individual will get the chance to truly work directly for and with highly demanding client teams, including major London estates.


    As a Senior Planner, you will work with Partners and other members of the P&D team for and on behalf of clients whose properties are located mainly (but not solely) in Central London, dealing predominantly with planning officers responsible for Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Islington and Lambeth.

    Key attributes for the position are:

    • Must be a chartered planner with MINUMUM 1 year's post-MRTPI qualification experience working in a private practise.
      * A proven academic and career record to date demonstrating progression, successful dealing with clients at all levels and a passion for quality and excellence of service.
      * Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service. Includes the ability to identify key issues relating to a problem and identify creative options and solutions for addressing these.
      * The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside our firm and translate these into business growth opportunities for the Firm.
      * A good personal manner, calm and authoritative, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g. when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.
      * The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client's behalf.

      Salary and benefits
      * Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
      * Car allowance
      * Performance related staff profit share scheme
      * 26 days' holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
      * Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
      * Life and Accident insurance
      * Group income protection scheme
      * Private Medical Insurance
      * Critical Illness Cover
      * Fitness Allowance
      * Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
      * Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
      * Employee assistance programme
      * Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years' service
      * Excellent prospects for career progression, based on applied ability and performance - your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

    If the above is of interest to you and you are a chartered town planner with experience working in the private sector, please give me (Billie Smith) a call or email: billie@park-avenue.co.uk / 0203 795 4828.

  • Development Management Manager

    South East - £60 - £70 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working closely with a Local Authority in Central England who are looking for an Interim Development Management Manager to join the team!

    The contract will run for an initial period of 6 months, but scope to be extended beyond this.

    In this role you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a service or strategic/commercial project. Experience managing a team of planning professionals is essential as you will need to motivate and allocate work to a large team. The fitting person will have the ability to present information to internal and external stakeholders at all levels in an influencing and professional manner.

    The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your relevant experience. There flexibility for some home working within this position and they can offer compressed working hours.

    The council are looking for somebody to interview and start ASAP. If you are interested, I would recommend that you pop over your CV via email, please get in touch with Amy at amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

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

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire, who 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 complex major applications on a large scale. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is to be negotiated, depending on previous experience. This role also has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed 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!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Kent, who are looking to bring on a Principal DM Planner, to work on a case load of planning applications, mostly of Major level.

    The contract would be for an initial 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £40-£50 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

    There is scope for the position to be Outside of IR35.

    The suitable candidate would need to have working knowledge of dealing with more complex planning applications.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Somerset.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Interim Planning Policy Manager

    South East - £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on behalf of a Local Authority in Oxfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.


    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.


    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience.

    The manager is collecting CV's, with a view to interview ASAP. If you would like any more information on this post, do not hesitate to give me a call on 02037954828.

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Anglia - £37 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Hertfordshire based Local Planning Authority who are looking to bring on an Enforcement Officer for an initial 3-month period, with a view to extend the contract should all go well.

    Your job purpose would be to provide a high-level service for the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control and to take action, to resolve breaches of planning control in accordance with Government Guidelines and the LPAs Planning Enforcement Policy. Your general accountabilities in the role are as follows:

    • To investigate complaints alleging breaches of planning control within time restraints as set out in the LPAs Planning Enforcement Policy. To include the following:
    • Trace the planning history of the site.
    • Carry out site visits, take dimensions, check buildings to plans, and assess if there is a breach of planning control and action that should be taken.
    • Advise contravener of breach and action that should be taken to resolve.
    • Advise complainants and Ward members.
    • Update action notes on Acolaid database, and regularly review cases for action.
    • Liaise with other Council Officers for example Conservation, Highways and Public Protection. Liaise with other parties for example IDB.
    • To take formal enforcement action when appropriate, to include the following:
    • Liaise with Team Leader and Legal section to decide action to take.
    • Prepare action reports and formal Notices for example Enforcement Notice, Temporary Stop Notice, Breach of Condition Notice.
    • Serve formal Notices on all interested parties and prepare Statements of service. Also serve Injunctions obtained from High Court.
    • Check compliance with requirements of Notices.
    • Undertake interviews under caution.
    • Prepare witness statements for Council Solicitor for Court action.
    • Give evidence at Court and at Appeal Hearings.
    • To answer general planning enforcement queries, and specifically queries relating to own cases.
    • To update Acolaid with all actions and correspondence, and close cases when breach resolved or no further action to take.
    • To ensure compliance with appropriate legislation, Council Policies, the Constitution, Financial regulations and other requirements of the Council.
    • To work as a key member of the team helping to foster positive teamwork and participating in the creation and maintenance of an environment where ideas and innovations will be explored, and work practices challenged.

    If you would like to be considered for this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I can get the ball rolling in terms of interview. Flexible working and rate of pay will be determined once through the interview stage.

  • Senior Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in West London who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Policy Officer for an initial year contract.

    The councils require someone who can hit the ground running within the Policy Team. It is vital that the right person can write up and put together the Local Plan for this Local Authority.

    The appropriate person with have experience reviewing and updating existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies. Experience in coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners is needed also.

    Successful candidates will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    This Local Authority has lovely council offices and is easily accessible from Central London. They offer very flexible home working, part time and compressed working hours.

    The manager is looking to collect CV's ASAP, with a view to interview shortly. The rate for this position is dependent on previous experience.

    If you are interested in this position, call 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 in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Planning Officer - Policy

    East Anglia - £36 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in the Hertfordshire area who require a Senior Policy Planner to come in for an initial 3-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended due to the nature of the work.

    The successful planner would play a leading role in all planning policy matters including the preparation of Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents. You will be required to deal with a wide range of complex technical work to support the preparation of a new Local Plan as well as shaping and participating effectively in public consultation on emerging policy documents.

    Main duties of the post are (but not limited to):

    • Take a leading role in the preparation, monitoring and review of the Council's Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents as set out in the Local Development scheme and subsequent revisions and updates to that document.
    • Project manage research projects to support the development and implementation of planning policy documents in liaison with other officers and any relevant outside organisations.
    • Represent the Planning Strategy team at meetings and working parties within and outside the Council as required.
    • Prepare responses to consultation drafts of National Planning documents, legislation and good practice guidance reporting to Committee as appropriate.

    The successful planner here will need an appropriate professional qualification (equivalent to degree status. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of the RTPI is an essential requirement for the post, as is a driving license and access to a vehicle.

    The rate for this post is between £36 and £40p/h, however there may be scope for an increase for an exceptional candidate. Please do get in touch for further detail on the position.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to some larger more complex sites up to max 50 units. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    Rates for this position are between £35-£40 an hour depending on your experience and this council are open to flexible working arrangements.

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with a North West 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 'standard' minor applications, all the way up to small-scale major applications. The contract would be for an initial 3-month period, though is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

    • Support the Planning Team 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 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £26 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in West Sussex.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Staffordshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Town Planner (2 - 5 years exp)

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Great opportunity for a post graduate Town Planner to join an established private consultancy in Northampton!

    My client are a company of Chartered Surveyors, Estate Agents and Town Planners located at several offices across England including the Home Counties, Manchester, Birmingham and London. They have been operating from Northamptonshire for over 35 years, creating a strong brand and good reputation for quality service.

    This role's main function is to support the more senior planning professionals on a day-to-day basis. This includes planning research; preparation of reports for site appraisals, planning applications and appeals; site visits and meeting with clients; and collating and submission of planning applications and appeals.

    Key Requirements

    • Town Planning Degree
    • 2 to 5 years relevant work experience
    • Good interpersonal skills
    • Able to work both individually and as part of a team
    • Have the ability to use common IT packages (such as Word, Outlook and Excel)
    • Hold a full Driving Licence and have access to a vehicle

    Main Responsibilities

    • To undertake a fee earning role as a Town Planning Consultant for existing and new clients
    • To support the Planning Team on a range of projects
    • To attend meetings as necessary
    • To work towards meeting the requirements for becoming a Member of the RTPI (if not already accredited)
    • To work in accordance with my clients Business Management System and Quality Management Principles
    • To liaise with the Directors, Associates and other staff as necessary and promoting work through the Group
    • Adherence to the culture and values of the company generally.

    Salary is competitive + bonus and benefits.

    If you are interested in the above opportunity, please send me an email detailing why you feel you could be suited to this role along with a copy of your most up to date CV - billie@park-avenue.co.uk

    Alternatively please Billie Smith on 0203 795 4828.

  • General Practice Surveyor

    North East - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in North Yorkshire is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Estates Surveyor (Outside IR35)

    East Anglia - £280 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in East Anglia is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 hour week, 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 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 local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS
    • Atleast 5+ PQE
    • Experience of working within public sector organisations

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 Officers

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working wth a Local Authority based in Sussex who are looking to bring on multiple Senior Planners with an immediate start.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will compromise of a mix caseload of applications ranging from Householder to Complex Minor level and Small Major level.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    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. However, it is most likely to be between £35 and £40 an hour.

  • Interim - General Practice Surveyor

    West Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    The hiring manager is looking for experienced candidates that can hit the ground running within a Local Authority organisation.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 35 hour week, 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 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 General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in East London is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • Ideally MRICS
    • Atleast 5 + years post qualification experience
    • Experience of working within Local Authorities

    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 hour week, 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 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.

  • Principal Development Management Planner - Outside IR35

    South East - £48 - £53 per hour + outside of IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Essex 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 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 Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits. Due to the nature of the role, it has been deemed to fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 3- 6-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    The role would have you dealing with complex major applications in relation to a Sustainable Urban Extension. Ideally, they are looking for someone full time, though reduced hours can be negotiated, and they will allow home working or a compressed hours arrangement.

    Some duties will include:

    • The processing of complex major planning applications for a Sustainable Urban Extension
    • Assisting the Major Schemes Officers with workstreams on the SUE
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirement.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee; and,
    • 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 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. Due to the nature of the role, the contract has been deemed Outside of IR35.

    More widely, if you are an experienced or qualified planner considering a career change, or you would like some advice on your CV, or what your next best step would be, we would love to hear from you.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Capital Project Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £29 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I currently have a capital project officer role within a local authority in Derbyshire they're looking for someone to cover maternity leave.

    The role:

    Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects under the guidance of the Senior Officer to include the planning, preparation and delivery of Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    Duties:

    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation
    • To carry out other such duties associated with the service area, which the Asset Manager may from time to time require, to maintain the efficient and effective running of the service.
    • To apply the principles of good Customer Care by taking responsibility, ensuring reliability and having respect for all those for whom the service is being provided, including colleagues and Elected Members.

    Job requirements:

    • Drivers licence
    • Office based with travel to Alliance locations

    If you're interested in the role, please apply or give me a call sophie- 02037954828

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £35 - £39 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Birmingham is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 35 hour week, 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 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 - £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Kent are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • 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.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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.

  • Private Sector Housing Team Leader

    East Midlands - £33 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Housing Standards Enforcement Team Leader

    You will be:

    • Inspecting private rented properties using the Housing Health & Rating System
    • Carrying out any necessary enforcement action in line with the Housing Act 2004
    • Using the local authority's Private Sector Housing Policy Framework

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have:

    • An ONC, OND or HNC, HND in Building Studies, or have a relevant housing related professional qualification/s.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use and application of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
    • The ability to demonstrate up to date knowledge of housing and other legislations relevant to the post and specifically the Acts relating to grants, housing conditions, enforcement and the licensing of houses in multiple occupation within the private sector.
    • Minimum of three years previous experience in the inspection & enforcement of all types of Private Sector Housing
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Construction Project Manager

    East Midlands - £300 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Northamptonshire is looking to recruit a new construction project manager.

    About the role

    • You will need to define, develop and deliver capital construction projects that range from £5k to £50M
    • complex projects
    • To lead construction projects managing external consultant design teams and contractor / developer delivery teams
    • Responsibility for the end to end delivery of multiple construction projects

    What you'll need

    • Degree level
    • RICS
    • Prince2
    • ICT skills

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £19 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 37 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    West Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a West Midlands based LPA, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer.

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on. This position is likely to fall OUTSIDE IR34

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

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Alex;

    alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835

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

  • General Practice Surveyor

    West Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    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 35 hour week, 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 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 Valuation Surveyor

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Nottinghamshire are looking for an experienced Valuation Surveyor.

    About the role

    Under the supervision of the Asset Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the valuation and estates work of the council including acquisitions, disposals, management, rating and compensation matters.

    You will provide a cost effective professional valuation and property management service to the council taking into account the council's policies and legislation and particularly the duty to demonstrate best value on all property transactions

    About the Role

    • The focus of the role is to undertake valuations of residential property and mixed portfolios:
    • Secured lending
    • Accounts
    • Acquisition and Disposal
    • Re-gear
    • Advising on Build to Rent housing investment models and strategies

    Criteria

    • MRICS qualified
    • Experience of single asset residential valuations
    • Proven IT skills, including high-level Excel competency.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

    Desirable Criteria

    • Ideally will also be a Registered Valuer.
    • Knowledge of the various methods of marketing, disposal and acquisition of land and buildings
    • Experience of Local Government practises and procedures

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Surveyor roles.

    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

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Surrey based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Policy Planner to help with the Local Plan work.

    The post plays a significant role in ensuring the right infrastructure is secured and delivered in connection with new developments. The successful contractor will need to be adept at developing and managing systems. You will be involved in progressing a revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule for the district as well as working on developing guidance on developer contributions to ensure the district is well placed to deliver quality development supported by appropriate infrastructure.

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications


    It is imperative that you have a degree in a related discipline, or equivalent level of qualification or experience.

  • Senior Policy Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Surrey based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Senior Policy Planner to aide the council during a very important time. This contract will be initially for 3-6 months.

    Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.

    It is essential that you a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £40 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Hampshire is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, 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

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, 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 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 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a London Borough who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month basis, with a view to extend.

    My client requires a highly experienced Planner to work on strategic planning applications of up to 150+ units. We have an opportunity for the right candidate to project manage a number of large and controversial applications.

    They have indicated that they would be willing to pay a competitive rate for the succesful candidate and can offer 2 days homeworking at least.

    Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you wish to know more, as I appreciate this is an extremely brief interview.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £18 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Principal Development Management Planner - Outside IR35

    East Anglia - £43 - £48 per hour + outside of IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the Hertfordshire area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    The role would have you dealing with major applications alongside potentially signing off reports prepared by other planners (though if you would rather just work on a caseload this is feasible).

    Ideally, they are looking for someone full time, though reduced hours can be negotiated, and they will allow home working or a compressed hours arrangement.

    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. Due to the nature of the role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35.

    Please do apply for further information on the position and I'll gladly run you through both this role and the others I am currently working on.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer contract opportunity for a local authority based in Bedfordshire.

    An established client of Park Avenue is on the lookout for an experiences Housing Options Officer to join them on their Housing team.

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * 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.

    The successful candidate for the role of a Housing Options / Homelessness Officer should have:

    * Experience within Homelessness Prevention as you will be expected to resolve homeless issues under parts 6 and 7 of the Housing Act
    * Knowledge and understanding of directly applying homelessness legislation in a local authority setting as the manager is unable to provide training on Housing Act laws and legislation.
    * Understanding of issuing section 184 decisions with little guidance and to be able to interview clients and assess their applications quickly and accurately

    If you feel you meet the above requirements and hold at least 2 years' experience working within housing please apply now.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    About the role

    As part of the Building Surveyor team you will prepare specifications, schedules of works and contract documents for tendering or pricing by contractors to meet planned maintenance and major works programmes. You will conduct inspections and regular checks as necessary to ensure on-site delivery is to a high standard and meets requirements. You will work closely with colleagues in the Estates team and with other service leads to, plan and deliver of procuring new premises and maintain the condition of the existing commercial and operational estate. You will also need to carryout investigations on site into building defects or problems and produce technical reports with recommendations.

    What we are looking for

    You are self motivated and well organised and know how to effectively manage a busy workload. Good negotiation and people management skills are essential to developing and maintaining effective relationships with our suppliers. You must use your initiative, be innovative and flexible in your approach to completing your work as the portfolio includes both historic and modern buildings

    Essential skills

    To do this role you will need:

    • Previous experience of working in a construction environment or in a similar role
    • A degree in a relevant construction related subject
    • Membership of the RICS
    • Five years post qualification experience
    • a good knowledge of health and safety legislation including CDM
    • proven successful project management and contract administration of planned, cyclical and major repairs projects
    • the ability to estimate and value projects of rates or proprietary indices
    • experience of managing works using term contracts
    • IT literate and able to use autocad
    • Project Management skills
    • a basic understanding of building pathology and ability to diagnose building related defects
  • 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 Devon who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 2 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 home working, depending on the work load.

    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!

  • 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 Somerset, 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.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications for householders and minors at a high standard. The region is a mix of rural and urban, some experience in this area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate is between £30-£35 per hour. This job role also has the flexibility of home working, compressed or part time 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 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 - £32 - £42 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been tasked with sourcing a Principal Policy Officer to join a progressive Local Planning Authority based in Berkshire.

    This vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for a further 6-month extension and are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    This Local Authority are looking for Policy Officer with a wealth of experience taking Local Plans to examination and is it crucial the correct person can come in and hit the ground running.

    Duties of the role:

    • 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

    Flexible home working/compressed hours are offered within this Local Authority.

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

    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!

  • Capital Project Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a local Authority based in Derbyshire who are looking to recruit a new capital projects officer who will be planning, preparing and delivering Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    About the role

    • Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects in accordance with internal project management governance arrangements.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, and consultation.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, and consultation.
    • To undertake site inspections and manage health and safety throughout the project from inception to completion.
    • To process valuation and manage costs in line with budgets and variation thresholds.

    What you'll need

    • Driving license
    • HND/C
    • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £42 - £47 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the East Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be to support the professional property and estates service for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities.

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within valuations.

    The role

    • Granting and taking of new leases, lease renewals, licences and agreements in order to maintain and manage the property portfolio
    • Undertake a wide range of estate management activities including valuations, dilapidations, repairs, licences, wayleaves, change of use, assignments and sub lettings in order to maintain and enhance the property portfolio
    • Negotiate rent reviews on best terms achievable in order to either maximise income to the council or minimise expenditure
    • Asset Valuations in accordance with RICS and CIPFA Guidance to support the Council's financial accounts
    • Valuations for compulsory purchase and subsequent acquisition

    The council are looking for candidates with significant knowledge and experience in estate management and valuation activities. You will also be at an advantage if you are MRICS and registered valuer.

    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 5 day week, with homeworking available once you settle into the role.

    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 - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £25 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • project officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Derbyshire is looking to recruit a new capital projects officer who will be planning, preparing and delivering Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    About the role

    • Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects in accordance with internal project management governance arrangements.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation.
    • To undertake site inspections and manage health and safety throughout the project from inception to completion.
    • To process valuation and manage costs in line with budgets and variation thresholds.

    What you'll need

    • Driving license
    • HND/C
    • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Principal Development Management Planner

    South East - £42 - £45 per hour

    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 Principal Planning Officer to their Development Management team for an initial 6-month period, though this is highly likely to be extended.

    The main purpose of the role is to act as a planning specialist, providing definitive professional advice for the Council, creating and applying best practice and delivering successful planning outcomes across the full range of planning disciplines with the Planning Division, those disciplines being Development Management, Development Planning and Minerals & Waste Planning. Further duties are outlined below:

    • Taking responsibility for resolving highly complex strategic planning projects, planning applications and development consent orders, managing projects from conception to conclusion, including the supervision of planning and other staff in project teams.
    • Leading the preparation of evidence and act for the Council as the expert planning witness in planning appeals including public inquiries, hearings, public examinations and high court proceedings.
    • Leading and concluding negotiations on complex legal agreements which ensure the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with planning law, national and local planning policy, balance stakeholder and local community requirements and apply best practice.
    • Judging competing priorities, lead negotiations with and give definitive advice to all stakeholders in the planning process including, developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public on planning issues associated with highly complex development projects and proposals.
    • Preparing reports and delivering presentations to councillors, senior officers, stakeholders and public meetings on planning issues associated with highly complex development projects and proposals.
    • Developing, managing and maintaining excellent working relationships with developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public and apply high levels of customer care practice towards maintaining those relationships.

    Please note this is not an exhaustive list of your responsibilities, should you be successful in securing the role

    It is essential that you have a minimum of 5 years' worth of recent experience of dealing with major residential (100+ dwellings) and commercial developments within a Local Planning Authority, with a proven capability of handling a large case load of complex planning applications with minimal supervision.

    If you would like to be considered for this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I can get the ball rolling in terms of interview. Flexible working and rate of pay will be determined once through the interview stage, though it has been indicated to me that the rate will be between £42p/h and £45p/h.

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    South East - £34 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex 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 3 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. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Development Management Manager

    South West - £50 - £60 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the lovely area of Devon who are looking for an Interim Development Management Manager to join the team!

    The contract will run for an initial period of 4-6 months, but scope to be extended beyond this.

    In the role you will be responsible for managing and developing the development management, enforcement and historic conservation functions of the Council. You will be expected to lead a busy team with responsibility for development management issues, covering the district, as well as ensuring the service meets the needs of the community and that performance is regularly monitored.

    The rate for this position will depend on previous experience. There is also flexibility with compressed working hours for this role.

    The council are looking for somebody to interview and start ASAP. If you are interested, I would recommend that you pop over your CV via email at @park-avenue.co.uk OR give Amy a call on 0203795828.

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Oxfordshire are currently seeking a Building Surveyors with experience in Commercial buildings.

    About the role

    • Supporting estates team generally with surveys and repairs to public buildings, community centres town hall, knowledge of conservation and of residential properties too.

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • Must have excellent customer skills and computer skills
    • Ability to identify and diagnose structural and building defects

    What you'll get in return

    • 3-month contract with opportunity to be extended
    • Hourly rate of £24-28
    • Option of 1 day a week working from home

    If this vacancy is of interest to you please apply or give me a call, Sophie Holt 02037954828.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Oxfordshire are currently seeking a Building Surveyors with experience in residential buildings.

    About the role

    • Working on day to day dealing with complaints, damp, structural, resident improvements raising orders, checking works, specify works, disrepair, etc

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • Must have excellent customer skills and computer skills
    • Ability to identify and diagnose structural and building defects

    What you'll get in return

    • 3-month contract with opportunity to be extended
    • Hourly rate of £24-28
    • Option of 1 day a week working from home

    If this vacancy is of interest to you please apply or give me a call, Sophie Holt 02037954828.

  • Senior Planning Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Staffordshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Senior Policy Planner to aide the council during a very important time. This contract will be for an initial 3-6-month period.

    Your immediate focus will be to play a part in undertaking site selection appraisal work and preparing for the submission and subsequent examination of the Local Plan that accommodates significant housing growth and supporting neighbourhood plan groups to prepare the numerous Neighbourhood Development Plans the LPA have in preparation. You can expect to take responsibility for topics or sections of the plan and evidence base, be the planning liaison officer for one or more of the neighbourhood plans and work with neighbouring authorities on cross-boundary issues.

    Your main duties and responsibilities, if successful in securing this role are as follows:

    • Oversee, project manage and assist in the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Carry out research into a variety of topics as part of the work on the preparation of the local plan and other policy documents
    • Write briefs, employ consultants and manage contracts for specialist work and projects
    • Attend project meetings with internal and external stakeholders (including evening meetings when requested)
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan and supplementary planning documents and papers and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and Members
    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the Council's case at the Examination
    • Provide advice on and assistance to town and parish councils preparing or wishing to prepare Neighbourhood Development Plans
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Assist in other aspects of the team's work including input into county and other cross-authority planning arrangements, management of the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, nature conservation and transportation matters
    • Support development management colleagues in interpreting policy for planning applications
    • Assist in monitoring planning policies.

    It is essential that you a minimum of 5 years' experience of working in a planning office, including experience of planning policy work, with an excellent knowledge of both Planning Legislation and Planning Policy. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Policy Team Leader

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful South West region. They are looking to welcome an Interim Policy Team Leader to the team for an initial 6 month contract.

    As Team Leader, your overall responsibility is to oversee the elements involved in connection with the Council's Local Plan. More specifically, to manage the production, maintain, and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the area.

    Other aspects of the position will include commissioning surveys and studies, provide written and verbal evidence to examinations and inquiries, and engaging with other Local Authorities on their plans.

    Of course, a fundamental part of your role is the ability to effectively manage the Planning Policy Team. You will supervise, develop, and appraise staff to help them understand and undertake their roles.

    The rates for this position are to be negotiated dependent on previous experience. Flexible homeworking is offered within this Local Authority.

    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 or call on 02037954828 and she can give you more information.

    Amy specialises in the South West of England and the Home Counties. 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 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Project Manager / Building Surveyor (OUTSIDE IR35)

    South East - £260 - £300 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Surrey are currently seeking a highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager with high level of experience of working on capital refurbishment and development projects up to £20m.

    About the role

    • Working on the delivery of a number of new build and restoration projects in line with the Council's growth objectives.
    • You will be responsible for appointing and managing a range of property related professional services and procuring the design and construction elements of construction related services for corporate capital projects.
    • You will also have responsibility for ensuring that all the objectives are met across development and delivery phases.
    • Working in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders you will ensure that they are fully informed throughout the developments.

    What you'll need to succeed

    • RICS or CIOB Qualified
    • 5yrs PQE
    • High level of experience of working with projects up to £20m
    • Strong private sector backgroud
    • Experience of working with large scale building projects.
    • Consulting background of delivering capital refurbishment and development projects.

    What you'll get in return

    • 6 month contract
    • Outside IR35
    • You will be offered a day rate of £260-300 per hour, depending on your experience.
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £19 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working wth a Local Authority based in Sussex who are looking to bring on a Senior Planner with an immediate start.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will compromise of a mix caseload of applications ranging from Householder to Complex Minor level and Small Major level.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    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. However, it is most likely to be between £35 and £40 an hour.

  • Clerk of the Works

    West Midlands - £17 - £30 per hour + depending on experience

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Warwickshire is currently seeking a clerk of the works.

    The role will be to support the Housing, Communities and Economic Development department of the council.

    The council is looking for a clerk of the works experienced in Construction and to lead the quality process to ensure that every part of the council's new build development programme is completed to the correct standards of workmanship, materials and compliance.

    About the role

    • Identify and manage potential issues, recommend corrective action (issuing Clerk of the Works' Directions as appropriate) and ensure they are rectified quickly.
    • Keep accurate site records, provide weekly site reports, keep a photographic log and attend formal meetings in connection with the project as requested.
    • You will contribute to the development of a creative and open environment within the section, where employees feel supported, involved and consulted.
    • Assist, within the scope of the post, with the development of effective links with individual customers and customer groups to contribute to the development of effective marketing of services.

    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-hour week Monday to Friday.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    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.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Planning Policy Manager

    South East - £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on behalf of a Local Authority in Oxfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.

    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.

    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience.

    If you would like any more information on this post, do not hesitate to give me a call on 02037954828.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, pr