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  • Senior Planning Officer - DM

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Interim Corporate Director - Development and Regeneration

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    Key Job Functions

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

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

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

    What you need

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

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

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

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

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

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Maintenance & Asset Surveyor

    South East - £200 - £230 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    Responsibilities and Duties;

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

    manage necessary building works.

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

    rework etc prior to sign off.

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

    About Contract;

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

    East Midlands - £275 - £325 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About you;

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

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Asset Surveyor

    East Midlands - £240 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    You must have;

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

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Your main responsibilities within this role are as follows:

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

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


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


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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

  • Interim Project Manager - Highways and Infrastructure

    East Midlands - £470 - £530 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Purpose of the role

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

    Duties in the role

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

    What you need

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

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £16 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Senior Asset Manager

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Duties in the role

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

    What you need

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

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    You will need experience in the following;

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

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a Local Authority on planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. The area is predominantly rural so experience with a rural setting is desired but not essential.

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interim Development Manager

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    What you need

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

    Contract

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interim Valuations Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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

    The Job

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

    About the role

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

    Key Experience Required: 

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

    Contract

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

    Homeworking included. 

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • DM Planning Officer - 100% remote working

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Given the location of the post, the council have agreed that this position will be 100% remote. Current, permanent members of staff will be able to post site notices and perform site visits on your behalf. You will require access to your IT equipment for this position. Of course, if you are able to perform your own site visits, this is also allowed!

    The rate will be between £27p/h and £33p/h; this is dependent on the successful applicants experience.

    For further information, please get in touch with Sean Lindley, on 0203 795 4832 or on sean@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Estates & Disposal Surveyor

    East Midlands - £350 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in the East Midlands is looking for a competent Interim Estates & Disposals Surveyor to join their Property team.

    The Job

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

    • About the role
      • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational asset portfolio.
      • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licenses, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership.
      • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice.
      • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial to the council.

    Key Experience Required: 

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

    Contract

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

    Homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £350-£400 LTD Per Day. 

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Private Sector Housing Officer

    East Midlands - £32 - £39 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Sector Housing Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Role: Private Sector Housing Officer

    • £32 -£39/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

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

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

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

  • Private Sector Housing Officer

    East Midlands - £32 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Sector Housing Officer

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

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

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

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

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

    Role: Private Sector Housing Officer

    • £32 -£38/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

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

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

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

  • Interim Building Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    What you'll need;

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

    Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Needs Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The role:

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


    Key Responsibilities:

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


    Applicant Requirements:

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

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

  • Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Development Management Team Leader

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working exclusively with Local Authority based in the South West of England. They are looking to bring on a Team Leader on an initial 6 month contract but very likely to be extended if you get on well with the team.

    The suitable Planner will manage a team of case officers, supporting case management of junior staff, taking part the allocation process where required and carrying out case reviews with other staff. You will also be expected to handle a caseload of small-large applications.

    It is an initial 6 month contract but likely to roll on longer if everything goes well. The manager is happy for the planner to work remotely and will consider full time/part time candidates. The rate for this position is dependant on previous experience.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Surveyor - Disabled Facilities Grants

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who are looking for a Housing Surveyor with experience working with disabled facilities grants to join their team.

    About the Role;

    • You will investigate environmental health related complaints and inspect poor quality housing
    • You will deliver improvements for vulnerable households, by producing technical specifications and drawings.
    • You will act as Project Co-Ordinator for all disabled adaptations carried out for Private Sector Housing Clients qualifying for Disabled Facilities Grants from the Council.
    • To survey and report on accommodation standards throughout the Borough

    About the Contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • 12 month maternity cover
    • Predominately working from home but will be required to conducted surveys in the borough 2 or 3 days a month at most.
    • Must have local authority experience working with disabled facilities grants.
    • £23-£27 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £19 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 6 months but could be extended further.

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

    The rate is to be negotiated at this time. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits and they will consider full time and part time candidates.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • Development Management Manager

    East Midlands - £50 - £65 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in East Anglia who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start in April. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to sean@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Sean a call on 02037954832.

  • Development Management Manager

    East Midlands - £50 - £65 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in East Anglia who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 3 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start in April. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to sean@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Sean a call on 02037954832.

  • Principal Planning Officer (Strategic Applications)

    South East - £42 - £50 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in East Anglia. They are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on to as long as a year!

    The Planner will be dealing with a significant strategic major urban extension and therefore the suitable candidate should have experience on strategic schemes. Experience working on up to 1,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district one or two times a month for site visits.

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

  • Interim Asset and Estates Manager

    East Midlands - £400 - £450 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the East Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Assets and Estates Manager to join their Property Development team.

    The role will be based around undertaking a broad range of functions and duties required for the successful management of an existing property portfolio, delivery of new housing and commercial purchases and construction

    Job Duties

    • Manage all aspects of commercial property within a local authority environment.
    • Provide development appraisals, valuations and general advice for a variety of different purposes.
    • Prepare committee reports and briefings for clients and attend committees and working groups as necessary.
    • Manage construction/capital projects up to £5m.
    • Day to day management of existing land and property including liaising with tenants, monitoring costs and billing etc.
    • Manage project teams to ensure delivery of targets.
    • Manage effective relationships with internal customers and contractors.
    • Seek opportunities for new developments.

    What you need

    • Full understanding of the construction project development process
    • Chartered surveyor or working towards achieving MRICS
    • Holds a current site card or is prepared to immediately attain

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben Brown at Park Avenue Recruitment 0203 795 4828

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

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3-6 months, with the view to be extended should everything go well.

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

    The rate of pay is between £30-£35 per hour. The manager has stated they are happy for the appropriate person to work remotely and only go down for site visits. They are also happy to consider compressed working hours.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

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

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

  • Policy Consultant

    South West - £40 - £45 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a South West based Local Authority who are looking for an experienced Policy Consultant to undertake a viability assessment of the emerging Local Plan.

    The Council need an experienced and qualified consultant to undertake a viability assessment of the emerging Dorset Council Local Plan and review associated adopted Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedules. The assessment will need to deliver the following:

    • With regard to affordable housing, to review and advise, in terms of quantum and mix that can be delivered, in the context of the emerging Plan.
    • To consider the balance of contributions sought from developers, including affordable housing, other policy requirements and the costs of infrastructure and mitigation.
    • To consider the overall cumulative impact of the policies in the emerging Plan and the effect that they are likely to have on new development.
    • To review the adopted rates of CIL, relative to the policies set out in the emerging Plan and to the development identified and enabled through the Plan.

    The assessment will need to take the form of a study that includes analysis, discussion and recommendations for policies to ensure the plan as a whole is achievable. The assessment must accord with national policy and guidance and take account of legislation, case law and best practice to recommend policy alterations that are robust and defensible.

    This position is project based and therefore would sit OUTSIDE IR35. The rate will depend on experience of the consultant undertaking the work.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/South East of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South East of England who are looking for an experienced Senior Policy Planner to join the team on an interim basis.

    The councils require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans. Duties will include:

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

    The rate will depend on the experience of the consultant appointed and the work undertaken. The Council offer remote working, however they would like some office presence every now and then. If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Amy on 02037954828.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

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

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Head of Place

    East Midlands - £600 - £700 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in London are currently seeking an Interim Head of Place, to lead, plan, develop and deliver a range of expert professional services within Housing Operations.

    Job Details

    • Manage and lead a team offering high quality housing services to council tenants ensuring that customer satisfaction and service levels are maintained and targets exceeded
    • Direct and indirect line management duties of around 30 staff including senior managers, team leaders and officers
    • Implement strategic actions to improve the service to ensure that the housing operations are appropriate for all customers and implement changes if required
    • Overall management responsibility for a budget of £25 million including staff budgets and major works project budgets
    • Act as the expert advisor on issues surrounding homeownership including major works queries, homeownership and estate management when liaising with internal and external stakeholders
    • Deal with any complex cases which have been escalated appropriately and ensure that enquiries are dealt with swiftly and sensitively

    What you need

    • Senior management experience, including translating organisational drivers into strategic objectives, longer term plans, new ways of working and specific outcomes, for a portfolio of services in a large public sector organisation (preferably local government)
    • Evident knowledge in leading a team managing a housing service
    • Extensive knowledge of the major issues facing local government

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • CIL Officer - 100% remote

    South East - £17 - £25 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the East of England, who are looking for a CIL Officer to join their team on an interim basis. You will be responsible to deliver high quality, robust and transparent decision making within tight time frames on matters relating to S106 legal agreements and the administration of the Community Infrastructure Levy - to ensure that the Planning and Transport Strategy Division is recognised as delivering an excellent planning service for its customers.

    The main purpose of the role is as follows;

    • Take a proactive role in administering the CIL, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements
    • Support colleagues in understanding and applying the CIL legislation and take an active role in supervising, coaching, and motivating junior members of the Team
    • Undertake a range of duties relating to the management and monitoring of planning obligations from the S106 Agreements and CIL work including responsibility for high profile planning applications, working to identifiable deadlines in a manner that is consistent with meeting corporate targets and objectives.
    • Maintaining a good working knowledge of current planning legislation particularly as it relates to planning obligations through S106 Agreements and the CIL
    • Independently handle an extensive caseload and meet challenging deadlines to ensure that the Spatial and Transport Planning Service is recognised as delivering an excellent service to all of our customers

    Requirements:

    • A good knowledge of planning legislation and more detailed up to date knowledge of that relating to S106 Agreements and CIL administration and their application to development
    • Experience of supervising and mentoring staff to deliver workload to required standard, particularly when there are competing deadlines
    • Advanced knowledge of Excel and Access and ability to use a wide range of computer software to collate, query, analyse, interpret and present data
    • Membership or working towards membership of an appropriate professional body

    Clients are looking to interview and shortlist shortly, so please submit your CV promptly for consideration.

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the South West region are looking to welcome a Senior Planning Officer to the team on a contract basis. The contract will run for an initial 4 month contract, with a view to be extended, should everything go well.

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

    The rate of pay is to be negotiated depending on previous experience, although the council typically pay around £35 per hour. They are happy for the suitable candidate to do compressed working hours and remote working. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for the occasional site visit.

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

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

  • Interim Head of Planning

    East Midlands - £450 - £500 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London Borough who are looking to bring on an Interim Head of Planning.

    The Council are looking to bring in an exceptional candidate with an extensive back ground working at this level managing a high volume of work as well as a team of 80 plus members of staff.

    The fundamental aim of the position is to maintain the high standards throughout the Councils services but in particular the Strategic Planning team who have a number of large projects they are currently busy with.

    The initial period of the contract is 3 months which will then be reviewed with the potential of extension, this position is paying around the £500 per day mark inside of IR35.

    Should this role be of interest to yourself please contact me on 02037954828 or email me on connor.stringer@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Building Surveyor - Dilapidations

    North East - £25 - £30 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the North East are currently seeking an experienced Dilapidation Surveyor to join their Estates and Property team.

    The role will involve doing inspections on their non residential property portfolio and writing up reports. You will also be ensuring that tenants are adhering to Statutory Compliance.

    What you need

    • Ideally MCIOB
    • Can start immediately
    • Local Authority experience
    • Happy to travel to the North East when the work requires

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie Holt at Park Avenue Recruitment 0203 795 4836

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

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

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £16 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £19 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Technical Officer - DFG

    South West - £16 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South Coast who are looking for a Technical Officer to join their team specialising in DFG.

    About the role;

    • To ensure adaptations are delivered to a high standard in accordance with current construction legislation in accordance with current grant policy and best practice.

    • To evaluate the contractor's quotes for grant aided works, referring to Housing Surveyors for support with complex cases, ensuring value for money and compliance with legislation at all times

    • To carry out interim inspections to address any problems arising during the work that requires a decision to be made about extra costs and whether they are grant eligible.

    • To have a good knowledge of relevant systems including `MOSAIC` and `Civica Flare` and to ensure the team are appropriately trained to carry out their duties.

    About the Contract;

    • 6 month contract
    • £16 - £20 an hour
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £39000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in the North East are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer - remote working

    South East - £28 - £34 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The council are looking for someone with 2 to 3 year's practical experience in public sector planning. The rate for this position starts at £28p/h, though there is some negotiation around this, dependent on experience. The council are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so please do get in touch with me to discuss further.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be responsible for providing wide-ranging property and valuation advice to the Council and to undertake all aspects of land and property general practice work in relation to the management of the asset portfolio which is valued at around £80 million.

    Key Experience Required:

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

    Contract

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

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

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £38 - £45 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in the South West of England. They are looking to bring on a Principal/Senior Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract.

    The suitable Planner will be dealing with a range of applications including small infill schemes to larger blocks of flats and major school project applications. Ideally you will have experience signing off other planning officers applications and mentoring junior members of staff.

    It is an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on longer if everything goes well. The manager wants an ASAP start, but may wait for the right person.

    They are happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits. The rate depends on previous experience.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £33 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Dorset, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3-6 months, with the view to be extended should everything go well.

    The role will be churning through predominately householder applications, a potential to work on some minor applications too.

    The rate of pay is between £30-£33 per hour. The manager has stated they are happy for the appropriate person to work remotely and only go down for site visits. They are also happy to consider compressed working hours.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

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

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

  • Planned Works Officer

    South West - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West who are looking for a Housing Planned Works Officer to join their Property and Asset Management team

    About Role;

    • To assist in the delivery and management of the Council's housing planned and cyclical maintenance functions, including the development of I.T. systems and service standards.
    • Assist with requests from tenants and owners of former council properties who wish to undertake alterations and improvements in council or former council-owned properties
    • Prepare specifications, tender documents, reconciliation, and contract letting for major repairs and improvements and planned works and cyclical maintenance.
    • To monitor and supervise all major repairs and improvement works, planned works and cyclical maintenance programmes.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £20-£24 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Maintenance Surveyor

    South West - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months (rolling)
    • Start asap
    • £20-£24 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Devon county, who are looking to take on a Senior Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended.

    To be responsible to the relevant Lead Officer for the processing of applications, appeals, enforcement and pre-application enquiries. You will be expected to hit the ground running with complex minor applications and experience with some larger schemes will be desired. The post holder should also be able to present proposals to Planning Committee. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to travel for site visits.

    The council are collecting CVs now with a view to interview next week. If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    I have experience working with Local Authorities within the South West, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £33 - £38 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working a Local Planning Authority based in the South West region who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an year long contract!


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

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

    The council are happy to consider full time or part time candidates. The position will be remote working, although you would have to travel to the district for site visits. The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience.

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £34 - £37 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in Somerset. They are looking to bring on a Principal/Senior Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract.

    The suitable Planner will be dealing with a range of applications, rural and urban. The caseload will typically consist of mostly infill and edge of settlement schemes with some larger schemes.

    Ideally, they want a beginning of February start and it is an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on longer if everything goes well.

    The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits. The rate is around £37 per hour, depending on previous experience.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/East of England should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £45 - £55 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the North West of England. Hourly rate of £45-55 per hour for a 6-12 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 3 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-55 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6-12 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week.

    The role will be initially predominantly home-based with a view to get back into the office on a part-time basis once restrictions are lifted.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Manager

    West Midlands - £60 - £70 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Public Sector organisation looking to recruit an Interim Building Control Manager.

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

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

    Duties in the role

    • People management of the Building Control Team
    • Ensuring that all the requirements relating to building control are carried out in an economic, effective, efficient and equitable manner by the Building Control team.

    • To act as one of the Council's most senior building control advisor for the professional matters which are the responsibility of Building Control.

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

    What you need

    • You need to have a minimum of 2 years Principal Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches.

    • Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

    Position

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Business Partner - Capital and Asset Planning

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Bedfordshire are currently seeking an experienced Strategic Asset Management Consultant to join their Estates and Property team.

    You will be leading on the planning and capital investment in Council owned property assets, ensuring that the investment in improvement and maintenance of the assets reflects the priorities stated in the Corporate Asset Plan and Schools Asset Plan. You will also play a key role in managing the Repairs and Renewal Budgets (£2m) and the Schools Capital Maintenance Budget (£2m).

    Job Duties

    • Support the development of the Corporate Asset Plan and asset strategies
    • Act as a Property Business Partner working closely with internal service departments and schools
    • Support the development of property policy In line with corporate objectives, legislation and best practice to support effective decision making
    • Develop and Lead an Asset Challenge process, property reviews and key property related performance indicators
    • Lead on the prioritisation of the Council's planned maintenance programme for both the Corporate and Education Estates (Annual budget £4m) Using information relating to condition and priorities identified within the Corporate Asset Plan, Schools Asset Plan Carbon Management (Reduction) Plan and Service priorities

    What you need

    • Educated to degree level. Membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent, relevant experience.

    • Experience of working in a local authority or similar large, diverse and procedurally complex organisation at a senior level

    • Good project management skills and experience, with experience of implementing change.

    • Knowledge of property related regulations, legislation, best practice, policies and procedures

    • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets and a demonstrable knowledge of the Council's Financial Regulations.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Commercial Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £20 - £22 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the Contract;

    • 3 months + (rolling)
    • £20 - £22 an hour
    • Start asap
    • MUST HAVE LOCAL AUTHORITY AND COMMERCIAL EXPERIENCE

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £28 - £32 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire, who are looking for a Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 3 months, with the view to be extended, should everything go well.

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications, with a focus on complex minors, at a high standard.

    The rate is around £30 per hour. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working although there will be a need to conduct site visits when required.

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

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £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 London are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Commercial Building Surveyor M&E experience FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Commercial Building Surveyor with M&E experience to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Interview and start in new year (needs to be arranged ASAP)

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Somerset county, who are looking to take on a Senior Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with complex minor applications. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to go down for sit visits. They can also consider candidates who are looking for 30 hours a week.

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

    I have experience working with Local Authorities within the South West, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Interim Business Partner - Capital and Asset Planning

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Bedfordshire are currently seeking an experienced Strategic Asset Management Consultant to join their Estates and Property team.

    You will be leading on the planning and capital investment in Council owned property assets, ensuring that the investment in improvement and maintenance of the assets reflects the priorities stated in the Corporate Asset Plan and Schools Asset Plan. You will also play a key role in managing the Repairs and Renewal Budgets (£2m) and the Schools Capital Maintenance Budget (£2m).

    Job Duties

    • Support the development of the Corporate Asset Plan and asset strategies
    • Act as a Property Business Partner working closely with internal service departments and schools
    • Support the development of property policy In line with corporate objectives, legislation and best practice to support effective decision making
    • Develop and Lead an Asset Challenge process, property reviews and key property related performance indicators
    • Lead on the prioritisation of the Council's planned maintenance programme for both the Corporate and Education Estates (Annual budget £4m) Using information relating to condition and priorities identified within the Corporate Asset Plan, Schools Asset Plan Carbon Management (Reduction) Plan and Service priorities

    What you need

    • Educated to degree level. Membership of Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors or equivalent, relevant experience.

    • Experience of working in a local authority or similar large, diverse and procedurally complex organisation at a senior level

    • Good project management skills and experience, with experience of implementing change.

    • Knowledge of property related regulations, legislation, best practice, policies and procedures

    • Experience of managing and monitoring budgets and a demonstrable knowledge of the Council's Financial Regulations.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Surveyor - Disabled Facilities Grants

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who are looking for a Housing Surveyor with experience working with disabled facilities grants to join their team.

    About the Role;

    • You will investigate environmental health related complaints and inspect poor quality housing
    • You will deliver improvements for vulnerable households, by producing technical specifications and drawings.
    • You will act as Project Co-Ordinator for all disabled adaptations carried out for Private Sector Housing Clients qualifying for Disabled Facilities Grants from the Council.
    • To survey and report on accommodation standards throughout the Borough

    About the Contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • 12 month maternity cover
    • Predominately working from home but will be required to conducted surveys in the borough 2 or 3 days a month at most.
    • Must have local authority experience working with disabled facilities grants.
    • £23-£27 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £39000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Cambridgeshire , who are now seeking an Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Disposals, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

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

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Disrepair Surveyor

    East Midlands - £30 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for a Disrepair Surveyor to join their Housing Management team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out Pre and Post Inspections, Voids, Responsive Repairs, managing complex works from inception to completion with emphasis on getting it right the first time.
    • Provide accurate Analysis and Specification of works, Raising Orders and ensuring completion to approved timescales within budget.

    You must have ;

    • Relative experience of building maintenance in a local authority or other registered social landlord
    • HNC, HND, BTEC HND or higher, in a building discipline, or over 5 years hands on experience of related repairs surveying/ construction from a trade background.

    About the Contract;

    • 3 Month +
    • £30-£32 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys, and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building-related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports, and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Start ASAP

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £25 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the lovely Somerset county, who are looking to take on a Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 3 months, likely to be extended.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with householder and minor applications. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to go down for site visits.

    The council are collecting CVs shortly, with a view to interview in the New Year. If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in Gloucestershire. They are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Officer on an initial 3 month contract but very likely to be extended.

    The suitable Planner will deal with a mixed caseload comprising major/minor housing and commercial planning applications. The candidate needs to be suitably experienced to hit the ground running. Experience of working for a council with a 5 year housing land supply shortfall is very desirable.

    The rate is early £30 per hour. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district for site visits as and when needed.

    If you are interested in the position, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk as the managers deadline is 30th December to receive CV's, with a view to interview from 4th January 2021.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £275 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    *Interim Senior Building Surveyor East Of England*

    I am currently working with a local authority in the East of England who're looking for a Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    You MUST have experience in the following;

    • Working on commercial properties including Public Buildings and Schools
    • Undertake the role as the Principal Designer, preparation of pre-construction phase plan/preparation of Building Control submission
    • undertaking all aspects of the Project delivery process from start to finish - medium to small sized projects
    • AutoCAD experience MUST
    • preparing tender documents
    • project management

    About the role;

    • 6 month contract
    • £275-300 a day
    • start ASAP

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor FTC

    South East - £35280 - £40219 per annum + FTC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Kent who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team on a Fixed Term Contract basis.

    About the role;

    • You will inspect and survey buildings including repairs, alterations, improvements, design, servicing, risk assessments, condition surveys and maintain the properties within budget.
    • Advice teams on building related issues including system design and refurbishment
    • Prepare specifications, contract documents, schedules of work, condition and dilapidation surveys, fire and storm damage reports and raise orders to suppliers and contractors.
    • Good knowledge of health and safety and M&E experience.

    About the Fixed Term Contract;

    • £35,280- £40,219 a year
    • 12 month contract
    • Interview and start in new year (needs to be arranged ASAP)

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Asset Manager (Residential)

    East Midlands - £50 - £60 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the Leicestershire, who are now seeking an experienced Housing Asset Manager.

    The main focus of the role will be to provide key management to the Asset Team, ensuring the development and managing the delivery of the HRA Asset Management Strategy.

    Role Duties

    • To help develop and implement relevant strategies to maximise the value and potential value of current and future housing assets taking account of a range of factors including supply and demand

    • To support the management and implementation investment options appraisals and ensure these are considered as part of the overall strategic direction

    • To support financial planning and to manage service budgets, ensuring value for money is delivered.

    • To support the development and maintenance of the HRA business plan and to ensure the effective management of service budgets, ensuring value for money is delivered across all services

    What you need

    • To have a proven ability to successfully prepare, report and implement complex policies and strategies;
    • To have strong commercial asset management skills and an understanding of external markets and potential business opportunities, including all elements of contract management;
    • To have senior management experience and a proven track record in delivering modern, effective, customer focused and high performing asset management services;

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Assistant Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £14 - £16 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    i am currently working with a Local Authority in Leicestershire who are looking for an Assistant Surveyor to join their Housing Assets and Repairs Team.

    • You will assist with recording surveyors of the Council's housing stock and Offices. You will also update the relevant property databases, extract reports and help formulate programs of work
    • To assist with the effective delivery of the planned/cyclical maintenance and improvement programmes of works.
    • To prepare and submit (under supervision) applications for Building Control and Planning approvals.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £14-£16 an hour

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £33 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon, who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team in January. The contract will run for an initial 3 months but could be extended up to 12 months!

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

    The rate is £30ph. This job role also has the flexibility of remote working, with a view of travelling for site visits and they will consider full time and part time candidates.

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • Interim Principal Construction and Projects Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a public sector organisation in the Hampshire, who are now seeking an experienced Principal Construction and Projects Surveyor.

    You will join a multi-disciplinary service responsible for delivery of major corporate investment and regeneration projects and initiatives within the organisation and as part of Joint Ventures.

    You will lead on and manage through consultants, construction and building repair projects carrying out or overseeing the full spectrum of work during project development, procurement, pre-construction, construction and post completion.

    Role Duties

    • To provide the lead role for construction related advice for the Council directly and as part of joint ventures or companies.
    • To provide advice on sustainable methods of construction and opportunities to act sustainably in line with the Council's declared Climate Emergency.
    • To work with consultants, advisors, contractors and lawyers to agree legal documents regarding construction projects.
    • To oversee the cost programmes and delivery timescales for construction projects.
    • Working with the Regeneration Service Manager to develop staff and other resources to provide effective service delivery in order to meet agreed service and corporate standards taking appropriate steps to ensure that the Regeneration and Property service demonstrably offers best value to the Council and as appropriate, to others.
    • To provide professional expertise as required when representing the Council in arbitrations, disputes and contract negotiations, to protect the Council's land and property interests.

    What you need

    • Relevant professional qualification
    • Excellent property development experience including relevant law, best practice and market related knowledge
    • Experience of delivery of complex and long term projects and initiatives and associated governance processes.
    • Demonstrable awareness of development pressures, political expectations and public engagement in a public sector context

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Cambridgeshire , who are now seeking an Interim Estates and Disposal Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Disposals, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

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

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Interim Acquisitions Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the South East of the country, who are now seeking an experienced Interim Acquisition Surveyor.

    The role be based around identifying and acquiring residential property for the purposes of temporary accommodation and to manage the acquisition process on behalf of the Council.

    Role Duties

    • To screen and identify suitable properties for acquisition.
    • Undertake viewings to ensure suitability and relevance to brief.
    • Undertake financial appraisal/internal valuation and report to the Head of Service with recommendations.
    • To obtain cost estimates for any works required to bring property up to required standard.
    • Negotiate the purchase price with vendors/vendors' agents, ensuring best value for the Council.
    • Liaise with other council departments, including Building Maintenance and Private Sector Housing, for advice.
    • To commission external surveys as required, review surveys and provide recommendations to the Head of Service.
    • Co-operate with Managers in implementing the Council's Health and Safety Policy. The responsibilities of members of staff in respect of this are set out in the Council's Health and Safety Manual
    • To undertake any other duties for which the post holder is competent and which the Service Manager considers necessary for the effective and efficient delivery of the Service

    What you need

    • RICS accredited or other relevant body
    • Experience in property acquisitions
    • Experience within a Local Authority or Housing Association environment
    • Experience of preparing reports and recommendations
    • Commissioning external surveys and valuations
    • Financial appraisals

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 6 month contract, however there is scope for a term of 12 months
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £21 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The role:

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


    Key Responsibilities:

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


    Applicant Requirements:

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

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

  • Homelessness Prevention and Relief Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Head of Environmental Health

    South West - £350 - £500 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in the Gloucestershire area are currently seeking an interim Head of Environmental health who is able to head up and undertake the following areas and duties:

    • To lead the district's environmental health response to the Covid-19 pandemic and public health emergency.
    • To provide effective leadership and overall management of the Environmental Health team and services comprising: food safety, health and safety, environmental protection, licensing, pest control, animal welfare, renewable energy, home energy efficiency, private sector housing renewal and the Council's land drainage responsibilities.
    • To contribute to the development and delivery of comprehensive and new approaches to delivering the corporate priorities of the Council.
    • To strive for continuous improvement in service delivery and value for money
    • To develop and maintain the partnerships and relationships with external bodies and parties at local, regional and national levels.
    • To generally contribute to the wider corporate management of the Council

    If this is something that might be of interest, or you would like some more information, please give me a call on 02037954828.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    • Subject to the Principal Planning Control Officer's direction, and in their absence to initiate, the allocation and prioritisation of investigating and monitoring activity in respect of planning enforcement, including the day to day management of the Site Investigation Officers.
    • To process planning applications and related procedures generated by enforcement or investigative action.
    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action.
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established.
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices.
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings.
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings, and to prepare related reports for the Head of Planning Control.

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £40 - £43 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a public sector organisation in the Birmingham area, who are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities, including contributing to the income flow.

    It is essential for you to have up to date knowledge of Property Valuation, Property and Estate Management, Landlord and Tenant and Property Transactions

    Role Duties

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Acquisitions and disposals
    • Valuations and marketing of vacant property, RICS Red Book, Rating, CPO as required.

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 3 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will run off a 37 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking with the exception of property inspections

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently looking for an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor to work with one of our best clients in the North West.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37-40 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planner - Development Management

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in Essex, who are looking to take on a Senior Planner for an initial 3-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. The view would be to join the authority and work on a range of applications, up to approx. 100 dwellings. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.


    The rate for this role has been set between £30 and £35p/h, though there may be scope for more for an exceptional candidate. Given the present circumstances, this role will allow for completely remote working, with the exception of carrying out occasional site visits.

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

  • Repairs Manager

    East Midlands - £200 - £205 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for a Repairs Manager to join their Housing Repairs Team.

    About the role;

    • Provide leadership in the management, organisation and control of up to a large team of craft workers, operatives and back-office staff within a specific area of responsibility.
    • Provide full operational financial control of a maintenance and repair service area to the value of £1.25m. Ensuring value for money is always provided.
    • Prepare and agreeing action or improvement plans as required in order to achieve target standards, lead on business planning objectives to improve day to day repair and maintenance services.
    • Ensure that the culture of the DLO repairs service is positive, dynamic, and resident-focused.

    About the contract;

    • Maternity cover
    • £200 a day

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £260 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

    • This is a great opportunity to join a professional team delivering a wide range of technical projects across the Council's portfolio including commercial properties, public buildings, and Schools.
    • You will be working on a number of live complex projects, so you will need to have significant experience as a Senior Building Surveyor ideally with Local Authority experience.
    • You will need the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running, work independently, and be able to be a key team member offering professional consultancy to other teams across the council.
    • Must have Project Management experience

    About the contract;

    • Start ASAP
    • £260-£300 a day
    • Homeworking and some site visits (must be confident with working from home)

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Technical Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £18 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    About the role;

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

    About the contract;

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - TBC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Kent who are seeking a Senior Planner to join their team. The contract is for an initial 6 months with the view to start in January - date TBC.

    The ideal candidate will have experience within Green belt, heritage and AONB as well as previous experience with working within a Local Authority.

    Rate is yet to be confirmed as it is not an immediate start.

    If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4831

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £1 - £100 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Kent who are seeking a Senior Planner to join their team. The contract is for an initial 6 months with the view to start in January - date TBC.

    The ideal candidate will have experience within Green belt, heritage and AONB as well as previous experience with working within a Local Authority.

    Rate is yet to be confirmed as it is not an immediate start.

    If you feel you would be suitable for this role, please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    0203 795 4831

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are working with a local authority in the East Midlands area who are seeking a Senior Planning Officer to join their team, to assist during a busy period and cover staff absence.

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

    Ideally you will have experience in local authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications. The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your experience. If you can give me an idea of the sort of rate you will be looking for I will try my best to negotiate this for you and can give guidance on how likely this figure is to be achieved.

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

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

  • Development Management Manager

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Oxfordshire who are looking to bring on a Senior Manager to take charge of the development management team for an initial 6 month contract, although likely to be extended further.

    The main details are as follows:

    • Reporting to the Assistant Director
    • You will be responsible for the strategic and operational management of the DM service, including major and non-major developments, enforcement and technical support.
    • You will be managing the performance of the above team, making key decisions, ensuring significant development proposals are appropriately resourced and managed.
    • You will oversee service delivery, monitor service budget and authorise expenditure on external consultancy services.

    The council are looking for the suitable person to start December/January. The daily/hourly rate is open to negotiation and will depend on your experience. They are offering flexible remote working!

    The Director is looking to receive details of interested consultants this week, with a view to interviewing suitable candidates ASAP. If you are interested in this position and want to be considered for the post, send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk. For more information, give Amy a call on 02037954828.

  • Interim Estates Consultant (Outside IR35)

    South East - £300 - £400 per day + Outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in the South East, seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor to work on a number of Health Care Property Projects.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's new and upcoming Property based NHS Health Care Projects.

    Duties in the role

    • Leasing of new build properties
    • Securing relevant board approvals
    • Acquisition and disposal of NHS property

    What you need

    • 1 years experience of working with the NHS in a property related position
    • A solid experience of Landlord and Tenant negotiation
    • Ideally MRICS
    • Ideally Local Authority experience

    Contract

    • The position will be for an initial 4 month rolling contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • The contract will part-time 1-3 days dependant on workload
    • It will be largely home-based position with travel to the district when work requires

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £25 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers remote working, with a view to travel for site visits. Compressed/part time working hours can be offered.

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

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £27 - £33 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working a Local Planning Authority based in the South West region who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month contract, likely to be extended should everything go well!


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

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

    The council are happy to consider fulltime or part time candidates. The position will be remote working, although you would have to travel to the district for site visits. The rate is to be negotiated depending on previous experience.

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

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £27 - £35 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    The manager is collecting CV's this week, therefore if you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £38 - £48 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently with a Local Authority based in Essex who are looking for an experienced Principal Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 6 month contract, with a view to roll on longer than this.

    The Council need a Principal Planner to join the major applications team to help with a strategic major urban extension. Experience working on up to 3,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The Council are working remotely at present but you would need to travel for site visits when necessary.

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £38 - £48 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on an exciting role with a Local Authority based in the South West region. They are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer on an initial 6 month contract but it could roll on to as long as a year!

    The Planner will be dealing with a significant strategic major urban extension and therefore the suitable candidate should have experience on strategic schemes. Experience working on up to 1,000 homes is desired. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is up for negotiation, depending on previous experience. The IR35 is undetermined at this point, so there is a possibility for it to go OUTSIDE IR35. The manager is happy to offer a wealth of remote working with a view of visiting the district one or two times a month for meetings.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions, do not hesitate to get in touch on 02037954828 so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £20 - £40 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the South West region are looking to welcome a part time Senior Planning Officer to the team on a contract basis. The contract will run for an initial 4 month contract, with a view to be extended, should everything go well.

    They are looking for a Senior Planning Officer to start shortly. The successful candidate will have experience of dealing with major planning applications for residential and commercial development, non-material amendment applications and applications for compliance with condition, as well as experiencing of drafting and negotiating S106 agreements. They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills and have experience of writing application reports and committee reports, as well as presenting to a planning committee.

    The rate of pay is to be negotiated depending on previous experience. The position is a part time role (22 hours) and they are happy for the suitable candidate to do compressed working hours and remote working. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for the occasional site visit.

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Surrey area, who are looking to take on a Senior Planner for an initial 3-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

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

    If you would like to know any further details regarding this position, please get in contact via email alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in Yorkshire, who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for an initial 3/6 month basis.

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

    The local authority is rural with urban pockets with a lot of complex and interesting applications at present. The role would require someone with a wealth of experience in the planning field. The area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result is receiving some very large and interesting work.

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

  • Interim Residential Development Consultant

    South East - £400 - £450 per day + Outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in East Sussex looking for a residential development surveyor.

    The main purpose of the role is to help us out with residential developments undertaken bythe councils own housing company.

    The Role

    The candidate will be required to manage the development process through the full range of RIBA stages 0 - 7, covering project inception to completion, hand over and in use. This will include site acquisition, based on financially viable schemes informed by due diligence investigations and survey work. Instructing professional teams of architects, quantity surveyors, engineers and other relevant consultants to derisk developments as much as possible and undertake scheme design in accordance with planning requirements, whilst achieving best value.

    What you need

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

    Contract

    The position will be a 3 month rolling contract.

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities.

    Duties in the role

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

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £24 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Interim Asset and FM Manager

    South East - £470 - £550 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in East Sussex looking for an experienced Asset and Facilities Manager.

    The main purpose of the role is to manage the Asset and Facilities Management function of the Council's Commercial & Assets Service (to include Car Parking) and be the primary advisor in respect of all asset and facilities management matters.

    The Role

    • To manage the day to day operations of the council's land and property holdings including car parks. This will include: working collaboratively with colleagues in other departments, senior officers and Councillors.
    • When necessary prepare reports for and attend Member meetings including Cabinet and Scrutiny, representing the Asset & Facilities team and if required deputising for the Head of Commercial & Assets and other senior colleagues.
    • Lead the Asset & Facilities Management function, undertaking budget management including responsibility for the Council's rental income, the provision of strategic professional advice and being responsible for the performance of the team, ensuring a culture of continuous improvement is developed.
    • To lead on property projects that have significant importance to the Council's financial planning including budget management, the provision of professional guidance and monitoring the performance of consultants to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.
    • Record property data, including tenancy information, building condition, planned maintenance, inspection certificates/reports, asbestos information, project programmes and other relevant information to ensure all statutory requirements are met and statutory inspections are carried out
    • Prepare, execute and supervise, programmes of maintenance, repair and replacement of building fabric, services and installations together with major works and reactive maintenance to the Council's properties, including the supervision of contractors.

    What you need

    • Able to demonstrate experience of collaboratively working with colleagues and external consultants.
    • Experience of proactively undertaking the asset and facilities management of a property portfolio.
    • Demonstrable experience of effective team working and supporting less experienced members of the team.
    • Able to demonstrate a broad range of knowledge of property law and asset management.
    • Experience of working on key property projects in relation to optimising the use of the property assets.
    • Budget management, income and capital generation.
    • Experience of managing others, demonstrating an ability to adapt management styles dependent on the needs of the service and individual requirements
    • Able to demonstrate a broad knowledge base and experience in a variety of property work including, asset management, development and acquisition
    • Member of RICS or other equivalent qualification

    Contract

    The position will be a 3 month rolling contract.

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South East - £36 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £31 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running working on complex, large scale strategic residential and multi-use sites. The suitable candidate will have experience of negotiating complex S106 Agreements and mentoring junior members of staff. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Somerset are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running, processing a mix of applications including complex minors, and major applications on a large scale. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is between £35-£40 per hour, depending on previous experience. This role is completely remote working, they can offer part time/compressed working hours.

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Up to £31 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The contract would be for 6 months, with a view to keep the contract as an ongoing arrangement. Rates for this position would be commensurate with the successful contractor's experience. All home working for the foreseeable, although you will have to allocate dates and times for site visits. This position is OUTSIDE IR35.

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

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or call 020 3795 48358.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Private Housing Standards Officer

    East Midlands - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Housing Standards Officer

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

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Cambridgeshire as a Private Housing Standard Officer.

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

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

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

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

    Role: Private Housing Standards Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

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

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

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

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

  • Private Housing Standards Officer

    South East - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Private Housing Standards Officer

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

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Sussex as a Private Housing Standard Officer.

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

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

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

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

    Role: Private Housing Standards Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

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

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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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.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer - South East - Rate TBC

    South East - £20 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently working with a Local Authority in the South East who are in the stages of bringing a new member onto their Enforcement team. The start date is yet to be confirmed but please see a brief outline below.

    -Remote working with the exception of necessary site visits.

    -Rate TBC

    -Previous experience in Enforcement

    -Initial 3 month contract length

    If this role is of interest or you would like to discuss other roles that we are currently working on, please do get in touch with Katie Stillman at Park Avenue.

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk 0203 795 4831

  • Principal Manager Repairs & Maintenance (revenue)

    South East - £350 - £450 per day + felxi working

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Suffolk who are looking for an Interim Principal Manager for Repairs & Maintenance (revenue) - REMOTE WORKING

    About the role;

    • You will be responsible to manage up to 64 employees (directly employed) and a further number indirectly.
    • The post-holder is responsible for a budget of circa £5m.
    • You will be responsible for providing some of the council's flagship housing services- repairs, voids, services, community caretaking, joinery facility, and waste facility
    • You will also be responsible for the council's emergency services which operates on a 24-7, 365 basis - therefore you must be very flexible, make quick decisions, and adapt quickly.
    • You will also be a member of the Maintenance & Contract Management team in all aspects of the business - which has an annual budget of £20m and 124 employees as well as an extensive supply chain

    About the contract;

    • Start date November
    • £350 - £450 a day (negotiable)
    • Flexi working (95% homeworking)
    • 3-month rolling contract

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South West - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer (Generalist)

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

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Somerset as a Generalist Environmental Health Officer.

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

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

    It is essential that you are able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies. The successful candidate will come from any area of environmental health, however a general knowledge of the various fields of environmental health is essential.

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

    • Carry out low level food inspections,
    • Respond to, investigate, and resolve, within published service standards, wherever possible, complaints relating primarily to noise and general nuisance, but also complaints relating to other areas within the Environmental Health.
    • Provide general support to the environmental health team

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £33 -£36/hour
    • 25 hours/week
    • 9-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

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

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

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

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

  • Interim Housing Asset Manager

    East Midlands - £320 - £375 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Housing Asset Manager.

    The main purpose of the role is manage a range of property related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    To manage, monitor and report of all aspects of a multi discipline range of projects within a programme including budget in excess of £7 million and performance. Analyse complex performance information, identifying trends and implementing changes to address any areas of weakness.

    What you need

    • Proven experience of team management where targets are exceeded and effective, efficient services delivered.
    • Building legislation including Planning, Building regulations, CDM, Health & Safety Legislation and Party Wall Act.
    • Excellent programme/project management skills and commercial awareness.
    • Managing teams responsible for the delivery of specialist surveying areas including structural works, Damp & Condensation, Aids and Adaptations and other property services functions.
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent, educated to degree level in a related subject or can demonstrate equivalent relevant experience

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Policy Planner - Urgently required - Rate Negotiable

    South East - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South East who are immediately seeking a Senior/Principal planner to join the team to cover a Maternity post.

    The ideal candidate should have dealt with previous Green Belt cases and has experience within the Policy sector.

    They are flexible with the working hours, they are looking for someone to come to the team part time, but are happy to consider full time planners but for a shorter contract length.

    • Rate negotiable
    • Remote working
    • Policy Experience
    • Has dealt with Green Belt cases
    • IR35 status to be confirmed

    Please get in touch with Katie at Park Avenue if this role is of interest.

    katie@park-avenue.co.uk 0203 795 4831

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

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

  • Senior Project Manager

    South West - £220 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Dorset who is looking for a Senior Project Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will lead a team and be responsible for the delivery of the refurbishment of the Town Hall and Townhall Extension.
    • Preferably with a construction background and a track record of managing large scale projects
    • Monitor and set budgets to ensure they're fully compliant with council's financial regulations and that value or return is derived from spending
    • Plan and design project outputs in line with programme/project priorities and milestones

    About you;

    • Relevant project management qualification, e.g. PRINCE2 or equivalent
    • Experience in leading business change, and managing multi-disciplinary project teams.
    • Detailed knowledge in the area of service or specialism including a general, broader understanding of the public sector and the issues that it faces

    About the contract;

    • 8-12 months
    • £220-£300 a day (negotiable)

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

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

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

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

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

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

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

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

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

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

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Interim Investment Programme Manager

    East Midlands - £301 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Investment Programme Manager

    The role will be based around being responsible for the management of a multi-million pound programme of planned/capital works to the councils property assets.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    This will involve working closely with managers and business leads across departmental boundaries, developing strong relationships with services across the council an external organisations.

    This is one of the key roles aiding to a successful transformation of the investment service. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic and innovative individual with strong inter-personal skills and a track record of successful delivery of specialist works programmes within a social housing environment.

    Contract

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

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Land Surveyor

    North East - £32 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in West Yorkshire who is looking for a Land Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To carry out surveys of building elevations and floor plans
    • Uses knowledge, safety, and environmental policies, procedures, and regulations, including risk in Land Surveying and/or other areas of work within the construction industry.
    • Ability to use Microsoft Office application and have experience using AutoCAD drawings and industry-standard software packages
    • Knowledge of 3D modeling software
    • Able to provide clear verbal and written high-level technical advice to a wide range of specialist and non-specialist audiences, including assisting clients to comply with legislative requirements

    About the contract;

    • A minimum of 4 years Land Surveying experience - particularly Urban environments
    • Land / Engineering survey qualifications at Degree / Higher National level or better
    • 3-month contract
    • £32-£37 p.h

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Asbestos Surveyor

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    i am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who is looking for an Asbestos Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • you will be reporting directly into the Senior Asbestos Surveyor and work will mainly involve following a programme of carrying out the asbestos surveying and sampling for the domestic housing stock
    • Must have a minimum P402 qualification and ideally have P405
    • The ideal candidate will have surveying experience within domestic housing background.

    About the contract;

    • 5 months +
    • Start ASAP
    • £23 - £26 an hour (inside ir35)

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Land Surveyor

    East Midlands - £36 - £37 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in West Yorkshire are currently looking for an experienced Interim Land Surveyor.

    The main purpose of the role is to provide Land Survey services to support development within the councils district.

    Job Duties

    • To undertake and process, topographic detail surveys using GPS and total stations within the Bradford MDC area.
    • To produce 3D models and 2D plans
    • To carry out surveys of building elevations and floor plans
    • Ability to collect spatial data using various techniques including GPS and laser scanning
    • Maintaining survey equipment to appropriate standards.
    • Procurement and supervision of external survey contractors.
    • To undertake deformation surveys and monitoring of building movement.
    • Expected to work on site with, and supervise a survey assistant and to comply with all relevant health and safety legislation.
    • To assist with the provision of estimates of survey costs.
    • To liaise with clients on work specifications and matters of detail.

    What you need

    A minimum of 4 years Land survey experience, particularly in an urban environment

    Land / Engineering survey qualifications at Degree / Higher National level or better

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South West - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

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

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

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

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

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Investment Programme Manager

    South East - £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who is looking for an Interim Programme Manager.

    About the role;

    • Managing a range of property-related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.
    • Managing teams responsible for maintaining, improvement and conversion of councils building assets.
    • To lead on procurement for all aspects of a programme covering a number of service areas including, works, consultancy and legal services.
    • Have responsibility for health & safety/compliance for the programme including construction design management, risk management and compliance

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • £250-£300 a day
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Investment Programme Manager

    South East - £250 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who is looking for an Interim Programme Manager.

    About the role;

    • Managing a range of property-related services focused on maintaining the council's property assets and responsible for a team of property specialists.
    • Managing teams responsible for maintaining, improvement and conversion of councils building assets.
    • To lead on procurement for all aspects of a programme covering a number of service areas including, works, consultancy and legal services.
    • Have responsibility for health & safety/compliance for the programme including construction design management, risk management and compliance

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • £250-£300 a day
    • Professional qualification e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Investment Programme Manager

    East Midlands - £301 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire looking for an experienced Interim Investment Programme Manager

    The role will be based around being responsible for the management of a multi-million pound programme of planned/capital works to the councils property assets.

    The Role

    This role involves leading and managing a number of managers and surveyors in all aspects of delivering a successful capital/planned programme.

    This will involve working closely with managers and business leads across departmental boundaries, developing strong relationships with services across the council an external organisations.

    This is one of the key roles aiding to a successful transformation of the investment service. The ideal candidate will be a positive, energetic and innovative individual with strong inter-personal skills and a track record of successful delivery of specialist works programmes within a social housing environment.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Kent are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Building Surveyor

    East Midlands - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Derbyshire who is looking for an Interim Senior Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will be joining a small team looking after the council's commercial properties e.g. Libraries, Town Hall, etc.
    • You will be helping the council produce its 5-year maintenance plan.
    • Your role will mostly be Stock Condition Surveying with some specification writing - Reconstruction
    • Project Management Skills needed

    About the Contract;

    • 3-month contract
    • start in 3-4 weeks
    • £24-£28 an hour

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £34000 - £38000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A Local Authority based in Lancashire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

    The role will be based around providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio.

    Job Duties

    You will play a key role in estate management practices and ensuring that the financial return on the Council's investment is maximised. This will include the following:

    • Basic valuations
    • Rent reviews
    • Service charge management
    • New lettings
    • Lease renewals
    • Easements
    • General estates management

    What you need

    • Working towards, or already MRICS/Assoc RICS qualified.
    • Considerable knowledge of commercial landlord and tenant law and experience of estates management activities

    Working Arrangements

    • The role will begin from home but with a view to phase a return back into the office once safe to do so
    • You will have to pick up a laptop in order to be set up to work from home and commence training via video calls

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment on 07710988890 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Repairs Contract Manager

    South East - £200 - £240 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South Coast who are looking for a Repairs Contract Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Monitoring performance of partnering contractors and ensure KPI's around responsive repairs and voids are being met.
    • Dealing with complaints - following policies and procedures
    • Budget Control - Day to Day Repairs and Voids
    • Managing the Repairs and Maintenance team

    About the contract;

    • 4 months +
    • £200 - £240 a day
    • You will need significant experience in working as a manager within a Local Authority or Housing Association

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Planning Policy Team Leader - Essex

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based Local Authority, who are looking to bring on an Interim Planning Policy Team Leader for an initial 3-month period, though this is likely to be extended. The authority is very busy at the moment, with a number of large scale applications in the pipeline. The council itself is in a beautiful, rural part of the country.

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

    • Providing leadership for a small team of policy planners, including setting team targets, monitoring and appraising performance and coaching and developing staff potential
    • Overseeing, project managing and preparing draft documents making up the council's local development plan(s)
    • Providing and overseeing the provision fo advice on planning policy matters to internal and external customers

    Please do get in touch for a more in-depth look at the role.

    Previous Local Authority experience at Team Leader level is a necessity for this position, and membership of the RTPI would be looked upon favourably.

    The council are able to offer a rate of between £45p/h - £50p/h, and there is potential for the post to be outside of IR35. This position will be purely remote to begin with, with constant reviews of this policy in line with government advice.

    Please do get in touch if this is a role you wish to be considered for!

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £21 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a West Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue has been instructed by a Warwickshire based local authority, who have a requirement for a Planning Officer for an initial 6-month basis. This role will involve:

    • The processing of minor/householder planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Nottinghamshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Leicestershire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers

    (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £26 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hertfordshire who are looking for a Building Surveyor to support the delivery of their capital programme and the structural/subsidence work.

    About the Role;

    • Structural fault investigation and recommending solutions to structural and subsidence cases. Including the procurement and management of contractors and consultants.
    • Project management skills
    • Interpreting and developing design briefs and project requirements from, Client officers, project sponsors, and external organisations
    • Identify building defects and provide recommendations for repair, preparing estimates as required.
    • Carry out building/stock condition and dilapidation surveys preparing reports on findings.
    • Highly developed skills in the preparation of drawings, schedule of works and specifications

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Professional qualification preferred e.g. CIOB, RICS or equivalent
    • Experience of Building legislation including Planning, Building regulations, CDM, Health & Safety Legislation and Party Wall Act.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Planning Validations Manager

    South East - £28 - £30 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Planning Validations Manager

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Surrey who are looking for a Planning Validations Manager to join their team.

    Below is a brief outline of the skills/requirements that the ideal candidate should possess.

    • Ideally understands the planning sector and its processes.
    • Knowledge on Validations is preferred
    • Experienced in administrative systems within a large organisation.
    • The ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Good organisational and planning skills
    • Able to analyse problems and find appropriate solutions
    • Experience in performance management
    • Initial 3-month contract
    • Rate negotiable

    The local authority is soon to introduce a new software system so needs a leader to coach the current team through a backlog before the system can be implemented.

    If this role is of interest, please get in touch with Katie Stillman at park avenue.

    02037954831 Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority on the South East Coast who are looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Ensuring all properties are Compliant, carrying out complete surveys of the properties - Maintenance, Repairs, Defects, Health and Safety checks, HHSRS, and preparing schedules of works.

    • You will be doing viewing for PRS (Private Rented Sector) as well as working with the councils independent emergency accommodation providers.

    • HHSRS experience needed!

    About the contract;

    • 37 hrs a week
    • Flexi-working (negotiable)
    • Start ASAP
    • £25+ an hour

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Building Control Manager

    South East - £58 - £62 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Public Sector organisation looking to recruit an Interim Building Control Manager.

    This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. To discharge the Council's delegated powers and duties as required under the Building Regulations, Building Act and associated legislation. Assist in the provision of service for the diverse range of activities.

    The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who work with homeowners, local builders, architects and agents to make sure that work carried out is safe, well-built and energy efficient. They have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    Duties in the role

    • People management of the Building Control Team
    • Ensuring that all the requirements relating to building control are carried out in an economic, effective, efficient and equitable manner by the Building Control team.

    • To act as one of the Council's most senior building control advisor for the professional matters which are the responsibility of Building Control.

    • As the Building Control Manager, you will also be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on to any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    What you need

    • You need to have a minimum of 2 years Principal Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches.

    • Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

    • Knowledge and experience of working on complex projects and fire safety procedures

    Position

    • Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A Local Authority in Cambridgeshire is looking for an accomplished Interim Estates Surveyor to join their team.

    The Job

    To deliver a range of estate management case work requiring professional input, for the Council's Strategic Assets team.

    • To be responsible for the delivery of a caseload including operational Urban property management and transactions, to the Council within internal and external environments in respect of operational property matters.
    • To provide good quality professional advice to Strategic Assets customers on estate management and valuation matters.
    • To undertake negotiations in high value and complex technical property issues on behalf of customers and shareholder, providing high quality and professional advice to enable good decision-making.

    What you will need to succeed

    • Prior Knowledge of Estate Surveying and the ability to work efficiently in a team.
    • Ability to prepare accurate valuations, reports, and briefings to deadlines.
    • MRICS/FRICS recognised in commercial property, valuation, or residential property with a minimum of two years' qualification experience.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6-month period with scope for an extension

    The contract will run off a £45-£50 p/h rate, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828)

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34500 - £40000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Position

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    On top of your salary and pension, you'll be able to make the most of a great benefits package, and local team based rewards depending on your role and where you're based.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34 - £37 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working with a Consultancy based in Lancashire currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

    The will be based around providing Strategic Property and operation Landlord and Tennant services to a public sector property portfolio consisting of operational, commercial, leased out and surplus properties.

    Duties in the role

    • Effective management of the leasing and disposal of property assets
    • Liaison with all stakeholders associated with a public sector estate
    • General property/ Estate Management duties
    • Alignment of service delivery with client's business and real estate strategies

    What you need

    • A full understanding of the Corporate Real Estate property management business.
    • MRICS qualified with Estate Management or other relevant University degree.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 38 hour week

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in West London as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in East London as an Environmental Health Officer to deliver food safety and health and safety enforcement within the environmental health service.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The successful applicant will be an Environmental Health Officer and hold a Certificate of Registration with the Environmental Health Registration Board or equivalent.

    It is essential that you're able demonstrate that you meet the relevant competencies detailed in the Food Law Code of Practice in respect of inspection of food establishments, use of enforcement sanctions, sampling, import and export controls, reactive investigations and up to date Continual Professional Development (CPD).

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • manage your own caseload which will include programmed statutory inspections for food premises and delivery of the food hygiene rating system.
    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules, and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Essex is looking for a competent Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Property Estates team.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor, you will be responsible for completing projects and backlog such as:

    • (Site Visits) Establishing boundary lines, boundary ownerships, resolving potential land grab and taking required action to engage solicitors
    • Landlord/Tenant Reviews and Negotiations. Low value rent roll. Roughly two cases per month.
    • Acquisitions and Disposals within the Council's Property Portfolio

    Key Experience Required: 

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates & Asset Team
    • Previous experience of Estate Surveying, Acquisitions, and Disposals, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably within Local Authorities.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRIC's qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6-month period with scope for an extension

    Working arrangements TBC, homeworking included. 

    The contract will pay roughly £350 LTD Per Day. 

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk) 

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer - URGENT - West Sussex

    South East - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in West Sussex who are seeking a Senior Enforcement Officer to join their team for 12 weeks. The successful participant will be looking to start the third week of October.

    The Senior Planning Officer (Compliance) post in the Development Management Team will:

    • Take on a case load investigating allegations of breaches of planning control and checking compliance on new development, managing cases from initial complaint through to formal action;
    • Deal with complex and controversial cases such as listed buildings, moving them on to formal enforcement action by drafting Enforcement Notices;
    • Effectively communicating and dealing with multiple parties at one time, working with Environmental protection, Building Control and others as appropriate.

    Therefore seeking someone with experience and confidence in writing reports on proposals who is able to get through a large amount of cases in a short time period.

    This role is remote working with site visit's being on a adhoc basis.

    If this role is of interest, please get in contact with Katie Stillman on 0203 795 4828

    katie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £22 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who is looking for a Building Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will carry out a wide range of surveying duties across the Councils 3000 housing residential stock and some corporate commercial properties - Responsive repairs, Planned Maintenance, Diagnosing what work is required, Preparing Specifications.
    • You will assess the condition of the assets, identify building defects, assess quality of work undertaken, offer solutions to resolve any issues identify and prepare specifications for repairs or planned maintenance schemes.
    • You will liaise with customers and stakeholders

    About the contract;

    • 3 months +
    • £22-£24 an hour (inside ir35)
    • Start ASAP
    • DBS check needed.
    • In office 3 or 4 days a week (scope to increase working from home once settled)

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in London as an Environmental Health Officer. If you have vast experience with Environmental Health, providing knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, processes, systems, procedures and standards regarding environmental health this is the right role for you

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of environmental health but applicants who specialise in a specific area will also be considered

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £36-£42/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Manager

    South West - £30.00 - £35.00 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A busy local authority based within the Dorset area is looking for a Housing Options Manager to effectively manage the front line housing options service team to ensure that the right advice is provided at the right time to help people to resolve their housing situation.

    This is a part office, part remote working position. Roles and responsibilities will include:

    • To manage the day to day customer demand for the housing options service through the regular review of service provision and processes which demonstrates excellent customer service though the councils key values
    • To effectively manage performance by regularly measuring and analysing service demand, to ensure the right resources are in the right place at the right time.
    • To contribute to the strategic direction of the service and managing operational changes which include working with a range of internal & external partnerships to create new or improved processes and systems
    • To review, update and develop procedure following service review or updated regulation / case law.
    • Offer a priority, responsive and preventative approach to dealing with complaints and provide innovative and creative responses where precedents have not been set
    • Represent the service at relevant multiagency groups which influence strategy and service delivery and deputise for Housing Services Manager as necessary.
    • To be responsible for the councils statutory housing provisions under the relevant legislation, code of guidance and internal policies and procedures is effectively discharged and be responsible for a strong emphasis in service delivery on homelessness prevention techniques
    • To provide 121s and appraisals through effective supervision of the team via matrix management arrangements, leading on recruitment, training support and issues of conduct / discipline.
    • To manage the effective delivery of the councils Housing Register & Allocations policy, from application to allocation.
  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Quantity Surveyor

    South East - £250 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with a Local Authority in London who are looking for an Interim Quantity Surveyor to join their team.

    About the role;

    • To support the Principal Quantity Surveyor to assist on the production and negotiation of contracts with contractors, suppliers, in-house departments, consultants and other commissioners.
    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the contracts and commissioning services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Provide specialist commercial expertise and construction knowledge including maintenance and market intelligence to extend the benefits from procurement to the management of contracts.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months+
    • £250+ a day

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Cambridgeshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced planner to come in and aide the team during a very business time of year. The LPA are looking for someone with experience working with a varied caseload, ranging from complex minor applications, all the way up to major applications. The contract would be for an initial 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. The council are operating a remote working arrangement, following current government guidelines.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority based in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is ideal)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is a mix of both rural and urban, therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the area, please get in touch with us on 020 3795 4835, or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Policy Officer

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority to source a Senior to Principal level Policy Planner to aide the council in moving from an emerging spatial strategy to a preferred policy plan. The hiring manager has asked me to make it clear that much of the primary 'thinking' has already been formulated and this isn't a role of 'responsibility' - the successful contractor would be lending a hand to the secondary thinking on the interim policy plan.

    The vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension and the council are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    Duties of the role include but are not limited to:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this a brief summary; if you would like any further information on the role the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4832.

  • Town Planner - Interim - South East - Rate Negotiable

    South East - £15 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in the South East of England as they seek an experienced Planner to join their growing planning team.


    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependant upon performance.


    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.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

    If this role is of interest to you and more information is required, please get in contact with Katie Stillman

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    02037954828

  • Environmental Health Officer

    East Midlands - £38 - £43 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Environmental Health Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Environmental Health?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Hertfordshire as a Housing Options Officer. If you have vast experience with Environmental Health, providing knowledge of relevant legislation, regulations, processes, systems, procedures and standards regarding environmental health this is the right role for you

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running.

    The ideal candidate will have a background in all areas of environmental health but applicants who specialise in a specific area will also be considered

    As a successful Environmental Health Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • Undertaking detailed inspections / investigations to determine whether hazards are effectively controlled, and legislation is complied with
    • Taking appropriate enforcement action, including preparing comprehensive letters, reports, schedules and legal notices in accordance with relevant enforcement policies and procedures.
    • To corporately co-ordinate, audit and monitor the activities and responsibilities of all departments under Health and Safety legislation and to maintain the health and safety risk register.
    • Where necessary, collecting, controlling, and presenting evidence in a court of law, in support of proceedings taken.

    Role: Environmental Health Officer

    • £38-£43/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 6-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A public sector organisation based in South Yorkshire are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities.

    Duties in the role

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Acquisitions and disposals
    • Valuations and marketing of vacant property

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-12 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    North East - £35 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    A public sector organisation based in North Yorkshire are currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

    The role involve being a member of a property estates team delivering a comprehensive property management function in respect of the Council's diverse commercial and other let land and property portfolios and to contribute to the delivery and management of those Estates Management activities.

    Duties in the role

    • Client and tenant communication/consultation
    • Property management
    • Rent review and lease renewal negotiations
    • Acquisitions and disposals
    • Valuations and marketing of vacant property

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off an initial 20 hours a week and will gradually rise to 37 hours.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £280 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Norfolk is looking for a competent Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Property Estates team.

    The Job

    As an Interim Estates Surveyor you will be responsible for providing wide-ranging property and valuation advice to the Council and to undertake all aspects of land and property general practice work in relation to the management of the asset portfolio which is valued at around £50 million with over 500 assets. You will also be involved in the acquisition and disposal of a wide range of asset types and values on behalf of the Council.

    Key Experience Required:

    • To be a hardworking and punctual individual and be able to efficiently work in the Estates Team
    • Previous experience of Estate Surveying, Acquisitions, and Disposals, Rent Reviews, Lease Reviews, and Valuations, preferably within Local Authorities.
    • Education to Degree level or equivalent in property-related discipline, as well as this they must be MRIC's qualified.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6-month period with scope for an extension

    Working arrangements will be 4 days working from home and 1 day for required site visits.

    The contract will pay roughly £300 LTD Per Day.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Enforcement Officer - Surrey - Interim

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    My client is based in the beautiful county of Surrey and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

    If this role is of interest to you and more information is required, please get in contact with Katie Stillman

    Katie@park-avenue.co.uk

    02037954828

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £44 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    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.

    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

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    Due to Covid19, the role will initially be home based with a view to be in the office once social distancing has been lifted in line with government guidelines.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Hertfordshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Housing Options Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Housing?

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Nottinghamshire as a Senior Housing Options Officer. If you have vast experience with Housing Options/Needs, providing solutions and advice for the homeless then this is the right role for you.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running as this role will be partly remote working.

    As a successful Senior Housing Options Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • 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.
    • 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
    • Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    Role - Housing Options Officer

    • £25-£30/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Senior Building Surveyor

    South East - £200 - £250 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Berkshire who is looking for an interim Senior Building Surveyor to join their Property Team.

    About the role;

    • To be the lead officer on the Council's residential property team. You will be responsible and accountable for the health and safety of tenants and the public in properties under councils ownership.
    • To provide design and specification information suitable for tender to contractors which will be incorporated as part of the planned works programme or within various capital schemes as required.
    • You will be expected to manage the project budgets and provide regular reporting to the Head of Maintenance.
    • You will ensure all properties are compliant

    About the contract;

    • 6 month contract possible temp to perm
    • £200-£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.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Fire Safety Manager - Housing Project - London

    East Midlands - £500 - £600 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London based Public Sector Organisation who are looking for an Interim Fire Safety Manager to lead on their Fire Safety Works Programme

    The Role

    • Lead on all fire safety matters within the housing stock, responsible for leading on strategic policy and procedures. To include the production and presentation of detailed technical specifications and reports for senior managers.
    • To be deemed a 'duty holder' under the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. To ensure the Council fully discharges its responsibility under fire legislation. Monitor any fire safety works through the Firs Safety Team to ensure compliance with current Building Regulations and British standards.
    • To procure and manage specialist consultancies and contractors for fire safety works as necessary, ensuring tight financial control and maximum outputs. To compile technical reports and all other documentation for presentation at court. To represent the Council at court in relation to technical fire issues if required. Ensure through the Fire Safety Team contractor compliance with Health and Safety legislation and protocols on all sites where works relating to fire safety are carried out.
    • Maintain control of costs by checking or specifying accurately and completely all the work necessary for the rectification of a defect. Agree any unnecessary unforeseen extras or designs as promptly as possible. Agree specifications with other departments and offer expert advice as required or instructed by the Compliance Manager.
    • Manage Compliance Officers in the department to ensure optimum efficiencies on all matters fire related. Manage outside contractors to include FRAs and fire safety project works.
    • Prepare, evaluate, and implement a fire emergency strategy for a wide range of building designs ensuring compliance with the guidance that accompanies the building regulations and the enforcing authority (London Fire Brigade)
    • To manage compliance with fire safety practices within the department to include compliance audits of other sections and to manage and implement the audit process for contractors to verify compliance with current fire safety regulations.

    The candidate

    • Be qualified CFPA standard, diploma level fire engineering or be a member of the institute of Fire engineers to Engineering Technician level
    • Ideally be a member of the Institute of Fire Safety Managers
    • Have extensive experience in the fire safety industry to include the management of social housing stock
    • Have extensive experience in liaising with the Fire Brigade and experience in managing technical reports and specifications in electronic form
    • Experience in undertaking risk assessments, fire safety strategies and managing a fire risk assessment programme
    • Previously managed a fire safety team and fire safety work programme.
    • Experience in carrying out and managing complex pre, intermediate and post site surveys/inspections relating to the construction, maintenance, repair, service and installation of active fire safety systems, fire escape design and fire equipment applicable to both domestic and commercial buildings.
    • Experience with new build teams to include all RIBA stages.

    If your experience and qualifications match that of my clients requirements, please do get in contact with Paul Harker, paul@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Graduate Planner - policy focused role!

    East Midlands - £18 - £25 per hour + - Essex

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based LPA, who are looking for a recent planning graduate to join their Planning Policy team on an initial 6-month basis. You will be tasked with assisting the preparation, monitoring and review of their Local Plan. You will also be tasked with other policy matters, including progressing all aspects of the Neighbourhood Plans.

    The successful candidate must be a recent Town Planning graduate, and some experience of working within planning policy will be looked upon favourably. Good organisational skills are essential, as are good date management skills and the ability to manage a large amount of complex information.

    This role will be fully remote, in line with the current government guidelines. The pay rate for this role will fall between £18p/h and £25p/h, depending on your level of experience. Please get in touch with Sean Lindley for more information, on sean@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4828.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Suffolk are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Estates Surveyor (Homeworking)

    West Midlands - £40 - £45 per hour

    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 20-25 hours week.
    • Almost complete homeworking

    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 West - £30 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the South West of England who are looking for a part time Enforcement Officer to join the team on an initial 6 month contract, likely to be extended. Within the team, your main duties will be:

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and is highly likely to be extended beyond this period, should everything go well. The Council are looking to pay around £33 per hour but may be willing to negotiate for the perfect candidate.

    The council are looking for someone to work 30 hours per week. Remote working is available for this position, you would only need to travel for site visits.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West and Central of England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Policy Planner

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a busy Local Authority based in London. 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 with CIL experience. You will be responsible to lead the effective establishment, improvement and implementation, administration, monitoring and enforcement of the S106 and CIL processes, including the database of heads of terms, charges, allocations, spend. Experience supervising and mentoring junior members of staff is desired.

    The council can offer flexible home working for the duration of the contract and part time/compressed working hours.

    The rate is currently £35 per hour but there may be room for negotiation for the right candidate.

    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!

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Graduate Planner - policy focused!

    East Midlands - £18 - £25 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    I am currently working with an Essex based LPA, who are looking for a recent planning graduate to join their Planning Policy team on an initial 6-month basis. You will be tasked with assisting the preparation, monitoring and review of their Local Plan. You will also be tasked with other policy matters, including progressing all aspects of the Neighbourhood Plans.

    The successful candidate must be a recent Town Planning graduate, and some experience of working within planning policy will be looked upon favourably. Good organisational skills are essential, as are good date management skills and the ability to manage a large amount of complex information.

    This role will be fully remote, in line with the current government guidelines. The pay rate for this role will fall between £18p/h and £25p/h, depending on your level of experience. Please do apply for further information!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Cambridgeshire are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £32 - £38 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis. It will be an initial 3-6 month contract, highly likely to be extended should everything go well!

    They are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer who has had experience working on a mix load of applications, ideally between 50-100 dwellings. The suitable candidate will hit the ground running with report writing and advise the Planning Enforcement team about retrospective planning approval and variation to conditions.

    The position will be a 3-6 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer complete remote working, you would only need to travel for site visits. Compressed working/part time hours are also offered.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. The manager is happy to accept CV's ASAP with a view for someone to start shortly.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West 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 - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Housing?

    *Fully Remote Working*

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Cumbria as a Housing Options Officer. If you have vast experience with Housing Options/Needs, providing solutions and advice for the homeless then this is the right role for you.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running as this role is fully remote working.

    As a successful Housing Options Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • 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.
    • 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
    • Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    Role - Housing Options Officer

    • £25-£28/hour
    • 37 hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828 this role is for an immediate start, please get in touch ASAP is you would like to be considered.

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Enforcement Officer - Kent - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the beautiful county of Kent and is requiring an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • 3-6-month contract that is likely to be extended based on performance
    • Rate to be discussed
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    We recruit a range of positions all over the country so please get in touch to see what other roles are available.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £32 - £37 per annum + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Enforcement Officer - South East of England - Rate negotiable

    My client is based in the South East and is now in need of an experience Enforcement Officer to join their well-established team on an interim basis.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running and locate, investigate, and report unauthorised developments/uses such as those affecting Listed Buildings, trees, and failure to comply with planning conditions. You will need to be confident in preparing evidence, statements, and reports for use in committee, appeals and court appearances where necessary.

    Key information

    • Previous experience required
    • Initial 3-month contract with the view to be extended based on performance
    • Rate negotiable
    • Full driving licence and access to a vehicle for site visits for a few days per week
    • Remote working

    This position will be purely remote under current government guidelines, with the situation being closely monitored by the LPA.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £325 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Suffolk is looking for an accomplished Interim Senior Estates Surveyor to join their team.

    The Job

    You will play a key part from the outset, contributing towards the asset management strategies and processes, whilst completing your estates workload and efficiently supporting the team on a day to day basis.

    What you will need to succeed

    * Prior Knowledge of Estate Surveying and the ability to work efficiently as part of a team.

    * Ability to prepare accurate valuations, reports and briefings to deadlines.

    * MRICS/FRICS recognised in commercial property, valuation or residential property with a minimum two years' qualification experience.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6 month period which will be reviewed and extended on a rolling basis.

    The role is paying £325-350 Per Day depending on your experience, with homeworking until March 2021.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for new opportunities, 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.

  • Tree Officer

    South West - £20 - £30 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Dorset are looking to recruit an experienced Tree Officer to join the Conservation Team on a temporary basis.

    The contract will initially run for 3 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this.

    The suitable person will have experience giving professional advice to planning officers, Councillors, agents and members of the public in respect of planning applications, enforcement matters and pre-application schemes by considering the impact of a development on the existing trees and recommending new planting where necessary. You will also lead on tree applications under the Conservation and TPO legislation and making recommendations for new orders where necessary.

    This position offers flexible home working. 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. You will also need a driver license and access to a car for this role.

    If you're interested in this position, 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.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Yorkshire based Local Planning authority, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning 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 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.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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 Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Interim Gas Compliance Surveyor

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Leicestershire who are looking for a interim Gas Compliance Surveyor.

    About the role;

    • To ensure the Council complies with its legal and regulatory obligations in relation to Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations 1998.
    • To supervise and manage the gas servicing, repairs, installation and maintenance contracts/contractors for both domestic and commercial installations.
    • Inspect works to ensure work carried out in accordance with specification, legislation and to quality standards, that defects are remedied and that the council pays only for work done.

    About the Contract;

    • 2 month contract +
    • Will need to provide proof of relevant current gas qualifications.
    • £20-£25 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.

  • Highway Network Compliance and Enforcement Officer

    South West - £19 - £21 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Somerset who are looking for a Highway Network Compliance and Enforcement Officer.

    About the role;

    • You will be part of the Network Management Team (Street Works), ensuring highway works activity is co-ordinated, monitored and managed in accordance to regulations.
    • You will be responsible for undertaking, monitoring, and evaluating compliance round street and road work permits/notices.
    • Using specialised electronic systems, review, assess, prioritise and co-ordinate within applicable timelines, permit/notice applications undertaken by statutory undertakers, contractors, sub-contractors and/or third parties relating to activities on or affecting the Highway Network.

    About the you;

    • Level 3 or 4 Qualification and or/ experience relevant to the service user group or equivalent.
    • Knowledge and understanding of standards around temporary traffic management, safe working practices and legislation for the service area
    • Experience of working in a Network Management/Streetworks/Highway or Utility related environment is desirable.
    • A NRSWA Supervisors Qualification (minimum - signing, lighting & guarding) qualification is essential.

    About the contract;

    • 3 months
    • 37 hrs a week
    • Start ASAP
    • £20

    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 Development Management Planner (Strategic Sites)

    South East - £42 - £48 per hour + DOE

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Planning Authority in the East of England, 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 and various urban extension projects. 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. This role will be purely remote, with excellent home working opportunities once the restrictions begin to lift.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, but is expected to be in the £42 - £48 p/h range.

  • Housing Needs Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in North London are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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 Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

    SHARE THIS JOB

    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    South West - £320 - £350 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Public Sector Body based in the South West are currently seeking an experienced Senior 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 6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • 5 days a week
    • Homeworking

    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.

  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £330 - £360 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Public Sector Body based in East Anglia 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 3-6 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.
    • 5 days a week
    • Homeworking

    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.

  • Principal CIL Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a London based LPA who are looking to recruit a Principal CIL/S106 Infrastructure Planning Officer. This position will be an initial 3 month contract, likely to be extended, should everything go well!

    The appropriate person will make a significant contribution to the regeneration of the borough through the planning for and provision of infrastructure by the imposition and delivery of planning contributions including S106 planning obligations and CIL to ensure that growth and regeneration is delivered in line with corporate priorities, the Local Plan and associated documents.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Lead the effective establishment, improvement and implementation, administration, monitoring and enforcement of the S106 and CIL processes, including the database of heads of terms, charges, allocations, spend
    • Supervise career grade infrastructure planning officer(s)
    • Contribute to the Local Plan, (Annual) Monitoring Report, SPDs/guidance and an Infrastructure Delivery Plan, including liaison with infrastructure providers within and outside the Council
    • Spending CIL: manage the implementation of the neighbourhood CIL funds

    The rate is currently be negotiated, if you tell me a rate best suited for you, I will do my best to achieve this. The position will offer remote working and the manager can consider full/part time working arrangements.

    I have a JD for this role if you would like some more information. The manager is looking to interview ASAP for an end of August start. If you are interested in this role or others similar, please do not hesitate to send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England/Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions, please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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

  • Conservation & Heritage Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Conservation & Heritage Officer to provide advice to their development management team.

    It is anticipated that the hired consultant will be needed 2 or 3 days per week, though this may vary. The role will be to ­­­­­provide expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters. The person will have to:

    • Provide expert advice to Planning Officers on all matters in respect of Conservation, Listed Buildings and Heritage Assets.
    • Have experience in providing written consultation responses, managing their own workload and initiate and respond to requests for discussions with applicants, agents, the general public and Councillors on planning applications.
    • Produce high quality reports and recommendations in line with planning policy and all relevant material considerations for both delegated and non-delegated applications and present items at Committee as requested.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas, 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 Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £31 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an opportunity available for a Principal Policy Officer in a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract, which they expect to last a minimum of 6 months.

    The council require help in developing and progressing their Local Plans.

    Duties will include

    • Coordinating extensive consultation exercises through liaison with community groups and strategic partners etc.
    • Draft technical planning policy documents in conjunction with updating and revising existing documents.
    • Progress Local Plan policies through all relevant informal and statutory procedures
    • Review and update existing evidence base and policy documents to maximise the effectiveness of the councils Local Plan and emerging policies.
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents.
    • Conduct member briefings.

    Successful candidates will have practical experience as a Senior Policy Planner assisting with the delivery and implementation of Local Plans, managing external consultants and coordinating consultation exercises. You will have excellent written and communication skills with a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject.

    If you are interested or would like more information. Please feel free to call Alex on 0203 795 4830 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • 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 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 - £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 Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Interim Director of Housing

    South West - Up to £500 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Are you a housing professional with a strong vision and an eye for detail?

    We want Dorset to be a great place to live, work and visit. Our ambition is to put Dorset Council at the heart of our communities and a council that is truly customer led. Where you live can really affect how you live, so we are looking for an interim Corporate Director for Housing to drive this ambition forward.

    The Dorset Council plan has put suitable housing as one of our five key priority areas. The COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the importance of our housing services as we responded to accommodating our rough sleepers and the increasing numbers of households presenting as homeless.

    We need to adapt and change our services to make sure we are able to meet the future housing needs of Dorset residents. These are exciting and demanding times with many opportunities to shape the future of housing in Dorset as we develop our accommodation and homelessness strategies and sign off our new housing allocations policy.

    You will oversee our ambitious Building Better Lives Programme that will ensure we have the right type of flexible accommodation for all our residents including extra care schemes and affordable housing. We are developing our wrap-around multi-agency support for our homeless households and ensuring that our housing options in the private rented sector offer better health outcomes to our residents.

    Leading the strategic Community Safety Team, you will be involved with the work of the Community Safety Partnership as well as leading a programme of work focusing on improving housing and health and wellbeing outcomes for key parts of our community.

    We are looking for someone with experience and energy. You will be forward thinking and will work collaboratively with the leadership team across Adults and Housing. You will have a proven track record of leading local authority housing services, delivering key housing projects and programmes, and understand the opportunities of joining up work within the directorate.

    Distance from the office is no barrier to working for Dorset Council. At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, we rapidly implemented home working for 2500 employees. But, if you are looking to relocate here, then that's great too. With our offices closed to the public and the majority of our staff working from home you will need to be able to show leadership in our virtual world of online meetings, webinars and conferences.

  • Interim Property Lettings Officer

    West Midlands - £17 - £25 per hour + TBC

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Birmingham is looking for an Interim property lettings officer to join their hardworking team.

    The Job

    You will play a key role in the Lettings team within Property Services and will be primarily helping the team to carry out the backlog of viewings across the commercial portfolio and completing daily tasks.

    What you will need to succeed

    * Prior Knowledge of Property lettings and the ability to work efficiently in a team.

    * Ability to complete tasks and viewings efficiently and meet required deadlines.

    * Full UK Driving licence

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3 month period with scope for an extension

    The contract will involve homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk)

    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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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Essex are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Housing?

    *Fully Remote Working*

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Staffordshire as a Housing Options Officer. If you have vast experience with Housing Options/Needs, providing solutions and advice for the homeless then this is the right role for you.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running as this role is fully remote working.

    As a successful Housing Options Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • 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.
    • 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
    • Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    Role - Housing Options Officer

    • £25-£28/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch on Monday

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Estates Contract Manager

    South West - £320 - £365 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Devon who are looking for an Experienced Estates Contract Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • You will need experience in assessment of existing contracts
    • You will provide strategic advice to the authority through preparation of Option Studies and Reports on the viability of outsourcing Contracts VS In-House Management
    • You will prepare Contract Specifications to work through the Procurement, Selection, Management and Monitoring of Term Contractors.
    • You will also need experience in setting up and managing in-house of service delivery teams.

    About you and the contract ;

    • You must have knowledge and understanding of TUPE and the sensitivities involved in handling staff transfers
    • Must be available to start immediately.
    • Flexibility to work from home/virtually but you will be required to attend Senior meetings of a short notice
    • 6 months contract minimum
    • Negotiable rate

    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 - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Housing Options Officer

    Are you currently looking for your next opportunity within Housing?

    *Fully Remote Working*

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Greater Manchester as a Housing Options Officer. If you have vast experience with Housing Options/Needs, providing solutions and advice for the homeless then this is the right role for you.

    This busy local authority is looking for an individual who is highly experienced and can hit the ground running as this role is fully remote working.

    As a successful Housing Options Officer, you will undertake the following duties:

    • 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.
    • 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
    • Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    Role - Housing Options Officer

    • £25-£28/hour
    • 37hours/week
    • 3-month contract (possibility of extension)
    • Start date: ASAP

    If this seems like the right role for you, do not hesitate in contacting Shahid on shahid@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4839

    This role is for an immediate start, please get in touch on Monday

    If this job is not quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £300 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Estates Surveyor

    A Local Authority in Cambridgeshire is looking for an accomplished Interim Estates Surveyor to join their Illustrious team.

    The Job

    You will play a key role providing support in managing the Council's property portfolio, whilst working efficiently in the estates surveying team on a day to day basis.

    What you will need to succeed

    * Prior Knowledge of Estate Surveying and the ability to work efficiently in a team.

    * Ability to prepare accurate valuations, reports and briefings to deadlines.

    * MRICS/FRICS recognised in commercial property, valuation or residential property with a minimum two years' qualification experience.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 3-6 month period with scope for an extension

    The contract will run off a £300-320 Per 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 Conor at Park Avenue Recruitment. (Conor@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828)

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you. You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    A busy local authority based in Kent are currently looking for a highly experienced Housing Options Officer to undertake the following duties:

    To participate actively as a member of the Housing Options Team to:

    (a) Provide comprehensive housing advice to the public to prevent homelessness where possible, enable customers to make informed decisions based on an understanding of the options available to them and to maximise the use of good quality housing across all tenures.

    (b) Implement all aspects of the Council's statutory homelessness duties including processing homeless applications made under Part VII of the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Reduction Act 2017 and discharging any subsequent duties.

    (c) Processing first stage, simple s202 review requests for statutory decisions made at assessment stage by assessment officers

    (d) Provide coaching and mentoring to assessment officers (e) provide a first stage assessment perspective as a housing options officer in terms of duties owed and where the Council's s188 duty may be owed, in particular in response to emergency approaches

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £32 - £38 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Somerset who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis. It will be an initial 3-6 month contract, likely to be extended.

    They are looking for an experienced Senior Planning Officer 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 3-6 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer remote working, you would only need to travel for site visits. Compressed working hours are also offered.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. The manager is happy to accept CV's ASAP with a view for someone to start shortly.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West 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 the lovely Somerset county, who are looking to take on a part time Planning Officer to help with applications on a contract basis. The contract will initially run for 6 months, likely to be extended.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with householder applications. Some experience in a rural area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate of pay is negotiable depending on experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car. The council can offer remote working, you would need to go down for sit visits. (The hours they can offer are between 20-30 hours.)

    The council are collecting CVs shortly. If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    I have experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • 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 020 3795 4828 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £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 020 3795 4828 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £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.

    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 020 3795 4828 or ben@park-avenue.co.uk.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £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.

    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 020 3795 4828 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 Project Manager

    East Midlands - £280 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Northamptonshire who are looking for an Interim Project Manager to join their team.

    About the role;

    • Managing works on site
    • Managing a project team to deliver projects
    • Budget management and contract administration
    • Site surveys and inspection
    • Working on Regeneration Projects and maintenance and repairs

    About you;

    • Good attention to detail
    • Detailed understanding of construction management and site appraisals
    • Experience delivering projects across a number of Teams within a group structure

    About the contract;

    • 3-6 months
    • £280-£300 a day
    • Start asap

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable cand