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

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  • Project Manager

    East Anglia - £300 - £370 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Suffolk are currently seeking an experienced Project manager to join their Property Team.

    You will work alongside the Operations Manager, Heads of Service and Corporate Management Team in developing and implementing corporate policies, business planning and effective performance and risk management.

    You will also play a key role in managing and leading on major corporate capital and business transformational projects across the Council.

    About the role

    • You will specifically focus on delivering some major key 'one-off' projects, implementing robust project management governance for all major projects, carrying out performance reviews or assisting other managers with their projects
    • Responsible for the capital project budget ensuring tight budgetary control, profiling of budgets and those projects are delivered on time and within budget.
    • You will deliver corporate projects with an emphasis on delivering IT solutions to new areas of the business and improvements to existing systems in repairs and voids service.

    What you need

    • Experience of Project Managing up to 20 million pounds
    • Public Sector Experience
    • Chartered Surveyor preferred not essential

    Contract

    • Start Date within the next 2 to 3 weeks
    • 6-month contract
    • 37-hour week
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available
    • £300-£370 a day

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my favourite local authority clients in Surrey, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a part- time basis.

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £22 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    Do you have the following experience

    • The ability to conduct the triage by contacting the customer, speedily assessing the situation to understand if they are threatened with homelessness, setting up the case on our database, and booking an appointment for the assessment.
    • You will need to have attention to detail, methodical, focused on working through the referrals and keeping up with the volume of work, with some knowledge of assessing the validity of s21 and s8 notices.
    • You will need to have good customer service skills, experience of working in a housing options setting, and working under pressure.
    • There will be the opportunity to conduct more in depth casework, but the majority of the time will be spent responding to incoming referrals.

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The contract will initially run for 6 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of householder and complex minors, therefore, experience with these applications is required. They are looking for someone to come in and hit the ground running with processing applications.

    Rates for this position are negotiable. This council offers flexible home working and compressed working hours, if needed.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. The manager is collecting CV's ASAP, with a view to conduct telephone interviews next week.

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

  • Minerals and Waste Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £33 - £43 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £25 - £31 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on a building surveyor role within a local authority in Hampshire.

    About the role;

    • You will be responsible for surveying housing stock and corporate assets, evaluating and diagnosing what work is required, assessing the best options to carry out the work, issuing repairs
    • You will raise repairs and carry out the procurement and management of all contractors providing a repairs and maintenance service or undertaking specific projects
    • You will be responsible for managing the delegated project budgets to ensure that the expenditure is accountable and demonstrates value for money.

    They're looking for someone ASAP. 6 month+ contract.

    If you're interested in the role, please call me on 02037964828 or email.

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    South East - £37 - £41 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • 5+ years PQE

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Development Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Lancashire are looking for an experienced development surveyor to join their property team.

    About the role

    On a day to day basis you will be helping to manage the day to day property portfolio, conducting viability/appraisals and liaising with a range of agents, contractors and other key stakeholders.

    The role will involve working alongside a team of Surveyors with a wealth of combined experience at varying levels and project background. You will work on a variety of projects including development and regeneration projects across the public and private sector. In your new job role you will have the opportunity to work in a variety of disciplines including development, valuation and agency.


    What you'll need to succeed

    • MRICS chartered surveyor and Registered Valuer
    • Experience and knowledge working on residential and commercial works

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a £35-£40p/h, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Principal/Director Planner

    West Midlands - Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for a Planning Director based in Birmingham

    With 13 offices in the UK and over 100 internationally, this is a fantastic opportunity for Planning Director to join one of the UK's fastest growing, real estate consultancies.

    Role Overview

    To help grow and lead the Planning, Development and Regeneration business, both in the Midlands region and nationally. To work collaboratively across business lines to support the growth ambitions of the Birmingham Office. To assist with business planning, business development and the development of our people. To deliver exceptional advice to clients.

    Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities

    • Operating as part of the management team for the Midlands team
    • Assisting with business planning / strategy setting and strategy implementation, driving organisational growth and profitability
    • Helping maintain first rate financial controls at both project and team levels
    • Managing and training the more junior members in the team, motivating team members and driving high levels of performance
    • Generating new business in line with our business plan, including by way of tender
    • Thought leadership and application of this to profile raising / advancing knowledge across the sector
    • Overseeing and delivering advice on major / complex planning and associated instructions
    • Steering major developments through the development plan and development management processes (including by setting and implementing strategy and managing the work of others)
    • Expanding networks and creating relationships with key stakeholders including local authorities.
    • Maintaining continual professional development in accordance with the requirements of the RTPI

    Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience

    • Able to be authoritative with the ability to mentor and develop junior members of staff
    • Excellent client facing skills
    • Business development skills with a track record in winning new work
    • Strong networking skills with the ability to build contacts across the sector
    • Exemplary planning skills including a deep understanding of development plan and development management processes and associated legislation, policy and guidance
    • Outstanding project management skills
    • Excellent report writing skills
    • A focus on delivery high quality advice and high quality outputs that are right first time

    If you feel like your experience and skills match the above and are interested in this opportunity please get in touch with me, Billie Smith - 0203 795 4828. Alternatively you can email - billie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Project Surveyor

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Hertfordshire is currently seeking a Project Surveyor.

    The role will be acting as a client representative, you will work with numerous principal contractors, sub-contractors, stakeholders, councillors and tenants to ensure that projects are successfully completed within set timescales and budget.

    About the role;

    • Liaise with contractors on a day to day basis in relation to performance against agreed delivery programmes and attend site as required.
    • .Manage day to day contractor performance against agreed delivery programmes. Attend and lead where required relevant meetings, presenting progress report.
    • Provide technical support to the Project Manager by taking a lead role on the project management of specific programmes in accordance with time, cost and quality parameters set.
    • Identify and monitor potential risks within projects and take appropriate preventative steps to reduce risks
    • Carry out pre works and post completion inspections as required in relation to works programmes

    Contract

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

    The contract will be 37-hours a week.

    What to do now

    If you would like any further details on the role, please contact Sophie at Park Avenue Recruitment, 02037954828 or email sophie@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in the Berkshire area who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in Berkshire who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team. This contract will run for an initial 3 months, with a high chance to be extended.

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

    The rate for this position will depend on your previous experience.

    The manager is looking to conduct face to face interviews this week. Therefore if you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Anglia - £380 - £450 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in East Anglia is currently seeking an experienced Asset Manager.

    About the role

    It is essential for the candidate to have a comprehensive understanding of the portfolio supported by live and up to date property information within the property management system. The role will involve the systematic surveying of assets across the estate over the 6-12 months.

    Key duties:

    • Site visits to Council properties to review and update existing to include tenure, property status, area, lease requirements, current occupation, compliance information, tenure etc.
    • Use knowledge to ensure that property is being proactively managed in accordance with national requirements, guidance and best practice and the council's strategic objectives and priorities.
    • To undertake asset reviews to include suitability and sufficiency reviews, and an analysis of condition surveys
    • Gather performance data for the Strategic Asset Management Plan

    What you need

    • Experience in asset management with a similar property portfolio
    • Experience in a range of asset management reviews and understanding of best practice
    • Experience in dealing with a range of property professionals, external agents and consultants
    • Membership such as Chartered Building Surveyor

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a £380-£450 a day, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £34 - £39 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Derbyshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    Experience in Rent/lease renewal and negotiation, estate management of a large portfolio of property is essential.

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership
    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37-40 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Associate Planner

    East Midlands - Up to £50000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for an Associate Planner

    My client are a firm of international property consultants based in the UK. They operate a national network of nine offices and have an international association covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. They are seeking to recruit an Associate Planner, whose strong academic and technical skills are coupled with a proven track record in providing excellent client care gained in a private sector, consultancy environment, or equivalent.

    Their Planning & Development team is one of the most respected in the UK and has a strong reputation for both commercial success and the development of its people. It does this by business partnering its clients rather than seeing itself as merely a service provider and by allowing its people to really help their clients. The successful individual will get the chance to truly work directly for and with highly demanding client teams, including major London estates.


    As an Associate Planner, you will work with Partners and other members of the P&D team for and on behalf of clients whose properties are located mainly (but not solely) in Central London, dealing predominantly with planning officers responsible for Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Islington and Lambeth.

    Key attributes for the position are:

    • Must be a chartered planner with MINUMUM 5 year's post-MRTPI qualification experience working in a private practise.
      * A proven academic and career record to date demonstrating progression, successful dealing with clients at all levels and a passion for quality and excellence of service.
      * Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service. Includes the ability to identify key issues relating to a problem and identify creative options and solutions for addressing these.
      * The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside our firm and translate these into business growth opportunities for the Firm.
      * A good personal manner, calm and authoritative, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g. when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.
      * The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client's behalf.

      Salary and benefits
      * Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
      * Car allowance
      * Performance related staff profit share scheme
      * 26 days' holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
      * Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
      * Life and Accident insurance
      * Group income protection scheme
      * Private Medical Insurance
      * Critical Illness Cover
      * Fitness Allowance
      * Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
      * Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
      * Employee assistance programme
      * Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years' service
      * Excellent prospects for career progression, based on applied ability and performance - your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

    If the above is of interest to you and you are a chartered town planner with experience working in the private sector, please give me (Billie Smith) a call or email: billie@park-avenue.co.uk / 0203 795 4828.

  • Planning/Senior Planning Consultant

    East Midlands - £30000 - £45000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Permanent opportunity for a Planner/Senior Planner

    My client are a firm of international property consultants based in the UK. They operate a national network of nine offices and have an international association covering 20 European countries and all major US markets. They are seeking to recruit a Planner/Senior Planner to join them at their central London office, whose strong academic and technical skills are coupled with a proven track record in providing excellent client care gained in a private sector, consultancy environment, or equivalent.

    Their Planning & Development team is one of the most respected in the UK and has a strong reputation for both commercial success and the development of its people. It does this by business partnering its clients rather than seeing itself as merely a service provider and by allowing its people to really help their clients. The successful individual will get the chance to truly work directly for and with highly demanding client teams, including major London estates.


    As a Senior Planner, you will work with Partners and other members of the P&D team for and on behalf of clients whose properties are located mainly (but not solely) in Central London, dealing predominantly with planning officers responsible for Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Camden, Southwark, Islington and Lambeth.

    Key attributes for the position are:

    • Must be a chartered planner with MINUMUM 1 year's post-MRTPI qualification experience working in a private practise.
      * A proven academic and career record to date demonstrating progression, successful dealing with clients at all levels and a passion for quality and excellence of service.
      * Excellent commercial acumen, networking skills and the ability to participate effectively in a business driven by providing a top-level client service. Includes the ability to identify key issues relating to a problem and identify creative options and solutions for addressing these.
      * The ability to establish effective relationships at all levels within and outside our firm and translate these into business growth opportunities for the Firm.
      * A good personal manner, calm and authoritative, particularly when dealing with clients, but also internally, e.g. when supervising Graduate Trainees and other junior members of the team.
      * The ability to use knowledge and information to identify and develop creative but practical commercial opportunities on the client's behalf.

      Salary and benefits
      * Salary: competitive based on market, professional experience and qualifications
      * Car allowance
      * Performance related staff profit share scheme
      * 26 days' holiday, plus Bank Holidays and days at Christmas and New Year.
      * Pension scheme membership (after initial probationary period)
      * Life and Accident insurance
      * Group income protection scheme
      * Private Medical Insurance
      * Critical Illness Cover
      * Fitness Allowance
      * Interest Free Season Ticket Loan
      * Interest Free Rental Deposit Loan
      * Employee assistance programme
      * Enhanced maternity and paternity pay after two years' service
      * Excellent prospects for career progression, based on applied ability and performance - your progression will be supported and guided by managers and mentors using a transparent framework so you can clearly see what you need to do to get to where you want to be.

    If the above is of interest to you and you are a chartered town planner with experience working in the private sector, please give me (Billie Smith) a call or email: billie@park-avenue.co.uk / 0203 795 4828.

  • Development Management Manager

    South East - £60 - £70 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working closely with a Local Authority in Central England who are looking for an Interim Development Management Manager to join the team!

    The contract will run for an initial period of 6 months, but scope to be extended beyond this.

    In this role you will be responsible for managing the delivery of a service or strategic/commercial project. Experience managing a team of planning professionals is essential as you will need to motivate and allocate work to a large team. The fitting person will have the ability to present information to internal and external stakeholders at all levels in an influencing and professional manner.

    The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your relevant experience. There flexibility for some home working within this position and they can offer compressed working hours.

    The council are looking for somebody to interview and start ASAP. If you are interested, I would recommend that you pop over your CV via email, please get in touch with Amy at amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

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

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire, who are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Kent, who are looking to bring on a Principal DM Planner, to work on a case load of planning applications, mostly of Major level.

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £26 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.
    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.
    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

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

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

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

  • Interim Planning Policy Manager

    South East - £400 - £500 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on behalf of a Local Authority in Oxfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.


    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.


    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience.

    The manager is collecting CV's, with a view to interview ASAP. If you would like any more information on this post, do not hesitate to give me a call on 02037954828.

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Anglia - £37 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Hertfordshire based Local Planning Authority who are looking to bring on an Enforcement Officer for an initial 3-month period, with a view to extend the contract should all go well.

    Your job purpose would be to provide a high-level service for the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control and to take action, to resolve breaches of planning control in accordance with Government Guidelines and the LPAs Planning Enforcement Policy. Your general accountabilities in the role are as follows:

    • To investigate complaints alleging breaches of planning control within time restraints as set out in the LPAs Planning Enforcement Policy. To include the following:
    • Trace the planning history of the site.
    • Carry out site visits, take dimensions, check buildings to plans, and assess if there is a breach of planning control and action that should be taken.
    • Advise contravener of breach and action that should be taken to resolve.
    • Advise complainants and Ward members.
    • Update action notes on Acolaid database, and regularly review cases for action.
    • Liaise with other Council Officers for example Conservation, Highways and Public Protection. Liaise with other parties for example IDB.
    • To take formal enforcement action when appropriate, to include the following:
    • Liaise with Team Leader and Legal section to decide action to take.
    • Prepare action reports and formal Notices for example Enforcement Notice, Temporary Stop Notice, Breach of Condition Notice.
    • Serve formal Notices on all interested parties and prepare Statements of service. Also serve Injunctions obtained from High Court.
    • Check compliance with requirements of Notices.
    • Undertake interviews under caution.
    • Prepare witness statements for Council Solicitor for Court action.
    • Give evidence at Court and at Appeal Hearings.
    • To answer general planning enforcement queries, and specifically queries relating to own cases.
    • To update Acolaid with all actions and correspondence, and close cases when breach resolved or no further action to take.
    • To ensure compliance with appropriate legislation, Council Policies, the Constitution, Financial regulations and other requirements of the Council.
    • To work as a key member of the team helping to foster positive teamwork and participating in the creation and maintenance of an environment where ideas and innovations will be explored, and work practices challenged.

    If you would like to be considered for this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I can get the ball rolling in terms of interview. Flexible working and rate of pay will be determined once through the interview stage.

  • Senior Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority based in West London who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Policy Officer for an initial year contract.

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

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

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

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

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

    If you are interested in this position, call Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Homelessness Prevention Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Anglia - £36 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in the Hertfordshire area who require a Senior Policy Planner to come in for an initial 3-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended due to the nature of the work.

    The successful planner would play a leading role in all planning policy matters including the preparation of Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents. You will be required to deal with a wide range of complex technical work to support the preparation of a new Local Plan as well as shaping and participating effectively in public consultation on emerging policy documents.

    Main duties of the post are (but not limited to):

    • Take a leading role in the preparation, monitoring and review of the Council's Local Plans and Supplementary Planning Documents as set out in the Local Development scheme and subsequent revisions and updates to that document.
    • Project manage research projects to support the development and implementation of planning policy documents in liaison with other officers and any relevant outside organisations.
    • Represent the Planning Strategy team at meetings and working parties within and outside the Council as required.
    • Prepare responses to consultation drafts of National Planning documents, legislation and good practice guidance reporting to Committee as appropriate.

    The successful planner here will need an appropriate professional qualification (equivalent to degree status. Membership (or eligibility for membership) of the RTPI is an essential requirement for the post, as is a driving license and access to a vehicle.

    The rate for this post is between £36 and £40p/h, however there may be scope for an increase for an exceptional candidate. Please do get in touch for further detail on the position.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to some larger more complex sites up to max 50 units. It is anticipated that this contract will last 3 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    Rates for this position are between £35-£40 an hour depending on your experience and this council are open to flexible working arrangements.

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

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

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

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

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £26 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.
    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.
    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.
    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.
    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

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

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

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

  • Town Planner (2 - 5 years exp)

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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

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

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

    Key Requirements

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

    Main Responsibilities

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

    Salary is competitive + bonus and benefits.

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

    Alternatively please Billie Smith on 0203 795 4828.

  • General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor (Outside IR35)

    East Anglia - £280 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    What you need

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

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officers

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working wth a Local Authority based in Sussex who are looking to bring on multiple Senior Planners with an immediate start.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will compromise of a mix caseload of applications ranging from Householder to Complex Minor level and Small Major level.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. However, it is most likely to be between £35 and £40 an hour.

  • Interim - General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    About the role

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Rent Reviews, Lease Renewals, Property Management
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership
    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice
    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 35 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About the role

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

    What you need

    • Ideally MRICS
    • Atleast 5 + years post qualification experience
    • Experience of working within Local Authorities

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Principal Development Management Planner - Outside IR35

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Essex area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority in the East Midlands area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 3- 6-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    The role would have you dealing with complex major applications in relation to a Sustainable Urban Extension. Ideally, they are looking for someone full time, though reduced hours can be negotiated, and they will allow home working or a compressed hours arrangement.

    Some duties will include:

    • The processing of complex major planning applications for a Sustainable Urban Extension
    • Assisting the Major Schemes Officers with workstreams on the SUE
    • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirement.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee; and,
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The local authority is rural with urban pockets with a lot of complex and interesting applications at present. The role would require someone with a wealth of experience in the planning field. Due to the nature of the role, the contract has been deemed Outside of IR35.

    More widely, if you are an experienced or qualified planner considering a career change, or you would like some advice on your CV, or what your next best step would be, we would love to hear from you.

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Capital Project Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £29 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I currently have a capital project officer role within a local authority in Derbyshire they're looking for someone to cover maternity leave.

    The role:

    Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects under the guidance of the Senior Officer to include the planning, preparation and delivery of Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    Duties:

    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation
    • To carry out other such duties associated with the service area, which the Asset Manager may from time to time require, to maintain the efficient and effective running of the service.
    • To apply the principles of good Customer Care by taking responsibility, ensuring reliability and having respect for all those for whom the service is being provided, including colleagues and Elected Members.

    Job requirements:

    • Drivers licence
    • Office based with travel to Alliance locations

    If you're interested in the role, please apply or give me a call sophie- 02037954828

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

    West Midlands - £35 - £39 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Birmingham is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor.

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

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 35 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    What you need

    • MRICS or FRICS
    • 5+ years PQE
    • Local Authority experience

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Private Sector Housing Team Leader

    East Midlands - £33 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Housing Standards Enforcement Team Leader

    You will be:

    • Inspecting private rented properties using the Housing Health & Rating System
    • Carrying out any necessary enforcement action in line with the Housing Act 2004
    • Using the local authority's Private Sector Housing Policy Framework

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

    Do you have:

    • An ONC, OND or HNC, HND in Building Studies, or have a relevant housing related professional qualification/s.
    • Extensive knowledge and experience in the use and application of the Housing Health and Safety Rating System.
    • The ability to demonstrate up to date knowledge of housing and other legislations relevant to the post and specifically the Acts relating to grants, housing conditions, enforcement and the licensing of houses in multiple occupation within the private sector.
    • Minimum of three years previous experience in the inspection & enforcement of all types of Private Sector Housing
  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £300 - £330 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Northamptonshire is looking to recruit a new construction project manager.

    About the role

    • You will need to define, develop and deliver capital construction projects that range from £5k to £50M
    • complex projects
    • To lead construction projects managing external consultant design teams and contractor / developer delivery teams
    • Responsibility for the end to end delivery of multiple construction projects

    What you'll need

    • Degree level
    • RICS
    • Prince2
    • ICT skills

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £19 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    West Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on. This position is likely to fall OUTSIDE IR34

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

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

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

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

  • General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 35 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Interim Valuation Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Nottinghamshire are looking for an experienced Valuation Surveyor.

    About the role

    Under the supervision of the Asset Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the valuation and estates work of the council including acquisitions, disposals, management, rating and compensation matters.

    You will provide a cost effective professional valuation and property management service to the council taking into account the council's policies and legislation and particularly the duty to demonstrate best value on all property transactions

    About the Role

    • The focus of the role is to undertake valuations of residential property and mixed portfolios:
    • Secured lending
    • Accounts
    • Acquisition and Disposal
    • Re-gear
    • Advising on Build to Rent housing investment models and strategies

    Criteria

    • MRICS qualified
    • Experience of single asset residential valuations
    • Proven IT skills, including high-level Excel competency.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

    Desirable Criteria

    • Ideally will also be a Registered Valuer.
    • Knowledge of the various methods of marketing, disposal and acquisition of land and buildings
    • Experience of Local Government practises and procedures

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Surveyor roles.

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

  • Principal Policy Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

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


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

  • Senior Policy Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Interim Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 4 month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible.

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £36 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £18 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Principal Development Management Planner - Outside IR35

    East Anglia - £43 - £48 per hour + outside of IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the Hertfordshire area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    The role would have you dealing with major applications alongside potentially signing off reports prepared by other planners (though if you would rather just work on a caseload this is feasible).

    Ideally, they are looking for someone full time, though reduced hours can be negotiated, and they will allow home working or a compressed hours arrangement.

    The local authority is rural with urban pockets with a lot of complex and interesting applications at present. The role would require someone with a wealth of experience in the planning field. Due to the nature of the role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35.

    Please do apply for further information on the position and I'll gladly run you through both this role and the others I am currently working on.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £25 - £28 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    You will be part of a team responsible for:

    * Ensuring clients facing homelessness are dealt with appropriately and given housing advice.
    * Finding solutions to help clients remain in their existing homes or finding suitable alternative housing.
    * Carrying out interviews on potential homelessness clients and offering alternative housing options.

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

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

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    About the role

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

    What we are looking for

    You are self motivated and well organised and know how to effectively manage a busy workload. Good negotiation and people management skills are essential to developing and maintaining effective relationships with our suppliers. You must use your initiative, be innovative and flexible in your approach to completing your work as the portfolio includes both historic and modern buildings

    Essential skills

    To do this role you will need:

    • Previous experience of working in a construction environment or in a similar role
    • A degree in a relevant construction related subject
    • Membership of the RICS
    • Five years post qualification experience
    • a good knowledge of health and safety legislation including CDM
    • proven successful project management and contract administration of planned, cyclical and major repairs projects
    • the ability to estimate and value projects of rates or proprietary indices
    • experience of managing works using term contracts
    • IT literate and able to use autocad
    • Project Management skills
    • a basic understanding of building pathology and ability to diagnose building related defects
  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Devon who are looking for an experienced Planning Officer to join the team. The contract will run for an initial 2 months to cover an absent officer. Although, there is potential for an extension.

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

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. This job role also has the flexibility of home working, depending on the work load.

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

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

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    You will be expected to cover a range of applications for householders and minors at a high standard. The region is a mix of rural and urban, some experience in this area would preferred but not essential.

    The rate is between £30-£35 per hour. This job role also has the flexibility of home working, compressed or part time working hours.

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

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

  • Senior Policy Planner

    South East - £32 - £42 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been tasked with sourcing a Principal Policy Officer to join a progressive Local Planning Authority based in Berkshire.

    This vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for a further 6-month extension and are offering a competitive rate in line with the successful contractor's experience.

    This Local Authority are looking for Policy Officer with a wealth of experience taking Local Plans to examination and is it crucial the correct person can come in and hit the ground running.

    Duties of the role:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    Flexible home working/compressed hours are offered within this Local Authority.

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

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

  • Capital Project Officer

    East Midlands - £23 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a local Authority based in Derbyshire who are looking to recruit a new capital projects officer who will be planning, preparing and delivering Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    About the role

    • Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects in accordance with internal project management governance arrangements.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, and consultation.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, and consultation.
    • To undertake site inspections and manage health and safety throughout the project from inception to completion.
    • To process valuation and manage costs in line with budgets and variation thresholds.

    What you'll need

    • Driving license
    • HND/C
    • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Interim Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £42 - £47 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the East Midlands are currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within valuations.

    The role

    • Granting and taking of new leases, lease renewals, licences and agreements in order to maintain and manage the property portfolio
    • Undertake a wide range of estate management activities including valuations, dilapidations, repairs, licences, wayleaves, change of use, assignments and sub lettings in order to maintain and enhance the property portfolio
    • Negotiate rent reviews on best terms achievable in order to either maximise income to the council or minimise expenditure
    • Asset Valuations in accordance with RICS and CIPFA Guidance to support the Council's financial accounts
    • Valuations for compulsory purchase and subsequent acquisition

    The council are looking for candidates with significant knowledge and experience in estate management and valuation activities. You will also be at an advantage if you are MRICS and registered valuer.

    Contract

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

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £25 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South West - £25 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Derbyshire is looking to recruit a new capital projects officer who will be planning, preparing and delivering Major Works Projects and Programmes of work to all council assets.

    About the role

    • Prepare and deliver Contracts/Projects in accordance with internal project management governance arrangements.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation.
    • To deliver projects in line with planning, building control, section 20, party wall assessments, consultation.
    • To undertake site inspections and manage health and safety throughout the project from inception to completion.
    • To process valuation and manage costs in line with budgets and variation thresholds.

    What you'll need

    • Driving license
    • HND/C
    • Good IT and communication skills.
  • Principal Development Management Planner

    South East - £42 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer to their Development Management team for an initial 6-month period, though this is highly likely to be extended.

    The main purpose of the role is to act as a planning specialist, providing definitive professional advice for the Council, creating and applying best practice and delivering successful planning outcomes across the full range of planning disciplines with the Planning Division, those disciplines being Development Management, Development Planning and Minerals & Waste Planning. Further duties are outlined below:

    • Taking responsibility for resolving highly complex strategic planning projects, planning applications and development consent orders, managing projects from conception to conclusion, including the supervision of planning and other staff in project teams.
    • Leading the preparation of evidence and act for the Council as the expert planning witness in planning appeals including public inquiries, hearings, public examinations and high court proceedings.
    • Leading and concluding negotiations on complex legal agreements which ensure the delivery of sustainable development in accordance with planning law, national and local planning policy, balance stakeholder and local community requirements and apply best practice.
    • Judging competing priorities, lead negotiations with and give definitive advice to all stakeholders in the planning process including, developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public on planning issues associated with highly complex development projects and proposals.
    • Preparing reports and delivering presentations to councillors, senior officers, stakeholders and public meetings on planning issues associated with highly complex development projects and proposals.
    • Developing, managing and maintaining excellent working relationships with developers, professional agents, councillors, parish/town councils, service providers, other council officers, community organisations and members of the public and apply high levels of customer care practice towards maintaining those relationships.

    Please note this is not an exhaustive list of your responsibilities, should you be successful in securing the role

    It is essential that you have a minimum of 5 years' worth of recent experience of dealing with major residential (100+ dwellings) and commercial developments within a Local Planning Authority, with a proven capability of handling a large case load of complex planning applications with minimal supervision.

    If you would like to be considered for this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me and I can get the ball rolling in terms of interview. Flexible working and rate of pay will be determined once through the interview stage, though it has been indicated to me that the rate will be between £42p/h and £45p/h.

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    South East - £34 - £37 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South West - £50 - £60 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the lovely area of Devon who are looking for an Interim Development Management Manager to join the team!

    The contract will run for an initial period of 4-6 months, but scope to be extended beyond this.

    In the role you will be responsible for managing and developing the development management, enforcement and historic conservation functions of the Council. You will be expected to lead a busy team with responsibility for development management issues, covering the district, as well as ensuring the service meets the needs of the community and that performance is regularly monitored.

    The rate for this position will depend on previous experience. There is also flexibility with compressed working hours for this role.

    The council are looking for somebody to interview and start ASAP. If you are interested, I would recommend that you pop over your CV via email at @park-avenue.co.uk OR give Amy a call on 0203795828.

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

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Oxfordshire are currently seeking a Building Surveyors with experience in Commercial buildings.

    About the role

    • Supporting estates team generally with surveys and repairs to public buildings, community centres town hall, knowledge of conservation and of residential properties too.

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • Must have excellent customer skills and computer skills
    • Ability to identify and diagnose structural and building defects

    What you'll get in return

    • 3-month contract with opportunity to be extended
    • Hourly rate of £24-28
    • Option of 1 day a week working from home

    If this vacancy is of interest to you please apply or give me a call, Sophie Holt 02037954828.

  • Building Surveyor

    South East - £24 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Oxfordshire are currently seeking a Building Surveyors with experience in residential buildings.

    About the role

    • Working on day to day dealing with complaints, damp, structural, resident improvements raising orders, checking works, specify works, disrepair, etc

    What you'll need

    • HNC qualified
    • Must have excellent customer skills and computer skills
    • Ability to identify and diagnose structural and building defects

    What you'll get in return

    • 3-month contract with opportunity to be extended
    • Hourly rate of £24-28
    • Option of 1 day a week working from home

    If this vacancy is of interest to you please apply or give me a call, Sophie Holt 02037954828.

  • Senior Planning Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Policy Team Leader

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in the beautiful South West region. They are looking to welcome an Interim Policy Team Leader to the team for an initial 6 month contract.

    As Team Leader, your overall responsibility is to oversee the elements involved in connection with the Council's Local Plan. More specifically, to manage the production, maintain, and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the area.

    Other aspects of the position will include commissioning surveys and studies, provide written and verbal evidence to examinations and inquiries, and engaging with other Local Authorities on their plans.

    Of course, a fundamental part of your role is the ability to effectively manage the Planning Policy Team. You will supervise, develop, and appraise staff to help them understand and undertake their roles.

    The rates for this position are to be negotiated dependent on previous experience. Flexible homeworking is offered within this Local Authority.

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Project Manager / Building Surveyor (OUTSIDE IR35)

    South East - £260 - £300 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in Surrey are currently seeking a highly experienced Chartered Building Surveyor and Project Manager with high level of experience of working on capital refurbishment and development projects up to £20m.

    About the role

    • Working on the delivery of a number of new build and restoration projects in line with the Council's growth objectives.
    • You will be responsible for appointing and managing a range of property related professional services and procuring the design and construction elements of construction related services for corporate capital projects.
    • You will also have responsibility for ensuring that all the objectives are met across development and delivery phases.
    • Working in partnership with a range of internal and external stakeholders you will ensure that they are fully informed throughout the developments.

    What you'll need to succeed

    • RICS or CIOB Qualified
    • 5yrs PQE
    • High level of experience of working with projects up to £20m
    • Strong private sector backgroud
    • Experience of working with large scale building projects.
    • Consulting background of delivering capital refurbishment and development projects.

    What you'll get in return

    • 6 month contract
    • Outside IR35
    • You will be offered a day rate of £260-300 per hour, depending on your experience.
    • Homeworking and compressed hours available

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £19 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working wth a Local Authority based in Sussex who are looking to bring on a Senior Planner with an immediate start.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will compromise of a mix caseload of applications ranging from Householder to Complex Minor level and Small Major level.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. However, it is most likely to be between £35 and £40 an hour.

  • Clerk of the Works

    West Midlands - £17 - £30 per hour + depending on experience

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Warwickshire is currently seeking a clerk of the works.

    The role will be to support the Housing, Communities and Economic Development department of the council.

    The council is looking for a clerk of the works experienced in Construction and to lead the quality process to ensure that every part of the council's new build development programme is completed to the correct standards of workmanship, materials and compliance.

    About the role

    • Identify and manage potential issues, recommend corrective action (issuing Clerk of the Works' Directions as appropriate) and ensure they are rectified quickly.
    • Keep accurate site records, provide weekly site reports, keep a photographic log and attend formal meetings in connection with the project as requested.
    • You will contribute to the development of a creative and open environment within the section, where employees feel supported, involved and consulted.
    • Assist, within the scope of the post, with the development of effective links with individual customers and customer groups to contribute to the development of effective marketing of services.

    Contract

    The position will be for an initial 6-month contract and there has already been indication that an extension is possible. The contract will run off a 37-hour week Monday to Friday.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £400 - £550 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on behalf of a Local Authority in Oxfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.

    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.

    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience.

    If you would like any more information on this post, do not hesitate to give me a call on 02037954828.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Kent, who are looking to bring on a Principal DM Planner, to work on a case load of planning applications, mostly of Major level.

    The contract would be for an initial 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £40-£45 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £20000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A competitive client focused planning consultancy, based near Bedfordshire are looking for a Graduate Planner to make their mark in their expanding and forward-looking practice.

    Established in 2012, they deal with strategy direction, planning law, planning applications and appeals, public consultation, land supply, environmental impact assessment, project management, S106/Community Infrastructure Levy negotiation and the promotion of sites through the development plan process.

    They have particular experience in the residential sector and are currently dealing with residential schemes of between 10 - 1,500 dwellings, having long established relationships with a number of national housebuilders, they also deal with regionally focussed housebuilders.

    About the role:

    • Provide support to senior colleagues on a range of larger planning projects and manage own workload of minor projects
    • Assist senior colleagues in the preparation of planning applications, site appraisals, development plan representations, briefing material and research
    • Produce clear, well researched and structured pieces of work based on a sound understanding of key issues and planning policy
    • Prepare sound and thorough analysis of planning policy, legislation and case law
    • Develop professional expertise across a range of planning work
    • Communicate clearly and proactively with clients and colleagues and contribute to the delivery of a consistently good quality service
    • Develop good working relationships with colleagues, clients, other consultants and local authority planning officers
    • Proactively support business development initiatives
    • Broaden own profile and take opportunities to contribute more widely
    • Starting rate of 21k + performance related bonus at Christmas.
    • Applicants must have a car and be able to drive

    If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please get in touch with me - Billie Smith at billie@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828.

  • Graduate Town Planner

    East Midlands - £20000 - £25000 per annum + Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Established in 2012, they deal with strategy direction, planning law, planning applications and appeals, public consultation, land supply, environmental impact assessment, project management, S106/Community Infrastructure Levy negotiation and the promotion of sites through the development plan process.

    They have particular experience in the residential sector and are currently dealing with residential schemes of between 10 - 1,500 dwellings, having long established relationships with a number of national housebuilders, they also deal with regionally focussed housebuilders.

    About the role:

    • Provide support to senior colleagues on a range of larger planning projects and manage own workload of minor projects
    • Assist senior colleagues in the preparation of planning applications, site appraisals, development plan representations, briefing material and research
    • Produce clear, well researched and structured pieces of work based on a sound understanding of key issues and planning policy
    • Prepare sound and thorough analysis of planning policy, legislation and case law
    • Develop professional expertise across a range of planning work
    • Communicate clearly and proactively with clients and colleagues and contribute to the delivery of a consistently good quality service
    • Develop good working relationships with colleagues, clients, other consultants and local authority planning officers
    • Proactively support business development initiatives
    • Broaden own profile and take opportunities to contribute more widely
    • Starting rate of 21k + performance related bonus at Christmas.
    • Applicants must have a car and be able to drive

    If this sounds like something that you would be interested in, please get in touch with me - Billie Smith at billie@park-avenue.co.uk or 0203 795 4828.

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Bedfordshire is currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within valuations.

    The role

    • Granting and taking of new leases, lease renewals, licences and agreements in order to maintain and manage the property portfolio
    • Undertake a wide range of estate management activities including valuations, dilapidations, repairs, licences, wayleaves, change of use, assignments and sub lettings in order to maintain and enhance the property portfolio
    • Negotiate rent reviews on best terms achievable in order to either maximise income to the council or minimise expenditure
    • Asset Valuations in accordance with RICS and CIPFA Guidance to support the Council's financial accounts
    • Valuations for compulsory purchase and subsequent acquisition

    The council are looking for candidates with significant knowledge and experience in estate management and valuation activities. You will also be at an advantage if you are MRICS and registered valuer.

    Contract

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

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

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Housing Officer

    South East - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority in Berkshire are currently seeking a Senior Housing Officer to manage the day to day supervision of a team of housing professionals, providing a range of services including the administration of the Common Housing Register (CHR) team, Discretionary Housing Payment assessments, landlord liaison and tenancy sustainment support.

    Main duties will include:

    • To provide day to day support to the Common Housing Register team, creating rotas and ensuring the assessment of applications and associated administrative functions are completed in line with policies, procedures and agreed timescales.
    • To act as Reviewing Officer for decisions made in relation to Common Housing Register applications in the absence of the Reviewing Officer.
    • To oversee the caseload of the tenancy sustainment service, providing expert advice on all housing matters and to develop processes for collecting performance data.
    • To ensure the timely assessment of Discretionary Housing Payment and Council Tax Hardship applications, agreeing on decisions with the DHP/CTH Assessment Officer and ensuring the collection of appropriate performance data.
    • To develop and implement a private rented sector offer to private landlords, in conjunction with the Housing Options Team Leader and Landlord Liaison Officer, reviewing successes and adapting the offer accordingly to maximise uptake.
    • To maintain an excellent working knowledge of housing law, case law, best practice and new developments and to disseminate such knowledge to the Service, as appropriate.
    • To provide cover for the Senior Housing Options Officer during periods of sickness or absence, ensuring all front-line staff are supported.
    • To ensure the provision of suitable IT systems for the Housing Options team, and to ensure such systems are maintained and updated, as required.
    • To deputise for the Housing Options Team Leader during periods of sickness or annual leave, or upon request.
    • To actively promote the Housing Service to partner agencies and to ensure that excellent partnerships are maintained.
    • To carry out any other duties, as and when required, including flexible working, to support the Housing Operations team.
    • To attend or Chair professionals meetings to represent the Housing Service.
    • To assist with fraud investigations and to interview applicants' under PACE in conjunction with another manager, as and when required.
    • Promote equality as an integral part of the role, treating everyone with fairness and dignity.
    • Comply with WBC health and safety policies, procedures and rules, taking reasonable care of self and others.
    • Adhere to the standards set out in the WBC competency framework.

    If you possess the following criteria, then please do send through your CV fo review:

    Minimum of a level 4 qualification in a housing-related subject

    Membership of the CIH

    Maths and English GCSE's (or equivalent) at C grade or above

    Experience

    Minimum of 3 years' experience managing a front-line housing service

    Experience of managing multiple teams within a service

    Experience of influencing and negotiating with partner agencies to enable positive outcomes for the Service

    Experience in Chairing professionals meetings in a multi-agency environment

    Experience in working with clients with multiple and complex needs, including substance/alcohol misuse, domestic abuse, learning disabilities and offending behaviour

    Experience in carrying out PACE interviews in connection with fraud investigations, or a willingness to undertake training

    Knowledge and understanding

    Excellent knowledge of the duties imposed by the Housing Act 1996, Homelessness Act 2002 and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017

    Broad knowledge of legislation relating to: victims of domestic violence, young people, relationship breakdown, illegal eviction etc

    Excellent knowledge of the welfare benefits system and welfare reform issues

    An understanding of the issues faced by disadvantaged applicants, rough sleepers and other vulnerable groups

  • General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    East Anglia - £40 - £46 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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


    Your main responsibilities within this role are as follows:

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


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


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


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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be between £30-£40 per hour.

    This position is a part time role. The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or part time hours.


    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 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!

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £32 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Suffolk who are looking for a Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 3-month basis. The council is situated in a beautiful, rural part of the county, with a range of applications requiring attention.

    The role will have you working on householder and minor applications, as well as validations amongst other issues. There is quite a high volume of applications within the authority at present and with that, they are looking at someone who is able to hit the ground running with little to no supervision.

    The council will be able to accommodate some home working, provided that the applications are being dealt with and the council are seeing results. Due to the rural nature of the authority, having access to your own car to perform site visits is necessary for this post.

    The council are able to pay between £32 - £33p/h for this position, however there may be scope for this to be increased for an exceptional contractor. If you wish to be considered for the post, please do apply below!

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £35 - £42 per hour + Negotiable - OUTSIDE IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Buckinghamshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month rolling contract. This contract will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A fantastic opportunity for an ambitious Planning Officer to make their mark in an expanding, forward thinking, boutique, private planning and consultancy practise in central London!

    My client are currently resourcing a varied workload of residential and commercial development projects in London and the South East and are looking for a Planning officer to join their niche, Central London, planning and development consultancy.

    Skills required for the role;

    -Highly organised

    -Excellent report-writing skills

    -Able to work on one's own initiative

    -Have a thorough understanding of UK planning legislation

    -Minimum of 1 years relevant experience in planning roles

    -MRTPI chartered or working towards

    -Previous experience in private sector consultancy

    The salary is very competitive and is dependent on skills and experience."

  • Senior Planner/ Associate

    East Midlands - Competitive + Bonuses

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A fantastic opportunity for a Senior Planner/ Associate to make their mark in an expanding and forward thinking private planning and consultancy practise in central London!

    My client are currently resourcing a varied workload of residential and commercial development projects in London and the South East and are looking for a Senior/ Associate Planning officer to join their niche, Central London, planning and development consultancy.

    The role is predominately focussed on the management of planning applications and appeals in conjunction with the planning director and junior staff.

    Skills required for the role;

    -Highly organised

    -Excellent report-writing skills

    -Able to work on ones own initiative

    -Have a thorough understanding of UK planning legislation

    -Able to demonstrate a track record of work generation and the ability to generate new business for the practice

    -Minimum of 5 years relevant experience in planning roles

    -MRTPI chartered

    -Ideally previous experience in private sector consultancy

    The salary is very competitive and is dependant on skills and experience.

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £47 - £53 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the West Midlands. Hourly rate of £47-53 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in the West Midlands. 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 10 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £47-53 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £47 - £53 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the West Midlands. Hourly rate of £47-53 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 10 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £47-53 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £47 - £53 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the West Midlands. Hourly rate of £47-53 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 10 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £47-53 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Environmental Health Officer

    South West - £24 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A busy local authority I am currently working with is looking for an Environmental Health Officer who also holds some experience within and knowledge of housing.

    The purpose of the role is:

    Expected to undertake specialist or technical assessments/activities and make decisions based on those assessments within a service function using skills that would have be gained through professional qualifications and practical experience. The role at this level would have significant relevant experience and be responsible for creating appropriate work plans/programmes for self and others. Roles at this level can be involved in supervising/managing the work of others within an overall management framework. Under the general supervision of a team manager the role would undertake pro-active and reactive inspections of housing conditions and apply skills, knowledge and experience of the range of legislation and policy interventions to remedy or improve the conditions using resources and/or enforcement. For this role it means: Taking the lead for enforcement action in relation to poor housing conditions, licensing of caravans sites and HMOs and acting as a specialist in the legal process of dealing with unauthorised encampments and illegal eviction and harassment.

    Day to day duties will require you to:

    • Contribute to relevant policies and strategies within the service area.
    • Contribute to assessing the complexity of cases, authorise work/remedial action within specific cases and develop a framework for programmes of work to meet legislative requirements.
    • Manage a caseload of technical projects or inspections and undertake enforcement action as necessary.
    • Provide information and advice to businesses or individuals as detailed in the programme of work through spot checks to ensure the appropriate action is taken to comply with legislation and technical standards.
    • Prepare cases (housing, unauthorised encampments, illegal eviction/harassment and caravans) for enforcement or other legal action within the appropriate timescales.
    • Contribute to the supervision, management and development of others to improve service standards and delivery where necessary.
    • Give information and advice to businesses and the public about legislative requirements and standards. Establish & maintain appropriate links between the public and other professionals to encourage a clear understanding of each other's priorities and ways of working.
    • Communicate effectively with contractors, colleagues and businesses, both verbally and in writing, through the appropriate use of case notes and other record keeping within information sharing protocols and record keeping policies.

  • Senior Building Control Surveyor

    West Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Senior Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the West Midlands. Hourly rate of £47-53 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 10 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £47-53 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor

    East Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in the East Midlands. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Hampshire. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the Cambridgeshire area 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.

    They are looking for an energetic Senior Planning Officer to cover a mixed caseload of applications. This Local Authority will consider a Planning Officer who is looking to progress in their career and pick up a mixed caseload, including small major applications.

    The rate of pay is between £25-£35 per hour. There is scope for flexible home working/compressed working hours.

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

    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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £15 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £15 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    North East - £30 - £33 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    South West - £290 - £310 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Land Charges Case Officer

    South East - £20 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with one of my favourite Local Authorities in Surrey, who are looking to recruit a Land Charges Case Officer.

    Key responsibilities of the roles include:

    • Printing all new searches via the hubs & emails
    • Input new searches, add required information and digitise onto sales force
    • Generate the search charges and cross check this with the information held on Ishare and Civica, removing any information that is not relevant to the property.
    • Check - if applicable, CIL information and cross check this against Civica to ensure entries within CIL are correct and amend if necessary.
    • Check Building controls spreadsheets in reference to competent person, add if necessary
    • Once all checks are done, send out via hubs or email
    • Manage and respond to any email enquiry's
    • Manage and action any CIL enquiry's

    The position will last initially for 3- months, however, there is scope for it to be extended beyond this.

    The council are prepared to be flexible with regards to homeworking or compressed hours and the rate is negotiable, however, will be in the region of anywhere between £20 and £30p/hr dependant on experience.

  • Estates Surveyor / Property Manager

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £20 - £25 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

    SHARE THIS JOB

    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £280 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the Bedfordshire area is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    South East - £37 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Bedfordshire 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 rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated. The council operate an 'adult' working arrangement, allowing for two days a week home working.

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

    If this role is not quite right for you but you are considering contracting, or looking for a role anywhere nationwide, it would be great to hear from you. We do not advertise all of our posts, and if we know you are on the lookout, we will make sure you are the first person we call!

  • Estates Surveyor / Property Manager

    East Midlands - £280 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the Bedfordshire area is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Conservation Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority in Somerset who are looking for a Conservation Officer for an initial three month contract.

    The Council are looking for a Conservation Officer on a part time basis. Duties will include:

    • Be able to give expert Conservation advice to Development Management Officers in their consideration of planning applications and enforcement matters.
    • 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.
    • Experience processing planning applications is desired but not essential.

    The rates are to be negotiated at this point. The contract is initially three months but very likely to be extended should everything go well.

    The council are looking for someone on a part time basis (around 30 hours) and can offer flexible home working for this role.

    The manager is collecting CV's today, with a view to conduct interviews next week. If you are interested in this position you can send your CV over to Amy.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in the 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.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * 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

    South East - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in London 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

    South West - £25 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in West London 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 - £24 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Staffordshire 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

    South West - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Somerset 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.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Warwickshire area, who are looking to take on a Senior Planner for an initial 3-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor

    East Midlands - £47 - £52 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in London . Hourly rate of £47-52 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

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

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

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £47-52 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Your main responsibilities within this role are as follows:

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

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


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

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

  • Valuation Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Somerset are looking for an experienced Valuation Surveyor.

    Under the supervision of the Asset Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the valuation and estates work of the council including acquisitions, disposals, management, rating and compensation matters. You will provide a cost effective professional valuation and property management service to the council taking into account the council's policies and legislation and particularly the duty to demonstrate best value on all property transactions

    About the Role

    • The focus of the role is to undertake valuations of residential property and mixed portfolios:
    • Secured lending
    • Accounts
    • Acquisition and Disposal
    • Re-gear
    • Advising on Build to Rent housing investment models and strategies

    Essential Criteria

    • MRICS qualified
    • Experience of single asset residential valuations
    • Proven IT skills, including high-level Excel competency.
    • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

    Desirable Criteria

    • Ideally will also be a Registered Valuer.
    • Knowledge of the various methods of marketing, disposal and acquisition of land and buildings
    • Experience of Local Government practises and procedures

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Surveyor roles.

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

  • Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £32 - £38 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the Manchester area is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals and landlord and tenant work. Added to this candidates need a high level of experience and knowledge within aquisitions and disposals.

    About the role

    • The main focus of the role will be around the promotion of the sale of land and buildings, add value and exploiting market opportunities; negotiate, buy and sell land and or buildings on a freehold and or leasehold basis; in accordance with RICS, CIPFA and constitutional regulations to deliver the Councils Acquisition Plan and Disposal Plan.

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

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

    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my favourite local authority clients in Surrey, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a part- time basis.

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

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

  • Planning Officer x2

    East Midlands - £28 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in the West Yorkshire area, who are looking to take on Two Planning Officers for an initial 3-6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. This role will involve:

    • The processing of householder and minor planning applications.
    • 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 Planning Officer with recent experience working in a local authority on householder and minor planning applications. You would need to be able to pick up a caseload of applications and work through them with minimal supervision. The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

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

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

  • Senior Policy Officer (Outside IR35)

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the West Midlands are looking to recruit a Senior Policy Officer to work in their local plans team for a minimum period of 3-6 months, though this is likely to roll on.

    Generally speaking, your responsibilities will include:

    • To assist with the preparation, monitoring and revision of individual planning policies, as appropriate for the development of the Local Plan for the borough, and to make recommendations in conjunction with the Principal Planning Officer and the Strategic Planning Manager under the provisions of Town and Country Planning legislation
    • To undertake surveys, and be responsible for the collection, recording, analysing and interpretation of information; undertake background research; prepare, explain and present conclusions, policies and proposals to colleagues, other services and the public.
    • To ensure the regular collection of data and information and consequent preparation of monitoring reports.
    • To prepare reports and present data and information, including sketch plans and diagrams, if appropriate, for use by a wider audience.
    • To organise and contribute to the running of public participation exercises including workshops, focus groups and attendance at Parish Council and neighbourhood forum meetings.
    • To organise and undertake non-statutory consultation with the public and relevant agencies.
    • To provide professional guidance to the general public and other staff of the Council including Planning Control on planning policies.
    • To be informed and aware of relevant legislation, government advice and the activities of other organisations and professional associations that may bear upon planning policy and project issues.

    The council have various other exciting projects happening and this is a great area to work in and get involved in shaping in the coming years.

    The council are happy to discuss part-time and flexible working arrangements, and the rate you could expect will depend on your previous experience within a similar role.

    This position is Outside IR35.

    If you would like more information on this role, and the rate you could expect to be paid, please get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Hampshire, who are looking to bring on a Senior Planning Officer to work on a case load of planning applications, mostly of householder and minor level, with the opportunity to work on some small majors.

    The contract would be for an initial 3-6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £30-£35 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Commercial Asset Manager (Outside IR35)

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in East Anglia is currently seeking an experienced Asset Manager.

    You will be working with a growing team who are predominately field based and manage a portfolio of commercial and other non-residential assets.

    The team has a varied workload ranging from all aspects of Landlord and Tenant, supporting the estate, service charge analysis, telecoms, compulsory acquisition, advising Development colleagues of the valuation and management aspects of commercial elements in residential schemes, community assets, managing external partners, and general initiatives to promote financial and quality value from owned assets.

    About the role

    • Ensuring up to date records of non-residential assets (including offices, retail premises, community facilities, land, and allotments) are maintained, and that information is reconciled between sources to validate accuracy.
    • Implementing systems for receiving regular evidence from tenants, lessees, and occupiers of compliance with relevant statutory and regulatory obligations pertaining to the nature of the asset occupied and ensure the same is provided to tenants, lessees and occupiers in accordance with obligations.
    • Actively and effectively managing assets in line with the Asset Strategy and agreed KPIs including income maximisation and collection, void periods for commercial premises, and ensuring that leases and agreements remain within date and that trigger points are utilised to maximise income.
    • Ensuring that valuations are obtained for rent reviews, lease surrenders and disposals of commercial and community premises.
    • Leading on all aspects of commercial negotiations including with purchasers concerning ransom strips, with telecommunications providers regarding income from masts and aerials, and with landlords and tenants concerning schedules of dilapidations and condition to maximise income and minimise cost for the business.
    • Procuring and managing services provided by third party lettings and managing agents and other consultants and liaise with legal services providers to drive lettings and disposals.

    What you need

    • Proven knowledge and expertise of commercial asset management including knowledge of current landlord and tenant legislation relating to commercial premises
    • Thorough understanding of commercial leases
    • Demonstrable commercial negotiation skills
    • Background in acquisitions and disposals
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent) / chartered surveyor / member of RICS

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor (Outside IR35)

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Gloucestershire, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month initial contract, likely to be extended, should everything go well.

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

    • To assist with the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control, including carrying out site visits, interviewing complainants alleged suspects and other interested parties as part of the evidence gathering process.
    • To analyse of the facts of the case and undertake an assessment of the planning merits, with guidance where needed, in order to determine the most appropriate action.
    • Under guidance, to negotiate with a range of customers, including agents, in respect of a variety of development control and enforcement matters.
    • To deal efficiently and courteously with visitors to the office, telephone enquiries and other correspondence, providing assistance and guidance on general planning and enforcement matters.
    • To liaise and assist with work activities of other sections and divisions of the Directorate and outside bodes, including statutory undertakers and Consultees in connection with development control and enforcement matters.


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

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

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West of England and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the West Midlands, who are looking to take on a contract Senior Officer for an initial 6-month assignment. This role will involve:

    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.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractor's previous experience but is expected to be in the £38 - £40 p/h range.

    If you are interested or would like more information, please feel free to call me on 020 3795 4835 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £35 - £40 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 Principal Planning Officer.

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

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

    This position has the opportunity of flexible home working/compressed working hours. The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you.

    The council are looking for the appropriate person to start ASAP and are therefore conducting telephone interviews this week.

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

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

  • Senior Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been tasked with sourcing a Senior Policy Officer to join a progressive Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands

    This vacancy will be for an initial 3 months with potential for extension to 6 months and is paying up to £35 an hour.

    Duties of the role:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this is a brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer/Senior Planner

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    The contract would be for an initial 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. There is strong potential that should everything go well for both parties, the contract could last for 18 months. Rates for the position range from £30-£40 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

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

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

  • Senior Estates Surveyor

    East Midlands - £43662 - £47501 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local authority based in South Yorkshire is currently seeking an experienced Senior Estates Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

    • Negotiating the purchase, leasing and letting of a wide range of Council property for a variety of purposes
    • Undertaking lease renewals, lease restructures, rent reviews and service charge management
    • Managing complex leased property assets including City Centre office accommodation and community buildings
    • Rural Estate Management
    • Vacant Property Management
    • General property advice on complex and contentious properties
    • Marketing and letting of vacant premises including production of property particulars, advertising and selection of tenants
    • Undertaking valuations for a variety of purposes including right to buy applications, insurance, rating and asset valuations in accordance with RICS Appraisal and Valuation (red book) standards
    • Maintenance of the Asset Register and asset records
    • Providing advice on the Council's operational estate

    Knowledge and Experience

    • A minimum of 5 years professional experience in estate management dealing with a wide variety of public/ private and third sector stakeholders.
    • Detailed practical knowledge of estate management and landlord and tenant matters and associated legislation.
    • Experience of working on a wide range of complex and contentious issues with a variety of clients from the public, private and third sectors.
    • Track record of delivery to meet tight deadlines and within tight financial limits
    • Experience of working in a political environment and knowledge of current thinking in local government and public sector reform
    • Significant experience of collaborative working, partnership development, and contract negotiation within a complex organisation
    • Experience of developing innovative delivery models in the achievement estate management objectives

    Essential Qualifications

    • Educated to degree level, in a relevant qualification to the duties of the post
    • Member of Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS/FRICS) or commitment to complete Assessment of Professional Competence and attainment of membership within 12 months of appointment
    • A Registered Valuer, or commitment to attain Registered Valuer status within 12 months of appointment

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £19 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Must have a current DBS

    Do you have…

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

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    local authority based in South London is currently seeking an experienced General Practice Surveyor.

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in Devon who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for a 3 month rolling contract.

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 3 months but will be ongoing as long as everything is going well. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this point, depending on previous experience.

    The council are looking for someone on a part time basis and they offer a wealth of home working.

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Gloucestershire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial one year contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running, processing complex major applications on a large scale. It is essential that you experience of dealing with major residential (100+ dwellings) and commercial developments within a Local Planning Authority, with a proven capability of handling a large case load of complex planning applications with minimal supervision. Membership to the RTPI is favourable, but not required. Planning Performance Agreement experience is desirable for this role.

    The rate is to be negotiated at this time. This role has opportunity for flexible home working, part time/compressed hours.

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

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

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

  • Conservation Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority in Hampshire who are looking for a Conservation Officer for an initial three month contract.

    The right person will be able to give 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.

    The rates are to be negotiated at this point. The contract is initially three months but very likely to be extended should everything go well.

    The manager is collecting CV's today, with a view to conduct interviews shortly. If you are interested in this position you can send your CV over to Amy.

    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 Planning Policy Manager

    East Midlands - £50 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working on behalf of a local authority in Hertfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.

    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 3-6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.

    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience. If you would like advice on the sort of rate of pay you would realistically be looking at, please get in touch and we would be happy to advise.

  • Neighbourhood Management Officer

    South West - £350 - £700 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am recruiting for a Neighbourhood Management Officer, based in Stroud. This role will require the candidate to provide a fully comprehensive Housing Management service from commencement of Tenancy through to termination.

    The Role

    Your key duties within the role will include the following:

    -To ensure the advertisement and allocation of empty dwellings are undertaken within the prescribed timescales ensuring visits such as pre- tenancies/ termination and void management are instigated and completed.
    -To be aware and make the best use of tools, mechanisms, authority and processes to most effectively and efficiently address and resolve issues identified in all breaches of the tenancy conditions.
    -To effectively maintain the conditions of the external environment of the managed area, managing service contracts and encouraging tenant involvement within in the managed patch, being innovative and creative in sustaining this interaction.
    -To monitor, identify and action any cases of tenancy fraud and safeguarding by establishing effective partnerships and following recommended policies and guidelines.
    -To make sure effective liaison with internal services and external agencies to ensure appropriate care and support packages are being delivered to vulnerable tenants.
    -To support and achieve the service and performance and service targets set within the housing management service
    -To effectively manage and administrate the requests for transfers and Mutual Exchanges, Homeswapper and tenancy inspections.
    -To be aware of the need and to initiate, direct and lead on estate plans and profiling information, which contribute to the priorities for improvement in services, estates and communities by the housing service.

    The Candidate

    To be considered for this role you must have the experience of tenancy management and enforcement. A sound knowledge of landlord and tenant legislation, Awareness and knowledge of the Housing Act 1985, Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, The Localism Act 2011, Crime and Disorder Act 2014, Environmental Health Act 1990.

    The Contract

    This is a temporary contact starting ASAP.

  • General Practice Surveyor

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The Council are looking for a general practice surveyor experienced in rent reviews, lease renewals, acquisitions and landlord and tenant work.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this time.

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

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

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

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West of England and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Team Leader

    East Anglia - £50 - £60 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

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

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

    The authority are able to offer a flexible home working arrangement once you are successfully through the interview stage. They are able to offer a rate of between £50 - £60p/h, however are happy to pay more for an outstanding contractor.

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

  • Planning Officer/ Graduate Planner

    South East - £25000 - £30000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are working with one of our longstanding clients, a Local Authority, based in Northern Essex who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to their rapidly growing team.

    The position is permanent, working for a LPA that has an excellent track record in internal staff progression and retention - employees like it there so much they do not want to leave! This is a fantastic opportunity for a Graduate Planner to get their foot into a well-established LPA so that they are able to develop and grow their skills. The role will include but is not limited to;

    Assisting and providing an effective and efficient Development Management service in accordance with statutory requirements, approved policy and the Council's policies, procedures and targets.

    • To undertake site inspections and meetings with regards to planning applications and preapplications, and appeals and enforcement enquiries where required.
    • To advise applicants on the content of applications both prior to and after submission. To prepare evidence for planning and enforcement appeals and give evidence at appeals at the level appropriate to experience.
    • To liaise with the Planning Policy Team on policy matters and the preparations of development briefings.
    • To support, contribute and comply with quality procedures as described within the Corporate Quality Policy and as directed by the Service's management.

    Salary is roughly 25k but can be negotiated depending on experience.

    If you are interested or would like more information on this opportunity, please call Billie at Park Avenue Recruitment on 0203 795 4828.

  • Building Control Surveyor

    South East - £45 - £48 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Surrey. Hourly rate of £45-48 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in Surrey. 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 5 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 £45-48 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £18 - £22 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £19 - £22 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    West Midlands - £30 - £36 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Birmingham is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 35 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor - Bedfordshire

    East Midlands - £40 - £47 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Bedfordshire. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in Bedfordshire. 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 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £40-45 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    East Anglia - £32 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Norfolk based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced Senior Planner to join the team during a busy time for the authority. You would be working on a caseload of smaller major applications, up to approx. 50 dwellings. There is also an upcoming large-scale commercial application in the pipeline for the area. The contract will run for between 6-9 months, with a possible view for the contract to be extended beyond this.

    Home or flexible working would be negotiable once successfully through the interview stage, however during the first month of the contract if successful you'll likely be in the office more than you would like to be as you get up to date with the systems and applications coming through the department. Access to your own car is a necessity, and knowledge of working with both Ocella and Civica whilst not essential, would be looked upon favourably.

    The rate for this position will fall between £32p/h and £35 p/h. The manager has indicated that they would ideally like to hold telephone interview at the end of the week or early next week, so if this is a role you would be interested in undertaking, apply below!

  • Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority based in sunny Somerset who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work.

    The contract will initially run for 6 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of 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 very flexible home working and compressed working hours, if needed.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details.

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Somerset 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 - £20 - £28 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in the 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.

  • Estates Surveyor - Staffordshire

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role

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

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 35 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Officer (Outside IR35)

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Leicestershire based Local Planning Authority are in the market for a Planning Officer, for a 3-month period to assist with an influx of applications.

    This role will involve working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to small major applications.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependent on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have at least 2 years working experience in development management. Rates are dependable on your experience. This council is set up for remote working and can offer 4 days at home.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the UK, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

    If you would like more information on the rate of pay you can expect, or location of this role, please don't hesitate to contact me on 020 3795 4835 or via email at alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £18 - £20 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South West - £20 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £47463 - £51300 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working on behalf of one of my best clients, an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are currently looking to bring on permanent members of staff to the Planning team. They are looking for an experienced Principal Planner to join at what is an exciting point in the authority's history, with ambitious plans for growth outlined for the coming years. Over 10000 new homes have been planned up to 2023, bringing through the creation of new harden communities based on Garden City principles.


    The Council are investing directly in homes, health, jobs and journeys with a £100m plus strategic investment plan, and they are also looking to maintain their proud track record in planning good quality, sustainable developments. By investing in and embracing new technology and mobile working, the Council are looking at ways to improve the quality of service they can offer their customers. With that, they are looking for experienced, hardworking and proactive officers who wish to advance their career in what is a dynamic and ambitious planning service.


    Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    * To take responsibility as lead officer for key strategic developments, including all the related project management; consultee and community liaison; Council Member interface and engagement of specialist consultancy.
    * The provision of advice to Planning Committee on all aspects of Development Management, preparing Committee reports and recommendations and assembling agendas.
    * To attend Planning Committee meetings and present reports and recommendations.
    * To mentor and support Planners who provide assistance to the role in the context of specific development proposals at pre-application, application and post-decision stages.
    * The implementation of all aspects of the Council's plans and policies through Development Management and through liaison with the Planning Policy team and other Council Services.
    * To support the Planning Development Manager in the co-ordination of Development Management input into the development of the Local Plan.
    * To assist the Planning Development Manager in the effective distribution of workload, staff deployment and, where required, to provide a deputising role in the checking of application reports to be considered under delegated authority or by Committee.
    * To assess planning and related applications, discuss proposals with applicants, undertake site inspections and advise the public on proposals, as appropriate.
    * To prepare evidence for appeals and represent the Council at Hearings and Public Inquiries.
    * To represent the Development Management Service, as required, in the development of cross-Service corporate strategies and projects


    A Planning degree is essential for this position, and eligibility for RTPI Membership (or a current Membership) will be looked upon favourably. Relevant experience, such as excellent report writing, appeals, presenting at Committee and other formal and informal meetings, is required, as well as experience of negotiating s106 agreements. Experience working on complex applications, as well as your more 'mainstream' major applications is absolutely essential for this position.


    Benefits include flexible working opportunities, a lease car scheme and free car parking.


    Salaries for a Principal Planner start at £47,463, going up to £51,300. For more information on the post outlined above, please do apply and I'll gladly pass over the details that I have.

  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £22 - £24 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in Staffordshire 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.

  • Planner/Senior Planner

    South East - £25605 - £44268 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with one of my best clients, an Essex based Local Planning Authority, who are currently looking to bring on permanent members of staff to the Planning team. They are looking for planners from Planning Officer up to Senior Planning Officer level to join at what is an exciting time for the authority. It is a leading Authority in the area with ambitious plans for growth, with over 10000 new homes planned up to 2033, encompassing the creation of new garden communities based on Garden City principles.


    The Council are investing directly in homes, health, jobs and journeys with a £100m plus strategic investment plan, and they are also looking to maintain their proud track record in planning good quality, sustainable developments. By investing in and embracing new technology and mobile working, the Council are looking at ways to improve the quality of service they can offer their customers. With that, they are looking for experienced, hardworking and proactive officers who wish to advance their career in what is a dynamic and ambitious planning service.


    Your key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

    • To assess planning and related applications against the Council's policies and prepare and assist in the preparation of reports and recommendations thereon.
    • To attend Planning Committee meetings and present planning application reports and recommendations.
    • To undertake site inspections and meetings with regards to planning applications and pre-applications, and appeals and enforcement enquiries where required.
    • To advise applicants on the content of applications both prior to and after submission.
    • To advise Parish Councils, elected Members and members of the public on Development Management matters.
    • To prepare evidence for planning and enforcement appeals and give evidence at appeals at the level appropriate to experience.
    • To liaise with the Planning Policy Team on policy matters and the preparations of development briefings.
    • To support, contribute and comply with quality procedures as described within the Corporate Quality Policy and as directed by the Service's management.


    A degree in Town Planning or a related subject is preferable for this position, as is previous experience of working within the planning field. It is essential you have previous experience of working within a customer focused environment. Benefits of the position include flexible working opportunities, a lease car scheme, free car parking and a clearly defined CareerPath.


    Salaries for the Planning Officer and Senior Planner start at £25,605, going up to £44,268; your salary will depend on qualifications and experience. For more information on the post outlined above, please do apply and I'll gladly pass over the details that I have.

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in West London 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

    South East - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in London 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.

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in the beautiful area of Devon who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month period.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This position will involve working on applications for larger schemes, as well as complex applications, pre application negotiations, post determination work and defending the council's case at appeals.

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    The contract will be an initial 3 month rolling contract. This Local Authority also offer flexible home working and or compressed working hours.

    Due to the nature of this role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35. The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience. You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car.

    The Local Authority are looking for someone to start ASAP. If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

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

  • CIL Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Hampshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Senior Policy Planner to help with the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) review.

    The post plays a significant role in ensuring the right infrastructure is secured and delivered in connection with new developments. The successful contractor will need to be adept at developing and managing systems. You will be involved in progressing a revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule for the district as well as working on developing guidance on developer contributions to ensure the district is well placed to deliver quality development supported by appropriate infrastructure. If you have experience in developing a community infrastructure levy and associated supplementary planning documents on s106 contributions you will have a distinct advantage when applying for this role.

    The successful contractor will be expected to progress a revised community infrastructure levy charging schedule and regulation 123 list and attend and give evidence at the CIL examination.

    Main duties and responsibilities

    • to deliver community infrastructure through the community infrastructure levy and section 106 obligations.
    • to prepare community infrastructure levy charging schedules for adoption including the preparation of supporting viability, infrastructure, funding and other appropriate evidence, draft regulation 123 list, section 106 data, to manage public consultation on the council's charging schedule in accordance with the community infrastructure levy regulations, and to appear on the council's behalf at the community infrastructure levy charging schedule examination.
    • to prepare supplementary planning documents on section 106 developer contributions including management of public consultation in accordance with the local plan regulations.
    • to provide advice on the liability of development to the community infrastructure levy and support development management officers in their section 106 negotiations ensuring consistency and justification/evidence is available.
    • to write reports, statements and proofs of evidence and present them/act as a witness at appeals and public inquiries.
    • to work with all levels of government, agencies and partners
    • to attend meetings and training, internal and external, to present reports and provide training; during and occasionally out of work hours.
    • to comment on other LPA's consultations on CIL documents and to keep up to date with Government announcements and statements on CIL and S106's.


    It is imperative that you have a degree in a related discipline, or equivalent level of qualification or experience. You must also hold a full and current driving license and have access to a vehicle insured for business use. Holding a full membership of a professional membership, such as the Royal Town Planning Institute, will be looked upon favourably.

    The contract is likely to run for an initial 3-6 month period, though there could be scope for this to be extended. The council also offer flexible home working.

  • Senior Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in Buckinghamshire who are looking to bring on an experienced Senior Policy Planner.

    Duties will include

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

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

    This Local Authority offer very flexible home working, compressed and part time working hours.

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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Development Management Planner (Strategic Sites)

    East Anglia - £46 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Your main purposes in this role are as follows:

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Main Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Alex on 020 3795 4835. Alternatively, you can send your CV to alex@park-avenue.co.uk and I can give you more information.

  • Planning Policy Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an exciting Planning Policy Officer position based in Warwickshire

    The council are able to offer home working for the duration of the contract which will be a minimum of 6 months, most likely rolling on after that. Our council are also able to offer flexible working arrangements.

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

    Duties will include

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

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

    If you are interested or would like more information, please feel free to call Alex on 020 3795 4835 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Maintenance Surveyor - Suffolk

    East Midlands - £23 - £27 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Suffolk currently looking for an experienced Maintenance Surveyor to join their Major Capital Schemes team.

    The Role

    The role will be based around reporting to the Assistant Operations Manager (Corporate R & M) to provide a comprehensive, high quality, client focussed service for the effective maintenance and improvement of the operational property portfolio within legal, financial, quality, time and policy constraints. Ensure compliance with health and safety legislation/regulations and provide a single point of contact for building managers for technical matters.

    Summary of key roles:

    • Head project teams for construction projects including selecting, organising and managing the team of consultants and contractors and co-ordinating their programme activities, assist the AOM (R & M) in the delivery of the department's Service Improvement plan.
    • Undertake, check and produce technical feasibility studies, provide budgetary estimates, prepare drawings, specification and contract documentation for the adaptation, refurbishment, repair and maintenance of corporate property portfolio (using where required technical engineering equipment).
    • Obtain the necessary statutory approvals for approved projects such as Planning, Building Regulations, Health & Safety Executive etc.
    • Life-cycle costing analysis, development of specification of sustainable products and development of partnership approach with suppliers, aiming to improve the overall service provided.
    • Investigate property engineering defects and advise / implement appropriate action (including outside of normal working hours).Prepare reports, surveys & schedules and give professional / technical engineering / surveying advice being the Council's single point of contact for the corporate estate.

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £23-27 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 3 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor - Buckinghamshire

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

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Buckinghamshire. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in Buckinghamshire. 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 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm working on a fantastic opportunity with a local authority in North West, who are hoping to bring on a Planning Officer on a contract basis. This position has become available due to an influx in workload, and you will be helping out permanent members of staff at the council by working on a caseload of planning applications. It is anticipated that this contract will last for an initial 3 months, but it is likely to be extended if you get on well.

    To this end, it is important that you have working experience with a local authority in development management and can come in and hit the ground running without too much supervision.

    The rate for this position will vary depending on your experience relevant to the position and working arrangements/hours. If you are unsure what sort of rate you should be asking for or would like clarification on this, please give me a call or drop me an email and I would be happy to advise.

    Ideally the council are looking for a Planner who can work 37 hours a week, with 4/5 days in the office, though flexible working can be negotiated.

    For more information on the exact location of this position, please contact the Town Planning Team at Park Avenue.

    My contact details are: alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4828.

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

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

    • Subject to the Principal Planning Control Officer's direction, and in their absence to initiate, the allocation and prioritisation of investigating and monitoring activity in respect of planning enforcement, including the day to day management of the Site Investigation Officers.
    • To process planning applications and related procedures generated by enforcement or investigative action.
    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action.
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established.
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices.
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings.
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings, and to prepare related reports for the Head of Planning Control.

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon who are looking to welcome an experienced Senior Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 6 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 major and complex minor applications. 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 has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed hours.

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

    The manager is looking to conduct interview's next week, therefore if you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy 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!

  • Building Control Surveyor - Oxfordshire

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

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Oxfordshire. Hourly rate of £45-50 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in Oxfordshire. 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 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Surveyor - Hampshire

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Hampshire. Hourly rate of £45-55 per hour for a 6 month contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in Hampshire. 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 5 years Building Control experience in a local authority or similar organisation processing complex building regulation applications; enforcing and remedying breaches. Corporate Membership of either the RICS or the CABE is also required for this role.

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

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £45-50 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    MUST HAVE A CURRENT ENHANCED DBS

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently recruiting for a local authority based in a beautiful part of Lincolnshire. They are looking to bring on a contract Development Management Planner, due to an influx in planning applications currently.

    This role will be include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three-month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further, probably until the end of the year at the very least.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependent on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have a few years working experience in development management.

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

  • Building Surveyor - Sussex

    South East - £28 - £32 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Sussex currently looking for an experienced Building Surveyor to join their Maintenance and Compliance team.

    The Role

    The role will be based around the day to day management of the councils' operational asset base, including all building and property maintenance and capital improvement projects. More specifically you will be ensuring repairs and maintenance activities and works are appropriately specified, prioritised and procured on time and in budget.

    Summary of key roles:

    • To assist in the implementation of a programme of Term, Planned and Reactive Maintenance across the councils' asset portfolio in accordance with the Corporate Landlord model.
    • To monitor the deterioration or defects of buildings and operational assets, specifying and planning repair work needed.
    • To assess the impact of unexpected damage such as fire or flood.
    • To undertake or oversee structural and property condition surveys and inspections

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Building Surveyor roles.

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

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I'm currently recruiting for a Local Authority based Lancashire. They are looking to bring on a contract Development Management Planner, due to the soon departure of one of their current team members.

    This role will include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three-month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further into the new year.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have 2-3 years working experience in development management.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the North West area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

    Please feel free to contact me via email alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in the West Midlands who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for a six-month basis.

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

    The area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result is receiving some very large and interesting work. This is a great opportunity to work on some big projects at a very competitive rate!

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with one of my favourite Local Authorities based in Somerset, who are looking to bring on a contract Enforcement Officer for an initial 6 month period, although this is highly likely to be rolled on for a further 6 months beyond this.

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay is to be negotiated at this point, depending on previous experience.

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

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

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

  • Planning Policy Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Authority based in the beautiful area of Devon. They are looking to take on a Planning Policy Officer on a contracted basis. Initially the contract will last 6 months, however it is likely to roll on for a further few months.

    The council can offer flexible home working for the duration of the contract.

    They are looking for an experienced Planning Policy Officer to help with the development and progressing of their local plans.

    Duties will include

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

    Within the role, the ideal candidate will have some Development Management experience, working on planning applications, as well as experience working on Local Plans.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you.

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £25 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • General Practice Surveyor - Oxfordshire

    South East - £42000 - £46000 per annum

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local authority based in Oxfordshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Benefits

    • Career average pension scheme
    • Relocation packages
    • Interest-free loans for green travel such as bikes or public transport season tickets
    • Salary sacrifice schemes such as childcare vouchers and cycle to work schemes
    • Maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave above the statutory minimum
    • Employee assistance programme to provide support to employees both at and outside of work
    • Flexible working to help balance work and personal life including job sharing, part-time working and home working
    • Buying additional annual leave

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor - Oxfordshire

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Oxfordshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Planning Consultant

    East Midlands - £28 - £34 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    This role will include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three-month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further, probably until the end of the year.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally, you will have 3-5 years working experience in development management.

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

  • Quantity Surveyor - North London

    East Midlands - £280 - £320 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in North London are looking for an experienced Quantity Surveyor.

    The role will be based around supporting the Principal Quantity Surveyor on the direct and indirect delivery and operation of contracts for the management of multi-million-pound services including: repairs, maintenance, voids, compliance and construction work.

    The Role

    • 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.
    • Support each stage of the commissioning and contract management cycle. Realise the benefits from greater cross-council collaboration as well as effective partnership and supplier relationship
    • Provide advice and assist in developing commercial business cases for commissioning, procurement, and contract and risk management of programmes, projects and new business opportunities.
    • Work independently, with the courage to challenge the status quo and at the same time work collaboratively across a range of programmes and projects to enable successful outcomes.
    • Oversee budgetary management and the production of contract accounts and financial reports. Review variations proposed by project and programme stakeholders to commissioned or contracted services.

    Essential Criteria

    • Extensive experience of developing effective contract specifications and documents
    • Demonstrable knowledge and experience of the commercial/private property market
    • Understanding and experience of strategic planning, the commissioning process, contracting
    • and performance monitoring working within a changing and complex environment
    • Experience of providing effective commercial, financial, risk management, procurement and
    • contractual advice
    • Experience in monitoring risks relating to contracting and commercial development activities and developing mitigation and contingency management plans
    • Experience of delivering strategic and practical solutions to improve service deliver
    • Experience of coordinating health and safety requirements
    • Strong budget and financial management and planning experience
    • Experience of working with contractors and consultants in a service delivery environment

    Knowledge and Qualifications

    • Educated to degree level or equivalent relevant experience
    • Chartered status and full membership of RICS, RIBA, CIOB or CIBSE (desirable)
    • PRINCE2 or equivalent project management qualification/training or demonstrable experience
    • Evidence of significant relevant Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Surveyor roles.

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

  • Valuation Surveyor - Somerset

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Somerset are looking for an experienced Valuation Surveyor.

    Under the supervision of the Asset Manager you will be involved in all aspects of the valuation and estates work of the council including acquisitions, disposals, management, rating and compensation matters. You will provide a cost effective professional valuation and property management service to the council taking into account the council's policies and legislation and particularly the duty to demonstrate best value on all property transactions

    About the Role

    • Provide specialist advice to customers, internal departments and partner organisations on interpreting and applying policies and technical principles, assessing risks and benefits and that policy proposals are developed.
    • Negotiating terms and charges with statutory authorities and other bodies for easements, wayleaves, licences and rights of way affecting land in the ownership of the council.
    • Marketing/negotiation for the sale or lease of council property.
    • Providing valuation reports as required eg for property transactions, feasibility studies/land estimates and asset valuation purposes.
    • Management of the council's property records
    • Ensure and enforce compliance with department and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice.
    • Prepare and present reports as required on a range of technical issues ensuring that they meet Council guidelines, are completed on time and the Council's position is advocated.
    • If relevant: assist in the supervision and development of a team. Co-ordinate, allocate and check the work of teams, ensuring that performance objectives are achieved and team work is effective
    • Develop solutions and put forward recommendations to resolve to issues, ensure that they are successfully implemented and that service regulations and codes of practice are adhered to.
    • Input into service plans procedures and systems of work and propose changes to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the service.

    Essential Criteria

    • Degree in Estate management or similar, Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, General Practice Division (or equivalent).
    • You will have relevant practical experience, backed by evidence of appropriate specialist knowledge.
    • You will demonstrate authoritative knowledge of the specialist area.
    • You will have good persuasion and influencing skills, able to negotiate effectively with a range of people.
    • You will be able to determine your own priorities in dealing with competing workloads.
    • Where appropriate you will have some financial experience or training to manage budgets.
    • Ability to work on own, prioritise work and deliver projects.

    Desirable Criteria

    • Ideally will also be a Registered Valuer.
    • Knowledge of the various methods of marketing, disposal and acquisition of land and buildings
    • Experience of Local Government practises and procedures

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Surveyor roles.

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

  • Building Surveyor - Hampshire

    South East - £29 - £34 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Hampshire are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor to join their housing and property team.

    The Role

    Under the general supervision of the Senior Building Surveyor to facilitate, via in-house teams & external contractors, traditional and partnering procurement routes, maintenance repair and planned minor/major works to the Council's housing stock.

    To assist the Senior Building Surveyor in the financial progression and reconciliation of various partnering programmes of works.

    To assist in the management of Housing's asbestos duties of compliance. This will include helping to develop effective plans, strategies and procedures for all planned works carried out by external contractors and in-house teams.

    To work directly with the Director, Principal Building Surveyor, Senior Building Surveyor and within the Housing Group to ensure that the Group achieves excellence in services to customers, both internal and external supporting with more complex projects.

    Please keep in mind this role will be a varied and extensive, the successful candidate will also be working on some on the councils new commercial projects in the newly developed town centre.

    Key tasks, duties and accountabilities of the post

    To contribute to delivering service standards, quality and performance targets, in accordance with the Unit's Service Development Plan and the Council's Statement of Purpose and Principles.

    To contribute to the development of a creative and open environment within the section, where employees feel supported, involved and consulted.

    To assist, within the scope of the post, with the development of effective links with individual customers and customer groups to contribute to the development of effective marketing of services.

    To network and develop effective partnerships with employees and relevant external organisations (including contractors/consultants

    To represent Capital Projects Team at meetings and other fora, creating and maintaining links with relevant outside organisations in order to present a positive external image of the section, service unit, operational group and the Council

    To ensure adherence to Health and Safety policies incorporated in the Borough Council's Manual of Policy, Procedures and Guidance and any relevant health and safety legislation.

    What you need

    • Experience of delivering major planned /reactive maintenance programmes for domestic and/or non-domestic buildings.
    • Experience of providing high quality, customer centred services and in particular within the public sector.
    • Experience of determining the condition of existing buildings, identifying and analyzing defects, including proposals for repair
    • Experience of preparing specifications, tender documents & project management of major works projects.
    • Degree in Building Surveying or similar related discipline, or working towards it.
    • Full membership of an appropriate professional body.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Building Surveyor roles.

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

  • Senior Development Management Planner

    South East - £36 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Bedfordshire based local authority, who are looking to take on a Senior level planner for an initial 3-month contract, though there is potential for your contract to be extended beyond this. The council are looking for someone to start as soon as possible.

    This role will involve:

    • The processing of planning applications, from complex minors to larger residential application of up to 250+ dwellings. There will also be some work on industrial applications (B2 to B8), EIA Screenings and some regeneration work.
    • 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 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.

    It is essential that you have experience in Development Management, specifically Major Applications that will screen against Environmental Impact Assessments. You must also have an up to date knowledge of planning legislation.

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

  • Interim Planning Policy Manager

    East Anglia - £50 - £60 per hour + negotiable for outstanding contractor

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are currently working on behalf of a local authority in Hertfordshire, to recruit an Interim Planning Policy Manager.

    It is anticipated that the initial term of this contract will be 3-6 months, though the total term will be determined by the success of the LPA's permanent recruitment drive.

    This position will involve, but is not limited to:

    • Leading the Planning Policy Team, supervise, develop and appraise staff, to help them understand and undertake their roles.
    • Leading the Planning Policy Team and managing the production, maintenance and monitoring of the Council's Local Development Scheme and Local Plan documents for the borough in accordance with statutory procedures and best practice, ensuring coordination with the corporate policy direction, the work of other services and the Council's other plans and programmes.
    • Providing written and verbal evidence to Local Plan examinations and public inquiries.
    • Ensuring that the duty to cooperate is fulfilled, including engagement with other local authorities on their development plans, and to promote the interests of the Council in cross boundary strategic planning work.
    • Advising stakeholders and the general public in relation to planning policy matters and to deliver effective community engagement in the production of planning policy documents.
    • In order to be considered for this role, you must have significant planning policy experience, including team management, and experience of participation at local plan examinations or inquiries

    The hourly/daily rate for this position is subject to negotiation dependent upon your relevant experience. If you would like advice on the sort of rate of pay you would realistically be looking at, please get in touch and we would be happy to advise.

  • Principal Development Management Planner (Strategic Sites)

    East Anglia - £50 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my longest-standing clients who are seeking interim support on an incredibly exciting development in the area. Your role will have you working as a key member of a Garden Town team, focussed specifically on delivering the proposals for the area. This is an amazing opportunity to help shape and deliver transformational growth within the area. You'll be supporting the process of shaping the parameters of the outline application and will work with developers and the community to prepare masterplans and design codes.

    Elements of the post include, but are not limited to:

    • Giving pre-application advice
    • Dealing with planning application proposals
    • Discharging conditions
    • Dealing with appeals and other post-decision work.

    The planning application proposals will be of significance, complex in nature and raise a range of issues which will require consideration. High levels of customer service, communication and professional judgement will be required. I can provide a more extensive job description upon application.

    The rate for this post falls between £50 and £55 p/h, and the council are able to offer flexible/home working once successfully through the interview stage. The contract is likely to run for a significant length of time, with a minimum term of 6 months.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my favourite local authority clients in Surrey, who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer to join their team on a part- time basis.

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £26 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

    * Interview and complete housing needs assessments for your given speciality
    * Complete backlog of casework
    * Write concise and informed section 184 decision letter
    * 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

    South East - £23 - £27 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    About you:

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

    About the role:

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £22 - £24.62 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority based in London 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

    East Midlands - £20 - £24 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated. The council operate an 'adult' working arrangement, allowing for two days a week home working.

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working wth a Local Authority based in West Sussex who are looking to bring on a Senior Planner with an immediate start.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will compromise of a mix caseload of applications ranging from Householder to Complex Minor level.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. However, it is most likely to be between £30 and £35 an hour.

  • Compliance Manager - London

    East Midlands - £36 - £44 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in North West London is currently seeking an experienced Compliance Manager.

    The role will be to take direct and indirect operational responsibility for ensuring the Council's compliance with its landlord statutory and non-statutory duties and obligations is met and maintained on the portfolios assigned to the post holder.

    The Role

    • Make a positive contribution to the delivery of the relevant services; this will include working flexibly and positively to achieve the objectives of the council.
    • Manage and lead staff to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery, including developing and improving staff capability.
    • Develop and implement a risk management approach to Compliance and the elimination and reduction of hazards through the delivery of training, maintenance, inspection and testing work. Identify the properties, assets and risks for the portfolio. Investigate and reduce the number of unknown risks or properties or assets.
    • Create checklists, inspections and audits to build the risk data. Carry out workforce involvement and consultation to identify and consider all risks. Carry out accident and loss investigations and scenario planning including stakeholder consultation. Use techniques such as SWOT (strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats) and PESTLE (political, economic, sociological, technological, legal, environmental) analyses to assist in developing the full risk picture
    • Rank the risks and prioritise mitigation and programmed action within financial limits. Develop a risk management strategy and plan accordingly. Communicate the risks and mitigation plans to the Property Services Team and stakeholders. Execute compliance management and regularly monitor and report progress.
    • Develop and provide a comprehensive suite of policies, processes and procedures that are current and reflect all relevant statutory and regulatory requirement and best practice. Register with all appropriate bodies, associations, journals etc. via internet, emails or subscription to ensure current information is available and up to date.
    • Translate strategy, policy and procedures into objectives, programmes, projects, key performance measures and management and reporting information
    • Develop and provide 1-5 year compliance programmes for testing, inspection and cyclical maintenance work. Ensure appropriate levels of funding are bid for, planned for and obtained. Review and develop technical specifications that will promote best practice and achieve VFM across all projects and programmes.
    • Design, commission and/or procure suitable contracts to secure compliance. Monitor delivery of the outputs of those contracts or manage those contracts directly and indirectly as appropriate and required.
    • Develop comprehensive and up-to-date information on the status of all landlord and statutory compliance risks and outcomes. Manage appropriate data management systems that will record all testing, inspection and remedial works. Ensure the establishment and maintenance of robust and accurate programme compliance records, files and reports, for both existing and new programmes.
    • Be responsible for providing a health and safety focus and direction on all construction and compliance projects from inception to completion. Exercise delegated authority in the absence of the line Manager to take appropriate action in the event of abuse of health and safety.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    The contract would be for an initial 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £40-£45 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor / Property Manager - Essex

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Development Management Team Leader

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    You will lead a small capable team and have experience of working at a principal level within Development Management. The role will include managing and motivating a development control team, co-ordinate works programmes and allocate work tasks. Tasks including planning applications, listed building and conservation area applications, planning appeals and advertisement applications. Experience working on large scale major applications is desired.

    The pay rate is currently under negotiation, depending on the level of experience. The council can offer flexible working arrangements.

    If you are interested in this position, 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 across the South West of England and Home Counties, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • DM Planning Consultant - scope to fall outside IR35

    East Anglia - £40 - £45 per hour + scope to fall outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Norfolk based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for a highly experienced Planning Consultant to join the team during a busy time for the authority. You would be working on a caseload of high-level major applications, with the average application size being 660 dwellings. There is also an upcoming large-scale commercial application in the pipeline for the area. The contract will run for between 6-9 months, with a possible view for the contract to be extended beyond this.

    Home or flexible working would be negotiable once successfully through the interview stage, however during the first month of the contract if successful you'll likely be in the office more than you would like to be as you get up to date with the systems and applications coming through the department. Access to your own car is a necessity, and knowledge of working with both Ocella and Civica whilst not essential, would be looked upon favourably.

    This role has potential to fall outside of IR35, the hiring manager will liaise with their HR Department to determine the IR35 status when a suitable planner has been sourced. The rate for this position will fall between £40 and £45 p/h. The manager has indicated that they would ideally like to hold telephone interview at the end of the week or early next week, so if this is a role you would be interested in undertaking, apply below!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor - Surrey

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Surrey is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    East Midlands - £27 - £30 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Hertfordshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Manager.

    The role will be to manage Estates Management Project, as part of a 3 year Housing All Under One Roof Programme that will result in a significant change in the way housing services are delivered to customers, with a new and improved customer experience underpinned by streamlined business processes. This supports the Councils ambitions as part of the Future Town, Future Council programme.

    Role

    The main role will be leading and managing projects which will implement the new Estates Management Strategy and change the way people in the Housing service work. In managing the projects you will need to manage the budget, resources and risks and ensure that the benefits delivery can be tracked. Ensure stakeholders are engaged, understand and input to review of business process.

    The successful candidate will develop and author persuasive business cases for change, and influence and negotiate to reach a decision on the proposal. They will plan and prepare projects so that they can realise the envisaged business benefits, and identify and manage interdependencies with other projects.

    The nature of the role requires the person to formulate their own plans for solving difficulties on a day to day basis, and to exercise initiative and discretion. Some pieces of work involve handling and communicating sensitive information such as about service restructures and TUPE transfers. They may also handle information on behalf of one Council in the shared service that it would not be appropriate to share with another. It's therefore essential to communicate only the appropriate information and with considerable thought to the method with different stakeholders.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 30 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Housing Options Officer, you will work as a member of a busy housing team that has responsibility for the Common Housing Register, housing advice, managing and supporting applicants in temporary accommodation and offering clients comprehensive housing options interviews.

    You will be on the frontline of housing services, offering advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, investigating and determining homelessness applications and working with other organisations and services to resolve clients' housing problems. To achieve success, you will need to be dynamic, creative and innovative, able to work effectively with relevant agencies and have the skills to problem-solve and troubleshoot.

    With excellent communication and organisational skills, you will have the ability to quickly analyse information, be capable of prioritizing your own workload whilst dealing with persistent interruptions to pre-planned work and be able to deal with highly challenging and stressful situations.

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Housing Options Officer, you will work as a member of a busy housing team that has responsibility for the Common Housing Register, housing advice, managing and supporting applicants in temporary accommodation and offering clients comprehensive housing options interviews.

    You will be on the frontline of housing services, offering advice and assistance to prevent homelessness, investigating and determining homelessness applications and working with other organisations and services to resolve clients' housing problems. To achieve success, you will need to be dynamic, creative and innovative, able to work effectively with relevant agencies and have the skills to problem-solve and troubleshoot.

    With excellent communication and organisational skills, you will have the ability to quickly analyse information, be capable of prioritizing your own workload whilst dealing with persistent interruptions to pre-planned work and be able to deal with highly challenging and stressful situations.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Greater Manchester based Local 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 3-6 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).

    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. There will be an element of supervision of junior staff within the department with this role; evidence of having done this previously will be looked upon favourably. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.

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

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Policy Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We have an exciting Planning Policy Officer position based in the North West.

    The council are able to offer home working for the duration of the contract which will be a minimum of 3 months, most likely rolling on after that. Our council are also able to offer flexible working arrangements.

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

    Duties will include

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

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

    If you are interested or would like more information, please feel free to call me on 020 3795 4835 or email alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Housing Options Officer

    South East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A very busy local authority in the Easy sussex area is seeking an experienced housing options officer.This is an exciting time to join the Housing Options service. The Homelessness Reduction Act provides an opportunity to build on the excellent results already seen around prevention and we are looking for an experienced, knowledgeable and dedicated officer to cover a maternity leave position. The post holder will continue to drive the service forward, being responsible for the day to management of a responsive statutory homelessness service with a strong emphasis on prevention and providing a quality service to all our customers.

    Drawing on your proven experience of dealing with both staff and customers in a busy front line service, you will ensure there is sufficient cover, provide guidance to the Housing Options Officers on the more complex or sensitive cases in addition to monitoring and managing performance ensuring a consistent approach across the service. The postholder will also provide training and support whilst ensuring policies and procedures are up to date.

    The successful candidate will have proven track record in this area of work, have good IT skills, be able to manage, motivate and supervise a team of staff alongside being a good communicator and being able to analyse, interpret and apply complex homelessness law

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on a 3 month rolling contract and the role will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

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

    The rate is between £35-£40 per hour OUTSIDE IR35, but this is dependent on previous experience. This role has opportunity for very flexible home working and 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 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 - £30 - £40 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 Planning Officer at Principal level with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team.

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

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

    This position has the opportunity of 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.

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

  • Senior Development Management Planner

    East Anglia - £38 - £42 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

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

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

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

  • Environmental Protection Officer

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Our client is seeking a Environmental Protection Officer on an initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

    Working Hours: 37 Hours per week

    Monday - Friday

    Pay Rate: £30 - £35p/h

    Job Purpose:

    To provide technical expert advice and support, working with a range of internal, external customers and partners as part of a specialist team. Ensure that the Council's statutory duties and policies are implemented and enforced and/or provide specialist technical input to Council policy making.

    Skills and Experience:

    Provide specialist advice to customers on interpreting and applying policies and technical principles ensuring that effective customer relationships are established and maintained by giving clear and accurate advice quickly, making sure that the Council is aware of any implications, risks and benefits and that policy proposals are developed. If relevant, provide expert witness evidence.

    Ensure and enforce compliance with department and Council policies, regulations and codes of practice.

    Prepare and present reports as required on a range of technical issues ensuring that they meet Council guidelines, are completed on time and the Council's position is advocated.

    If relevant: assist in the supervision and development of a team. Co-ordinate, allocate and check the work of teams, ensuring that performance objectives are achieved and team work is effective

    Give technical guidance and training to team members and other colleagues and partners as required.

    Develop solutions and put forward recommendations to resolve to issues, ensure that they are successfully implemented and that service regulations and codes of practice are adhered to.

    Input into service plans procedures and systems of work and propose changes to ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of the service.

    If relevant: plan and monitor spending from technical budgets

    Be the Council's expert witness as and when required



  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

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

    Do you have…

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

    South West - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Our client is seeking a Environmental Protection Officer on an initial 3 month contract with the possibility of an extension.

    Working Hours: 37 Hours per week

    Monday - Friday

    Pay Rate: £30 - £35p/h

    Job Purpose:

    Our client, based in Gloucestershire are looking for an Environmental Protection Officer to investigate complaints about statutory nuisance and pollution matters. To carry out monitoring of noise, radiation and atmospheric pollution and maintain records. You will be asked to investigate complaints of nuisance, interview parties involved; liaise with relevant Council Officers and carry out observations and prepare evidence. You will also need to look into complaints of pollution, including drainage.

    Skills and Experience:

    * You will have a relevant professional or equivalent degree level qualification or equivalent relevant experience.
    * You will have relevant practical experience, backed by evidence of appropriate specialist knowledge.
    * You will have good persuasion and influencing skills.
    * You will have experience of planning work activities within general professional guidelines and/or Council's policies.
    * You will demonstrate knowledge in the use of appropriate software packages including in house systems.
    * You will be able to determine your own priorities in dealing with competing workloads.
    * Good verbal and written communication skills.


  • Housing Options Advisor

    East Midlands - £15 - £20 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Interim Housing Advisor

    Do you have...

    • Experience in delivering housing options advice under the Homeless Reduction Act
    • Detailed knowledge of Part VI and VII - Housing Act 1996,Homelessness Act 2002, case law and the Code of Guidance.
    • Ability to interpret legislation and information in order to make sound and objective homeless decisions,
    • Taking applications, writing personalised housing plans and writing decision letters on homelessness duties and outcomes
    • A good understanding of housing allocations
    • Ability to deal with members of the public in a sensitive and/or pressurised situations.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Principal Development Management Planner - OUTSIDE IR35

    East Anglia - £43 - £46 per hour + outside IR35

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the Hertfordshire area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, though this is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    The role would have you dealing with major applications alongside potentially signing off reports prepared by other planners (though if you would rather just work on a caseload this is feasible).

    Ideally, they are looking for someone full time, though reduced hours can be negotiated, and they will allow home working or a compressed hours arrangement.

    The local authority is rural with urban pockets with a lot of complex and interesting applications at present. The role would require someone with a wealth of experience in the planning field. Due to the nature of the role, the contract has been deemed outside of IR35.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the North West, who are looking to take on a contract Senior Officer for an initial 6-month assignment.

    Your main purposes in this role are as follows:

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

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

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

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience but is expected to be in the £38 - £40 p/h range.

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Interim Estate Regeneration Programme Manager

    East Midlands - £400 - £600 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in London who are looking to bring on an Interim Regeneration Programme Manager for an initial 6 month contract.

    The council are looking for someone who has experience with Programme Management within a Local Authority. The responsibilities for this role include:

    • Incorporating managing multi-million pound funding streams, executive level governance arrangements, and complex inter-dependent programme plans
    • Oversight of the decanting and rehousing programme, and leashold buy backs, required to implement the Masterplan.
    • Responsible for the strategic acquisition of property within the estate regeneration areas to enhance programme timetable and viability to implement CPO where appropriate.

    The rate is to be negotiated at this point, if you let me know your desired rate of pay, I will do my best to achieve this for you. There is flexibility with part time and compressed working hours.

    The Council are collecting CV's now, with an idea to conduct interviews shortly. If you are interested, do not hesitate to let me know.

  • Estate Regeneration Project Officer

    East Midlands - £100 - £300 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    1. To lead and manage the delivery of smaller projects and initiatives which will contribute to the delivery of the St Raphael's Regeneration Programme Objectives.
    2. To be responsible for the management of consultants on a day to day basis.
    3. To prepare consultants' briefs and procuring external consultants as appropriate in accordance with the Council's Procurement Regulations.
    4. To procure lower value contracts and oversee Contract Administration.
    5. To be a point of contact for a range of development and regeneration project issues on a daily basis, and to decide on the best approach to advise, liaise and negotiate on behalf of the team with potential developers, project stakeholders and members of the public.
    6. To prepare appropriate briefing papers and reports, and give presentations.
    7. To provide project administration and support to the Senior Project Manager(s) and Programme.
    8. Responsible for raising all PO's, identifying all discrepancies and liaising with the Finance Officers and the Estate Regeneration Coordinator.
    9. Responsible for setting up, booking and coordinating Programme and Project meetings which includes Public Consultations and events and will include recording and taking minutes and actions circulating project documentation to the wider team in preparation for monthly or bi-monthly meetings.
    10. To be responsible for reporting in accordance with the Council's Project Management Systems with monthly reporting on programmes, budgets, risks and resources.
    11. To lead research to inform the St Raphael's Regeneration Programme.
    12. To keep abreast of regeneration policy and prepare reports outlining the implications for the St Raphael's Regeneration Programme.
    13. To assist in OJEU procurement processes on an ongoing basis.
    14. To assist in designing, implementing and managing an innovative and effective procedure for coordinating all community contact and liaison across the programme, and to ensure that the needs of the community are addressed in an efficient and fair manner.
    15. To be responsible for identifying site specific constraints.
    16. To be responsible for preparing and proof reading programme documentation.
    17. To support the Senior Project Manager(s) in partnership working, including acting as an effective ambassador and advocate with external organisations as and when appropriate
    18. Develop innovative solutions to a range of complex issues.
    19. Deputise for the Senior Project Manager(s) as appropriate.
    20. Liaise with Officers and Councillors across the Council as appropriate.
    21. Responsible for providing and maintaining updates to the Webteam and Communications Team with Programme information and ensuring all information is current which includes updating the intranet, publications and social media streams.
    22. Responsible for identifying, bidding and managing various funding streams for Housing and Regeneration.
    23. The role will be predominately based in Civic Offices. Project Officers will also need to attend meetings on site at St Raphael's and in Central London.
    24. Occasional evening and weekend working as and when required.
    25. Safeguarding is everyone's responsibility and all employees are required to act in such a way that at all times safeguards the health and well being of children and vulnerable adults.
    26. Carry out duties with due regard to the Council's Customer Care, Equal Opportunities, Information Governance, Data Protection and Health and Safety policies and procedures.
    27. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.
  • Planning Technician

    South West - £15 - £20 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    This is a 3 month rolling contract, should everything go well you are very likely to be extended. The rate is under negotiation at this time.

    The council need the right person to start as soon as possible. Therefore they are looking to interview this week. If you are interested in this position, do not hesitate to contact Amy.

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    East Anglia - £37 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Devon 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 an initial 6-9 months, with a view to be extended, should everything go well. Rates for this position would be commensurate with the successful contractor's experience. Flexible hours and home working arrangements can be negotiated.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a Local Authority on a mix load of planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. The area is predominately rural and therefore rural experience is desired but not essential. You will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    The council are looking for the right Planner to start asap and reviewing CV's this week. If you are interested, 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 the South West/Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £25 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority based just outside West London who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work.

    The contract will initially run for 6 months, with potential to be extended. Your caseload will generally consist of 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.

    The rate is around £30 per hour, but there is scope for negotiation depending on previous experience. There is also the opportunity of flexible home working and part time hours.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details.

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority in the Greater Manchester area, who are looking to take on a contract Senior Officer for an initial 3-month assignment. This role will involve:

    • The processing of planning applications from minors up to smaller majors, householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent.
    • 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 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 Senior Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications. The district covers both rural and urban areas; therefore, you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

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

    If you would like more information, please get in touch with Alex at alex@park-avenue.co.uk, or 020 3795 4835.

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

  • Development Management Team Leader - East Anglia

    East Anglia - £50 - £60 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

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

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

    The authority are able to offer a flexible home working arrangement once you are successfully through the interview stage. They are able to offer a rate of between £50 - £60p/h, however are happy to pay more for an outstanding contractor.

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

  • Planning Policy Consultant - Local Plan work

    East Anglia - £37 - £43 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Norfolk based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced Planning Policy professional to join the team during an exciting time for the authority and the surrounding areas. You would be working on the combined Local Plan for the authority and the greater area. The contract will be for a minimum of 3-months, with a view to extend should the work require it.

    As part of the Planning Policy Team, you will assist the Planning Policy Manager in all aspects of the planning policy function, ensuring the council meets its growth targets and implements its policies and objectives, effectively responds to opportunities and challenges now and in the future. This can include working as part of the Local Plan team.

    Key Responsibilities

    Role Specific:

    • Liaise and negotiate with developers, site promoters, applicants and interest groups to resolve issues related to potential developments on allocated sites, potential allocated sites and, in conjunction with development management colleagues, on planning application sites.
    • Research and prepare policy documents, committee reports, proofs of evidence and background evidence studies to ensure the preparation and examination of the Local Plan achieves successive milestones and meets the required tests of soundness and compliance.
    • To prepare written reports and appeal statements and present information and advice to elected members, agents, landowners, applicants and the general public in writing, face to face and by telephone.
    • Ensure effective service/corporate project co-ordination, project delivery, communication and focus on customer needs and continuous service improvement.

    For this position, the council are looking to pay a rate of approx. £38p/h, however they will pay above this for an exceptional individual. Home working can be negotiated once successfully through the interview stage. Due to the rural nature of the area, access to a car is necessary for this post.

  • Estates Surveyor - Hampshire

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Hampshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Estates Surveyor - Berkshire

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Berkshire is currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    Role

    The main role will be in preparing assets for disposal and transfer to the town council. This will include site inspections and assessments, looking at leasehold or freehold transfer issues, drafting heads of terms for leasehold transfer, instructing the legal teams and managing the transfer of these assets to completion.

    Other duties may include supporting provision of option reports and related development valuation and marketing advice, identifying best value opportunities, and instructing agents and others including legal teams and managing disposals through to completion.

    To safeguard the Council's property and land assets and to ensure that they are used efficiently as a corporate resource.

    Contract

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

    The contract will run off a 37 hour week, with homeworking and compressed hours available once you settle into the role.

    What to do now

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

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

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

  • Planning Consultants

    West Midlands - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    I am currently working with multiple Local Authorities in West Midlands, who are looking to bring on Senior DM Planners and Planning Officers, to work on a case load of planning applications, mostly of Minor level, with a few Major applications as well.

    The contracts would be for 6 months with the view to be an ongoing contract. Rates for the position range from £30-£40 per hour depending on experience. Flexible and homeworking can be arranged. They are looking for somebody to start this position as soon as possible.

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

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

    I appreciate that this is a very brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835

  • Development Management Team Leader

    East Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

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

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

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

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

    If you would like more details about this position please call Alex on 020 3795 4835, or drop me an email on alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Building Surveyor - Berkshrie

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Berkshire are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor.

    The Role

    To provide professional Building Surveying services ensuring that the council's public buildings, residential garages, including leisure, commercial, community and park buildings etc are compliant, and all assets are repaired and maintained in a good state of repair and are fit for purpose.

    Key tasks, duties and accountabilities of the post

    Corporate and Operational

    • Under the direction from the Principal Building Surveyor assume day to day management responsibility and adopt and maintain best practice on schemes through to completion
    • Identify building defects and provide recommendations for repair, preparing estimates as required.
    • Carry out building / stock condition and dilapidation surveys preparing reports on findings.
    • Attend and Chair meetings where necessary and liaise with the client, contractors, consultants, design/project team, council officers and external organisations. This shall also include taking the Principal designer and lead designer role (CDM) and co-ordinating the design development between the design consultants.
    • Ensure tendering and contract compliance through the proper preparation of estimates, specifications, drawings, agreements and coordination through the design process and construction phases of the project
    • Use of quality Control techniques, procedures and document management systems.
    • Ensure proper and efficient use of Computer Aided Design (Autocad), National Building Specification and technical information for inclusion into the tender and contract documentation.
    • Making use of the Division's IT systems to ensure the efficient delivery of the service.
    • Undertaking the project management and delivery of simple to moderately complex projects/schemes.
    • Ensure the principals of sustainability and whole life costing are applied to all project

    Management

    • The post holder will be responsible for managing their own time to meet the works programme and Senior officers instructions
    • Integrate appropriate quality control techniques, procedures and document management.
    • Make best use of IT systems to ensure efficient delivery including use of Computer Aided Design (autocad) National Building Specification (NBS) and technical information solutions

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Building Surveyor roles.

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

  • Building Surveyor - Oxfordshire

    South East - £28 - £32 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Oxfordshire are looking for an experienced Building Surveyor

    The Role

    To provide professional Building Surveying services ensuring that the council's public buildings, residential garages, including leisure, commercial, community and park buildings etc are compliant, and all assets are repaired and maintained in a good state of repair and are fit for purpose.

    Key tasks, duties and accountabilities of the post

    Corporate and Operational

    • Under the direction from the Principal Building Surveyor assume day to day management responsibility and adopt and maintain best practice on schemes through to completion
    • Identify building defects and provide recommendations for repair, preparing estimates as required.
    • Carry out building / stock condition and dilapidation surveys preparing reports on findings.
    • Attend and Chair meetings where necessary and liaise with the client, contractors, consultants, design/project team, council officers and external organisations. This shall also include taking the Principal designer and lead designer role (CDM) and co-ordinating the design development between the design consultants.
    • Ensure tendering and contract compliance through the proper preparation of estimates, specifications, drawings, agreements and coordination through the design process and construction phases of the project
    • Use of quality Control techniques, procedures and document management systems.
    • Ensure proper and efficient use of Computer Aided Design (Autocad), National Building Specification and technical information for inclusion into the tender and contract documentation.
    • Making use of the Division's IT systems to ensure the efficient delivery of the service.
    • Undertaking the project management and delivery of simple to moderately complex projects/schemes.
    • Ensure the principals of sustainability and whole life costing are applied to all project

    Management

    • The post holder will be responsible for managing their own time to meet the works programme and Senior officers instructions
    • Integrate appropriate quality control techniques, procedures and document management.
    • Make best use of IT systems to ensure efficient delivery including use of Computer Aided Design (autocad) National Building Specification (NBS) and technical information solutions

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben at Park Avenue Recruitment or if you are looking for any other Building Surveyor roles.

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

  • Building Control Surveyor - Berkshire

    South East - £41 - £47 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Berkshire. Hourly rate of £42-47 per hour for a 3 month rolling contract.

    Your new company

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

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

    About the role

    As a Building Control Surveyor, you will be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on to any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    Prime responsibility for taking decisions on all aspects of Dangerous Structures and responding within 2-hour target time. When necessary to work in accordance with the emergency plan and liaise with other departments of the Council and outside bodies to achieve removal of the dangerous structure. Complete call out reports, record administration, and issue and serve any required notices.

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 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 £42-47 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben Brown at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Control Surveyor - West London

    East Midlands - £43 - £47 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in West London. Hourly rate of £43-47 per hour for a 3 month rolling contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in West London. This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. To discharge the Council's delegated powers and duties as required under the Building Regulations, Building Act and associated legislation. Assist in the provision of service for the diverse range of activities.

    The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who work with homeowners, local builders, architects and agents to make sure that work carried out is safe, well-built and energy efficient. They have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    About the role

    As a Building Control Surveyor, you will be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on to any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    Prime responsibility for taking decisions on all aspects of Dangerous Structures and responding within 2-hour target time. When necessary to work in accordance with the emergency plan and liaise with other departments of the Council and outside bodies to achieve removal of the dangerous structure. Complete call out reports, record administration, and issue and serve any required notices.

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 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 £43-47 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 3 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben Brown at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Building Control Surveyor - Essex

    East Midlands - £42 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Essex. Hourly rate of £42-45 per hour for a 3 month rolling contract.

    Your new company

    This role is based in central London. This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. To discharge the Council's delegated powers and duties as required under the Building Regulations, Building Act and associated legislation. Assist in the provision of service for the diverse range of activities.

    The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who work with homeowners, local builders, architects and agents to make sure that work carried out is safe, well-built and energy efficient. They have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    About the role

    As a Building Control Surveyor, you will be ensuring that all works controlled under the Building Regulations and associated legislation are undertaken in such a manner as to comply with substantive provisions. You must also see to it that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and lead on to any necessary enforcement action under the Building Regulations and Building Act.

    Prime responsibility for taking decisions on all aspects of Dangerous Structures and responding within 2-hour target time. When necessary to work in accordance with the emergency plan and liaise with other departments of the Council and outside bodies to achieve removal of the dangerous structure. Complete call out reports, record administration, and issue and serve any required notices.

    What you'll need to succeed

    You need to have a minimum of 5 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 £42-45 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
    If this job isn't quite right for you but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

    If you would like any further details about this position, please contact Ben Brown at Park Avenue Recruitment.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in.

  • Neighbourhood Management Officer

    South West - £350 - £700 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    • To ensure the advertisement and allocation of empty dwellings are undertaken within the prescribed timescales ensuring visits such as pre- tenancies/ termination and void management are instigated and completed.
    • To be aware and make the best use of tools, mechanisms, authority and processes to most effectively and efficiently address and resolve issues identified in all breaches of the tenancy conditions.
    • To effectively maintain the conditions of the external environment of the managed area, managing service contracts and encouraging tenant involvement within in the managed patch, being innovative and creative in sustaining this interaction. .
    • To monitor, identify and action any cases of tenancy fraud and safeguarding by establishing effective partnerships and following recommended policies and guidelines
    • To make sure effective liaison with internal services and external agencies to ensure appropriate care and support packages are being delivered to vulnerable tenants
    • To support and achieve the service and performance and service targets set within the housing management service
    • To effectively manage and administrate the requests for transfers and Mutual Exchanges, Homeswapper and tenancy inspections
    • To be aware of the need and to initiate, direct and lead on estate plans and profiling information, which contribute to the priorities for improvement in services, estates and communities by the housing service
  • Planning Officer

    South East - £20 - £30 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire who are looking to welcome a Planning Officer to the team, to assist in dealing with an influx of work. The contract is initially 6 months, likely to be extended.

    Your caseload will generally consist of 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. There is also the opportunity of flexible home working and compressed hours.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call. The council are looking for the right Planning Officer to start ASAP.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these areas, please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    North East - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a local authority based in Durham, who are looking to take on a Planning Officer on a contract basis, to assist in dealing with an influx of work in the absence of permanent members of staff.

    Your caseload will generally consist of householder and minor applications. The region is a mix of rural and urban, so experience in both would be beneficial.

    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 hourly rate is negotiable to an extent and will depend on your level of relevant experience.

    This local authority can accommodate flexible working arrangements and home working for a number of days a week, given that work is completed in a timely manner and to a high standard.

    If you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed to source candidates for a Local Planning Authority in the West Midlands, for an initial 3-month contract with a view to extend.

    This role will be include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependent on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have at least 2 years working experience in development management. Rates are dependable on your experience. You would also be able to work a compressed week (37 hours into 4 days).

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the UK, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

    If you would like more information on the rate of pay you can expect, or location of this role, please don't hesitate to contact me on 020 3795 4835 or via email at alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - Up to £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Homelessness Prevention Officer

    About the job

    As a Homelessness Prevention Officer, you will be expected to manage your own portfolio of cases with clients to measure and evaluate their housing needs and the options available to them. You will provide housing advice with the intention of preventing homelessness and supporting clients through the entire process from prevention to relief.

    About the person


    The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, highly driven, compassionate individual with exceptional communication skills, someone who holds extensive experience within the housing options/homelessness prevention sector and who wants to make a difference to the homeless epidemic we are currently facing.

    We are looking for someone who is able to exhibit a sense of responsibility towards a constantly changing sector, a willingness to learn and someone with superb customer service skills.


    Additional Information

    We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. Applicants should be aware that the post will only be offered to successful candidate's subject to an Enhanced DBS check as well as other employment clearances.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire are looking to recruit an experienced Principal Planning Officer with experience of dealing with major sites.

    The council are offering a 12 month contract on a part time basis, around 3 days a week.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Principal Planning Officer within a major's applications team.

    This position has the opportunity of 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 need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits.

    The manager is looking to collect CV's, with a view to conduct telephone interviews as soon as possible. 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

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings

    This position will last for an initial 3-4 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Senior Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    This role will also have you taking the lead on the complete review of the enforcement plan within the Local Authority. The authority is incredibly busy with a wide range of cases to undertake.

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and is likely to be extended beyond this period. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

  • Deputy Manager

    South East - £45 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    This is an exciting opportunity to take a step into management, or further your current skills in this area, and make your mark on a borough which is experiencing increasing growth. Your position will involve:

    • Managing and leading the borough wide Development Management team, including allocations of workload in relation to planning applications of all types, together with negotiations, correspondence, appeal and informal enquiries from the public and developers.
    • Deputising for the Group Manager (DM and Building Control) as necessary.
    • Dealing with appeals and supporting others in dealing with appeals.
    • Managing the customer interface of the borough-wide team.
  • Exclusive role: Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    The contract would be for an initial 3-6 months, with the possibility of an extension dependant upon performance. Flexible hours and home working arrangements can be negotiated, however, there will probably be an initial 2-3 days.

    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.

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month rolling contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well. This position will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    The council are looking to recruit an individual who can hit the ground running, processing complex major applications on a large scale. A Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills are essential.

    The rate is dependent on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed hours.

    You will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car for site visits.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West and Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    South West - £16 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then we've got the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems

    Application Deadline: 7th June 2019

    Interviews: TBC

  • Regeneration Manager

    South West - £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am working with a Local Authority in the West Country who are looking to recruit an Interim Regeneration Manager. This position is initially 9 months, likely to be extended, should everything go well.

    They are looking for someone who can come in and be responsible for the planning, co- ordination, direct implementation and delivery of the area's Regeneration Schemes. The appropriate person will have experience developing a project plan and managing planning processes. As well as experience planning and managing budgets associated with relevant programmes.

    The contract is initially 9 months, likely to be extended. The council can offer a degree of compressed working hours/flexible working. Rates are to be negotiated, depending on relevant experience.

    If you are interested in this post, do not hesitate to send your CV or give Amy and call/email and she can give you more information!

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Essex who are looking for a Planning Officer to join the team on an initial 3-month basis. The council is situated in a beautiful, rural part of the county, with a range of applications requiring attention.

    The role will have you working on householder and minor applications, as well as certificates of law amongst other issues. There is quite a high volume of applications within the authority at present and with that, they are looking at someone who is able to hit the ground running with little to no supervision.

    The council will be able to accommodate some home working, provided that the applications are being dealt with and the council are seeing results. They will be able to provide you with a laptop and headphones to allow you to make and receive phone calls when you are working remotely. Due to the rural nature of the authority, having access to your own car to perform site visits is necessary to this post.

    The council are able to pay between £30 - £33p/h for this position, however there may be scope for this to be increased for an exceptional contractor. If you wish to be considered for the post, please do apply below!

  • Principal Development Management Planner (Strategic Sites)

    South East - £43 - £46 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Cambridgeshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join the team during an exciting time for the area, with the creation of a new town. The scheme is for approximately 5000 dwellings, and requires someone with experience of working at this level before. The contract is for an initial 6-month period, and is highly likely to be extended.

    Your main purposes in this role are as follows:

    • To ensure all major growth sites and a range of strategic planning applications are developed in accordance with national policy, the Development Plans and local government strategies.
    • To provide professional advice regarding a range of planning matters associated with development control and new communities including pre-application enquiries/ planning performance agreements.
    • To work in partnership, and as part of joint planning arrangements, with other agencies and developers to deliver quality sustainable communities.
    • To manage the work carried out by a team of officers and consultants under the direction of the Team Manager to create and support sustainable communities .
    • To assist the Team Manager within the team with handling appeals and applications.
    • To process all planning applications assigned to the postholder in an efficient and time effective way.
    • To achieve the appropriate balance between customer focus, quality and timeliness.
    • To ensure that growth areas are quality developments, reflecting the spirit and purpose of the Planning Permissions, Master Plan, and design guidance.
    • To process all planning applications and project work assigned to the post holder in an efficient and time effective way, typically, these will tend to be medium-large applications.
    • Actively monitoring and reviewing decisions taken is an essential part of the job.
    • Providing general planning guidance to statutory, non-statutory, public bodies and the general public.
    • To assist/guide developers in the formulation of quality planning applications, master plans and design guidance.
    • To work flexibly in response to the priorities of the wider Planning Service.

    It is essential that you have experience working on strategic sites of large-scale outline applications, Environmental Impact Assessments, stakeholder management and community engagement. You must also be a capable project manager and be adept in negotiation. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline and hold full or licentiate membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, but is expected to be in the £43 - £46 p/h range.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    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 Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, including householder, low risk minor applications and small majors.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements, home working and compressed hours. 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 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. You will need to be able to drive for site visits for this role.

    The managers are conducting interviews next week. If you are interested in this post or any other roles within the South West, do not hesitate to get in touch!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Somerset are looking to recruit an experienced Planning Officer at Principal level with experience of dealing with major applications.

    The contract will initially run for 6 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills.

    This position has the opportunity of flexible home working. The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you.

    The manager is conducting telephone interviews this week. If you are interested, do not hesitate to be in touch.

  • Estates Surveyor - Buckinghamshire

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the Buckinghamshire area are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role:

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership
    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice
    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    About You:

    Ideally you will be MRICS with an educated degree within a relevant subject. You will be at an advantage if you can demonstrate a knowledge of rating and asset valuation and have experience of working in Local Government.

    The position will run until at least the end of August 2019 with a posibility of extension and the rate is upwards of £45 an hour.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the home counties area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Development Management Team Leader

    East Midlands - £45 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are working in partnership with a local authority in Nottinghamshire, who are looking to bring on an experienced Planner to take the position of Development Management Team Leader.

    This is an exciting opportunity to take a step into management, or further your current skills in this area, and make your mark on a borough which is experiencing increasing growth. Your position will involve:

    • Managing and leading the borough wide Development Management team, including allocations of workload in relation to planning applications of all types, together with negotiations, correspondence, appeal and informal enquiries from the public and developers.
    • Deputising for the Group Manager (DM and Building Control) as necessary.
    • Dealing with appeals and supporting others in dealing with appeals.
    • Managing the customer interface of the borough-wide team.

    I appreciate that this is a brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835.

    Our experienced consultants have been recruiting for local authorities nationwide for many years; we specialise only in Planning and are always keen to hear from Planners who would like advice about their next career move.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South West - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Planning Authority in Devon who are seeking a Senior Planner to join their team, to assist during a busy period and cover in the absence of a permanent member of staff.

    This role will involve working on a mixed caseload of applications, from more minor proposals, up to submissions for residential sites of around 50 dwellings. The initial term of the contract will be 6-9 months, but it is highly likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    This council is set up for home working, and flexible working arrangements can be discussed.

    Ideally you will have experience in Local Authority planning (DM) and be able to hit the ground running with a caseload of applications.

    The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews and face to face interviews this week, for a start ideally ASAP, though they will wait for the right candidate.

    The council are looking for the right Planner to start asap, so do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West/Central England, should you be looking for other positions in this region please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Policy Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority in Oxfordshire who have a requirement for an experienced Planning Policy professional.

    The council can offer flexible home working, compressed or part time working arrangements for the duration of the contract which will be a minimum of 3 months, most likely rolling on after that.

    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 manager is looking to collect CV'S as soon as possible. If you are interested, do not hesitate to get in touch. Amy has experience working with Local Authorities in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Policy Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority in Oxfordshire who have a requirement for an experienced Planning Policy professional.

    The council can offer flexible home working, compressed or part time working arrangements for the duration of the contract which will be a minimum of 3 months, most likely rolling on after that.

    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 manager is looking to collect CV'S as soon as possible. If you are interested, do not hesitate to get in touch. Amy has experience working with Local Authorities in the South West and Home Counties should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Senior Policy Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been tasked with sourcing a Senior Policy Officer to join a progressive Local Planning Authority based in the North West.

    This vacancy will be for an initial 6 months with potential for extension to 12 months and is paying up to £35 an hour.

    Duties of the role:

    • Carry out consultations on the local plan and other planning policy documents including attendance at exhibitions and meetings
    • Carry out research as part of your work on the preparation of the local plan and any other policy documents
    • Prepare draft sections of the local plan, supplementary planning documents and papers, and reports on them and other planning policy issues, including consultation documents for officers and members
    • Assist and oversee the production of documents making up the local plan
    • Provide professional advice and training on planning policy and development matters to the public, Members and other professionals
    • Prepare and present evidence supporting the council's cases at examinations
    • Assist in the supervision of the work of junior planning or technical officers
    • Prepare statutory and non-statutory supporting documents
    • Conduct member briefings

    I appreciate that this is a brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, do give me a call or drop me an email, alex@park-avenue.co.uk, 020 3795 4835.

    Our experienced consultants have been recruiting for local authorities nationwide for many years; we specialise only in Planning and are always keen to hear from Planners who would like advice about their next career move.

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Kent 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 3-6 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. There will be an element of supervision of junior staff within the department with this role; evidence of having done this previously will be looked upon favourably. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, with an exceptional rate available for an exceptional contractor!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm working exclusively with a Local Authority in Sussex who are looking to recruit for a contract Senior Planner ASAP.

    Ideally they are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which may comprise of small major applications and involve working on more complex developments.

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you.

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an East Anglia based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for an experienced planner to come in and aide the team during a very business time of year. The LPA are looking for someone with experience working with a varied caseload, ranging from complex minor applications, all the way up to major applications. The contract would be for an initial 3-month period, though is highly likely to be extended beyond this.

    Your main purpose within this role would be assisting the Planning Team Leader to lead on, co-ordinate and deliver a planning service which puts development plans and documents into action, complies with statutory and corporate requirements and policy and applies a professional and entrepreneurial approach to service delivery.

    Your main responsibilities in this role would be to:

    • Support the Planning Team Leader in the delivery of a planning service, through the provision of professional advice, guidance, interpretation and evaluation on all aspects of the work area to customers and colleagues to meet statutory and service requirements, so that it meets statutory targets and legislation and seeks to deliver quality outcomes.
    • Lead on the consideration and negotiation of complex planning applications to facilitate the implementation of the development plan.
    • Keep up to date with good practice and changes to legislation to inform the consideration of planning matters.
    • Provide professional expertise in Planning Appeal and Planning Enforcement and prosecution issues as a specialist expert planning witness in liaison with the Job Description for Senior Planning Officer planning and enforcement teams, including provision of written evidence and appearance at hearings and Planning (public) Inquiries and Court to support that evidence orally where necessary.
    • Implement a professional and entrepreneurial approach to the management of the team to optimise fee income and make the most efficient use of resources.
    • Ensure planning decisions are transparent, consistent and robust through clear communication of national and local policy and seek to reduce the amount of appeals through a proactive development management approach.
    • Support the Development Management team to ensure the ICT for the team is maintained at an appropriate level and is informed through new developments in e-planning delivery which facilitates the delivery of the Council's corporate vision, strategic objectives and agreed priorities as well as statutory requirements.

    It is essential you have a minimum of 3 years' worth of experience working with a varied caseload of residential applications, as well as working on commercial and industrial sites. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Principal Planner, you will get the chance to lend a hand in shaping the future of this rural part of England, which is in line to become a hub of residential and commercial activity. The role will involve working on strategic projects and large-scale applications, master-planning work, providing some management support and negotiating with large-scale developers. The contract will be 6 months initially, with a view to extend and a role which is likely to develop through projects.

    To take this forward, this local authority are looking for experienced and capable DM Planners. It is expected that you will have at least 3 years worth of experience on working on applications in a local authority, or a solid private sector background and sound knowledge of the UK planning system. This location is commutable from London, so please do not necessarily be discouraged from applying if you do not have a car.

  • Junior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Junior Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor the progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

    The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you are interested in this post, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

  • Development Management Team Leader

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with an East Midlands based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on an experienced planner with leadership experience to alleviate a large amount of work across the Development Management department. The contract will run for an initial 5-month period, though it is extremely likely to run for longer than this.

    You would be responsible for a team that processes a full range of planning applications from larger home extension and prior notifications, through to large scale major applications, master planning for strategic development sites and negotiating s106 agreements and Planning Performance Agreements. You would be allocating work and advising, training and mentoring members of the team to enable them to work at their full potential.

    You would also be heading up and prioritising your own extensive workload, including major applications and representing the Council at appeal inquiries and hearings. This role is a great blend of hands on planning work, coupled with a 'management' approach.

    Rates have been left open at present, though the council are willing to go out at market rate for this role. To be considered for this role, you must have recent experience working as a Team Leader within a Local Planning Authority and have demonstrable experience of working on major planning applications.

    If you would like to be considered for this role, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4828, or at alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Devon are looking to recruit an experienced Planning Officer at Principal level with experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team.

    The contract will initially run for 6-9 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing major residential applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills.

    This position has the opportunity of 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.

    The council are looking for the right person to start asap, so do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Essex are looking to recruit a Planner to their Development Management team on a contract basis.

    The role will involve working on a range of applications, from householders up to small majors, consisting of 5-20 units. Your exact caseload will depend on your experience and preference. The contract will be 3-4 months initially, with a view to extend for a considerable period should both parties be happy.

    Once settled into the council there is the option to work from home a few days a week, and work compressed hours.

    Successful candidates will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management, and have proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and excellent written and communication skills. A car would be necessary for the post due to the rural make up of the authority.

    I appreciate that this is a brief summary; if you would like any further information on this role and the local authority you would be working for, please do apply below!

  • Estates Surveyor Kent

    South East - £38 - £42 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Kent are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role:

    * You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets

    * Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership

    * Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice

    * Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    About You:

    Ideally you will be MRICS with an educated degree within a relevant subject. You will be at an advantage if you can demonstrate a knowledge of rating and asset valuation and have experience of working in Local Government.

    The position will run until at least the end of October 2019 with a posibility of extension and the rate is upwards of £40 an hour.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the South East area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Senior Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £25 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Buckinghamshire who are recruiting for a Senior Planning Officer on an interim basis. This position will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    They are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which will comprise of complex minors and small major applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but this is likely to be rolled on, provided both parties are happy. The council can offer flexible home working and compressed hours.

    The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you. The manager is looking to conduct telephone interviews this week, ideally for an ASAP start, though they will wait for the right candidate.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and the Home Counties, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £23 - £33 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority based in Berkshire 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 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. There is also the opportunity of flexible home working and part time hours.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West/Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these areas, please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Anglia - £33 - £36 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are working with a local authority in Hertfordshire, who require a contract planner to join their department and assist the team through a busy period.

    The role will involve working on a variety of applications, ranging from complex minors to major applications (between 20 and 30 units per app). The contract will initially be for a 6-month period, but it is likely to be extended beyond this.

    Hourly rates for this position will depend on your previous experience and ability to carry out the tasks necessary. The rate would be commensurate with ability and experience.

    The council offices are within easy reach of London, Hertfordshire and Essex, both by car and by public transport. Ideally, you will have access to a car to undertake site visits.

    The ideal candidate for this role will be a self-sufficient Planner and be able to work effectively independently, and must be able to work in an efficient and timely manner and be able to complete work to a high standard. A history of DM planning with a local authority is essential, as the council are hoping you can hit the ground running.

  • Development Control Manager

    South East - £55 - £70 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Your responsilbities will include:

    • Being responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the development control function (including Planning Enforcement)
    • Leading and managing the work of the Development Control team to ensure the efficient operation of the team, in accordance with both statutory requirements and the corporate objectives of the Council.
    • To contribute to the overall management of the Service, in conjunction with the Directors of the Planning Service.
    • Ensuring consistency of decision making across the District in relation to planning applications, in accordance with statutory requirements, the Local Plan framework and relevant Corporate policies.


    You will need an in-depth knowledge of planning policies and legislation as well as experience of managing and developing staff required, a good understanding of development viability issues, experience of dealing with major and complex planning applications.

    The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your relevant experience.

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    This role will be include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further, probably until the end of the year at the very least.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have a few years working experience in development management.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the South East area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present. I have been recruiting specifically for this area for a number of years, and am also working on a number of positions in Sussex and Kent.

  • Enforcement Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings.


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be dependent upon your level and amount of relevant experience, and the hiring manager has asked that candidates be put forward with a suggested desired pay rate, which we will be happy to advise on.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    This role will involve:

    • The processing of major planning applications, including speculative residential applications in the countryside (so some recent rural planning experience is essential)
    • Undertaking consultations in accordance with statutory and local requirements.
    • Carrying out site inspections.
    • Negotiating and communicating with applicants, agents and consultees.
    • Advising members of the public, parish councils and District Councillors.
    • Assessing proposals in line with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees).
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committees.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Principal Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on major planning applications. The area is rural and therefore you will need to be able to drive for site visits.

    There is some flexibility with home working, and this can be negotiated. The council operate an 'adult' working arrangement, allowing for two days a week home working.

    The start date is flexible, but as they say, the sooner the better!

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Ideally they are looking for an experienced development management planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, which may commpromise of minor and major applications and involve working on more complex developments (should the planner they recruit have this experience).

    The position will be a 6 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided that both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements, home working and compressed hours.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Oxfordshire, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 3 month rolling contract.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings


    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be between £30-£40 per hour.

    This position is a part time role. The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West of England and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £20 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Interim Housing Options Officer

    If you have vast previous experience in Housing Options/Needs, providing advice and solutions for the homeless then here is the job for you.

    You will be providing customers with housing advice with a strong focus on homelessness prevention; seeing customers through all stages of the process including personalised housing plans and a decision on their homeless application if prevention or relief has not been possible.

    The role is full-time, working 40 hours per week.

    Do you have…

    • Background in homelessness prevention casework
    • Knowledge and understanding of the Housing Law and Section 184 of the Housing Act
    • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills
    • Experience of case management systems
  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £38 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently representing a Local Planning Authority based in Warwickshire who have a Principal Planning Officer requirement for a six-month basis.

    This role will involve working in Development Management on a mixed caseload of applications, from larger/complex minors up to large major proposals. It is anticipated that this contract will last 6 months, but it is likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

    The area is undergoing extensive development and regeneration and as a result it is receiving some very large and interesting work. This is a great opportunity to work on some big projects at a very competitive rate!

    It is possible to work compressed hours for this placement, and we can discuss further flexible working arrangements, such as home working.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the West and East Midlands area, please get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, let us know your preferences and we will be happy to call you when we find a position that you may be interested in. info@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £35 - £38 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Lancashire 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. There will be an element of supervision of junior staff within the department with this role; evidence of having done this previously will be looked upon favourably. You must have a degree or diploma in Town Planning, or a related discipline. RTPI membership is preferred but not essential for this role.

    You must have access to your own car to carry out site visits for this role. Home working can be negotiated with the LPA once thorough the interview stage.

    The rate for this role will be commensurate with the successful contractors previous experience, with an exceptional rate available for an exceptional contractor!

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Alex, 020 3795 4835, alex@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Planning Policy Officer x2

    East Midlands - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a local authority in the Greater Manchester area, who have an urgent requirement for an experienced Planning Policy professional.

    The council can offer home working for the duration of the contract which will be a minimum of 3 months, most likely rolling on after that.

    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. This contract will be initially 3 months but is likely to roll on beyond this.

    If you would like to discuss this position further, please do not hesitate to get in touch with Alex on 020 3795 4835.

    Alternatively, you can pop your CV over to us for this position, and we can let you know about others we are working on, at alex@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £35 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue are working with a Warwickshire based local authority who are looking to bring on a contract Planning Officer.

    This position will largely involve dealing with householder applications, alongside other small applications. They are looking for a candidate with at least 1-2 years' worth of local authority development management experience, and the salary for this post will vary depending on your relevant experience.

    The contract will last for an initial 6 months but is likely to roll on from this point should the arrangement be working well. Home working can be discussed and negotiated.

    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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £38 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a local authority in Northamptonshire, who are looking to bring on an experienced Senior DM Planner to work primarily on a caseload of householder, minor and small scale major applications.

    The contract would be for 3-6 months, with a view to keep the contract as an ongoing arrangement. Rates for this position would be commensurate with the successful contractor's experience. Flexible hours and home working arrangements can be negotiated.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. The area is urban with some rural pockets, so it may be necessary for you to be able to drive for some 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

    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 we are currently working on.

  • Senior Planning Officer - s.106 experience essential!

    East Anglia - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with one of my best clients, who are presently looking for a Senior Planning Officer to join the team in what is an incredibly busy and exciting team for the authority. The area is experiencing huge growth demands, with proposals for new strategic growth locations across the county. As such, the new unit within the authority has been created, which is responsible for the interests in growth areas, economic development and strategic infrastructure.

    As a Senior Planning Officer, your main areas of responsibility will be (but are not limited to):

    • To engage with internal and external partners to feed into work around the main development schemes and development priorities in the geographic area covered by the team; and working with other teams in the Environment and Infrastructure Department and relevant service departments, to take a proactive approach to developing collective input to and requirements from these strategic developments.
    • To draft Heads of Terms agreements, S106 agreements and support the development management process with our local authority partners.
    • To collate information from internal service areas and draft responses to local plan consultations.
    • To represent the county council at partnership and other meetings within the area covered by the team, particularly ensuring consistency of messages and practices to external partners through close engagement with other members of the Growth and Infrastructure Unit.
    • To advise senior officers and elected Members on the county council's interests in growth, where required.
    • To support and mentor more junior members of the team.
    • To deputise for the Team Leaders as and when required.

    You will need to have demonstrable experience of working with s106 agreements to be considered for this post. The rate for the position is £40p/h, with scope for home working to be negotiated once successfully through the interview stage.

    Please apply to be considered, and please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any further queries.

  • Estates Surveyor - Staffordshire

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local authority based in Staffordshire are currently seeking an experienced Estates Surveyor. The role will be to support the professional estate service and project team for the Council in undertaking their asset and estate management responsibilities. It will include undertaking a range of estate management, asset disposal and asset transfer related duties.

    About the role:

    • You will undertake various landlord and tenant matters associated with commercial and operational assets
    • Various estate management issues including negotiating and granting licences, way leavers, easements resolving land ownership
    • Asset Valuations & provide valuation advice
    • Manage property disposals contributing to the capital programme and seeking out opportunities for disposal and development which are economically beneficial

    About You:

    Ideally you will be MRICS with an educated degree within a relevant subject. You will be at an advantage if you can demonstrate a knowledge of rating and asset valuation and have experience of working in Local Government.

    The position will run until at least the end of October 2019 with a posibility of extension and the rate is upwards of £40 an hour.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the South West area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £30 - £33 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I'm currently recruiting for a Local Authority based in a beautiful part of Worcestershire. They are looking to bring on a contract Development Management Planner, due to the soon departure of one of their current team members.

    This role will include working on a caseload of varying types of Planning Applications, from householders and changes of use, up to single and multiple dwellings. They will ideally be looking to offer an initial three-month contract, but this is very likely to roll on further into the new year.

    The hourly rate for this position is dependant on your level of relevant experience; ideally you will have 2-3 years working experience in development management.

    If you have any questions regarding this position, please do get in touch. It is with a local authority I have been working with for a while now and know well. Should you be looking for positions more generally in the West Midlands area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

    Please feel free to contact me via email alex@park-avenue.co.uk or 020 3795 4835.

  • Enforcement Officer

    South West - £25 - £35 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Gloucestershire based LPA, who are looking to bring on a contract Planning Enforcement Officer.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be:

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor the progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and will be extended beyond this period should all go well. The council are also happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you are interested in this post, please do not hesitate to get in touch.

  • Senior Enforcement Officer

    South West - £30 - £40 per day + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Local Planning Authority based in Dorset, who are looking to bring on a contract Senior Enforcement Officer for an initial 6 month period.

    As an Enforcement Officer within the team, your main duties will be

    • To handle the more complex enforcement cases, and particularly to monitor progress of these cases following the issue of formal notices or action
    • To investigate cases of alleged unauthorised development and contraventions of planning control reported to the Council and to report on the facts established
    • To prepare and issue Requisitions for information and Planning Contravention Notices; preparing site plans and to draft Enforcement and all other planning enforcement related Notices
    • To prepare written evidence in connection with Planning Enforcement Appeals and related matters and to present expert evidence at planning Hearings, Public Inquiries and in Court proceedings
    • To monitor progress on the implementation of Section 106 Agreements and undertakings

    This position will last for an initial 6 months and will extended beyond this period should all go well. The rate of pay will be between £30-£40 per hour.

    This position is a part time role. The council are happy to offer flexible working arrangements; a compressed week or home working is available.

    If you are interested in this role, please do not hesitate to contact Amy on 02037954828.

    Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with local authorities within the South West of England and the Home Counties. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South West - £35 - £45 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the beautiful area of Gloucestershire are looking to recruit a Principal Planning Officer. They need someone who has experience of dealing with major applications to step in and join the Major Applications team.

    The contract will initially run for 3 months, but should everything go well for both parties, will be highly likely to extend beyond this.

    Successful candidates for this role will have acquired practical experience as a Planner in development management with a proven track record processing applications, with a Town Planning related degree or diploma, and exceptional written and communication skills.

    This position has the opportunity of flexible home working. The rate is currently under negotiation; if you have a rate in mind please do let me know and I will try my best to achieve this for you.

    If you're interested in this role, please do not hesitate to give Amy a call on 02037954828 for more details. Alternatively, you can send your CV to amy@park-avenue.co.uk and she can give you more information.

    Amy has experience working with Local Authorities within the South West of England and Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a City based Planning Authority in the West Midlands, who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join the team during an exciting time for the area. The schemes vary approximately from around 500-1000 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