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Below, are our current live vacancies for you to browse and consider.

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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  • Housing Options Officer

    East Midlands - £18 - £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 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: 29th March 2019

    Interviews: TBC

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    Ideally the Council are looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who is capable of taking on a mixed caseload of planning applications, including complex minor and small major applications.

    The position will be a 6-month initial contract. They are offering flexible home working/compressed working hours. The Local Authority need someone ASAP and the rate is to be negotiated depending on experience.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a Local Authority on planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. You will need to be able to drive for site visits for this role.

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

  • Principal Building Control Surveyor - London

    East Midlands - £40 - £50 per hour + Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in London are looking for a highly experienced Principal Building Control Surveyor.

    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 £40-50 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.

  • Estates Manager - West Midlands

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in the West Midlands are looking for a highly experienced Estates Manager to join their growing property team.

    About the role

    On a practical day to day level, the Council are looking for GP surveyor(s) to undertake a cross section of duties dealing with day to day tenant relationships issues, repairs, assignments, consents for other purposes, service charges, valuations for marketing purposes, dilapidations, debt recovery/repossessions. The is a varied role and may also encourporate other duties that the team have to complete.

    The Council's portfolio is rich, varied and sometimes complex, with circa 5,500 interests which range from cable wayleaves through to shops, offices, workshops, municipal shops, farms, ground leases and industrial estates.

    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 June with a posibility of extension and the rate is upwards of £40 an hour.

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    As a Senior/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.

  • Enforcement Officer Kent

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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

    As a 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 is highly likely to be extended beyond this period. 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.

  • Senior Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in Devon 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, which may comprise of small major applications and involve working on more complex developments.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. 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.

    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 Central England, should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • Property Surveyor - Surrey

    South East - £40000 - £46000 per annum

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority is Surrey are looking for an experienced Valuation Surveyor to join their Asset management team.

    About the role:

    The role will look to support the Asset Manager (Investment) in the management of the Council's properties, the acquisition of new investment properties and all aspects of property management and valuation to maximise the value (both financial and strategic) of the Council's investment estate.

    As part of the professional team, you will have the opportunity to influence the Councils longer term investment and land use strategy. You will also have the opportunity to fully participate in a range of significant projects - such as assisting with the development of Industrial Estates.

    What you'll get in return

    • Full time, 15- month fixed term contract
    • Salary £ 40,000 - £46,000pa
    • Possible contract extension

    If you would like any further details about this position and full job description, 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 Policy Planner

    South East - £38 - £43 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 6 month contract, though there is scope for it to be extended beyond this.

    The role would require someone to deal with the master planning of strategic sites being brought forward through the new Local Plan in what is a busy, up and coming area of the country. You will also be aiding the delivery of infrastructure including a strategic Green Corridor; someone with experience of bringing a Local Plan through to examination is essential here.

    The successful contractor here will need a degree in planning and have had previous experience of working on major development projects from a regeneration/policy perspective for a local planning authority.

    Alongside this, the successful contractor will have good communication, negotiation and analytical skills.

    The council offices are easily commutable from Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and from London. I appreciate this is a brief summary; please get in contact for more information.

  • Development Management Planning Officer

    East Midlands - £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. You must have access to your own vehicle and a valid driving license to perform site visits.

  • Head of Revenues

    East Midlands - Up to £400 per day

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Experience Required:

    • Track record of achievement at a management level in a similarly large and complex organisation including:
    • delivering customer focused services and service improvements, managing demands and pressures on the service and tight deadlines;
    • ensuring that the service is effectively resourced to deliver to the required standards;
    • service planning, anticipating priorities, changing landscape and predicting the shape and cost of delivering future service requirements;
    • leading and implementing complex change programmes;
    • management of budgets.

    Summary of job:

    1. To support an Operational Director in securing the continuous development, improvement, efficiency and success of the Department as a whole through effective leadership, budget management, strategic direction, planning, management and governance.
    1. To lead the development, planning and delivery of a service to meet the current and future needs of users within available resources.
    1. To lead on and support cross cutting corporate initiatives at the request of the Chief Executive.
    1. To lead on all aspects of the strategic development and operational management of Brent's Revenues services ( Council Tax , NNDR ) ensuring that the service meets the diverse needs of Brent residents.
    1. To lead on the effective provision and management all outsourced services relevant to Revenue's administration including NNDR, Civil Enforcement, Printing and legal services.
    1. To have overall accountability for robust and effective staff and budgetary management and overall performance management of the service.

    To develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders and customers with a particular emphasis on developing external partnerships and directing programmes of change as required.

    Fundamental Accountabilities:

    1. Work collegiately with colleagues on the Senior Management Team (SMT), and make a proactive contribution delivering departmental and corporate objectives.
    2. Lead and manage a portfolio of customer focused services in alignment with both corporate and departmental aims and priorities.
    3. Provide leadership and management to achieve high performance and effective operational delivery; which will include managing the effective use of resources and staff.
    4. Work closely with the Operational Director to support effective working relationships with relevant portfolio holders.
    5. Support and develop partnership working, including acting as an effective ambassador and advocate with external organisations.
    6. To take a lead role in leading and managing the Council Tax service and outsourced NNDR contract in order to maximize revenue income in the most efficient and effective way possible.
    7. To lead on the strategic development of Revenues services and the development and implementation of operational plans that support delivery of these.
    8. To take a lead role in the development and implementation of policies for Revenue services.
    9. Procurement and contract management of services necessary for the provision of Revenue services, including Civil Enforcement and legal services.
    10. To take a lead role in responding to changes in legislation including preparation of reports for the Corporate Management Team and Members.
    11. To ensure compliance with all legislative requirements and Corporate policies as related to the delivery of Revenue services.
    12. To be a Member of BCS Senior Management team, acting as a role model for staff and leading on cross unit initiatives as required.
    13. Manage, develop and motivate a highly skilled team of Revenues staff coaching them as required on procedures, service standards, allocating and delegating work and effectively managing performance.
    14. Ensure all aspects of the service are customer focused; including service literature, letters templates, web information, forms and leaflets.
    15. To be accountable for the effective management of the Revenues budget in line with Council standing orders and financial regulations.
    16. To promote and maintain effective working relationships, providing support and advice to Cabinet, Scrutiny and other Members.
    17. 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.
    18. 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.
    19. Undertake any other duties commensurate with the general level of responsibility of this post.

  • Senior Planning Officer (Outside IR35)

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Park Avenue has been instructed by an East Midlands based local authority, who have a requirement for a Senior Planning Officer for an initial 3-month basis. This role will involve:

      • The processing of minor complex planning applications (some will be very complicated), householder applications, prior notification applications, applications for advertisement consent and applications for works to protected trees.
      • Completing all stages of the registration and validation processes including ensuring that the fee is paid correctly in accordance with statutory requirements.
    • Assessing proposals against their conformity with national and local planning policies and guidance and all other material considerations (including representations made by consultees)
    • Preparing reports and making recommendations on delegated planning applications and to Planning Committee.
    • Issuing decision notices in accordance with the statutory and other procedures of the department including incorporating conditions and where necessary reasons for refusal.
    • Providing written and verbal advice on development management to members of the public, developers, Parish Councils, District Councillors and others.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a local authority on planning applications, and ideally some experience with the Uniform system. This role can either be set out as full-time, part-time, or compressed hours (37 hours in 4 days).

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

    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.

  • Housing Development Officer - Surrey

    South East - £26 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A local Authority in Surrey are looking for an experienced Housing Development Officer.

    You will be responsible for delivering the Council's housing delivery targets through it's wholly owned housing company. The purpose of this role is to help deliver more homes of all tenures within the Councils area, to reduce the use of temporary accommodation and other types of short-term housing solutions.

    What you need to Succeed

    • Experience of working within the construction industry and/or experience of the affordable housing development process.
    • Experience of dealing with development and/or regeneration schemes with a gross development value in excess of £ 50 million to achieve identified outputs
    • Able to problem solve and find solutions to issues blocking scheme delivery.
    • Experience of managing capital budgets effectively in a financially constrained environment
    • Experience of challenging and defending affordable housing projects on financial viability and other planning grounds
    • Experience of collecting, collating and reporting on performance data and other complex information/statistics
    • Experience of developing partnerships and operating in liaison with other bodies and agencies
    • Practical experience and knowledge of Registered Providers development processes
    • Promotion of equality and diversity in relation to service delivery
    • Able to work under pressure and public scrutiny and deliver results to tight deadlines
    • A strong commitment to high quality customer service

    What you'll get in return

    You will be offered an hourly rate of £30-40 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week.

    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 Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Authority in Gloucestershire, who have a requirement for an experienced Planning Policy professional at Senior level.

    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 council can offer flexible home working/compressed working hours and the rate will depend on the experience of the Policy Officer appointed and the work undertaken.

    The manager is reviewing CV's this week, therefore if you wanted to be put forward for consideration, do not hesitate to contact Amy on 020 3795 4828.

    Alternatively, you can pop your CV over to us for this position, and we can let you know about other roles we are working on, at amy@park-avenue.co.uk.

  • Principal Planning Officer

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority in Buckinghamshire are looking to welcome an experienced Principal Planning Officer to their team. This is on an initial 3 month contract, with scope to be extended, should everything go well.

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

    The rate is between £32-£42 per hour, depending on previous experience. This role has opportunity for flexible home working and compressed hours.

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority client in Buckinghamshire, 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 complex minor and small major applications.

    The position will be a 3 month initial contract, but it is highly likely to roll on for longer than this provided both parties are happy. They are open to considering part-time working arrangements, home working and compressed hours. The rate is between £30-£35 per hour, with the scope of being put outside IR35.

    The council are looking for a Planner with recent experience working in a Local Authority on planning applications, and who can join the team and very quickly pick up the work. The area is predominantly rural. You will need to be able to drive for site visits for this role.

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

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

  • Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    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.

    The local authority you would be working with have offices based in an urban region, easily accessible from most of Kent, parts of Essex and London. It would be beneficial if you did have use of a car for site visits.

  • Principal Planning Officer

    South East - £40 - £50 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!

  • Planning Technician

    South East - £15 - £25 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Initially the contract will run for 3- 6 months, with the likeliness to be extended should everything go well for both parties.

    The role will involve processing technical evaluations, validating applications, and over all assisting the Development Management department.

    Experience as a Planning Technician is desired but not essential. A degree in Town Planning is not necessary but would be helpful.

    The rate is under negotiation, if you have a rate in mind, I will do my best to achieve this for you.

  • Building Control Surveyor - West London

    East Midlands - £45 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A Local Authority based in West London are looking for a highly experienced Building Control Surveyor.

    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 £45-55 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Building Control Structural Engineer - London

    East Midlands - Negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local Authority based in London are currently seeking a Building Control Structural Engineer.

    The succesful candidate will need to have strong exerperience within Building Control and a good knowlege and expereience of UK Building Regulations.

    About the role:

    • 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. Prepare reports and record inspections incorporating decisions made on site under delegated authority with regard to compliance with current and associated legislation.
    • Support the management team by exercising professional and managerial responsibilities, undertake Building Control duties in accordance with the policies and procedures to comply with Building Regulations and the quality assurance performance indicators to deliver a very high quality service
    • To examine plans and details submitted under the Building Regulations, check for compliance with the requirements of those Regulations and allied legislation.
    • Carry out regular site inspections in respect of works in progress to ensure that the works accord with the approved plans and are in conformity with the requirements of the Building Regulations.

    What you'll get in return

    • You will be offered a flexible pay rate, depending on your experience and a 6 month contract.

    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 Policy Planner

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

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working on a Senior Planning Policy Officer position based in Oxfordshire. The Local Authority are looking to bring someone on for a one year contract initially. They officer compressed working hours and flexible home working.

    They council need the Senior Policy Planner to help take their Local Plan to examination.

    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 are looking for the right person to start ASAP, however, they could wait for the right person. The manager is collecting CV's at present, therefore if this position is of interest to you, 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/Central England. Should you be looking for other positions in these regions please get in touch so we can discuss further!

  • System Support & Development Officer

    East Midlands - £13 - £18 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Job Purpose

    You will be part of the Estates team and report to the Corporate Property Manager who has responsibility for property systems. The post holder is required to have good business analysis skills and an ability to undertake complex configuration tasks.

    The main job purpose is to populate and manage the Estates module, Uniform within the IDOX systems software used by the Council and act as the intelligent 'superuser' within the Estates Team. You will be required to take individual responsibility for working within Estates and will require an understanding of business objectives and processes in the area.

    Main Requirements of the Role:

    • Ensuring that systems and business processes are properly aligned to maximise the benefits derived from the systems.
    • Recommending changes to business process where relevant.
    • Assessing the ability of staff to utilise systems effectively.
    • Developing training material and delivering end user training.
    • Supporting work to develop business cases for investment in new or improved technology.
    • Applying user security - adhering to GDPR requirements.
    • Resolving system problems
    • Upgrades & Testing

    Knowledge

    • You should have a knowledge of Estates Management and how IT and data systems support that
    • An in-depth knowledge and use of property management systems. Data input, management and implementation for users of the system

    Responsibility

    • The post holder has a responsibility to deliver formal training to users in respect of Estates IT and information management systems
    • The post holder will be expected to develop a range of options and different training approached to deliver training effectively to staff with different learning styles

    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.

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work, we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, 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 Midlands - £30 - £32 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Bedfordshire based Local Planning Authority to source a Planning Officer to join the department and assist the team through a busy period. The role will involve working on householder applications, extensions to schools and working on small scale minor applications (5-10 dwellings).

    The contract length is currently deemed to be 3-months, though there is scope for it to be extended beyond this, subject to quality of work. The rate for this position is £30 per hour, but the LPA will consider upping this for an exceptional contractor.

    The council offices are easily commutable by car from Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire, as well as being commutable by train from London. For this role, you will need to have a full driver's licence and access to a car.

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

  • Planning Officer

    South West - £25 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Local Authority in 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 an ongoing contract.

    You will be expected to hit the ground running with low risk householder applications and small 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 £25-£35 per hour. This job role also has the flexibility of home working and compressed working hours.

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

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

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

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

    This position will last for an initial 3 months and is highly likely to be extended beyond this period. 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.

  • Development Management Senior Planner

    East Anglia - £33 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    We are working with a local authority in Essex, 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.

  • DM Major Applications Officer/Team Leader

    East Anglia - £43 - £47 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a local authority based in the Essex area, who are looking to take on a Principal Planner for an initial 6-month contract, but this is highly likely to roll on for a considerable length of time. The view would be to join the authority and work on the major applications within the district, and to later assume some Team Leader responsibilities once bedded into the council. 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 once successfully through the interview stage.

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

  • Estates Surveyor - Berkshire

    South East - £30 - £40 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.

    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 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 Berkshire or Southern area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Estates Surveyor - West Midlands

    West Midlands - £35 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in the West Midlands 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

    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 March 2019 with a posibility of extension and the rate is upwards of £50 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 West Midlands area, I would love to hear from you, and be happy to advise on the market at present.

  • Business Support Officer

    South East - £15 - £22 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A key Housing Association in Hampshire is offering an experienced Housing Options Business Support Officer an exciting opportunity to join their growing team.

    PRIMARY JOB FUNCTION

    To support the Head of Private Housing Partnerships in providing business and admin support to all the housing needs and strategy teams based Islington.

    The post holder will assist the Head of Private Housing Partnerships in providing a professional and effective administrative service. The post holder will undertake duties associated with the provision of basic financial duties, and assist with the day-to day organisation of the teams' work.

    DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • To be responsible to the Head of Private Housing Partnerships, for the provision of administrative, financial and support services.

    • To schedule external training dates on behalf of the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Network under direction

    • Assist with the administration and distribution of incoming post for the services.

    • To assist with the administration of incoming emails to team inboxes.

    • To maintain proper systems to monitor mail and enquiries.

    • To scan post and documents onto electronic document management systems.

    • To communicate in person and in writing with other council departments and external agencies having regard to customer care standards and procedures and the 1998 Data Protection Act

    • To update the pro-time electronic timekeeping system when authorised.

    • To print copies of housing files under direction.

    • To organise and service local office meetings as required.

    • To provide administrative services to the teams, such as photocopying, distributing and filing documents, using electronic document management systems.

    • To be responsible for maintaining and ordering stationery supplies.

    • To assist in room bookings and meeting/training administration.

    • To undertake any minor or non- re-occurring duties as directed from time to time.

    • To use Islington's systems to set up suppliers and to process supplier invoices, journal transfers etc authorised for payment.

    • To process any cheques received from residents, solicitors etc in accordance with procedures.

    • To process payments to GPs for Doctors' letters.

    • To administer pre-paid cards, petty cash, and periodic payments to provide

    • subsistence payments to clients.

    • To generate regular transaction reports to team managers to support them to

    • accurately manage their spend and budget.

    • To administer invoicing for the provision of training through the No Recourse to Public Funds (NRPF) Network.

    • To ensure that contracts are sent and received for access to NRPF Connect.

    REQUIREMENTS -EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

    • Experience of administrative and finance work.

    • Good numeracy and literacy skills

    • Experience of delivering services in a multi-racial and multi-cultural community

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS and ABILITY

    • Ability to communicate with a diverse range of stakeholders, colleagues and service users in a professional and courteous manner.

    • Ability to take a flexible approach to team working, be self-motivated and be able to demonstrate an ability to work on your own initiative

    • Ability to process invoices for purchasing and payments for services and goods received.

    • Ability to work under pressure and prioritise and manage a demanding workload

    • Ability to maintain effective administrative systems to support the work of the teams.

    • Ability to make effective use of Information Technology, including word processing and extracting and inputting information, from council systems and the internet.

    • Ability to produce information and data, to enable financial and service monitoring of the service to be carried out

    • Ability to demonstrate a commitment to the provision of high quality services within the provisions of the Council's Equal Opportunities and Valuing Diversity frameworks
  • Housing Options Officer

    West Midlands - £20 - £24 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A key local authority in the West Midlands is offering an experienced Housing Options Officer an exciting opportunity to join their growing team. The successful candidate will be a vital member of a diligent team, offering front line services in homelessness prevention.

    This is a 3-month contract, with scope to extend.

    About the Role

    • Preventing homelessness and resolving housing difficulties by providing housing options advice.
    • Completing Section 184 decisions and developing PHP's.
    • Using up to date knowledge of existing case laws and housing legislation to make comprehensive decisions on cases.
    • Assisting the team in a variety of homelessness prevention initiatives.

    About You

    • Up to date with and have an in depth working knowledge of current housing law and legislation Experience using Housing Systems (such as Jigsaw and Locata)
    • Ideally have had 1 years' experience in a customer facing housing role
    • Proven experience managing a busy caseload
    • Adaptable in the face of new challenges If you have previous experience within Housing Options or Homelessness Prevention get in touch today on (phone number removed) or email me at.
  • 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 Standards and Enforcement Officer

    East Midlands - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Position: Housing Standards Enforcement Officer

    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.
  • CIL Officer

    South West - £25 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Buckinghamshire 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.

    If you would like more information on this role, please get in touch with Amy, 020 3795 4828, amy@park-avenue.co.uk

  • Development Surveyor - Lancashire

    East Midlands - £30 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    A local authority based in Lancashire is currently seeking an experienced Development Surveyor. It will include but not limited to undertaking a range of duties including disposals, acquisitions, viability assessments and regeneration.

    Your new role

    he role will be to undertake the valuation, negotiation and acquisition and disposal of all types of land and property as required including those by Compulsory Purchase Order either as part of a wider and more comprehensive regeneration scheme or for individual sites.

    In addition and to assist with the Council's regeneration and growth agenda and to respond to the growing need to provide more housing of all types and tenure, the postholder will assist in the identification, bringing forward and control of development projects throughout the area.

    About you:

    • Experience in the valuation, negotiation, acquisition or disposal of all types of land and property

    • A background in commercial property

    • A Member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (MRICS)

    What you need to do now

    If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.


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

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

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

  • Interim Building Control Manager

    East Midlands - £65 - £85 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    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. 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 Building Control Manager, you will be helping to build the teams ever growing presence in their local borough. You must have a strong desire to lead a team and helping to develop a team further. You will be helping to develop strong client relationships, attend client meetings, help with commercial projects, carrying out site inspections and plan checking in compliance with the Building Regulations. You must also ensure that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and any necessary enforcement action is recommended.

    What do you need to Succeed?

    The ideal candidate will be qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in Building Control/Building Surveying. You will also be a chartered member of RICS/CABE.

    Additionally, you will have the ability to show experience with commercial clients. As well as this, be hold excellent client-facing and relationship-development skills. You will also have business development experience and had previously held the post of Senior Building Control Surveyor previously, as well as, holding a post of Building Control Manager more recently.

    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 Charlotte Gipson 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

    West Midlands - £20 - £23 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    A key local authority in Warwickshire is offering an experienced Housing Options Officer an exciting opportunity to join their growing team. The successful candidate will be a fundamental member of a diligent team, offering front line services in homelessness prevention.

    This is a 3-month contract, with scope to extend.

    About the Role

    • Preventing homelessness and resolving housing difficulties by providing housing options advice.
    • Completing Section 184 decisions and developing PHP's.
    • Using up to date knowledge of existing case laws and housing legislation to make comprehensive decisions on cases.
    • Assisting the team in a variety of homelessness prevention initiatives.

    About You

    • Up to date with and have an in depth working knowledge of current housing law and legislation Experience using Housing Systems (such as Jigsaw and Locata)
    • Ideally have had 1 years' experience in a customer facing housing role
    • Proven experience managing a busy caseload
    • Adaptable in the face of new challenges

    If you have previous experience within Housing Options or Homelessness Prevention get in touch today.

  • Principal Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Buckinghamshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer to their Development Management team for an initial 3 month rolling contract.

    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 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.

    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 home working and compressed hours are offered.

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer **OUTSIDE IR35**

    South East - £30 - £40 per hour

    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. The position will fall OUTSIDE IR35.

    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 (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 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.

    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!

  • Planning Policy Consultant

    South East - £40 - £45 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are currently working with a Hertfordshire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking to bring on a Principal Planning Officer, to take the lead on a number of projects and key work areas within the Planning Policy Team.


    The main requirements of the role are as follows:


    * To be involved in major aspects of all of the work associated with statutory and non-statutory plan documents and other forward planning policies, guidance and materials.
    * Provide an advisory and consultative service in respect of planning policy to other disciplines and council departments.
    * To manage project work, including the work of external consultants and public consultation exercises.
    * To draft reports and presentations for Council meetings, Committees, working parties and other meetings.
    * To review national, strategic and local land use planning issues affecting the Borough and to initiate changes in policies or make robust and active representations on the Council's behalf to relevant bodies.

    Some elements of this work will focus on mobility, working with stakeholder to promote active travel within the Borough and embedding sustainable transport into a wide range of corporate projects and objectives. The successful applicant will take the lead on maintaining strong relationships with local transport partners and bodies, to promote the interests of the Borough Council.


    With this, the Council are ideally looking for a town planner with expertise and/or an interest in sustainable transport, as well as plan-making more generally.


    The contract length is initially set at 3 - 6 months, though there is scope for it to be extended beyond this original contract. The hourly rate is negotiable, commensurate with the relevant experience of the successful applicant. Flexible working arrangements can also be negotiated.

  • Building Control Surveyor - Hampshire

    South East - £40 - £50 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Hampshire. Hourly rate of £40-50 per hour.

    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 2 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 £40-50 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.

  • Principal Building Control Surveyor

    East Midlands - £50 - £55 per hour + negotiable

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Your New Company

    This role requires you to be able to provide a range of professional and technical skills. The Building Control team is made up of experienced and qualified Surveyors who have great local knowledge and provide practical advice and guidance at every step of the way.

    About the Role

    As a Principal Building Control Surveyor, you will be highly-experienced dealing with commercial projects, carrying out site inspections and plan checking in compliance with the Building Regulations. You must also ensure that any unauthorised work is brought into compliance and any necessary enforcement action is recommended.

    In addition, as a Principal member of staff you will be expected to help lead and provide guidance for other members of the building control team.

    What do you need to Succeed?

    The ideal candidate will be qualified to degree level, or equivalent, in Building Control/Building Surveying. You will also be a chartered member of RICS/CABE.

    You must have 5 years previous Building Control experience, either within a local authority or private consultancy. Previously holding a Principal position would also be advantageous.

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

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

    We do not advertise all of our vacancies, especially if we have suitable candidates in mind to undertake the work we get in. To get the best chance at securing the perfect contract for you, 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 - Central London

    East Midlands - £45 - £55 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    Building Control Surveyor within a local authority in Central London. Hourly rate of £45-55 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 £45-55 per hour, depending on your experience, for a 6 month contract, comprising of 37 hours over 5 days per week. There will be an opportunity for flexible and home-working once you settle with them.

    What you need to do now

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

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

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

  • Senior Planning Officer

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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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.

    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 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.

  • Group Leader Development Management

    West Midlands - £50 - £60 per hour

    Contract Type: Permanent

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    Head of Development Management

    An exciting opportunity has arisen with a local authority in Leicestershire, who are looking to bring on an Interim Head of Development Management.

    The contract will run for an initial period of 5 months, but it is likely to extend well beyond this.

    This position will involve the management of a team of 8 Planners, 2 technical support officers and the Planning Enforcement team. You will be in charge of ensuring the efficient operation of the team, meeting performance targets and focusing on customer service.

    The rate for this position is negotiable and will depend on your relevant experience.

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

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

  • Principal Planning Officer

    West Midlands - £35 - £40 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    I am currently working with a Leicestershire based Local Planning Authority, who are looking for a Principal Planning Officer to join the team during an exciting time for the area. The scheme is for approximately 2000 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 £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

  • Building Control Surveyor - Hampshire

    South East - £45 - £50 per hour

    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 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.

  • Senior Planning Officer - Surrey

    South East - £30 - £35 per hour

    Contract Type: Temporary

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    We are working with a Local Planning Authority in Surrey 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 3-4 months, but it is highly likely to roll on beyond this dependent upon performance.

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

    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.

    If you would like more information on this position, or others we are working on in the Surrey area, please get in touch with Jack on 020 3795 4835, jack@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

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