Opportunities Available UK Wide
Rates are specific to each role
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
PA - 1505
Full Time

It’s been a very busy week for Park Avenue!

Please find below some very brief summaries of the fresh contract roles we are presently working on; please get in contact for more details on rates, projects and locations.

These roles below are new in this week, but we still have others available, check out our posting last week here as some are still live vacancies!

2 x Planning Officer – Hampshire & West Sussex - £30 an hour

These local authorities are both looking for planning contractors to work on a caseload of mostly householder and minor applications. It is a 6 month initial contract, and there is the chance to work from home/compressed hours.

Principal/Senior Planner – Somerset - £35 an hour

Due to a recent increase in major planning applications and related work this Somerset based local authority are seeking to recruit an experienced planner to join the DM team for a minimum of 6 months.

Senior Policy Planner – Lincolnshire - £Neg

This Lincolnshire based Local Authority need a planning policy officer with sound knowledge on housing supply, who is able to defend the position of the Council at inquiry into an appeal against refusal of planning permission.

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DM Team Leader – Somerset - £40 an hour

This busy local authority are seeking an experienced planner with sound technical knowledge to manage a small Area team for a period of 6 months. This is a great chance for a Principal or Senior looking to step up from mentoring into management.

Principal DM Planner – Hampshire - £40 an hour

A local authority in Hampshire is anticipating a high number of incoming major applications in the coming months, and so are looking to appoint a contractor to assist with these. The authority is architecturally diverse with renowned heritage assets and conservation areas. This is a 3 month contract initially but will be extended provided all goes well.

Principal/Senior Planner – Staffordshire - £35-£40 an hour

Much like the above, this local authority is looking to bring on a Planner to work on a varied caseload of applications, including many larger/major applications. This is a 3 month rolling contract. Flexible working on offer, very easily accessible location with great transport links by rod and rail.

Senior Planning Officer – Cambridgeshire - £35 - £40

A position for a contract Planner to work on major applications in their Strategic Planning Team. This is a role that will start ASAP, and be 3 months rolling. Very interesting projects, great for your CV!

S106 Officer – Leicestershire - £Negotiable

This local authority are seeking an organised and methodical Planner To develop and establish a 'database' for the administration, recording, collection, monitoring, and reporting of s106 financial and non-financial obligations. This is a good opportunity for someone with limited Local Authority experience with good organisational skills.

Principal DM Planner– Surrey - £40

An opportunity for at least 6 months to work on large major applications within a strategic growth site in beautiful Surrey! Flexible working arrangements on offer!

Enforcement Officer – Essex - £30

An opportunity to cover an enforcement post while permanent recruitment is being undertaken. You will be responsible for managing your own cases, undertaking site visits and issuing of enforcement notices. We foresee the position lasting for at least 6 months at this authority.

Planning Officer – Hertfordshire - £30

Another Hertfordshire-based LPA are hoping to bring a contract development management officer into their team to assist following the departure of a current contractor. This role will involve working on a range of minor and householder applications, advertisement consent, change of use etc. Flexible working arrangements are available and this contract will last for at least 3 months, but is likely to roll on way beyond this.

Principal Policy Planner – Hampshire - £30-£40

An LPA in a beautiful part of Hampshire are looking for a Principal Policy Planner to assist them in a busy period to progress their local plan. The rate will vary depending on the level- please do get in touch for more information on this one.

Policy Consultant – East Sussex - £35-£40

A 12 month contract for a Planning Policy consultant. The consultant appointed will play a key role in progressing Part 2 of its Local Plan, covering site allocations and topic policies, as well as supporting preparation of a number of neighbourhood plans. Other work areas may include developing proposals for major growth in the bigger towns, working closely with a neighbouring borough on economic regeneration schemes, planning for the sustainable growth of villages and infrastructure projects.

If you have any questions at all about the roles above, including rate of pay you can expect or specific locations, please get in touch with Ella or Richard on 020 3795 4828,

We don't advertise all of our contract positions, especially if we have an ideal candidate in mind. If you are interested in contract Planning positions within local authorities in the UK, please do get in touch and we will be able to contact you directly should we have anything come up that fits your criteria, to give you the best possible chance of securing a perfect contract.