Sustainable Development Lead

Park Avenue Recruitment
North Yorkshire
Closing date
25 Sep 2020
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Park Avenue have been instructed to source candidates for a Local Planning Authority in Yorkshire, who are looking for a Sustainable Development Lead.

The role will be for an initial 3 months; however, this is likely to be extended due to the nature of the position. The hourly rate for this position is negotiable and this post falls inside IR35.

Purpose of the post:

  • Co-ordinate the development and delivery of the Sustainable Development Action Plan, involving a multi-directorate and partner approach to delivering sustainable development across the district.
  • Create effective working relationships across the Council, with businesses and other stakeholders in the district and with WYCA / LEP to ensure that  this large-scale programme of national importance delivers targeted improvements in environmental outcomes and contributes to the development of a more circular productive and inclusive economy and to health, social inclusion and well-being across the district.
  • Align these outcomes, promoting the UN Sustainable Development Goals and ensuring that the Partnership provides timely cross-sector, evidence-based advice working with politicians, Council officers, regional authorities, Government and key stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Being principal advisor to the Sustainable Development Partnership Board and providing secretariat services to ensure its effective administration.
  • Developing the Sustainable Development Action Plan making the fullest possible use of the contributions and insights of the Partnership Board.
  • Ensuring that the implementation and operation of the Sustainable Development Action Plan is coordinated, monitored, and evaluated using agreed outcome metrics.
  • Maintaining an effective approach to ensure awareness of national, regional and WYCA plans and initiatives is deployed so that the district is seen as an engaged and informed actor in the climate change and sustainable development eco-systems.

If you would like more information on the rate of pay you can expect, or location of this role, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 020 3795 4835 or via email at

Park Avenue Recruitment specialises specifically and solely in helping Town Planning professionals secure their next career move.

We are working with public and private sector clients nationwide, and are keen to share our extensive network and established relationships with you, to provide a tailored, consultative and honest service.

As well as this, we are comprised of experienced and established consultants, so you can feel safe in the knowledge that you are placing your reputation, and job search, in safe hands.

Park Avenue focuses on recruiting for positions from Graduate to Director level on an interim and permanent basis in the following planning-based disciplines:

Development Management

Planning Policy

Planning Enforcement

Building Control

Urban Design

Conservation & Historical Buildings


Economic Development

Interim Management


Whether you are considering a change, want to find a planning consultant to fit your needs, or simply want to have a chat, we are always happy to hear from you.

Ella Lamport  - East Anglia Specialist – 020 3795 4828

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Richard Harris - Building Control Specialist - 020 3795 4830

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Jack Reed - South East England Specialist - 020 3795 4828


Alex Ashman - Midlands and the North Specialist - 020 3795 4828


Sean Lindley - Central England Specialist - 020 3795 4828


Amy Holt - South West England Specialist - 020 3795 4828




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  • 57 Cranwood Street
  • London
  • EC1V 9EE
  • GB
  • 020 3795 4828
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