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Planning Development Manager

  • Up to £22 per hour

Planning Development Manager

Pay - £21.55ph

Type - Temporary

Hours - 37.5pw

Duration - 4 months

Location - Central London

Our client is a looking for an experienced Planning and Development Manager to work within the Development Management team, reporting to and providing support to the Head of Development Management, the Deputy Head of Development Management, as well as the Director of PPDT and the Head of Planning Policy.

The successful applicant will be responsible for proactively evaluating planning proposals and providing professional planning advice. To liaise and negotiate effectively with applicants and agents, consultees, elected members, Government departments, residents, land owners and statutory and non-statutory bodies.

General responsibilities include:

  • To contribute to the implementation of a high-quality planning service which delivers a successful Olympic legacy by facilitating the physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the LLDC area.
  • To proactively evaluate applicants' proposals at the pre-application stage, advising on planning processes, planning policy compliance and the appropriate content of planning applications and other planning submissions.
  • To independently manage, assess, evaluate and process planning applications, appeals and enforcement cases, ensuring that these are dealt with in accordance with agreed performance targets including the preparation of high quality reports either for delegated determination or for consideration by the LLDC's Planning Decisions Committee.
  • To negotiate scheme amendments and mediate between different planning interests to ensure good planning and policy compliant outcomes and the LLDC's regeneration objectives.
  • To prepare appropriate planning conditions, and to lead negotiations on planning proposals and s.106 legal agreements.
  • To monitor planning permissions and s.106 agreements.
  • To attend and present reports and briefings to the LLDC Planning Decisions Committee and attend other LLDC meetings, panels and working groups.
  • To manage public consultation on planning proposals and applications, including attendance at events, exhibitions and public meetings. To attend technical meetings and working groups with statutory and non-statutory agencies on behalf of the LLDC PPDT.
  • To facilitate and contribute to joint working and the duty to cooperate with London Boroughs, the GLA and statutory and non-statutory consultees.
  • To contribute to the preparation and review of local supplementary planning documents as directed by the Head of Planning Policy, including the formulation of development management policies.
  • To prepare, review and monitor Development Management procedures and processes as directed by the Head of Development Management.
  • To prepare briefs for, instruct and manage specialist consultants to support the Development Management function.
  • To prepare evidence and submit statements of case for planning appeals. As appropriate appear at hearings and public inquiries, representing the Local Planning Authority.
  • To undertake site visits, including the investigation of alleged breaches of planning control.
  • To provide written and verbal advice including responding to general planning queries from members of the public and contribute to the efficient and effective operation of the Development Management Team by liaising with other team members on a day to day basis and assisting in providing Development Management cover (phone or drop-in queries) as required.

Knowledge and Experience

  • Significant experience of managing planning applications
  • Experience working within the town planning profession, with a demonstrable track record of working in development management, including the assessment of planning applications and preparation of reports to senior officers and Planning Decisions Committee
  • Demonstrable practical experience of all main aspects of the statutory planning processes
  • Experience of carrying out stakeholder and public consultation and engagement, and
  • Demonstrable experience of developing effective relationships and working in partnership with a wide range of stakeholders, including statutory and non-statutory organisations and elected representatives
  • Experience of coordinating work and liaising with other public and /or professional organisations
  • A good understanding of the political, policy, social, environmental and economic issues relating to East London and the delivery of the Olympic Park legacy and fringe areas
  • Experience of working within a team environment.

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Procurement Manager - Corporate

  • £191 - £415 per day

Procurement Manager - Corporate

Type: Temporary

Pay: £191.00 - £415.00 per day

Start Date: ASAP - November 2022

Hours: 35pw

Location: SE

Our client is a leading transportation organisation based in South London. They are looking for an experienced and forward-thinking individual to develop procurement strategies and category plans and deliver best value and efficient procurements of works, services and supplies.

General responsibilities

  • Collate customer requirements, data and intelligence about suppliers, market sectors and contractual commitments for the development of five year forecasts of procurement requirements and develop procurement strategies, category plans and specific procurement plans, in support of a defined asset or delivery area
  • Manage the procurement processes for competitive tendering, including supplier selection, pre-qualification, tendering and evaluation and contract award in accordance with the procurement plan, procedures and governance.
  • Lead risk assessments with subject matter experts to establish the safety and business criticality of the works, services or products to be procured and develop the appropriate level of supplier and product assurance, audit and evaluation for each procurement to mitigate risks and incorporate HSQE policies.
  • Utilise e-procurement tools, templates and standard forms of contract, to maximise the efficiency and control of the procurement process and to support the fair evaluation of responses from the bidding suppliers This role profile takes account of the primary factors but recognises there may be a number of items required to fulfil the role, but which are not required to be detailed.
  • Manage contract negotiations, including the formulation of negotiation parameters, analysis and interpretation of commercial data and demonstration of flexibility whilst achieving negotiation objectives.
  • Prepare appropriate forms of contract to clarify the price and deliverables for the works or services, contract responsibilities, and the incentives, risk and obligations for each party; stipulate contractual remedies in the event of poor performance or breach of contract.
  • Maintain accurate and auditable records of procurement process compliance and ensure that vital records are maintained and archived when appropriate, and the contracts and supplier registers are updated
  • Exercise procurement authority as delegated by the Commercial Director; maintain high levels of process probity.
  • When managing procurement staff, set clear objectives, provide feedback on performance and coach staff in the application of best practice.

Experience required:

  • Experienced in planning and delivering procurements in an underground/railway environment, asset management business, or in a highly regulated industry with health and safety at its core.
  • Previous experience of working within the EU Regulations for public sector and utilities procurement
  • Experienced in utilisation of specialist IT systems for the management of sourcing

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Engagement & Wellbeing Project Manager

  • £34849 - £37712 per annum

Engagement & Wellbeing Project Manager

Type - FTC for 15 months with flexibility

Work pattern - Hybrid (Full time)

Location - South West of London

*Please note due to the nature of the organisation, the successful candidate will need to be double vaccinated by April 2022

A brand new role has been created within a well established Hospice based in the South West of London. They are looking for an experienced Project Manager to contribute and implement the Wellbeing and Engagement strategy and plan supporting the strategic ambition of the organisation.

What the role includes:

  • Work with senior managers to promote and develop a learning culture
  • Work closely with the Investors in Diversity steering group to co-ordinate and ensure workplans are implemented
  • Work with Volunteering Manager and Internal Comms to develop and promote Engagement and Wellbeing messages across all media and to determine wellbeing themes and activities
  • Prepare management reports and identify recommendations or remedial actions in relation to the findings of the evaluation exercises
  • Responsibility for the design, organisation, promotion, administration and evaluation of new employee induction programme
  • Design and deliver a number of key basic training programmes in soft skills including facilitation, customer service and coaching & mentoring. To encourage and support others within the organisation to contribute to in-house training programmes and workshops
  • Monitor and maintain records/reports to meet both internal and external requirements
  • Provide facilitation and/or support the provision of facilitation for events: this can include workshops or focus groups
  • Collate and produce a range of statistical reporting information for internal and external bodies and to assist in the development of performance indicators and quality standards in conjunction with the HR Manager and Executive Team
  • Review and draft all EDI related policies and support policy owners in ensuring policies are written in an inclusive way, are accessible and in plain English with Equality Impact Assessments
  • Work with OD Manager, demonstrate how operational aims link to strategic goals and link with individual performance
  • Work with HR team/OD Manager to create and position wellbeing as part of the core offering and maximise uptake and engagement
  • Contribute to the budget process setting

What the client is looking for:

  • Skilled in written report preparation and note taking
  • Significant experience co-ordinating organisation wide projects and change programmes to motivate and improve staff wellbeing and engagement
  • Skilled in use of MS Office packages and HR databases for report writing
  • Experience of working within a well-being or EDI focus
  • Experience of administering and co-ordinating a range of training and development activities at individual, group and organisational level
  • Successful track record of managing projects

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Admissions and Referrals Administrator

  • £22919 - £24218 per annum

Admissions and Referrals Administrator

Salary - £22919 to £242184

Type - Temporary

Duration - 3-4 months

Work pattern - Office based role with the option of working full time or part time (3/4 days a week)

Hours - 8-4 or 9-5 or 10-6

Start - ASAP

Location - SW London

*please note due to the nature of the organisation:

  • You will be expected to take a lateral flow test everyday before work and PCR once a week.
  • The successful temporary candidate can apply for the permanent post, but will be expected to be fully vaccinated by April 2022.

An interim position has become available within a well respected Hospice based in South London. Our client is looking for an experienced and professional Administrator to take on the following tasks:

  • To be the first point of contact for all queries from patients; their carers and health and social care professionals
  • Provide excellent administrative support for referral (internal and external), admission and discharge processes
  • To ensure patients, their friends and families are allocated to the right service, with the right professional, at the right time
  • To provide administrative support to Patient Services Staff when required
  • Assist patients /clients during incidental contacts
  • Provide non-clinical advice, information to patients/clients/relatives/other stakeholders
  • Participates in audits and research
  • Collates information pertaining to surveys or outcome measures as required
  • Coordinate and amend clinic appointments where necessary, including identification and booking of key resources such as staff, rooms and transport
  • Plan and organise straightforward activities such as allocation of patients to caseloads in the Electronic Health Record
  • Understands where admin resources are most likely to be of benefit and proactively considers issues related to cover, informing manager accordingly

What the client is looking for:

  • Communicates tactfully with patient and staff about referrals or appointments, deals with enquiries where there may be barriers to understanding.
  • Contact with anxious patients and relatives, where there may be cultural or language difficulties
  • Communicate administrative information to staff from other departments, and external contacts
  • Maintains working relationships with colleagues and other stakeholders
  • Demonstrates compassion for the those using our services, including all stakeholders
  • Actively promotes the range of services available to all those who need them
  • Ability to perform a range of work procedures and practices, including the use of an electronic health record system
  • Knowledge of routine administrative procedures and moderate level of IT literacy, including the use of Word, Excel and other Microsoft packages
  • Resolve issues relating to schedule or calendar conflicts
  • Able to identify trends/patterns in referrals, admissions and enquiries and report accordingly
  • Ability to prioritise own workload with minimal assistance from supervisor/manager

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Part Time EA

  • £35000 - £380000 per annum

We are looking for a highly organised, efficient and experienced Executive Assistant to directly support the Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director (UK), Managing Director (Group Strategy) and Finance Director. You will be at the heart of the business providing 1:1 support for all 4 positions. You will need to balance the demands of a number of stakeholders in the public and private sector and will be responsible for ensuring that their time is appropriately managed so they fulfil various commitments on specific programmes of work. In addition, you will also manage requests for meetings and presentations to the wider team from leading academics and international delegations.

You must have a flexible approach and be willing to undertake a wide range of tasks to support the business outside of this role. The successful candidate must have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills, together with experience of managing a busy diary. Ideally, you will also have knowledge of the UK public sector or will be quickly expected to develop this.

This role is initially 6 months but with a possible extension

You will work as a team alongside the CEO's Policy Advisor to ensure the smooth running of the CEO's office. This includes making sure all speaking event queries are dealt with quickly and efficiently, escalating any queries you are unsure how to deal with and managing the CEO's time effectively.
Your time will be spent roughly 75% providing support to the CEO and 25% providing support to the MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD.

Duties for CEO:
● Manage the CEO's diary and schedule appointments, adequately prioritising their time as appropriate;
● Ensure CEO is always in the correct place at the correct time, briefed and with all relevant papers and information;
● Ensure appropriate time is safeguarded for key company business and contractual commitments; ● Provide support for other business activities;
● Book all travel arrangements and accommodation, and provide itineraries for all business travel;
● Manage reconciliation of CEO's credit card with appropriate receipts/documentation;
● Assist with the management of the CEO's mailbox and team inboxes, monitoring incoming mail, flagging and following through and when appropriate originating replies under own signature or preparing drafts for the CEO;
● Preparing Board papers and ensuring that any corporate issues are quickly brought to the CEO's attention;
● Act as the main contact point both in the presence and absence of the CEO. Respond to and resolve a wide range of queries, channelling to the appropriate area as necessary leaving the CEO free to concentrate on only the most important matters; Duties for MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD: ● Manage the MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD's diaries and schedule of appointments, adequately prioritising their time as appropriate;
● Book all travel arrangements and accommodation, and provide itineraries for all business travel;
● Manage the reconciliation of MD (UK), MD (Group Strategy) and FD's credit card with appropriate receipts/documentation; Other duties:
● Organise a range of meetings and events at internal/external venues for the wider team, liaising with external/internal contacts as appropriate and vetting locations;
● Create and maintain a calendar of recurring events for the team, including any international business trips;

Candidate Specification
The successful candidate must have prior experience in a similar role looking after executive-level managers.
● Excellent communication skills, ability to represent the business in a professional manner in all situations;
● Experience of Not for profit or government industry
● Demonstrable experience in administering multiple projects and tasks and the communications surrounding these;
● Experience of managing a complex diary;
Strong IT literacy (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint & Excel) and extensive experience in google suite/e-mail systems;
● Excellent organisational skills, with experience of having to work under pressure and managing conflicting demands whilst remaining calm.
● Highly confidential and discreet

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Project Manager

  • Up to £450 per day

Project Manager

Duration - 3 to 6 months

Pay - £450pd

Location - South London

Work pattern - Hybrid

Our client is a well-respected healthcare provider based in South London. They are looking for driven and methodical PM to re-establish the project framework, project governance and developing succinct project documentation.

The aim of the role will be to:

  • Reach more people who need us and improve their experience of care
  • Retain an Integrated Disciplinary Team approach based on the principles of individualised specialist palliative care whilst making the best use of staff time and expertise
  • Develop a more business-like approach to community services that enables us to better demonstrate our impact and make a compelling business case for support.

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Experienced project management
  • Experience of working with a healthcare provider, ideally with community or hospice services
  • Excellent communications skills: written, verbal and listening
  • Strong inter-personal skills, able to build positive working relationships quickly
  • Proactive, can-do attitude
  • Demonstrable change delivered by projects you have delivered

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.


  • £15 - £20 per hour


  • Pay - £15-20ph
  • Duration - On-going
  • Work pattern - 1 day a week (flexible on day)
  • Office located - West End of London
  • 30 am to 5.00 pm one day per week

The role will be remote initially, but you will be expected to work in the office from time to time.

Our client is a long-established charity based in the West End of London. They are looking for an experienced Bookkeeper to assist on a part time basis.

Primary duties

  • Processing payments, invoices, income and receipts and entering data into accounting software or databases then filing hard copies
  • Preparing financial statements showing business income and expenditure when required
  • Processing vendor invoices and tracking payments and bank account balances
  • Verifying the accuracy of business accounts and alerting of errors
  • Recording any inconsistencies to help with reconciling inaccuracies
  • Developing monthly financial statements including cash flow, profit and loss and balance sheets
  • Managing employee expense claims and purchase order forms
  • Preparing a monthly petty cash ledger
  • Preparing monthly figures from shop sales including cash and visa
  • Helping with the preparation yearly accounts/end of year audit
  • Providing occasional figures for the Executive Director.

Person Specification

  • Experienced bookkeeper
  • Reliable, polite and willing to work within a small team
  • Able to complete tasks within a tight schedule
  • Able to work well with the Society's financial team
  • Must have experience with Excel and Xero

Hunter Merrifield, trading name of Huntress Search Ltd, acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

Committee Manager

  • £45000 - £46000

Job Purpose:

To provide high quality committee services support for team, its key decision-making bodies and committees and any other board/committees of the authority as required; to provide day-to-day line management of relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • To provide high quality clerking support to the Authority to ensure that the meetings and papers, its key decision-making committees and any other board/committees of the Authority as required are organised and managed to the highest standards

  • To undertake the full range of related activities including managing work programmes, scheduling of meetings, preparation of reports and agenda, drafting of accurate records of meetings and the provision of support for the scrutiny projects in accordance with the Directorate’s policies and procedures

  • To provide appropriate and timely procedural and business management advice to the chairs and members of the relevant bodies and senior officers to enable to meet its legal and statutory requirements in respect of its committee procedures and processes, timescales and business planning

  • To develop and maintain effective working relationships with Member Officers within the Secretariat, Senior Officers within the organisations to ensure appropriate and effective management of Assembly and committee business and continuous improvement in meeting-related activities, ensuring that all relevant people are properly briefed on key issues in advance of meetings. That early warning of issues is provided in a timely and effective manner and to initiate, co-ordinate and monitor action taken to implement decisions of committees and other bodies

  • To manage relevant members of the Committee Services Team and Group staff as allocated

  • To provide and/or support for the Committee Services Manager in managing day-to-day committee business, servicing meetings as required, providing staff resource to support meetings across the entire team’s area of responsibilities as required and undertaking such related duties as allocated

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and management of the governance framework, ensuring that business is conducted in accordance with policies and the Committee Services team’s ISO accredited Quality Management System

Person Specification:

  • Proven track record of success in managing formal committee meetings involving the decision-making processes in a high-profile and/or political organisation

  • Evidence of ability to interpret and apply relevant legislation

  • Awareness of current affairs

  • Proven track record of success in managing staff / teams

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Fund /Grants Manager

  • £34000 - £34000

The Fund Manager will manage the newly-established Challenge Fund. This will encompass both the development of the fund and its ongoing management. This role will lead on the processing and shortlisting of applications, processing payments to successful applicants and developing ongoing relationships with fund awardees ensuring that all timeframes for the application and post-award cycle are adhered to.

Key Duties:

  • To manage the fund application process, acknowledging and keeping a record of all submitted applications (and all relevant background information per application) and ensuring that they are processed in a timely manner

  • To manage a portfolio of live Challenge Fund awardees and monitor and report their progress towards agreed targets to ensure adherence to the fund terms and focus

  • To serve as the main point of contact to deliver advice and guidance to prospective and current funding recipients (eligibility, policies and any other Q&A) and to manage relationships with multiple fund applicants/holders

  • To compile regular evaluation reports on: annual spend, number of applications, the type of applying organisations and progress of fund holders for a comprehensive evaluation of the fund’s impact on its overall aims and objectives

  • To coordinate meetings with the reviewers (Executive Team), providing background information on Final-stage applications and taking minutes from the decision - making meetings

  • To possess a thorough understanding of the eligibility criteria of the fund and all relevant internal processes

  • To lead on the planning, marketing and launching of the funding rounds of the Challenge Fund

  • To ensure the timely payments of all approved grants.

  • To maintain comprehensive records and an up-to-date overview of the funds annual budget and spend

Personal Specification:

  • Experience of working in a fund or grant management role, managing the process of awarding funds to successful applicants based on robust eligibility and assessment criteria

  • Experience of working in a team and liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet key deadlines

  • Experience of working in a process-driven environment preferably in a similar grant-giving team/organisation

  • Experience of processing multiple payments of significant sums of money

  • Experience of developing and managing external relationships

  • Exposure to the fund’s areas of interest e.g. underrepresented communities, STEM education, academic research methods desirable but not essential

  • Prior use of online fund/grant application portals e.g. Awardsforce

If you feel you fit the above criteria or would like more information on this role, please apply today.

Programme Manager for Policy and Commissioning Dept

This position involves working for a Government run orgnanisation in their Policy and Commisioning directorate.

You will manage the delivery of the Police & Crime Plan commitments on crime reduction, reducing reoffending and prevention working with communities and citizens as well community safety and criminal justice partner agencies to reduce crime by 20%.


  • Manage the establishment and maintenance of Safer Neighbourhood Boards in identified London

  • Boroughs, giving local Londoners and victims a greater voice

  • Deliver programmes of work to deliver commitments as set out in the Police and Crime Plan

These will include

  • Gangs and youth violence

  • Violence against women and girls, including a pan-London domestic violence service and support for London’s four Rape Crisis Centre

  • The reduction of re-offending through Integrated offender management

  • Develop and analyse key policy issues in relation to criminal justice, policing and community safety, advising senior stakeholders

  • Develop, administer and monitor commissioning arrangements to ensure that the application of funds effectively support the delivery of the police and crime plan

  • Help identify underperforming community safety partnerships  and contribute to interventions to improve performance

  • Produce, publish and deliver relevant strategies, as set out in Police and Crime Plan

  • Contribute to oversight of critical community issues, e.g. stop and search and hate crime

  • Support matrix management arrangements in area based teams working to deliver a range of programmes and services whilst supporting work on priority policy issues

  • Produce briefings and respond to correspondence in identified priority policy areas

  • Contribute to the effective management of the organisation and the development of a delivery culture

Person Specification

  • Educated to degree level with experience and/or relevant programme management qualification

  •  Experience of policy development and implementation

  • Strong knowledge policing and crime

  • Exceptional ability to build relationships, influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners

If this sounds like a role you'd like to find out more about, please contact me directly for more information.

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