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Public Practice looking for new recruits

Words: Laura Edgar
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With 17 associates already six months into a one-year placement at local authorities, Public Practice has announced that it is looking for its next group of recruits.

Greater London Authority (GLA) surveys have suggested that 96 per cent of local authorities in the capital struggle to attract appropriately skilled built environment professionals.

Additionally, 91 per cent of London councils said they routinely or occasionally use agency staff to cover their planning capacity.

Public Practice was set up so that councils could access a new talent through a way that aims to be simpler than traditional recruitment, and is partly funded by participating councils alongside other public, private and third-sector organisations.

It was established in 2017, with the first 17 associates taking up their posts in April 2018 across London at the South East.

As it looks to help tackle the housing crisis, Public Practice is inviting councils from across London, the South East and East of England to submit expressions of interest to host placements. The deadline is 29 November.

Applications are also invited from built environment professionals who are interested in becoming associates. Applications will be accepted from candidates from a range of disciplines, including planning and regeneration. The deadline for applications is midday on 26 November.

More information can be found on the Public Practice website.

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