What We Do
Recruitment across the Built & Natural Environment
ALLEN & YORK have a unique blend of recruitment skills and technical knowledge. Every consultant is an expert in their field and has an extensive specialist network.
We are dedicated to making a positive difference to the global sustainable economy, by continuing to deliver excellent specialist recruitment services across our markets.
Environmental Consultant - Water
Ref 26535 Environmental Consultant - Water £Competitive Heathrow This is your chance to join an award winning, global environmental consultancy recognised worldwide for their de...Read More +
Asset Manager - Wind
We are looking for a Senior Associate Asset Manager who will be responsible for the management of an expanding portfolio of wind farms worth in excess of £350m. This clients win...Read More +
Business Development Manager- Renewable Energy
One of the UK's leaders in renewable energy is looking for a Business development manager to join their team. You will be working closely with the UK Commercial team, and busine...Read More +
Commercial Asset Manager- Solar
We are looking for an Associate Commercial Asset Manager to support the management of a large portfolio of solar power companies based in Italy. The role will sit within the Ene...Read More +
Grid connections manager- Gas peaking DSR
Our client is a new independent power company who have a pipeline of projects within the gas peaking and energy storage sector around the UK. They need someone to lead their con...Read More +
Solar Electrician - South West
South West England, England
Our client is one of the world's leading wholesale supplier of Solar PV equipment with global focus in also wind and biogas. Their business activities include trading, project d...Read More +
Surveyor /Senior Consultant - Energy, Property, and Transport
A rare opportunity to join a growing practice. Our client is a London based consultancy which specialises in land assembly for regeneration, utility, renewable energy and transp...Read More +
Are you a multi-talented H&S Coordinator, with the ability to juggle, prioritise and work independently? You could see your career evolve as a H&S Coordinator and flourish whils...Read More +
Health and Safety Manager
It's a fair cop…. You are fed up of the everyday hum-drum and in fear of becoming an average Joe? It's time to stand up and be counted. This is a role where you can rise up, sta...Read More +
Assistant Heritage Consultant
South East England, England
Heritage Consultant - London/South East England A growing heritage consultancy, Heritage Collective provides independent, expert advice on the historic environment. The company ...Read More +
We are working with a highly reputable international development consultancy based in Oxford who cover a broad range of expertise within the sector. The organisation is seeking ...Read More +
Environmental Sustainability Adviser - Development Charity
City of London, London
Are you passionate about the development of green projects, promoting environmental sustainability in developing countries - with the welfare of young children as the primary el...Read More +
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Improving Social Housing by Better Design
Yesterday (14 August) James Brokenshire announced the government’s social housing green paper, which lays out plans to improve social housing across the UK. The proposal includes, more flexible ways for people to buy their own homes, improving the tenant to landlord relationship, as well as creating better designs for new social housing. Well designed homes not only improve the well-being and health of a community, but also increase the likelihood of public engagement, which can speed up the planning process. “Involving local residents and communities in decisions about their neighbourhoods, done well and in a timely manner, will lead to a streamlined planning process” (Design Council, 2018) Good housing design takes stock of location, topography, history and community, the process of design is influenced by landscape designers, sustainability consultants as well as architects and urban planners. Internal design is also crucial and should be the starting point for the design process. In the rush to build more housing, we should not ignore the delivering of quality homes and engage the community in the process. “We must not overlook the great strides forward that have been made in recent decades in the quality and performance of new homes, however in the rush to build the quantity of new homes that we desperately need, we must continue to improve and innovate and not regress.” (Design Council, 2018) Affordable quality can be incorporated in social housing projects; ‘How design improves quality new homes’ an article by the Design Council outlines a variety of case studies in which successful architectural and urban design, has led to the delivery of quality affordable housing projects. Running costs can also be reduced with innovative energy solutions, offering cheaper and greener solutions for the future. At ALLEN & YORK we are committed to sourcing the best design and planning talent in the industry and if you are looking to recruit or considering a career move, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK to discuss your requirements. Here are our current planning and design job vacancies
Infrastructure Development Drives Environmental Career Opportunities
The number and size of infrastructure development projects throughout the UK, (e.g. HS2, Thames Tideway, Crossrail, Heathrow) is putting increased demand on the environmental consultancy talent pool, especially across; environmental impact assessment, ecology, geotech, acoustics and air quality. Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are required for large developments before planning consent can be granted, and from development phase of new builds through to regeneration projects, environmental consultancy is integral to the construction process. Environmental consultancies are looking for professionals with good consultancy backgrounds, relevant project and environmental permitting experience, a relevant degree and ideally, membership of a professional institution, such as IEMA. In return they are offering competitive salaries and an exciting variety of project work. We’re currently seeing an increase in opportunities for marine EIA expertise, linked directly to the Crown Estate's new leasing round. As well as opportunities to work on high-profile city regeneration projects, including large scale residential initiatives, town centre regeneration and brownfield developments in cities across the UK. If you are interested in moving to a new consultancy or looking to recruit into your environmental team, contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK to discuss our current environmental job opportunities. Also, we invite you to download our Environmental Consultancy Jobs Market & Salary Benchmarking 2018
Crown Estate 7.5GW Seabed Lease Round
The Crown Estate has released plans for the development of 18 zones in UK waters, which could support up to 7.5GW of new renewable energy capacity. This latest round of seabed leasing, is scheduled to get underway early next year (subject to final approval) and will open up fixed foundation projects off England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Single projects rather than zones will be leased (which may be limited to 1.5GW), although some flexibility may be allowed for phased construction. Crown Estate Scotland is also outlining plans for a new leasing round to pave the way for extensions to in-development and operational wind farms. Consultation is due to close at the end of August, and the round should get underway later this year or early 2019. Environmental impact assessments and habitats regulations assessments have already started, and ALLEN & YORK have a number of EIA, ecology and environmental positions which we’re recruiting for at present. If you are looking to recruit please contact Barrie Dempster at ALLEN & YORK, or alternatively if you’re looking for a career move, here are our current environmental job vacancies
UK Construction Grows at Fastest Rate for a Year
The UK construction industry grew last month, at its fastest rate for over a year. With both house-building and employment in construction showing their biggest increase since the end of 2015. The latest figures from the HIS Markit/CIPS construction Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose to its highest since May 2017, in contrast to economic forecasts. New orders throughout the summer have reversed the poor start to 2018, for the construction industry and last week the National House-Building Council reported year-on-year increases in housing starts, throughout most of Britain during the three months to the end of June. This uplift in activity is reflected in the current increased demand for professionals across the construction industry, and we currently have opportunities across; quantity surveying and cost consultancy, building surveying, design and planning. If you are looking to recruit across the construction and built environment, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 – and if you’re looking for a career move, here are our latest jobs in construction and planning Read more on this story on the Reuters website
Can Town Planning Rescue the Vanishing High Street?
Britain’s town centres have been failing for the last 20-25 years according to various reports and studies undertaken by the NRPF (National Retail Planning Forum), BIRA (British Independent Retail Association) and many others. The problems have been growing due to increased internet shopping, out-of-town retail parks with free parking, disproportionate business rates and a general lack of investment from local government. Even the recent ‘Portas Pilots’ championed by retail Tsar Mary Portas, has, in her own words, been a “weighted PR campaign” that hasn’t worked. So, should we be moving away from retail and focusing instead on developing town centres that offer something unique to each town? Bill Grimsey, former Head of Wickes, Iceland and Focus DIY has launched his second report into the future of town centres and high streets, entitled; The Grimsey Review 2 (pub July 2018). In the report Grimsey suggests that “town centres, need to become community hubs based on health, education, entertainment, leisure and arts and crafts”. He says that facilities such as libraries and digital and health hubs should be part of the offering to bring back people to town centres, together with housing and some independent shops. The report states that companies such as Apple are looking to rename their shops as ‘Town Squares’ where people go for a great experience and to interact with other people. “We can and must do the same thing with our high streets and town centres. If Apple gets it, why can’t we?” asked Grimsey. This is an inspiring read and gives plenty of scope for innovative, creative town planning. The review talks about “Creating a Plan” and “Bringing it to Life” and gives examples of how the review successfully captured the imagination of a medium-sized town called Roeselare in West Flanders, Belgium, with its visionary mayor Kris Declercq, being inspired to rejuvenate their depressed, failing town. The results are good, Roeselare’s catchment numbers are now 200,000 and since 2008, the population has grown by 8.6%, with unemployment running at 6.5%. Growth of the economy is at 2.7%, with 7760 active companies. There are 400 shops with a vacancy rate of 8.3%. I am not the only one to see local shops regularly disappearing behind ‘To Let’ signs, with a multitude of charity shops taking their place and many remaining boarded up. Traditionally, what makes a high street interesting are quirky independent shops, lovely restaurants, pubs, bookshops, theatres, what might now be joining them are virtual retail outlets, super-connected internet cafés and free parking – sounds great! Download The Grimsey Review 2 If you are looking for planning recruitment support, please contact Bev Brackpool at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986 or browse our latest planning and surveying jobs
Construction Safety Injury Rises, Despite Higher Fines
Tougher fines for health and safety breaches were introduced in the UK in 2016, which focused on the culpability of employers for the level of harm or risk caused by a breach of safety regulations. The intention of the Sentencing Council was to encourage more organisations to prioritise health and safety as a board level issue. Sadly, despite these changes the HSE have reported that fatal injuries in the UK have risen over the past year, with 144 deaths reported between April 2017 and March 2018 (9 more than the previous year). The majority of fatalities are still in construction (38) and agriculture (29), both high risk industries. In farming injuries from cattle cause the most deaths, not machinery, and falls from height across the report accounted for around 40 percent of all fatal injuries. There is a strong push in these industries to improve these figures and organisations such as the HSE, Yellow Wellies and NFU Farm Safety are working hard to continue to make improvements. If you are looking for assistance with health and safety recruitment, contact Jack Cornick at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986. If you’re looking for a job in health and safety, here are our latest vacancies
Child Announcer Reduces Injuries on Tube by 65%
Victoria station have come up with a new way of grabbing commuter’s attention, by getting a nine-year-old to make the safety announcement. Megan, who’s parents both work at the tube station, is recorded saying “Hello everybody and please listen up. Take care on the escalator, hold on to the handrail and your luggage”. Hearing a child’s voice on the tannoy is unusual and instantly grabs attention, so people take more notice it seems. Transport for London (TfL) say the announcement has been running for 6 months and reported injuries have reduced by a two-thirds. What will happen when the novelty wears off? Who knows, maybe it’ll be famous people’s next , Joanna Lumley or Alan Carr would be great! Read full story If you are looking for assistance with health and safety recruitment, contact Jack Cornick at ALLEN & YORK 01202 888 986. If you’re looking for a job in health and safety, here are our latest vacancies
Sustainable Travel, Protecting Orcas
Holiday makers are becoming more aware of conservation choosing to book their holidays with companies that value sustainability and animal welfare. Thomas Cook have said that over 90 percent of their customers are concerned about animal welfare standards and as a result they have introduced new welfare guidelines. Part of their new policy is to stop selling tickets to waterparks that keep Killer Wales (Orcas) in captivity, which includes; SeaWorld in Florida and Loro Parque in Tenerife. Although, SeaWorld have stopped their controversial orca breeding programme, which ended as a result of pressure from environmental campaigners, in 2016, they continue to have performing orcas, which animal rights groups would like to see released. Thomas Cook have audited 49 animal parks, 29 of which failed to meet their standards and as such, they will not be selling tickets to visit them. This is a great example of how customers can influence huge companies and achieve meaningful environmental change. Read full story on the BBC website If you are looking for environmental recruitment expertise, please contact Katie Pereira at ALLEN & YORK we specialise in recruiting environment and sustainability professionals and have a good knowledge of the travel and leisure industries. Likewise, if you’re looking for a new job, here are our latest vacancies