Local Authority Resourcing & Skills

Recruitment and Skills Report: Public Sector Placemakers

Sep 28, 2023

The Recruitment and Skills Report: Public Sector Placemakers presents our findings on the skills, recruitment, and retention challenges facing local government in 2022-2023. Through an officer survey, expert roundtable discussion, and insights from our Associate Programme, we highlight the key issues surrounding placemaking capabilities in the public sector.

We know that many local authority planning and placemaking teams are under-resourced, and that there is a recruitment and capacity crisis affecting these departments across England. Our survey seeks to build an understanding of the skills gap and the impact that a lack of resources has on officers and their teams across the country.

Read the full report to learn more about the challenges of public sector resourcing within the built environment sector, specifically in recruitment and retention.

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