Jobs at Arun

 

Senior Estates Surveyor

Countryside & Volunteer Officer

Environmental Health Team Manager

Local Land Charges Property Gazetteer Officer

Visitor Experience Officer

 

 

 

Please see the adverts below for information about our latest vacancies and how to apply. Alternatively, you can contact us by post using the address at the foot of this page.

 

Senior Estates Surveyor
Senior Estates Surveyor
Salary Scale 11: £38,813 to £40,760 per annum pro rata
Full Time – 37 hours per week. Part Time working will also be considered. Permanent Contract
Based at Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton, West Sussex
 
CLOSING DATE: 14th July 2019
INTERVIEW DATE: to be confirmed

This post is based within the Property, Estates and Facilities team, which is a busy service area managing the Councils land and property portfolio. You will report to the Principal Estates Surveyor providing expert professional advice to support the operation of the Council’s General Fund asset portfolio

The work is varied and we are looking for an experienced general practice surveyor with a "can do" attitude. The work will include activities such as rent reviews and lease renewal negotiations, acquisitions, disposals, management of the Councils recently awarded asset valuation contract and general landlord inspections.

You will have demonstrable experience of working within a multi-disciplined practice, which may be in the public sector, but this is not essential. You will be well organised, an excellent communicator, adaptable and flexible in your approach yet possessing strong negotiation and influencing skills.

Does this sound like you? If so then we want to hear from you

The post is based at the Civic Centre, Littlehampton and will involve site visits throughout the district to Council estate and premises.

For an informal chat about the post please contact Charles Hothersall, Principal Estates Surveyor on 01903 737729 or email charles.hothersall@arun.gov.uk.

We offer in return:

  • Up to 32 days paid annual leave plus paid Bank Holidays (subject to continuous service)
  • Flexi-Time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free membership at local leisure centres
  • Cycle to Work discount scheme/ Christmas Savings/Save As You Earn Schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes and free health checks
  • Training and Development Opportunities

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Senior Estates Surveyor PS July 2019.doc [doc] 42KB

You can apply for this role by completing a Job Application Form online.  Please note, you will need to register the first time you access the system. After this, you will be able to log in using your email address and password.

 

Countryside & Volunteer Officer

COUNTRYSIDE & VOLUNTEER OFFICER
£22,021 to £23,836 per annum
Full time 37 hours per week
18 month Fixed Term contract
Closing date: Sunday 21 July 2019
Interview date: Wednesday 24 July 2019

An opportunity is available within the Council’s Greenspace Service for a professional, well organised, and competent individual to develop and support Greenspace volunteering in the district and take forward proposals to create a new Country Park at Bersted Brooks and Bersted Park.
In this role you will be expected to ensure positive volunteering experiences are delivered in line with Council policy and have a reasonable knowledge in environmental conservation. You will deal with a range of people, including established community groups, third sector organisations, housing developers and contractors; the successful candidate needs to have excellent interpersonal skills.

This role will involve visits to the Council’s newly adopted parks and greenspaces, located across the district as well as office based work. We are looking for an individual with a great team ethic, but someone who is also confident and able to work on their own initiative.

If you have a caring attitude, a desire to provide excellent public services and an ability to remain calm under pressure, then we would love to hear from you in relation to this opportunity.
We offer in return:

  • Up to 28 days paid annual leave (subject to continuous service) plus paid Bank Holidays
  • Flexi-Time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Free gym, classes and swim at 2 local leisure centres
  • Cycle to Work discount scheme
  • Child Care Vouchers
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes and free health checks
  • Training and Development Opportunities

For an informal discussion about this opportunity please contact Oliver Handson 01903 737955, or James Jones-McFarland 01903 737956.

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You can apply for this role by completing a Job Application Form online.  Please note, you will need to register the first time you access the system. After this, you will be able to log in using your email address and password.

 

 

Environmental Health Team Manager

Environmental Health Team Manager
£41,675 to £43,662 per annum pro rata
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 10 July 2019
INTERVIEW DATES: Week commencing 15 July 2019
 

It’s an exciting time to be joining the Environmental Health Service at Arun District Council.  We have recently implemented a new browser-based software system to enable more effective mobile working and phase two will see the online portal go live, allowing customers to self-service to a greater extent.  

As the Environmental Health Team Manager you will lead and manage the delivery of a team of 8 multi-skilled Senior Environmental Health Officers and two Environmental Health Technical Officers.

You will work alongside the Licensing team and the Private Sector Housing team. Your team will deliver the Environmental Protection, Food Hygiene, and Health and Safety functions (including advising on the Council’s own arrangements).

If you are looking for your next career challenge, then we want to hear from you.   You will need to demonstrate a real passion for what you do; care about how you do it and have a track record of delivering environmental health functions.  

For a confidential discussion please contact Nat Slade, Group Head of Technical Services 01903 737683.

In return we offer:
  • Up to 32 days paid annual leave (subject to continuous service) plus paid Bank Holidays - PLUS Flexi-Time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Free membership at local leisure centres
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work discount/Christmas Savings/Save As You Earn Schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes, free health checks, free eye tests and an option to pay into a Simplyhealth Care plan
  • Training and Development Opportunities

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You can apply for this role by completing a Job Application Form online.  Please note, you will need to register the first time you access the system. After this, you will be able to log in using your email address and password.

 

 

Local Land Charges Property Gazetteer Officer
Local Land Charges & Property Gazetteer Officer
£24,313 to 26,317 per annum pro rata (Scale 6)
Part Time – 29.6 hours per week / 4 days per week (days worked negotaiable)
Permanent Contract
CLOSING DATE: 21st July 2019
INTERVIEW DATE: TBA

Do you want to be part of an efficient and enthusiastic team dedicated to excellent customer service?

Are you looking for a role where you can be relied on for your expertise and experience?

Do your skills currently include the ability to work quickly and accurately with excellent attention to detail as well as being methodical and systematic?

The main functions of the role will be:

  • Provision of an efficient and accurate Local Land Charges search service and maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register
  • Maintain the Local Land and Property Gazetteer, administering and updating existing properties street naming and numbering when requested
  • Administration and decision-making process relating to the Asset of Community Value nominations

This is a varied and challenging role requiring good organisational and time management skills. This role requires a good understanding and previous experience of computerised databases including Geographic Information Systems (GIS). This is the perfect opportunity to join an award-winning team, to bring new skills and experiences and develop in your career.

For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Dan Carman on 01903 737782

We offer in return:

  • Up to 28 days paid annual leave plus paid Bank Holidays (subject to continuous service) - PLUS Flexi-Time including an opportunity to accrue a further 12 days flexi leave per year
  • Free membership at local leisure centres
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to Work discount/Christmas Savings/Save As You Earn Schemes
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including on site exercise classes, free health checks, free eye tests and an option to pay into a Simplyhealth Care plan
  • Training and Development Opportunities
  • Free (and very good) bean-to-cup coffee

Local Land Charges Property Gazetteer Officer - Job Description Feb 2019.pdf [pdf] 237KB

Local Land Charges Property Gazetteer Officer - Person Spec Feb 2019.pdf [pdf] 291KB

You can apply for this role by completing a Job Application Form online.  Please note, you will need to register the first time you access the system. After this, you will be able to log in using your email address and password.

 

Visitor Experience Officer (RSPB partner vacancy)

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 29th July with interviews held on Friday 9th August.

Completed application forms and any queries need to be addressed to:

Steve Webster, Site Manager – Pagham Harbour and Medmerry Reserves

RSPB Pagham Harbour Visitor Centre Selsey Road, Sidlesham, West Sussex PO20 7NE

Tel: 01243 641508           Email: Stephen.Webster@RSPB.ORG.UK 

Are you passionate about protecting wildlife and saving nature? Do you have a flair for communicating with people and enthusiasm for telling amazing stories about nature?

The RSPB is looking for a dedicated and enthusiastic person to join their team at the Pagham Harbour and Medmerry nature reserves. These internationally important nature reserves are situated side by side on the South Coast and are at very different stages of development.

RSPB Pagham Harbour was established as a Local Nature Reserve in 1964 and is designated SSSI, SPA, LNR, Natura 2000 and Ramsar. As well as being a notable stop-over for migrants, it is an internationally recognised site for breeding shorebirds, including threatened little terns. In winter the harbour and its surrounds are a haven for brent geese and pintail. Its varied habitats include saltmarsh, reedbeds, wet grassland, farmland, and vegetated shingle – home to yellow-horned poppy and the nationally scarce childing pink.

RSPB Medmerry is a candidate SPA and includes the Bracklesham Bay SSSI. It is the result of one of Europe’s largest ‘open coast’ managed realignment schemes and opened as an RSPB reserve in 2014. The intertidal habitats have been developing fast, attracting a wide range of rare wetland birds including breeding avocets and black winged stilts in 2014.  Common hares can be seen boxing in the spring and there are good populations of water vole and reptiles. The farmland habitats are managed to support birds such as corn bunting, lapwing, partridge and yellowhammer.

We are looking to appoint a full time Visitor Experience Officer, focussed on reducing disturbance to breeding and over-wintering birds across the two nature reserves. Based at the small office and visitor centre at Sidlesham, the successful candidate will be working with visitors, partner organisations and the wider community on disturbance mitigation projects. They will initiate their own events and projects, monitor their success and report back to the Site Manager / SPA Mitigation Strategy Steering Group.

They will undertake regular patrols across both reserves, in all seasons; they will have a good working knowledge of shore-bird species and their conservation requirements; and they will be an excellent communicator. They will also be involved in the recruitment and training of a part-time Assistant Visitor Experience Officer in the autumn/winter of 2019, who will assist in the delivery of this project.

Both positions are jointly funded by Adur District Council and Chichester District Council as part of The Pagham Harbour SPA Recreation Mitigation Strategy (Pagham Harbour & Medmerry). The strategy aims to mitigate the impact of housing development on the Pagham Harbour SPA and Medmerry proposed SPA through a combination of actions and activities. The successful candidate will be expected to forge close links with Arun and Chichester District Council Foreshore Officers, the staff employed by the Solent Bird Aware scheme (a wider scheme covering the Solent from West Sussex, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight), and staff employed by the Chichester Harbour Conservancy.

The Role Profile and application form can be found at:

 https://www.rspb.org.uk/about-the-rspb/about-us/rspb-job-vacancies/vacancies-listing/

Please note that we do not accept CV’s for this vacancy. Please ensure that you quote the correct vacancy reference number on your application form and in any correspondence.

 

 

 

The Council is committed to equal opportunities in employment. To ensure that our policies are effectively applied, we ask you to complete an "Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form" which is part of the application pack. The form is confidential for monitoring purposes only and kept separately from your application form. The HR staff will detach the monitoring form before your application is passed to the manager responsible for selecting the short-list.

 
Equal opportunities

More information on Equality & Diversity.

 

Disability and the guaranteed interview scheme

Arun District Council recognises that people with disabilities have significant skills, qualifications and experience to offer and can contribute significantly to the success of an organisation yet often face unnecessary barriers to employment. The Council is committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment for disabled people and will act positively in examining whether reasonable adjustments can be made to working practices to overcome the barrier presented by disability.  If you have a disability which makes it difficult to complete an application form, please contact our Human Resources Section who will be happy to assist. We also guarantee to interview anyone with a disability whose application can demonstrate that they meet the essential criteria for the post, as detailed in the job description.

A 'disability' as defined by the Equality Act 2010 applies to a person who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

Information given on the "Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form" will be used for monitoring purposes.

 

Working with vulnerable people

As part of its recruitment practice the Council will seek disclosure of criminal records for potential employees who will be working with young people or other vulnerable people. Should the post that you are applying for fall into this category, the job page for the post you are interested in will specify the need to obtain a criminal record check.
 

Application form

We use application forms to enable us to make a fair comparison between candidates on an equal basis and the information you provide will be the foundation for our decisions about which applicants should be invited to interview. Please take time to consider the information you think might be most useful to us in assessing your application.

To assist you when completing the application form, please ensure that you download the Job Description and Person Specification from the relevant job page. It is important that you refer to the Person Specification when completing your application, as this is the criteria that the manager will use when short listing for interviews.

If after viewing the Job Description and the Person specification you feel you are suitable for the position, please complete the online application form - available under the post you wish to apply for.

We hope that you will be successful in your application, but if you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, then we must ask you to assume that you have not been selected for interview. In that event, we would like to thank you for your interest in this vacancy and to express the hope that you will not be deterred from applying for future job opportunities with the Council.

 

Interviews

Arun District Council practises panel interviews, which means that you will be interviewed by at least two people. During the interview the managers will ask a standard set of questions relating to the requirements of the post and individual questions about the content of the application form.

 

Tests & presentations

Depending on the type of vacancy, some managers will set up certain tests or exercises for candidates to carry out so they can have a greater insight into candidates’ abilities. These might include presentations, written exercises, numerical or typing tests. Candidates that are selected for interview will be informed in their letter of invitation whether preparation for a presentation or other test will be needed.

 
Location map

View a map of where to find the Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton.

 

References

We ask you to provide details of two referees and we normally expect one of these to be the current or last employer. Please note that we make all offers of employment subject to the receipt of satisfactory written references.

 

Pre-employment medical questionnaire

Successful applicants will be required to complete a medical questionnaire and should complete and return the form as soon as possible. The form will be forwarded onto our Occupational Health providers who may need to see you before they are able to confirm satisfactory medical clearance. Please note that any appointment is subject to satisfactory medical clearance.

 

Asylum and Immigration Act 1996

In order to comply with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 applicants will be required to produce official documents to confirm their immigration status. These will be identified and requested prior to the commencement of employment.

A minimum requirement if invited to attend an interview for a post will be to produce an official document showing a National Insurance number or, if this is not possible, a passport or a letter from the Home Office confirming eligibility to live and work in the UK. Please note that any failure to comply with this request may delay commencement of employment as any job offer made is subject to an applicant having the right to live and work in the UK.
 

General conditions of appointment

Appointments are subject to the National Joint Council for Local Government Services. These are supplemented by various locally agreed conditions.

 

Hours

Normal hours of work are 37 hours per week, 8.45am - 5.15pm Monday to Thursday and 8.45am to 4.45pm on Friday. The majority of departments have a flexi-time scheme in operation.

 

Salary

Starting salaries are normally set at the bottom of the advertised scale, rising by annual increments to the top of the scale, unless there is a valid reason to do otherwise. Subject to satisfactory service, your salary will rise within your pay scale by annual increments up to the maximum of the scale. Increments are usually paid on 1st April. The first annual incremental award for an employee, who commences employment between 1st October and 31st March, will be at the Manager’s discretion and will not necessarily be paid on 1 April. For career grades, there are bars to progression which may be passed by specified achievement. Salary scales are revised nationally each April. Salaries are paid by Direct Credit transfer on the 20th of each month.