Jobs at Arun

 

Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Development

Temporary Accommodation Officer

Neighbourhood Housing Officer

Information Governance Officer

Planning Officer

Clerk to the Harbour Board

 

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.

 

Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Development
PRINCIPAL PLANNING OFFICER
Scale MG2 (£35,934 to £37,849 per annum – 37 hours per week (CURRENTLY WITH £5,000 annual market supplement – subject to review)
Starting salary dependent on qualifications and experience
Essential car user allowance. Based at the Civic Centre, Littlehampton
CLOSING DATE :                               SUNDAY, 14 APRIL 2019
DATE OF INTERVIEW :                    MONDAY, 29 APRIL 2019
 

Are you looking for a new challenge? If so, Arun District Council are seeking motivated and driven planners to join the team. Arun is a District with a vision to be a vibrant and attractive place to live, work and visit. The District features coastal towns, including Bognor Regis and Littlehampton with their seaside heritage and regeneration schemes, and the historic market town of Arundel, which acts as a gateway to the South Downs National Park.

Arun is undergoing a significant transformation with the recently adopted Local Plan seeking to secure the delivery of over 20,000 homes by 2031 as well as significant employment growth. This is an exciting time in Arun and any planner seeking a challenge or looking to make the next big step in their career will be provided with the necessary support and opportunity to develop professionally.

We currently have a vacancy for a Principal Planning Officer in the Directorate of Place.

The Principal Planning Officer position is within the Strategic Development Team, who deal solely with major planning applications for housing developments (300 – 2,500 homes) and large scale employment allocations. 

This is a truly exciting opportunity for any planner looking for the opportunity to develop key skills and gain experience of dealing with major and large scale planning applications. The successful candidate will be provided with the opportunity to gain significant experience of dealing with major applications. The successful candidates will be provided with the necessary support to deal with major applications and the challenges that come with them.

You will play an integral role within the planning department of Arun District Council to deliver high quality communities for the future and deliver the vision of the Local Plan.

This position has an extensive amount of public contact, presentation of items at Committee, attendance at public meetings, hearings and other meetings as required.  Some out of office hours working is part of the job requirement. 

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator with good problem solving skills and a sound understanding of the development management process.

For an informal discussion about the vacancy, please contact Claire Potts, Strategic Development Team Leader, on 01903 737698.

Posts offer free use of the Council’s leisure services (gymnasiums, swimming pool and outdoor leisure facilities such as pitch ‘n’ putt and crazy golf) and free hot drinks. The planning office was fully refurbished at the start of 2018. Some working at home is allowed. There may be a relocation package available.

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Principal Planning Officer - Strategic Development JD.doc [doc] 43KB

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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.

 

Temporary Accommodation Officer
Temporary Accommodation Officer
12 month secondment or  fixed term contract opportunity  - please note that if you are applying internally you must obtain permission from your manager to be released on a secondment prior to applying.
Scale 6 (£23,866 - £25,463 per annum)
37 hours per week
Based at Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton
Subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally Criminal Records Bureau check) 
CLOSING DATE:    27 March 2019                  
INTERVIEW DATES:   Week commencing 1 April 2019             

 

A 12 month opportunity has arisen in the Neighbourhood Housing team for a Temporary Accommodation Officer in Arun District Council. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an effective tenancy management service to Arun District Council temporary accommodation residents.

We have an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual to join the Neighbourhoods Team, within Residential Services, to provide a housing management service to the Council’s temporary accommodation residents. This is a challenging area of work, which requires an individual who is highly motivated and has excellent communication skills and the ability to engage and support vulnerable residents.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a service within a defined area that includes letting accommodation, completing risk assessments and support plans, dealing with any issues of ASB and all management issues. You must be able to work on your own initiative, often lone-working, and able to deal with situations in a calm and professional manner. The workload is varied and complex, and requires skills in prioritisation, attention to detail and the discipline of maintaining clear and accurate case notes on the Council’s IT systems. 

Previous experience of working with vulnerable customers, letting properties, and working with support agencies is essential. As is dealing with challenging situations or working in a housing or customer services environment.

The post will report to the Housing Manager and is part of the Neighbourhood Services team in Arun District Council.   

For an informal discussion about this roles, please contact Johanne Batty, Neighbourhood Housing Manager on (01903) 737721.

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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.

 

Neighbourhood Housing Officer
Neighbourhood Housing Officer
6 month secondment or  fixed term contract opportunity  - please note that if you are applying internally you must obtain permission from your manager to be released on a secondment prior to applying.
Scale 6 (£23,866 - £25,463 per annum)
37 hours per week
Based at Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton
Subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formally Criminal Records Bureau check) 
CLOSING DATE:    18 March 2019                  
INTERVIEW DATES:   Week commencing 25 March 2019       

A 6 month opportunity has arisen in the Neighbourhood Housing team for a Neighbourhood Housing Officer in Arun District Council. The successful candidate will be responsible for delivering an effective tenancy management service to Arun District Council housing tenants

We have an opportunity for a proactive and motivated individual to join the Neighbourhoods Team, within Residential Services, to provide a housing management service to the Council’s sheltered and general needs residents. This is a fast-paced and challenging area of work, which requires an individual who is highly motivated and has excellent communication skills and the ability to engage residents.

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing a service within a defined area and includes dealing with low level ASB and all tenancy management issues. You must be able to work on your own initiative, often lone-working, and able to deal with situations in a calm and professional manner. The workload is varied and complex, and requires skills in prioritisation, attention to detail and the discipline of maintaining clear and accurate case notes on the Council’s IT systems. 

Previous experience of dealing with low level anti-social behaviour or working in a housing or customer services environment is an essential requirement for this post.

The post will report to the Senior ASB/Housing Officer and is part of the Neighbourhood Services team in Arun District Council.   

For an informal discussion about these roles, please contact Johanne Batty, Neighbourhood Housing Manager on (01903) 737721.

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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.

 

Information Governance Officer

INFORMATION GOVERNANCE OFFICER
£35,229 to £37,107 per annum pro-rata
Fixed term - 18 month contract (subject to review if funding allows)
Part time - 22.5 hours per week
Closing date: Thursday 28 March 2019
Interview date: Friday 12 April 2019

As Information Governance Officer you will be part of our Information Management Team that supports the Council with all aspects of Freedom of Information and Data Protection, as well as the management of the Corporate Complaints process. Your role will be to oversee day to day compliance with data protection and freedom of information legislation and to assist the Data Protection Officer in ensuring the Council continues to meet the accountability requirements of the GDPR.
This will be a developing role as this is a challenging time for those working within the privacy and information security field. You need to be able to demonstrate relevant experience of working in the field of information governance; an understanding of the law; and of advising staff on complex and contentious issues. You will also need to be an excellent communicator, willing to work as part of a team, and capable of using your own initiative with minimum supervision.
In turn we will offer a flexible working contract over 22.5 hours per week. The post is based at the Arun Civic Centre in Littlehampton, however, we do operate a home working policy which would be applicable to this role.
We also offer:

  • Up to 30 days paid annual leave (pro-rata) 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
  • 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

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.
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Liz Futcher, Data Protection Officer on 01903 737610.

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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.

 

Planning Officer - maternity cover
PLANNING OFFICER
Scale 4 - £18,870 to £20,541 per annum
Full time - 37 hours per week
Fixed term contract – maternity cover (up to 12 months)
Based at Arun Civic Centre, Littlehampton
CLOSING DATE :                                          24 March 2019
DATE OF INTERVIEW :                                1 April 2019

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Planner to join our Development Management Team for up to 12 months. Are you seeking to gain experience by being part of a team dealing with a variety of urban, rural and coastal planning issues?  If so then this could be for you and will give you a great chance to develop your skills and experience.

The successful candidate would ideally have some planning experience.

This post has an extensive amount of public contact, with some attendance at public meetings as required.  Some out of office hours is possible.

If you think this is you, please contact Juan Baeza (37765) or Daniel Vick (37771) to find out more about the role.

We offer in return:

  • 23 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 during your employment
  • Excellent Contributory Pension Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 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

Job Description Planning Officer.doc [doc] 36KB

Person Specification Planning Officer.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.

 

 

 

 

Clerk to the Harbour Board

Clerk to the Harbour Board

Location: Littlehampton

Salary: £42,328 FTE - 15 hours per week pro rata salary - £17, 160

Working hours: 15 per week

Closing date: Noon on 22 March 2019

This is an external advert. To read the full details and make an application, please see the information on the below document.

Clerk to the Board Advert.pdf [pdf] 79KB

 

 

 

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. The first incremental increase is paid after 6 months service or on 1st April next, whichever is the later. Thereafter increments are paid on 1st 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.