Jobs at Arun

 

Senior Planning Officer x 3

Principal Lawyer (Planning and Litigation)

Customer Service Advisor

Repairs and Maintenance Manager

Asset and Development Manager

 

 

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 Planning Officer x 3

SENIOR PLANNING OFFICER x3 based at the Civic Centre in Littlehampton
£29,055 to £30,756 per annum pro rata dependant on qualifications and experience (currently with £5,000 annual market supplement – subject to review)
37 hours per week
Permanent contract

CLOSING DATE : SUNDAY 17 FEBRUARY 2019
DATE OF INTERVIEW : WEDNESDAY 27 FEBRUARY 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 are looking for Senior Planning Officers to join our busy team, dealing with a variety of urban, rural and coastal planning issues. This is an opportunity to deal with the full breadth of planning application types in a challenging but rewarding District. This will give you a great chance to develop your negotiating and technical skills and, as your experience develops, to deal with more complex applications/issues.

The successful candidate would have a degree in a planning related subject (such as architecture, geography, geology, landscape architecture, economics and recognised town planning qualification allowing membership to the Royal Town Planning Institute).

This post has an extensive amount of public contact, the occasional presentation of items at Development Control Committee, attendance at public meetings, hearings and other meetings as required. Some out of office hours working is part of the job requirement.
If you think this is you, please contact Team Leaders Daniel Vick on 01903 737771 or Juan Baeza on 01903 737765 for an informal discussion on the Post.

One of the three Senior Planning Officer positions 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 candidate 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.

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.

All 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.
 

Senior Planning Officer PS.pdf [pdf] 85KB

Senior Planning Officer JD.pdf [pdf] 70KB

Senior Planning Officer Role - additional information.pdf [pdf] 270KB

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.

 

Principal Lawyer (Planning and Litigation)

PRINCIPAL LAWYER (PLANNING & LITIGATION)

£44,858 to £46,806 per annum (includes £4,000 market supplement)

Full Time Permanent 37 hours per week; Part Time considered

CLOSING DATE:              Monday 21 January 2019

INTERVIEW DATE:                    Thursday 31 January 2019

An exciting career development opportunity has arisen in our busy and friendly office based in Littlehampton on the South coast in West Sussex.

We are looking for a highly motivated Lawyer to manage a small team, provide advice on all aspects of Planning Law and represent the Council in litigious matters.

If you have knowledge and experience managing a team that’s great, however full training and development support would be provided to someone ready to take the next step in their career.

Our team pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive, high quality legal service. You will need to be positive, enthusiastic, diplomatic and persuasive in order to manage the varied and challenging workload.

This is a great opportunity for you to do the job that you love, with the reward of seeing the work that you do make a difference within the council and local community – with the added bonus of working in an environment that is not commercially driven.

We offer in return:

  • Up to 32 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
  • Free (and very good) bean-to-cup coffee
  • 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 on-street parking in surrounding streets
  • A lovely beach for a lunchtime walk

Principal Lawyer (Planning & Litigation) PS.doc [doc] 74KB

Principal Lawyer (Planning & Litigation) JD.docx [docx] 20KB

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.

 

Customer Service Advisor

Scale 3/4/5 – (Starting salary £17,681 per annum rising to £23,111 per annum after training).
Permanent
Full Time (37 hours per week)
CLOSING DATE:  4th January 2019
INTERVIEWS WILL TAKE PLACE   15th/16th/17th January 2019

The Customer Services Directorate are seeking to fill a customer service advisor post to work within our Customer Service Team – Our team provide a first class service to our customers ensuring the highest standards of customer care are maintained at all times.

Services currently handled by our Customer Services Team include:  Cleansing; Environmental Health; Car Parks Council Tax and Business Rates; Benefits; Planning & Building Control; Elections; Housing and Switchboard. 

To be part of our skilled and dynamic team, you must:

  • Be willing to work as part of a team to provide a high quality service to customers
  • Be performance driven and able to achieve performance targets.
  • Have experience of working in a pressured environment preferably where advice, guidance and problem solving skills have been exercised on the telephone as well as face to face.
  • Have excellent telephone answering, communication and IT skills
  • Be of a flexible nature
  • Be a quick learner and willing to develop and learn customer service processes and procedures
  • Be able to use a variety of computerised resources to access and process information
  • Be able to develop good working relationships with the Customer Services Team and other services within the Council
  • Have enthusiasm, drive, commitment and reliability

In return, you will receive an extensive and structured in-house training programme including a training mentor, an excellent package with progression through the pay scales based on completion of training and development activity and a very good working environment.

For an informal chat about the vacancy, please contact Lisa Emmens or Julia Pearman on 01903 - 737500; email lisa.emmens@arun.gov.uk  or julia.pearman@arun.gov.uk

Customer Service Advisor Job Description(Permanent 37Hrs PW) JD - Dec 2018.doc [doc] 58KB

Contact Centre Advisor - PS December 2018.doc [doc] 63KB

Telephone:     01903 737727                     FAX: 01903 713606                MINICOM: 01903 732765

(24 hour recruitment line)

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.

 

Repairs and Maintenance Manager
Repairs and Maintenance Manager
£51,427 to £53,702 per annum pro rata
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 7 January 2019
INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 21 January 2019

It’s an exciting time to be joining the Residential Services team at Arun District Council.  We are starting a fresh chapter and need high energy, positive, inspirational leaders to form part of the new management team to drive service transformation ensuring we are fit for purpose for the future.

As Repairs and Maintenance Manager you will lead and manage the delivery of an excellent quality and right first time responsive repairs, voids, aids and adaptations, capital,cyclical and planned maintenance programme.

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 strategic thinking grounded in hands-on experience of delivering front line services 

For a confidential discussion please contact Satnam Kaur, Group Head of Residential Services 01903 737718

In retrun we offer::

  • Up to 32 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

20181205 - PS Repairs Maintenace Manager.docx [docx] 22KB

20181205 - Repairs and Maintenance Manager Job Description.docx [docx] 29KB

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.

 

Asset and Development Manager
£51,427 to £53,702 per annum pro rata
Full Time – 37 hours per week
Permanent
CLOSING DATE: 7 January 2019
INTERVIEW DATE: Week commencing 21 January 2019
 
Residential / Housing Services

It’s an exciting time to be joining the Residential Services team at Arun District Council.  We are starting a fresh chapter and need high energy, positive, inspirational  leaders to form part of the new management team to drive service transformation ensuring we are fit for purpose for the future.

As Asset & Development Manager you will lead on new build, regeneration, acquisitions and investment programmes in relation to the Council’s Housing stock.  You will also have responsibility for health and safety compliance and the Council’s strategic and enabling function.

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 strategic thinking grounded in hands-on experience.

For a confidential discussion please contact Satnam Kaur, Group Head of Residential Services 01903 737718

We offer in return:

  • Up to 32 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

001 Asset Development Manager Job Description - Dec 2018.doc [doc] 46KB

20181205 - PS Asset Development Manager.docx [docx] 22KB

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.

 

 

 

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.