Why work for Arun?

Gym membership

At Arun we offer employees free membership to our local Freedom Leisure facilities, including the new Littlehampton Wave and the Arun Leisure Centre in Bognor. Membership includes access to the fitness suites, swimming pools, and a large range of exercise classes to help optimise your wellbeing.

You can also get 35% off of the family membership (up to 2 adults and 3 children (under 16)!

Annual leave

Holidays! Join us and you will receive a minimum of 23 days off each year– after 5 years service this increases to 27 days (minimum). The amount of leave you receive depends on the grade of the job and the number of years you have worked with us. The maximum ‘annual leave’ amount that can be received is 32 days. In addition to the above, you will also receive bank holidays.

More time off work?! - Flexible working scheme

As well as your annual leave, a large number of our roles will allow you to work flexibly, meaning you can bank any extra hours/minutes you work and use these to take up to 12 extra days off work per year, or leave work early/come in late (subject to operational needs).

Employee Assistance Programme

We offer all employees access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP). That means you get a free and confidential 24 hour helpline to support you through any of life’s issues or problems and this service is extended to your close fmaily. We receive great feedback from our employees on the help they have received from our EAP.


Take care of your future. Join Arun and become a member of the LGPS (Local Government Pension Scheme). You can find more details on this excellent contributary pension scheme here: https://www.westsussex.gov.uk/about-the-council/pensions/local-government-pension-scheme-lgps/

As an Arun employee who is a member of the LGPS your chosen nominee(s) would be eligible for a death in service payment of 3x your pensionable pay.


Who likes to ride a bike? A little fresh air in the morning really sets you up for the day! You can buy a bike and accessories (up to £1,100) to ride to work and we will take the money directly from your salary each month. On average this will save you about 30% as we take the money out before tax and national insurance is deducted. We also offer an interest free cycle loan of up to £500.

If that isn’t for you then we have pool bikes which you can book out for free – we have helmets for you to use too!

Training and Development

We are always looking to support and develop our employees to help them be the best they can at work and fulfil their potential. Development is tailored to your role and the behaviours and competencies that have been identified as being key to setting you up to succeed in that role. Training includes eLearning, training courses on-site and off-site, soft skills and practical workshops relating to specific departmental/individual needs, CPD, and sponsorship for role-relevant professional qualifications.

On average over the last few years, we have run between 30-40 courses on-site.

Health and Wellbeing

In addition to our fantastic gym membership and cycle schemes you can get a free health check with our very own Wellbeing Team, free eye tests and money towards your work glasses. 

Flexible Working

We encourage our employees to achieve an optimal work/life balance. Many of our roles can be worked flexible and arrangements we offer range from working at home, changing regular hours and flexi-time.

Anything else?

  • Free on-street parking at the Civic Centre in Littlehampton
  • Staff room (at our Civic Centre site) with full kitchen facilities.

The benefits mentioned above apply to employees of Arun District Council only and are not available to any person undertaking work for Arun District Council on another basis (for example a consultant or an agency worker). They are also subject to change and (with the exception of annual leave entitlement) do not form part of an employees contract of employment. Annual leave is calculated on a pro-rata basis and the amounts given as examples are based on an employee working a standard 37 hour week work pattern. Terms and conditions apply and more detail can be obtained upon commencing employment.

We ❤️ our local area

You will need to come and visit the Arun district area to really appreciate how lucky we are. Sandwiched between the south coast and the South Downs National Park, we have fresh sea air and greenery in equal measure and abundance. Take a stroll along our award-winning sandy beach in your lunch hour or visit the historic and picturesque town of Arundel at the weekend for a lush walk and a spot of lunch and you will soon see why we love Arun. Whether you are looking for fun outdoors, entertainment, culture or family fun, we have something for everyone.

Learn more about the Arun area and search for things to do with Sussex By The Sea.

We win awards

We are home to three Green Flag Award winning parks and our East Beach’s in Littlehampton and Bognor have retained their Keep Britain Tidy Seaside Award. The success of Littlehampton’s East Bank project was recognised with a second award from the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Most recently solicitors voted for Arun District Council as winner of the Customer Services Satisfaction Award at the Land Data Local Land Charges Awards. They were asked to consider quality, efficiency, reliability and value for money and we are proud that our team came out tops.