Senior Planning Officers

West Sussex
Up to £30,756 + £5,000 Market Suppliment
08 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

New year, new you, new job, relocation to the sunny south coast?

X3 Senior Planning Officer Posts

Closing Date for Applications - Sunday 17 February 2019

Interview Dates - Wednesday 27 February 2019

The start of the new year is the ideal time to start a fresh and/or progress in your career, and what better way to do that than to work in one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK with fantastic scenery on your doorstep.

Vacancies at Arun 

-Arun DC are seeking X2 Senior Planning Officers to join their busy Area Teams, 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.

-They are also looking for X1 Senior Planning Officer to join their Strategic Applications Team, dealing with applications for major housing developments (300 – 2,500 homes) and large-scale employment allocations. 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.

Looking to relocate?

You don’t live in the area but would love to consider moving to Sussex? Arun District Council will consider relocation packages so please do let us know if there any obstacles in the way and we can talk to you about housing options etc in the area.

Whether it’s spending your lunch break enjoying the sunshine on Littlehampton’s award-winning beach, having a stroll or cycle ride along the picturesque South Downs after work, or exploring and enjoying the rest of the 80 miles of coastline in the county, the location has lots to offer.

Benefits of working at Arun District Council:

- an excellent pension scheme


-training and development

-generous amount of annual leave

-fully refurbished office (2018)

-flexible home working is allowed

The Council also looks after the wellbeing of the staff, with free leisure centre memberships, pool bikes and cycle discounts, on-site exercise classes and free health checks. Along with free eye tests and discounts on glasses, childcare vouchers, car loans, car parking permits and a Christmas savings club.

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.

Requirements for applicants

You will need to 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.


The salary on offer is up to £30,756 + £5,000 Market Supplement.

For further information or to apply for this role please contact Ben Hitchman at Carrington West on 02393 876027 or

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