Principal Officer - Major Applications Team

Arun - West Sussex
Up to £37,849 + £5,000 Market Supplement. 
18 Mar 2019
18 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Spring into a new job on the ‘Sunny South Coast’….

Closing Date for Applications - Sunday 14th April 2019

Interview Date - Monday 29th April 2019

With the spring sunshine on the horizon, is it the perfect time to set up a new role for this summer on the South Coast?

What better way to enjoy the sunshine this year, than in one of the most desirable places to live and work in the UK, with fantastic scenery on your doorstep in Arun - West Sussex.


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.

This is a fantastic 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. 

Looking to relocate?

If you don’t live in the area but would love to consider moving to Sussex, Arun District Council will consider relocation packages. Please do let us know if there are 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 an 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 area has lots to offer.

Benefits of working at Arun DC

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.

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.

You will need to be a strong communicator with good problem solving skills and a sound understanding of the development management process.


The salary on offer is up to £37,849 + £5,000 Market Supplement

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


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