Dear Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in joining the West Sussex team.

We are an ambitious Council with a forward-thinking property team. We aim to be net carbon zero by 2030 and are rationalising our very varied property portfolio making it fit for service delivery now and into the future. We have a significant capital programme of £750m over the next 5 years and a key element will be to deliver a major expansion to our education portfolio to meet the housing growth in the County.

It is an exciting time for Property and Assets, being at the centre of all Council initiatives. Our property portfolio offers unique challenges. It ranges from Grade 1 listed buildings to the most modern technically complex assets. This includes a new cutting-edge Fire Training Centre at Horsham and the development of Passivhaus schools.

Irrespective of the role you apply for, you will have the opportunity of working on a portfolio that is challenging, exciting and will support your professional development. You may be project managing a new school or extension or the refurbishment of a Children’s residential care home. You could be developing the engineering strategy for a school or recommending the installation of an air or ground source heat pump.

If you are interested in these roles, we would welcome the opportunity of discussing them in more detail.

Yours sincerely

Andrew Edwards
Assistant Director (Property and Assets)

Lee Harris
Director of Place Services