Wealden District Council
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Working for Wealden

Are you, or someone you know, looking for a new career? We may have just the role.

About the area

Where is Wealden?

If you’re asking then you’re already missing out! The easy answer is Wealden is a predominantly rural district in East Sussex that covers an area of 323 square miles.

But Wealden is so much more; named after the Weald, a historic term for a wooded area that stretches across south-east England is home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes in the country, from rolling hills and forests to chalk cliffs and sandy beaches.

Wealden is rich in history and culture, with many attractions and landmarks that showcase its heritage. Some of the highlights include:

  • The Ashdown Forest, a former royal hunting ground and the setting for Winnie-the-Pooh stories by A.A. Milne.
  • The Long Man of Wilmington, a mysterious figure carved into the hillside that dates back to the Iron Age or earlier.
  • The Seven Sisters, a series of stunning white cliffs along the coast that offer breathtaking views of the English Channel.
  • Pevensey Castle, a Roman fort that was later used by William the Conqueror and King Henry VIII.
  • Herstmonceux Castle, a 15th-century moated castle that now houses an observatory and a science centre.

Wealden is a place that has something for everyone, whether you are looking for nature, history, or culture.

So now you want to visit us why do you want to work for us?

About the Council

Wealden enjoys the highest overall satisfaction rating of any authority in East Sussex. That requires dedication.

Wealden handles one of the highest numbers of planning applications in the country, and is proud of its long standing commitment to recycling, its environmental health team’s work with local businesses and the high levels of tenant satisfaction achieved by its housing service.

To do all this, we cannot stand still. Flexible working arrangements, joint initiatives with other authorities and a leading commitment to procurement, show that we can achieve the highest levels of efficiency.

Find out more About the Council

The Benefits of working for Wealden

At Wealden, we give the highest priority to the needs of our customers; the local residents. We firmly believe that our staff are our most important asset and we are regarded as Positive About Disabled People by the Jobcentre Plus.

Find out more about the Benefits of Working at Wealden.

Employment Opportunities

As a District Council we are responsible for:

  • housing,
  • planning,
  • public health and community services,
  • local and national elections,
  • waste collection and recycling, and
  • our financial services team is responsible for collecting Council Tax, Business Tax, and paying housing and other benefits.
  • Crematorium

Variety of roles

We therefore have a wide variety of professional officers within the Council from qualified Planning and Building Control Officers to Environmental Health Officers, Housing professionals, Surveyors, Accountants, Legal Officers, IT, Human Resources, and Customer Services professionals etc.

Due to the range of services we provide, we have many office based staff who carry out more administrative based or customer service based roles and can offer roles to people with an interest in finance, customer services, IT and systems, housing services, the Environment etc.

Many of our office based roles are now hybrid working and offer an opportunity to work part time.  We offer flexi-time to most staff and we aim to provide interesting and challenging career opportunities whilst enabling staff to maintain a healthy work/life balance.

For those who prefer to be ‘out and about’ we have a range of opportunities in providing services in housing repairs, waste and commercial services, collecting recycling and household waste, grounds maintenance etc.

We work with the local Job Centre Plus to ensure that any vacancies we have are widely advertised.

At Wealden, we pride ourselves in supporting the career development of our staff and, where possible, encourage staff to build on their existing work experience and/or qualifications by studying for their professional qualifications whilst broadening their day to day work experience.

We also offer work experience at the Council.

Find out about Equality and Diversity at Wealden.

Local Government Officer Roles

Local government offers a diverse and wide-ranging professional environment. It covers a breadth of officer roles, with many specialist areas. Below is a glimpse into what the officers in some of our service areas get up to and the routes you could take to become one.

Current vacancies

View our Vacancies Listing for current opportunities.

For more help on finding a job, you can search the Local Government jobs (external link)


More information on apprenticeships can be found here: Apprenticeships