An Introduction to Robert Horn, The New Community Buildings Advisor and Consultant for AirS

Robert started his career as a trainee building surveyor before switching to organise international scientific conferences for the Ministry of Defence. In 2002 he started working in the ACRE network in Suffolk as an administrator and PAT tester, stepping in to help with some Village Halls advice in 2005 which turned out to be a catalyst. He is passionate about all aspects of community buildings from governance to physical structures and even health and safety. He has delivered many training courses to charity trustees and even served on his own village hall committee. He has helped groups to set up charitable trusts, CIOs and even charitable companies. In recent years he has also offered guidance and training to parish and town councils who are struggling with halls whether as custodian trustee, appointing body, or as sole trustee.

He has been a trustee director and volunteer with a sailing charity for ten years and has recently qualified to teach powerboating. In his free time he plays music with several groups and an orchestra and enjoys messing around with old cars.

“I am delighted to be coming to work for AirS and support village halls and all community buildings across East and West Sussex. I strongly believe that they are the key hub to rural life and should be celebrated. The volunteers who run these buildings are the lifeblood of rural communities. I am looking forward to meeting you all! “

“Supporting rural communities in Sussex to be vibrant and diverse places in which to live and work.”