Community Development Worker (Hope Keith Villagers Trust) – 2 posts

Annual Salary – £25,728 (pro rata)

14 hours per week – Home-based but with frequent and regular travel to the Project area (Colgate, Faygate and Rusper)

28 days annual holiday (pro rata) & contributory pension scheme


Are you passionate about people and community?

Do you believe that older people should have opportunities to live well and enjoy contributing and benefitting from their local community?

 If so, then this may be the role for you.

Funded by the Hope Keith Villagers Trust, we are seeking to create a small team to strengthen and enrich the communities of Colgate, Faygate and Rusper, so that the older generations can continue to live well and independently.

This is an exciting new project, and these posts would suit those with experience of, or willingness to learn, an asset-based community development approach, whilst still being able to listen to and support individuals when needed.

These posts require an enhanced DBS check.

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce.

Closing Date:  9 am on Monday 29th July 2024

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Download the Application Form HERE


For a glimpse into the work AirS is doing and its plans for the future, please have a look at our strategy prospectus HERE.

How to apply

IMPORTANT Before applying for this post please read the Job Description and Person specification carefully and make sure you have understood the below points fully before downloading and completing the application form.

  • Using the section headed “Information in Support of your Application” please explain exactly why you think you have the skills, knowledge and experience to fill this role. Please do not attach a cover letter, CV or other documents.
  • Please note that if you do not meet the criteria, or score sufficient marks, based on the information that you have provided, then we will send you a rejection email on this basis shortly after short-listing.
  • We will email those short-listed to invite them to a formal interview which are currently planned for Monday 5th August in Lewes. There may be an exercise element to these interviews

Please email your enquiries and application form to:

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