Jobs at Action in rural Sussex

Community Based Services Lead (Ref: CBSL)

Can you help us identify, and then meet emerging needs in rural Sussex?
Is your dream job making a tangible difference for rural communities and volunteers in Sussex? Are you interested in improving village life for Sussex residents, by helping to develop and deliver local activities and services?

Action in rural Sussex (AirS) is looking for a positive and experienced community development manager to lead our busy and expanding team of Village Agents. The role involves organising support for rural communities to improve access to local services, share information and help make communities more resilient; and securing further funding to continue extending the reach of these services. If you want to help us make a tangible difference to life in Sussex, and be part of our exciting secure future, then we want to hear from you!

  • Annual Salary starting on £31,117
  • Permanent contract
  • Full time 35 hrs per week – currently based in Lewes
  • 28 days annual holiday
  • Contributory pension scheme

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this post, please download and read all of the documents identified below. Please email your initial application (comprising of a CV and covering letter), setting out why this job is a fit for your experience and skills to

Initial Application Letter

Job Advert CBSL – Apr 2020 (004)

Job Description – CBSL Apr 2020

Person Specification CBSL Apr 2020

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete the full application pack (which can be found below) following their informal interview.

Application Form and Brief Guidance Notes March 2019

Equal Opportunities Policy Statement 2017

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Recruitment Survey Form CURRENT

Action in rural Sussex is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.


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