Job Opportunity – Village Halls Service

Community Facilities Advisor

We are seeking a customer-focussed, friendly, Community Facilities Advisor to join us as a key member of our team.

Annual Salary starting at £22,462 up to £25,295 (pro rata for part-time staff)
21 Hours per week (more hours possibly available)
Based in Lewes With WFH/Remote working possible
28 days annual holiday (pro-rata if P/T)  and contributory pension scheme

Closing Date: 3pm Friday 1 October 2021 
Likely Interview Date: Tuesday 12 October 2021

 Action in Rural Sussex, part of the national ACRE network, is a charity dedicated, since 1931, to supporting viable rural communities. We are leaders in village halls, community spaces and facilities.

We work with people operating community buildings across Sussex, and provide them with advice, information and support through face-to-face visits, via a web platform, responding to phone and emails, and by organising conferences and special events.. Our Advisor is responsible for maintaining and developing this vital service.

If you have a successful track record of running community facilities or similar, have a good knowledge of rural development, health and safety, and are practical and IT literate, then come and join us and make a real difference to rural lives..

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce

Job Description

Person Specification

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 will be held on Tuesday 12 October 2021 at our offices in Lewes. There may be an exercise element to these interviews
  • We continue to maintain safe practices during the interview process.

Application Form

Please email you application form to: before 3pm Friday 1 October

Action in rural Sussex is committed to being an equal opportunities employer. To help us honour this commitment we would ask you to complete the following two surveys:

Equal Opportunities Survey (just over 1 minute to complete)

Recruitment Survey (Less than 1 minute to complete)

We welcome applications from everyone and value diversity in our workforce Equal Opportunities Statement


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