Working Pattern: Hybrid working (home and Eastbourne office) with requirement for travel across East Sussex
Salary: £45,000 pro rata (0.6 WTE) ACTUAL SALARY £27,000 pa plus 6% pension employer contribution
Hours: 21 hrs per week
Contract duration: Fixed term to January 2025 with possibility of extension
Closing date for applications: Monday 17th January 2022

Are you:

  • A strategic thinker and operator?
  • Effective in influencing and negotiating at a senior level?
  • Able to lead delivery of agreed development plans, working collaboratively with Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise sector and statutory partners?

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Excellent knowledge and experience of the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) sector.
  • Experience of developing and leading partnerships and managing complex partnership projects.
  • Knowledge of the structure of, and proposed changes to, health, care, and wider public sector services at a strategic level.

The East Sussex VCSE Alliance is a group of VCSE organisations working together to improve services and outcomes for local people and to demonstrate the value of the VCSE to our partners and the public.

East Sussex Community Voice (ESCV), on behalf of the East Sussex VCSE Alliance, requires a talented and effective Development Officer who will lead the delivery of and agreed strategic delivery plan, working with Alliance officers and members. The post will ensure that the Voluntary, Community and Social Enterprise Sector in East Sussex has a strong, independent voice and is a first-class delivery partner represented throughout the county.  

All job applicants will be required to provide at least 2 referees (one should be your most recent employer). This process forms part of our recruitment policy. Please note that we will only accept applications on our company application form.

How to apply

For further details and an application pack about this exciting opportunity, please download the Job Description/Person Specification and application form.

Please send your completed application form to the postal address below (marked private and confidential) or via email to

Susan Wells
East Sussex Community Voice
Greencoat House
32 St Leonards Road
East Sussex
BN21 3UT 

Closing date for applications is midnight on Monday 17th January.

Interviews will be held week beginning Monday 24th January (date to be confirmed).

Please note interviews may be held face-to-face at our Eastbourne office or virtual (by Teams or Zoom).

Contact Us

For further information or queries please contact Sue Wells by emailing or telephone 07794 097713

For an informal conversation about this post please contact the Alliance Chair and ESCV Director John Routledge on 07794 100291

ESCV is a Community Interest Company established in 2013. Our vision is for People centred public services in East Sussex where all members of the public are empowered to have a say in the design and delivery of services. We host the East Sussex VCSE Alliance, deliver Healthwatch East Sussex, are partners in the EU-funded ‘it takes a Village to Raise A Child’ (VRAC) project, and run a number of other initiatives in East Sussex.

East Sussex Community Voice CIC is a Community Interest Company registered with Companies House, Company Number 08270069

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