Community Development Officer

Working hours: 22.5 Hours per week
Salary: £16,443.85 per annum
Contract: Permanent
Location: This post is Home-based in Eastbourne, with work in Community Hubs and Eastbourne Town Hall as well as travel across East Sussex.

3VA wishes to recruit Community Development Officer for their team who will be developing, facilitating and supporting a vibrant, dynamic and connected voluntary and community sector in Eastbourne, building capacity in individuals and groups to support local activities and initiatives which benefit Eastbourne’s community.

The postholder works as part of a team of Community Development Officers for Eastbourne, Wealden and Lewes District. Purpose of the role involves –

  • Identifying local community needs and priorities
  • Building capacity and capability which enables the Voluntary and Community Sector to be more effective and sustainable
  • Identifying, developing and supporting events and partnership projects
  • Ensuring that local groups are provided with support to develop best practice in management and governance
  • Bringing an entrepreneurial approach to development and collaborative opportunities
  • Identifying income and funding opportunities from public and private sector sources
  • Promoting and supporting 3VA membership as a key element in developing and maintaining a vibrant community and voluntary environment.

Find out more about the role and download application forms here –

Closing date:    12 am, Friday 23 July
Interview date: 2 & 3 August


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