Development Manager – Arun


Recruiting Organisation: Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove

Working hours: 37 hours pw
Salary: £30,000 pa
Location: Laburnum Centre, Bognor Regis


Age UK is the UK’s leading charity enabling older people over 50 to Love Later Life. Age UK West Sussex, Brighton & Hove (AUKWSBH), is an independent local charity working in the community to help older people, their families and their carers. They provide an array of services and activities that meet the needs and interests of the communities they support, providing opportunities for people to get out, have fun, socialise and build friendships. Their vision is to inspire and enable people in West Sussex, Brighton & Hove to Love Later Life. It really is a great place to work if you really want to make a difference in people’s lives.


This is an exciting role for someone who will lead, develop and manage services and people for the benefit of older people district-wide in Arun.

  • Working in partnership with colleagues, key stakeholders, local organisations and communities, this will mean high quality, impactful services and activities for older people.
  • They are looking for a confident and enthusiastic self-starter who can support the running of a busy centre and who also understands community development and true partnership working.
  • They need someone who can help them navigate the current challenges and ensure older people in Arun get the best possible support they may need in winter.
  • You will need excellent organisational, communication and leadership skills to drive forward our ambition for the locality.
  • If you wish to make a significant, positive difference to older people’s lives and you’re ready for a new challenge, they look forward to hearing from you!
  • A driving licence is required for the role as it may involve some travel.
  • Should you be successful, you will be subject to a variety of checks, including DBS and references.


AUKWSBH really is a great place to work and they value their people.  That’s why the staff benefits include:

  • Flexible Working Options
  • Ongoing professional training and development
  • 28 days annual leave (plus bank holidays) pro-rata for part time staff
  • Health Cash Plan


As an employer, they want to see the diversity of our communities reflected in the workforce. They believe that employing a rich mix of people from a range of different backgrounds with fresh ideas and different perspectives is key to enabling them to continually improve our services to the diverse communities they serve. They welcome and encourage applications from all members of the community.

AUKWSBH is a Disability Confident Committed employer and they encourage applications from people with disabilities. Any candidate with a disability will not be excluded unless the candidate is unable to perform a duty intrinsic to the role, having considered reasonable adjustments. They are committed to ensuring that the recruitment process is as inclusive as possible for everyone and this includes making reasonable adjustments for disabled people.

To arrange an informal chat, please contact Jo Clarke, Director of Partnerships & Localities at


For Job Description & Application please click here.   Please email completed application forms to



Closing date: 19 Sept 2022

Interview Date: W/C 26th September 2022.

Please apply at your earliest convenience as AUKWSBH reserves the right to withdraw a job advertisement at any time.



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